Daily Digest

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate met at 3:00:10 p.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 3:00:47 p.m. until 3 p.m., on Monday, September 24, 2018.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.––––––

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 6843–6861, and 5 resolutions, 1071–1075, were introduced.
Pages H8737–38

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H8739

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 3744, to provide that an Indian group may receive Federal acknowledgment as an Indian tribe only by an Act of Congress, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–953);

H.R. 5556, to provide for transparency and reporting related to direct and indirect costs incurred by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration related to compliance with any Federal environmental laws impacting the conservation of fish and wildlife, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–954);

H.R. 6106, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to clarify the authorized categorical exclusions and authorize additional categorical exclusions to streamline the oil and gas permitting process, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–955); and

H.R. 6368, to encourage R&D small business set-asides, to encourage SBIR and STTR participants to serve as mentors under the Small Business Administration's mentor-protege program, to promote the use of interagency contracts, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–956, Part 1).
Page H8737

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H8735

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Dr. Dan C. Cummins, Peoples Church, Jacksonville, TX.
Page H8735

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors--Reappointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she reappointed the following individual to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors: Dr. Philip B. Stark of Berkeley, California.
Page H8735

Senate Referral: S. 2554 was held at the desk.
Pages H8735–36

Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appear on pages H8735.

Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no yea and nay votes, and there were no recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:34 a.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


Committee on the Judiciary: to continue hearings to examine the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 10 a.m., SH–216.


No hearings are scheduled.


Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, September 24

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will begin consideration of the nominations of Jackie Wolcott, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, with a vote on confirmation of the nominations at 5:30 p.m.; to be immediately followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.

Next Meeting of the

10:30 a.m., Monday, September 24

House Chamber

Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10:30 a.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Banks, Jim, Ind., E1279

Black, Diane, Tenn., E1273

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1267

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1270

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E1271

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E1270, E1273, E1275

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1269

Faso, John J., N.Y., E1269, E1275

Gonzalez, Vicente, Tex., E1278

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1278

Katko, John, N.Y., E1274

Kelly, Mike, Pa., E1274

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E1277

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1268

McCarthy, Kevin, Calif., E1272

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1271, E1277

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1269, E1271, E1273, E1276, E1278, E1279

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E1275

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E1274

Perry, Scott, Pa., E1270, E1273, E1276, E1277

Pocan, Mark, Wisc., E1270

Posey, Bill, Fla., E1268

Ryan, Paul D., Wisc., E1267

Scott, Robert C. ``Bobby'', Va., E1267, E1272

Smith, Jason, Mo., E1276

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1277

Walters, Mimi, Calif., E1269, E1273

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E1276, E1278

Young, David, Iowa, E1268, E1269, E1270, E1272, E1273, E1275, E1275, E1276, E1277, E1278