Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6283–S6312

Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and eight resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3487–3500, S. Res. 646–652, and S. Con. Res. 48.
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Measures Passed:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. 3389, to redesignate a facility of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the bill was then passed.
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TRIP Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 3139, to require State safety oversight agencies to conduct safety inspections of public transportation systems that provide rail fixed guideway public transportation and to direct the Secretary of Transportation to develop risk-based inspection guidance for such agencies, and the bill was then passed.
Pages S6310–11


Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4958, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2018, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and the bill was then passed.
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Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 648, designating September 2018 as ``Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month''.
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American Viticultural Areas and Winegrowing Regions: Senate agreed to S. Res. 649, recognizing the contributions of American Viticultural Areas and winegrowing regions.
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Anniversary of Hurricane Harvey: Senate agreed to S. Res. 650, recognizing the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey.
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Anniversary of Hurricane Maria: Senate agreed to S. Res. 651, marking 1 year since the landfall of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
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Anniversary of Hurricane Irma: Senate agreed to S. Res. 652, remembering the 1-year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Irma in Florida.
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Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 48, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 1551.
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Feldman Nomination--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).
Pages S6292–98

During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By 50 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. EX. 216), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all post-cloture time on the nomination be considered expired at 1:45 p.m., on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 80 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. EX. 215), 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.
Pages S6283–91, S6312


Messages from the House:
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Executive Communications:
Pages S6300–03


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S6303–04


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6304–06


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6306–10


Additional Statements:
Pages S6299–S6300


Notices of Intent:
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Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--216)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:10 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6311.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of General Robert B. Abrams, USA, to be General, and to be Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea, and Vice Admiral Craig S. Faller, USN, to be Admiral, and to be Commander, United States Southern Command, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Alan Ray Shaffer, of Virginia, to be Deputy Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment, Veronica Daigle, of Virginia, and Robert H. McMahon, of Georgia, both to be an Assistant Secretary, Casey Wardynski, of Alabama, and Alex A. Beehler, of Maryland, both to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, and 2,781 nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, all of the Department of Defense.

QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Department of Energy's efforts in the field of quantum information science, after receiving testimony from Paul M. Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, Supratik Guha, Director, Center for Nanoscale Materials and Senior Science Advisor, Argonne National Laboratory, and Irfan Siddiqi, Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, all of the Department of Energy; and Todd Holmdahl, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Bonnie Glick, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, and Michael T. Harvey, of Texas, and Mark Montgomery, of Virginia, both to be an Assistant Administrator, all of the United States Agency for International Development, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Every Student Succeeds Act, focusing on states leading the way, after receiving testimony from Matthew L. Blomstedt, Nebraska Commissioner of Education, Lincoln; Susan S. Bunting, Delaware Secretary of Education, Dover; Molly Spearman, South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Columbia; and Shavar Jeffries, Education Reform Now, Newark, New Jersey.

HEALTH CARE IN RURAL AMERICA

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security concluded a hearing to examine health care in rural America, focusing on experiences and costs, after receiving testimony from Tom Glause, Wyoming Insurance Commissioner, Cheyenne; Morgan Reed, Connected Health Initiative, Washington, D.C.; Alan M. Levine, Ballad Health, Johnson City, Tennessee; and Deborah Richter, Vermont Healthcare for All, Cambridge.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 28 public bills, H.R. 6867–6894; 1 private bill, H.R. 6895; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 137; and H. Res. 1076, 1078–1081 were introduced.
Pages H8883–85


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H8886–87


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

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H.R. 6620, to require the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a threat assessment relating to unmanned aircraft systems, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–960, Part 1);

H.R. 6735, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a vulnerability disclosure policy for Department of Homeland Security internet websites, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–961);

H.R. 6740, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish Border Tunnel Task Forces, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–962);

H.R. 6742, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that appropriate officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are equipped with secure radios or other two-way communication devices, supported by system interoperability, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–963, Part 1);

S. 1281, to establish a bug bounty pilot program within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–964);

H.R. 6511, to authorize the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to lease underutilized Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–965);

H.R. 6758, to direct the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, to study and provide recommendations to promote the participation of women and minorities in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system, to extend by 8 years the Patent and Trademark Office's authority to set the amounts for the fees it charges, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–966);

H.R. 6599, to modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–967);

H.R. 6687, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistent with Congress' longstanding intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–968);

H.R. 6013, to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year as the Federal closing date for duck hunting season and to establish special duck hunting days for youths, veterans, and active military personnel, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–969);

H.R. 5420, to authorize the acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–970);

H.R. 6299, to modify the process of the Secretary of the Interior for examining certain mining claims on Federal lands in Storey County, Nevada, to facilitate certain pinyon-juniper-related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, to fully implement the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–971, Part 1);

H.R. 4809, to increase access to agency guidance documents, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–972);

H.R. 5896, to amend title 5, United States Code, to modify the authority for pay and work schedules of border patrol agents, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–973);

H.R. 6398, to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–974, Part 1);

H.R. 5509, to direct the National Science Foundation to provide grants for research about STEM education approaches and the STEM-related workforce, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–975);

H. Res. 1077, providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 6157) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 1071) recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 115–976);

H.R. 6229, to authorize the programs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–977); and

H. Res. 1017, requesting the President, and directing the Secretary of State, to transmit to the House of Representatives copies of all documents, records, communications, transcripts, summaries, notes, memoranda, and read-aheads in their possession referring or relating to certain communications between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin; adversely (H. Rept. 115–978).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:04 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Cyberspace Solarium Commission--Appointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the following Member to serve as a commissioner to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission: The Honorable James Langevin of Rhode Island. And from private life: The Honorable Patrick Murphy of Bristol, Pennsylvania.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a vulnerability disclosure policy for Department of Homeland Security internet websites: H.R. 6735, amended, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a vulnerability disclosure policy for Department of Homeland Security internet websites;
Pages H8746–48, H8822


Border Tunnel Task Force Act: H.R. 6740, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish Border Tunnel Task Forces;
Pages H8748–50


Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act: H.R. 6620, to require the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a threat assessment relating to unmanned aircraft systems;
Pages H8750–52


Secure Border Communications Act: H.R. 6742, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that appropriate officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are equipped with secure radios or other two-way communication devices, supported by system interoperability;
Pages H8752–53


Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018: S. 3479, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs;
Pages H8754–59


Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018: H.R. 6378, amended, to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response;
Pages H8759–89

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To reauthorize certain programs under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act.''.
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Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act: H.R. 1320, amended, to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 related to Nuclear Regulatory Commission user fees and annual charges;
Pages H8789–92


Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act: H.R. 6511, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to lease underutilized Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities;
Pages H8792–94


Reauthorizing the West Valley demonstration project: H.R. 2389, amended, to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project;
Pages H8794–95


Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act: S. 2554, to ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees;
Pages H8795–99


Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018: S. 2553, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit health plans and pharmacy benefit managers from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding the prices for certain drugs and biologicals;
Pages H8799–H8801


Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2018: H.R. 2278, amended, to extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailing Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado;
Pages H8801–02

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado.''.
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Small Business Access to Capital and Efficiency Act: H.R. 6348, to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the section 504 program to bring them into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators;
Pages H8802–03


7(a) Real Estate Appraisal Harmonization Act: H.R. 6347, to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the 7(a) program to bring them into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators;
Pages H8803–04


Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2018: H.R. 6316, to clarify the primary functions and duties of the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration;
Pages H8804–05


Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018: H.R. 6330, to amend the Small Business Act to modify the method for prescribing size standards for business concerns;
Pages H8805–06


Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act: H.R. 6367, amended, to amend the Small Business Act to specify what credit is given for certain subcontractors and to provide a dispute process for non-payment to subcontractors;
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Encouraging Small Business Innovators: 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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 389 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 400;
Pages H8808–10, H8820–21


Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2018: H.R. 6369, amended, to amend the Small Business Act to eliminate the inclusion of option years in the award price for sole source contracts, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 401;
Pages H8810–12, H8821


Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2018: H.R. 6382, amended, to amend the Small Business Act to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to report certain information to the Congress and to the President;
Pages H8812–13


Small Business Innovation Protection Act: S. 791, to amend the Small Business Act to expand intellectual property education and training for small businesses;
Pages H8813–15


Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018: H.R. 6758, amended, to direct the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, to study and provide recommendations to promote the participation of women and minorities in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system, to extend by 8 years the Patent and Trademark Office's authority to set the amounts for the fees it charges;
Pages H8815–17

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To direct the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, to study and provide recommendations to promote the participation of women, minorities, and veterans in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system, to extend by 8 years the Patent and Trademark Office's authority to set the amounts for the fees it charges, and for other purposes.''.
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Ashanti Alert Act of 2018: H.R. 5075, amended, to encourage, enhance, and integrate Ashanti Alert plans throughout the United States;
Pages H8817–20


Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2018: H.R. 6847, amended, to amend title 18, United States Code, to expand and strengthen Federal sex offenses, to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006;
Pages H8839–44


Expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged: H. Con. Res. 72, amended, expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged;
Pages H8844–47


Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act: H.R. 6580, amended, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for expedited naturalization processes for the alien spouses of first responders who die as a result of their employment;
Pages H8847–49

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for naturalization processes for the immediate relatives of first responders who die as a result of their employment, and for other purposes.''.
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Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act: H.R. 1872, amended, to promote access for United States officials, journalists, and other citizens to Tibetan areas of the People's Republic of China;
Pages H8849–53

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To promote access for United States diplomats and other officials, journalists, and other citizens to Tibetan areas of the People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.''.
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Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act: H.R. 6013, amended, to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year as the Federal closing date for duck hunting season and to establish special duck hunting days for youths, veterans, and active military personnel;
Pages H8853–54

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to establish January 31 of each year as the Federal framework closing date for the duck hunting season and to establish special duck hunting days for youths, veterans, and active military personnel, and for other purposes.''.
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Nevada Lands Bill Technical Corrections Act of 2018: H.R. 6299, amended, to modify the process of the Secretary of the Interior for examining certain mining claims on Federal lands in Storey County, Nevada, to facilitate certain pinyon-juniper-related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, to fully implement the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act;
Pages H8854–56


Directing the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistent with Congress' longstanding intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values: H.R. 6687, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistent with Congress' longstanding intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values;
Pages H8856–58

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistently with Congress' long-standing intent to continue to authorize working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for other purposes.''.
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Modifying the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service: H.R. 6599, amended, to modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service;
Pages H8859–60


Extending the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission: H.R. 5585, to extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
Pages H8860–61


Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act: H.R. 5509, amended, to direct the National Science Foundation to provide grants for research about STEM education approaches and the STEM-related workforce;
Pages H8862–65


National Institute of Standards and Technology Reauthorization Act of 2018: H.R. 6229, amended, to authorize the programs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology;
Pages H8865–68


Department of Energy Veterans' Health Initiative Act: H.R. 6398, amended, to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States;
Pages H8868–72


Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act: S. 1595, amended, to amend the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 to impose additional sanctions with respect to Hizballah; and
Pages H8872–78


Hack Your State Department Act: H.R. 5433, amended, to require the Secretary of State to design and establish a Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP) to improve Department of State cybersecurity and a bug bounty program to identify and report vulnerabilities of internet-facing information technology of the Department of State.
Pages H8878–80


Designating the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility Expansion of the Department of Veterans Affairs Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as the ``Sergeant John Toombs Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility'': The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 2634, to designate the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility Expansion of the Department of Veterans Affairs Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as the ``Sergeant John Toombs Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility''.
Pages H8753–54


Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1551, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.
Pages H8822–38


Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 1551: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to S. Con. Res. 48, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 1551.
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Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 2559, to amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the Marrakesh Treaty.
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Fort Ontario Study Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 46, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York.
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Urging the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the cultural significance of Rib Mountain by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 418, urging the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the cultural significance of Rib Mountain by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places, as amended by Representative McClintock.
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Requesting the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the rich history of the logging industry and the importance of lumberjack sports by adding the Lumberjack Bowl to the National Register of Historic Places: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 460, requesting the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the rich history of the logging industry and the importance of lumberjack sports by adding the Lumberjack Bowl to the National Register of Historic Places, as amended by Representative McClintock.
Pages H8861–62


Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
FDR Historic Preservation Act: H.R. 5420, amended, to authorize the acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York.
Pages H8858–59


Senate Referral: S. Con. Res. 48 was held at the desk.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate and message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on pages H8746 and H8810.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8820–21 and H8821. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 10:53 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

HUD OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: HUD'S OVERSIGHT OF THE ALEXANDER COUNTY (IL) HOUSING AUTHORITY

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled ``HUD Office of Inspector General Report: HUD's Oversight of the Alexander County (IL) Housing Authority''. Testimony was heard from Representative Bost; Senator Duckworth; and Jeremy Kirkland, Acting Deputy Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

CONFERENCE REPORT TO ACCOMPANY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019; RECOGNIZING THAT ALLOWING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THE RIGHT TO VOTE DEVALUES THE FRANCHISE AND DIMINISHES THE VOTING POWER OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on the conference report to accompany H.R. 6157, the ``Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019'' [Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019]; and H. Res. 1071, recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens. The Committee granted, by a record vote of 5–3, a rule providing for consideration of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6157. The rule waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read. The rule provides that the previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one motion to recommit if applicable. Debate on the conference report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII. In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of H. Res. 1071 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution. The rule provides that the resolution shall be considered as read and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. Finally, in section 3, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 27, 2018, or September 28, 2018, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section. Testimony was heard from Chairman Goodlatte, and Representatives Nadler, Granger, Cole, Harris, Visclosky, DeLauro, and Jordan.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel, with the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, to hold hearings to examine the cyber operational readiness of the Department of Defense; to be immediately followed by a closed session in SVC–217, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine safeguards for consumer data privacy, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine the global space race, focusing on ensuring the United States remains the leader in space, 2:15 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine cleaning up the oceans, focusing on reducing the impact of man-made trash on the environment, wildlife, and human health, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the impact of tariffs on the United States automotive industry, 10:30 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider S. 1862, to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, S. 2736, to develop a long-term strategic vision and a comprehensive, multifaceted, and principled United States policy for the Indo-Pacific region, S. 3233, to impose sanctions with respect to persons responsible for violence and human rights abuses in Nicaragua, S. 3257, to impose sanctions on foreign persons responsible for serious violations of international law regarding the protection of civilians during armed conflict, S. 3476, to extend certain authorities relating to United States efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria globally, S. Res. 435, expressing the sense of the Senate that the 85th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932–1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine, S. Res. 481, calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, S. Res. 562, expressing the sense of the Senate that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) continues to make an invaluable contribution to United States and international security, 50 years after it opened for signature on July 1, 1968, S. Res. 602, supporting the agreement between Prime Minister Tsipras of Greece and Prime Minister Zaev of Macedonia to resolve longstanding bilateral disputes, S. Res. 634, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift and honoring the veterans of Operation Vittles, H.R. 2200, to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, H.R. 600, to promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, H.R. 1677, to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes, and the nomination of Francisco Luis Palmieri, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, Department of State, 11 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Craig Lewis Cloud, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, Michael Peter Pelletier, of Maine, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Union of the Comoros, Dennis B. Hankins, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali, Robert K. Scott, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, Simon Henshaw, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, Eric Williams Stromayer, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Togolese Republic, Lucy Tamlyn, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic, and Dennis Walter Hearne, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique, all of the Department of State, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 3478, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a comprehensive strategy for maintaining situational awareness and operational control of high traffic areas along the borders, to address the protective custody of alien children accompanied by parents, to strengthen accountability for deployment of border security technology at the Department of Homeland Security, to encourage Federal agencies to coordinate on research and the development of technology to combat illicit opioid importation, to establish a narcotic drug screening technology pilot program to combat illicit opioid importation, S. 3405, to reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, S. 3137, to provide for reforming agencies of the Federal Government to improve efficiency and effectiveness, S. 3208, to provide agencies with discretion in securing information technology and information systems, S. 3050, to improve executive agency digital services, S. 823, to ensure the digital contents of electronic equipment and online accounts belonging to or in the possession of United States persons entering or exiting the United States are adequately protected at the border, S. 3484, to modernize Federal grant reporting, S. 278, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, S. 3085, to establish a Federal Acquisition Security Council and to provide executive agencies with authorities relating to mitigating supply chain risks in the procurement of information technology, S. 3437, to establish a Federal rotational cyber workforce program for the Federal cyber workforce, S. 3251, to require executive agencies to consider rental in any analysis for equipment acquisition, S. 3309, to authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, S. 3191, to provide for the expeditious disclosure of records related to civil rights cold cases, S. 594, to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to work with cybersecurity consortia for training, S. 3209, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 413 Washington Avenue in Belleville, New Jersey, as the ``Private Henry Svehla Post Office Building'', S. 3237, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 12th Street Lobby in Columbus, Georgia, as the ``Richard W. Williams Chapter of the Triple Nickles (555th P.I.A.) Post Office'', S. 3414, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Ferry Road in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, as the ``Captain Matthew J. August Post Office'', S. 3442, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 105 Duff Street in Macon, Missouri, as the ``Arla W. Harrell Post Office'', H.R. 50, to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, H.R. 2196, to amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients, H.R. 1132, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a 2-year prohibition on employment in a career civil service position for any former political appointee, H.R. 6439, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security the Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program, H.R. 5206, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Office of Biometric Identity Management, H.R. 606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1025 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the ``Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building'', H.R. 1209, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the ``Mission Veterans Post Office Building'', H.R. 2979, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino, California, as the ``Jack H. Brown Post Office Building'', H.R. 3230, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 915 Center Avenue in Payette, Idaho, as the ``Harmon Killebrew Post Office Building'', H.R. 4407, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3s101 Rockwell Street in Warrenville, Illinois, as the ``Corporal Jeffery Allen Williams Post Office Building'', H.R. 4890, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9801 Apollo Drive in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, as the ``Wayne K. Curry Post Office Building'', H.R. 4913, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 816 East Salisbury Parkway in Salisbury, Maryland, as the ``Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner Post Office Building'', H.R. 4946, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1075 North Tustin Street in Orange, California, as the ``Specialist Trevor A. Win'E Post Office'', H.R. 4960, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 511 East Walnut Street in Columbia, Missouri, as the ``Spc. Sterling William Wyatt Post Office Building'', H.R. 5349, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1325 Autumn Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, as the `Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office Building', H.R. 5504, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington, as the ``Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office Building'', H.R. 5737, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West D Street in Alpha, Illinois, as the ``Captain Joshua E. Steele Post Office'', H.R. 5784, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2650 North Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, shall be known and designated as the `Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building', H.R. 5868, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 Claremont Avenue in Ashland, Ohio, as the ``Bill Harris Post Office'', H.R. 5935, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1355 North Meridian Road in Harristown, Illinois, as the ``Logan S. Palmer Post Office'', H.R. 6020, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 325 South Michigan Avenue in Howell, Michigan, as the ``Sergeant Donald Burgett Post Office Building'', H.R. 6116, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 362 North Ross Street in Beaverton, Michigan, as the ``Colonel Alfred Asch Post Office'', an original bill entitled, ``Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2018'', and the nomination of Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

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Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, to hold hearings to examine the Federal role in the toxic PFAS chemical crisis, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 465, to provide for an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service, S. 2154, to approve the Kickapoo Tribe Water Rights Settlement Agreement, and S. 2599, to provide for the transfer of certain Federal land in the State of Minnesota for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine justice for Native youth, focusing on the Government Accountability Office report on ``Native American Youth Involvement in Justice Systems and Information on Grants to Help Address Juvenile Delinquency'', 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine S. 1010 and H.R. 1695, bills to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, 2:30 p.m., SR–301.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs, focusing on a 60 day report, 3 p.m., SR–418.

House

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Impact of National Defense on the Economy, Diplomacy, and International Order'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``U.S. Strategy in Syria'', 3:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining First Amendment Rights on Campus'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

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Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Built in America: Jobs and Growth in the Manufacturing Sector'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Solutions to Strengthen U.S. Public Safety Communications'', 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the SEC's Division of Investment Management'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``Administration Goals for Major Sanctions Programs'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Genocide Against the Burmese Rohingya'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Countering Iranian Proxies in Iraq'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``China's Repression and Internment of Uyghurs: U.S. Policy Responses'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, hearing entitled ``Hidden in Plain Sight: Understanding Federal Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking'', 11 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, business meeting to consider Committee Resolution 115–21, 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing on H.R. 3553, the ``Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4644, the ``Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act''; H.R. 5636, the ``Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act''; H.R. 5706, the ``World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act''; H.R. 5727, the ``Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018''; H.R. 6064, to rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge; H.R. 6118, the ``American World War II Heritage City''; H.R. 6255, to amend title 18, United States Code, to establish measures to combat invasive lionfish, and for other purposes; H.R. 6666, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion; H.R. 6682, the ``Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act''; and H.R. 6784, the ``Manage our Wolves Act'', 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 6344, the ``LOCAL Act of 2018''; H.R. 6360, the ``PREDICTS Act of 2018''; H.R. 6346, the ``WHOLE Act of 2018''; H.R. 6354, the ``STORAGE Act of 2018''; H.R. 6345, the ``EMPOWERS Act of 2018''; H.R. 3608, the ``Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act''; H.R. 6364, the ``LAMP Act of 2018''; H.R. 6356, the ``LIST Act of 2018''; and H.R. 6355, the ``PETITION Act of 2018'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs; and Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, joint hearing entitled ``Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Fraud'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Information Technology, hearing entitled ``Countering China: Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Advanced Technologies and Innovation'', 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.

Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining Misconduct and Retaliation at TSA'', 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 6756, the ``American Innovation Act of 2018''; H.R. 6757, the ``Family Savings Act of 2018''; and H.R. 6760, the ``Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``60 Years of NASA Leadership in Human Space Exploration: Past, Present, and Future'', 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, hearing entitled ``Troubled Skies: The Aviation Workforce Shortage's Impact on Small Businesses'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing entitled ``Coast Guard Modernization and Recapitalization: Status and Future'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing entitled ``IRS Taxpayer Authentication: Strengthening Security While Ensuring Access'', 10:45 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the rise of American earnings and living standards, 10:45 a.m., 1100, Longworth Building.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 26

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment), post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 1:45 p.m.





Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 26

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H. Res. 1071--Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens (Subject to a Rule) Consideration of the conference report to Accompany H.R. 6157--Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E1287

Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E1293

Blunt Rochester, Lisa, Del., E1288

Bost, Mike, Ill., E1289

Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E1287

Carbajal, Salud O., Calif., E1301

Carson, André, Ind., E1288

Carter, John R., Tex., E1292

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E1302

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1297, E1301

Comer, James, Ky., E1287

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E1298, E1300, E1301

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E1289

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1290

Curtis, John R., Utah, E1289

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1295

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1302

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1298

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E1294, E1297, E1300

Fleischmann, Charles J. ``Chuck'', Tenn., E1297

Gaetz, Matt, Fla., E1298

Gibbs, Bob, Ohio, E1295

Gonzalez, Vicente, Tex., E1295

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1301

Katko, John, N.Y., E1288

Krishnamoorthi, Ill., E1288

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E1294

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1290

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1292

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E1293

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1299

Polis, Jared, Colo., E1291

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E1290

Rokita, Todd, Ind., E1293

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1291

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1287, E1297

Soto, Darren, Fla., E1303

Stivers, Steve, Ohio, E1300

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E1289, E1293, E1296

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1301

Walker, Mark, N.C., E1287

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E1295

Welch, Peter, Vt., E1291, E1296

Wilson, Frederica S., Fla., E1299, E1302

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E1289, E1291

Yoder, Kevin, Kans., E1292

Young, David, Iowa, E1293, E1294, E1295, E1297, E1299, E1300, E1300, E1301

Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E1299

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