September 7, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 149 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Friday, September 7, 2018
The Senate met at 9:00:10 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 9:00:43 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.––––––
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, after receiving testimony from Representative Cedric Richmond; Rebecca Taibleson, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; Theodore B. Olson, and Paul Clement, both a former Solicitor General, and Maureen E. Mahoney, former Deputy Solicitor General; John Dean, former White House Counsel to President Richard M. Nixon; A.J. Kramer, Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia; Paul T. Moxley, Salt Lake City, Utah, and John R. Tarpley, Nashville, Tennessee, both of the American Bar Association; Luke McCloud, Williams and Connolly LLP, Colleen E. Roh Sinzdak, Hogan Lovells LLP, Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown University Law Center, and Monica Mastal, all of Washington, D.C.; Louisa Garry, Friends Academy, Locust Valley, New York; Akhil Amar, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut; Rochelle Garza, Garza and Garza Law, Brownsville, Texas; Elizabeth Weintraub, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Silver Spring, Maryland; Melissa Murray, New York University School of Law, New York, New York; Kenneth Christmas, Marvista Entertainment, Los Angeles, California; Melissa Smith, U.S. Grant Public High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Adam White, Hamilton, Virginia, and Jennifer Mascott, Arlington, Virginia, both of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School; Rebecca Ingber, Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts; Peter Shane, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus; Alicia Baker, Indianapolis, Indiana; Aalayah Eastmond, Parkland, Florida; Jackson Corbin, Hanover, Pennsylvania; and Hunter LaChance, Kennebunk, Maine.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Curtis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2018: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 994, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation.
Community Safety and Security Act of 2018: The House passed H.R. 6691, to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the definition of ``crime of violence'', by a yea-and-nay vote of 247 yeas to 152 nays with two answering ``present'', Roll No. 393.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:14 a.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 4:36 p.m. and reconvened at 4:49 p.m.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 10th and further, when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 12th for Morning Hour debate.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on page H7939.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on pages H7936–37. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 4:49 p.m.
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a markup on H.R. 3325, the ``ACE Kids Act''; H.R. 3891, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the authority of State Medicaid fraud and abuse control units to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid patient abuse and neglect in any setting, and for other purposes; H.R. 5306, the ``EMPOWER Care Act''; legislation to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit group health plans, health insurance issuers, prescription drug plan sponsors, and Medicare Advantage organizations from limiting certain information on drug prices; legislation on the Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2018; and legislation to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission with access to certain drug rebate information. H.R. 3891, legislation to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit group health plans, health insurance issuers, prescription drug plan sponsors, and Medicare Advantage organizations from limiting certain information on drug prices, and legislation to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission with access to certain drug rebate information were forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment. H.R. 5306, H.R. 3325, and legislation on the Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2018 were forwarded to the full Committee, as amended.
SURVEY OF TERRORIST GROUPS AND THEIR MEANS OF FINANCING
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance held a hearing entitled ``Survey of Terrorist Groups and Their Means of Financing''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AMERICA: WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS AND POLICY, PART II
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Resources Projects and Policy, Part II''. Testimony was heard from Major General Scott Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General, Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Tuesday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 3:30 p.m.
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Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick'', Ark., E1222
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Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1222
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