Daily Digest

Friday, September 7, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

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 Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATION

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

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 24 public bills, H.R. 6730–6753; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 1055–1057 were introduced.
Pages H7941–42


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H7943


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5923, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–922);

H.R. 6198, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–923, Part 1);

H.R. 1320, to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 related to Nuclear Regulatory Commission user fees and annual charges, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–924);

H.R. 2278, to extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailing Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–925);

H.R. 2389, to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–926); and

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H.R. 5532, to redesignate the Reconstruction Era National Monument as the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–927).
Pages H7940–41


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Curtis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H7923


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.
Page H7925


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.
Pages H7925–37

H. Res. 1051, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6691) was agreed to yesterday, September 6th.

Recess: The House recessed at 11:14 a.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m.
Page H7939


Recess: The House recessed at 4:36 p.m. and reconvened at 4:49 p.m.
Page H7939


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.
Page H7939


Senate Referrals: S. 1417 was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. S. 1586 was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.
Page H7939


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 Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

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.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

5 p.m., Tuesday, September 11

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

3:30 p.m., Monday, September 10

House Chamber

Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 3:30 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barr, Andy, Ky., E1222

Cloud, Michael, Tex., E1219

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1224

Comer, James, Ky., E1219

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E1221

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick'', Ark., E1222

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1225

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1219

Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E1220

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1221

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1224

Katko, John, N.Y., E1221

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1220, E1225

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1224

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E1221, E1223, E1225, E1226

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E1224

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1220, E1223, E1225

Rutherford, John H., Fla., E1220

Ryan, Paul D., Wisc., E1219

Scott, David, Ga., E1219

Shimkus, John, Ill., E1225

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E1220

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1222

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1223

Valadao, David G., Calif., E1220, E1223

Walberg, Tim, Mich., E1221

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