Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
January 10, 2019
116th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 165, No. 5 — Daily Edition
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Government Employee Fair Treatment Act: Senate passed S. 24, to provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations.
Commending the Clemson University Tigers Football Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 15, commending the Clemson University Tigers football team for winning the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Relative to the Death of Former Senator John Chester Culver: Senate agreed to S. Res. 16, relative to the death of John Chester Culver, former United States Senator for the State of Iowa.
Strengthening America's Security In The Middle East Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people.
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
By 53 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 2), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Monday, January 14, 2019.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Friday, January 11, 2019.
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 99–93, as amended by Public Law 99–151, appointed the following individuals to serve as members of the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control for the 116th Congress: Senators Cornyn (Chairman), Grassley, Risch, and Perdue.
Syria Study Group: The Chair, pursuant to the provisions of section 1501 of Public Law 115–254, on behalf of the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, appointed the following individual as a member of the Syria Study Group: Chris Tuttle, of Virginia.
Messages from the House:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--2)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Senator John Chester Culver, in accordance with S. Res. 16, at 5:59 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S146.)
WITHDRAWAL OF U.S. FORCES FROM SYRIA
Committee on Armed Services: Committee received a closed briefing on President Trump's recent decision to withdraw United States forces from Syria from John C. Rood, Under Secretary for Policy, and Lieutenant General Richard D. Clarke, USA, Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy, J5, and Major General Michael S. Groen, USMC, Director of Intelligence, J2, both of the Joint Staff, all of the Department of Defense.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Swalwell (CA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:18 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019: The House passed H.R. 267, making appropriations for the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 180 nays, Roll No. 23.
Rejected the Diaz-Balart motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 193 yeas to 228 nays, Roll No. 22.
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019: The House passed H.R. 265, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 243 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 25.
Rejected the Aderholt motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with amendments, by a yea-and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 229 nays, Roll No. 24.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act: H.R. 115, to require the Department of State to establish a policy regarding the use of location-tracking consumer devices by employees at diplomatic and consular facilities;
United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act: H.R. 133, to promote economic partnership and cooperation between the United States and Mexico; and
Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act: H.R. 192, to establish an interagency program to assist countries in North and West Africa to improve immediate and long-term capabilities to counter terrorist threats.
Joint Economic Committee--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Joint Economic Committee: Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY).
Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act: H.R. 221, to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally.
Senate Referral: S. 24 was held at the desk.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H454.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act.
Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 266--Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.
Bera, Ami, Calif., E29
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E29
Clyburn, James E., S.C., E30
DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E33
Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E29
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E29
Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E33
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E34
Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E34
Meeks, Gregory W., N.Y., E32
Mullin, Markwayne, Okla., E29
Shimkus, John, Ill., E32
Titus, Dina, Nev., E31
Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E31
Wittman, Robert J., Va., E32