January 11, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 6 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Friday, January 11, 2019
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill ripen at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, January 14, 2019.
United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 106–398, as amended by Public Law 108–7, and in consultation with the Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Finance, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission: Ken Lewis, of Oregon, for a term expiring December 31, 2020.
Messages from the House:
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 1:04 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S159.)
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Blunt Rochester to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019: The House passed H.R. 266, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 240 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 27.
Rejected the Calvert 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 190 yeas to 229 nays, Roll No. 26.
Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019: S. 24, to provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 28.
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Thursday, January 10th.
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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 29.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, January 14th for Morning Hour debate.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:22 p.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
On Monday, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, at 5:30 p.m.
During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.
Committee on Appropriations: January 16, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine the future of nuclear power, focusing on advanced reactors, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: January 16, organizational business meeting to consider committee rules for the 116th Congress, 10 a.m., SD–106.
Committee on Environment and Public Works: January 16, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 10 a.m., SD–406.
Committee on the Judiciary: January 15, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.
January 16, Full Committee, to continue hearings to examine the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.
Select Committee on Intelligence: January 15, closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters; to be immediately followed by a closed hearing to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.
January 16, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 10 a.m., SH–219.
Special Committee on Aging: January 16, to hold hearings to examine fighting elder fraud, focusing on progress made and work to be done, 9:30 a.m., SD–562.
January 15, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 268, the ``Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Program for Monday: Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, at 5:30 p.m.
Program for Monday: To be announced.
Allred, Colin Z., Tex., E36
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E36
Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E36
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E36
Green, Mark E., Tenn., E35
Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E35
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E35
Huffman, Jared, Calif., E36
Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E37