Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
January 17, 2019
116th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 165, No. 10 — Daily Edition
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Medicaid Extenders Act: Senate passed H.R. 259, to extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Rebalancing demonstration, to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment.
Honoring the life of Richard Arvin Overton: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 10, honoring the life of Richard Arvin Overton, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Minority party's committee membership: Senate agreed to S. Res. 21, to constitute the minority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 109, to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
By 48 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 7), 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.
Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Friday, January 18, 2019, Senate resume 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.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Thomas A. Summers, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2020.
Mark Lee Greenblatt, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Department of the Interior.
Donald W. Washington, of Texas, to be Director of the United States Marshals Service.
Greg Girard Guidry, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
James Wesley Hendrix, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
Sean D. Jordan, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.
Michael T. Liburdi, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.
Mark T. Pittman, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
Peter D. Welte, of North Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of North Dakota.
Messages from the House:
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--7)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 6:32 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S297–98.)
Committee on Armed Services: Committee announced the following subcommittee assignments for the 116th Congress:
Subcommittee on Airland: Senators Cotton (Chair), Wicker, Tillis, Sullivan, Cramer, McSally, Scott (FL), King, Blumenthal, Warren, Peters, Duckworth, and Jones.
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity: Senators Rounds (Chair), Wicker, Perdue, Scott (FL), Blackburn, Manchin, Gillibrand, Blumenthal, and Heinrich.
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities: Senators Ernst (Chair), Fischer, Cramer, Blackburn, Hawley, Peters, Shaheen, Heinrich, and Hirono.
Subcommittee on Personnel: Senators Tillis (Chair), Rounds, McSally, Scott (FL), Gillibrand, Warren, and Duckworth.
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support: Senators Sullivan (Chair), Fisher, Ernst, Perdue, McSally, Blackburn, Kaine, Shaheen, Hirono, Duckworth, and Jones.
Subcommittee on SeaPower: Senators Perdue (Chair), Wicker, Cotton, Ernst, Tillis, Hawley, Hirono, Shaheen, Blumenthal, Kaine, and King.
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces: Senators Fischer (Chair), Cotton, Rounds, Sullivan, Cramer, Hawley, Heinrich, King, Warren, Manchin, and Jones.
Senators Inhofe and Reed are ex-officio members of each subcommittee.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed:There were no reports filed today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States Senate, Washington, DC.
Recess: The House recessed at 9:57 a.m. and reconvened at 10:04 a.m.
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Representative Welch, to rank after Representative Heck.
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, January 15th.
Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019: H.R. 150, to modernize Federal grant reporting, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 41.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation: H.J. Res. 30, disapproving the President's proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 362 yeas to 53 nays, Roll No. 42;
Pages H692–96, H698
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act: Concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 251, to extend by two years the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security; and
Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To extend by 15 months the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.''.
Rejected the Granger 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 195 yeas to 222 nays, Roll No. 43.
Pages H692, H698–99
H. Res. 52, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 28) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 40, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Pages H683, H687–88
Recess: The House recessed at 1:17 p.m. and reconvened at 1:52 p.m.
Order of Business--Passage of H.J. Res. 28: Agreed by unanimous consent to vacate proceedings by which House Joint Resolution 28 was passed, and the motion to reconsider laid upon the table, to the end that the Chair put the question on passage of House Joint Resolution 28 de novo, and further that if a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered on the question of passage of House Joint Resolution 28, further proceedings may be postponed through the legislative day of January 23, 2019, as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Subsequently, the question was put on passage of House Joint Resolution 28, the ayes prevailed by voice vote, the yeas and nays were demanded, and further proceedings were postponed.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, January 18th.
Recess: The House recessed at 3:37 p.m. and reconvened at 4:35 p.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 4:35 p.m. and reconvened at 4:42 p.m.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 4:43 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 resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act.
Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10:30 a.m.
Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E64
Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E62
Brady, Kevin, Tex., E60
Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E62
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E59
Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E64
Estes, Ron, Kans., E65
Gaetz, Matt, Fla., E64
Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E59
Hill, J. French, Ark., E60
Keating, William R., Mass., E62
Kelly, Trent, Miss., E63
Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E64
Loudermilk, Barry, Ga., E60
Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E59
Perry, Scott, Pa., E63
Ruiz, Raul, Calif., E61
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E61
Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E62
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E63
Webster, Daniel, Fla., E59