Daily Digest

Friday, March 8, 2019

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, March 11, 2019.––––––

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 24 public bills, H.R. 1638–1661; and 13 resolutions, H. Res. 194–206 were introduced.
Pages H2613–14

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2615–16

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative DeGette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2589

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H2589, H2602

For the People Act of 2019: The House passed H.R. 1, to expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 118. Consideration began Wednesday, March 6th.
Pages H2591–H2602

Rejected the Crenshaw motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 228 nays, Roll No. 117.
Pages H2600–02

Agreed to:

Kirkpatrick amendment (No. 71 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–16) that requires verification value of credit cards for the purchase of online advertising;
Pages H2593–94

Golden amendment (No. 72 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–16) that authorizes the commission to refuse to certify a candidate to participate in the matching public finance program if they have been assessed three or more civil penalties in one or more elections previously and makes a candidate not eligible if there has been a willful violation; references criminal penalties for violations of the law;
Pages H2594–97

Brindisi amendment (No. 54 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–16) that was debated on March 7th that directs states to equalize polling hours across the state within certain parameters; provide exceptions for municipalities to set longer hours (by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 115); and
Page H2597

Neguse amendment (No. 70 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–16) that allows 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote ahead of their 18th birthday (by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 116).
Pages H2591–93, H2598

H. Res. 172, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) was agreed to Wednesday, March 6th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, March 11th for Morning Hour debate.
Page H2607

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2597, H2598, H2601–02, and H2602. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:01 p.m.


Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


MARCH 11, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider the nominations of Ronald D. Vitiello, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Joseph V. Cuffari, of Arizona, to be Inspector General, both of the Department of Homeland Security, 5:40 p.m., S–216, Capitol.


Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H. Con. Res. 24, expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress, 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.


Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, March 11

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Monday, March 11

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Brady, Kevin, Tex., E276

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E271, E273, E274, E275, E276, E277

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E276

Cox, TJ, Calif., E271

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E271

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E273, E278

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E272

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E275

Lee, Susie, Nev., E277

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E277

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E275

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E271, E271, E272, E272, E273, E274, E274, E275, E276, E276

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E272, E274

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E274

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E273

Veasey, Marc A., Tex., E272