EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 62
(Senate - April 10, 2019)

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                   EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

  The following communications were laid before the Senate, together 
with accompanying papers, reports, and documents, and were referred as 
indicated:

        EC-920. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``2-Hydroxypropyl Starch; Exemption from the 
     Requirement of a Tolerance'' (FRL No. 9991-13-OCSPP) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-921. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances'' (FRL No. 9990-
     52-OCSPP) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-922. A communication from the Deputy Secretary of the 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Financial 
     Surveillance Examination Program Requirements for Self-
     Regulatory Organizations'' (RIN3038-AE73) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on April 8, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-923. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Segregation of Assets 
     Held as Collateral in Uncleared Swap Transactions'' (RIN3038-
     AE78) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on April 8, 2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry.
        EC-924. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     Defense (Legislative Affairs), transmitting legislative 
     proposals relative to the ``National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2020''; to the Committee on Armed 
     Services.

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        EC-925. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     Defense (Legislative Affairs), transmitting legislative 
     proposals relative to the ``National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2020''; to the Committee on Armed 
     Services.
        EC-926. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report on the mobilizations of selected 
     reserve units, received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-927. A communication from the Senior Official 
     performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting the report of three 
     (3) officers authorized to wear the insignia of the grade of 
     brigadier general in accordance with title 10, United States 
     Code, section 777, this will not cause the Department to 
     exceed the number of frocked officers authorized; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-928. A communication from the Senior Official 
     performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting the report of an 
     officer authorized to wear the insignia of the grade of rear 
     admiral (lower half) in accordance with title 10, United 
     States Code, section 777, this will not cause the Department 
     to exceed the number of frocked officers authorized; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-929. A communication from the Secretary of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation 
     of a national emergency declared in Executive Order 13222 
     with respect to the lapse of the Export Administration Act of 
     1979; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
        EC-930. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the six-month 
     periodic report on the national emergency with respect to the 
     threat of foreign interference in United States elections 
     that was declared in Executive Order 13848 of September 12, 
     2018; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
        EC-931. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the six-month 
     periodic report on the national emergency with respect to 
     Venezuela that was declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 
     8, 2015; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
        EC-932. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, Department of 
     Housing and Urban Development, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the Department's fiscal year 2018 Annual Performance Report 
     and fiscal year 2020 Annual Performance Plan; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-933. A communication from the Attorney-Advisor, Office 
     of General Counsel, Department of Transportation, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     for the position of Administrator, Federal Transit 
     Administration, Department of Transportation, received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-934. A communication from the General Counsel of the 
     National Credit Union Administration, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Loans to Members and 
     Lines of Credit to Members'' (RIN3133-AE88) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-935. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report relative to the Department's 
     Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) program for fiscal year 2018; 
     to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
        EC-936. A communication from the General Counsel, Federal 
     Energy Regulatory Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the report of a rule entitled ``Interlocking Officers and 
     Directors; Requirements for Applicants and Holders'' 
     ((RIN1902-AF53) (Docket No. RM15-18-000)) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on April 9, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
        EC-937. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     the Army (Civil Works), transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report relative to the Navigational Improvement Project for 
     the Port of Seattle, Washington; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
        EC-938. A communication from the Attorney-Advisor, Office 
     of General Counsel, Department of Transportation, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     for the position of Administrator, Federal Highway 
     Administration, Department of Transportation, received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
        EC-939. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Air Plan Approval; Florida; 2008 8-hour Ozone 
     Interstate Transport'' (FRL No. 9991-96-Region 4) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
        EC-940. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Air Plan Approval; Kentucky: Jefferson County 
     Prevention of Significant Deterioration'' (FRL No. 9991-95-
     Region 4) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-941. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Air Plan Approval; Kentucky; Regional Haze Plan 
     and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 1997 Ozone, 2010 NO2, 2010 
     SO2, and 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS'' (FRL No. 9991-82-Region 4) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-942. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Miscellaneous 
     Rules'' (FRL No. 9991-94-Region 4) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
        EC-943. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Air Plan Approval; OR; Update to Materials 
     Incorporated by Reference'' (FRL No. 9990-80-Region 10) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-944. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality 
     Implementation Plans; Wyoming; Interstate Transport for the 
     2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard'' (FRL No. 
     9991-74-Region 8) received during adjournment of the Senate 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on April 5, 
     2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-945. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Clean Data Determination; Provo, Utah 2006 Fine 
     Particulate Matter Standards Nonattainment Area'' (FRL No. 
     9991-76-Region 8) received during adjournment of the Senate 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on April 5, 
     2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-946. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical 
     Substances'' (FRL No. 9991-19-OCSPP) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
        EC-947. A communication from the Regulations Coordinator, 
     Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of 
     Health and Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Medicaid; Revisions to State 
     Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Rules'' (RIN0936-AA07) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the Committee on 
     Finance.
        EC-948. A communication from the Regulations Coordinator, 
     Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of 
     Health and Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Medicaid Program; Covered 
     Outpatient Drug; Line Extension Definition; and Change to the 
     Rebate Calculation for Line Extension Drugs'' (RIN 0938-AT09) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
        EC-949. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, two reports relative to the Treaty Between 
     the United States of America and the Russian Federation on 
     Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of 
     Strategic Offensive Arms (the New START Treaty); to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-950. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, the 
     certification of a proposed license for the export of defense 
     articles, including technical data and defense services, to 
     Turkey, Poland, and the United Kingdom for the manufacture, 
     inspection, test, delivery, and repair of machined parts, 
     machined assemblies, and components for the H-60/S-70, H-53, 
     and H-92 model helicopters in the amount of $100,000,000 or 
     more (Transmittal No. DDTC 18-021); to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
        EC-951. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, the 
     certification of a proposed license for the export of defense 
     articles, including technical data and defense services, to 
     Qatar to support the manufacture of the fusion rifle

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     scope/target illuminator system in the amount of $1,000,000 
     or more (Transmittal No. DDTC 18-067); to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
        EC-952. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, the 
     certification of a proposed license for the export of 
     firearms abroad controlled under Category I of the U.S. 
     Munitions Lists of 7.62mm rifles and suppressors to the 
     Philippines for end use by the Department of National Defense 
     in the amount of $1,000,000 or more (Transmittal No. DDTC 18-
     092); to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-953. A communication from the Deputy Director, Office 
     of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health 
     and Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report 
     of a rule entitled ``Compliance with Statutory Program 
     Integrity Requirements'' (RIN0937-AA07) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on April 9, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-954. A communication from the Director of Regulations 
     and Policy Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Reinstatement of Color Additive Listing for Lead Acetate'' 
     (Docket No. FDA-2017-C-1951) received during adjournment of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 5, 2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
     and Pensions.
        EC-955. A communication from the Director of Regulations 
     and Policy Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Medical 
     Devices; Orthopedic Devices; Classification of Posterior 
     Cervical Screw Systems'' ((RIN0910-AI00) (Docket No. FDA-
     2015-N-3785)) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-956. A communication from the Director of Regulations 
     and Policy Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Microbiology 
     Devices; Classification of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices for 
     Bacillus Species Detection'' ((RIN0910-AH98) (Docket No. FDA-
     2011-N-0103)) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-957. A communication from the Director of Regulations 
     and Policy Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Medical 
     Devices; Technical Amendment'' (Docket No. FDA-2019-N-1345) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-958. A communication from the Director of Regulations 
     and Policy Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Removal of 
     Certain Time of Inspection and Duties of Inspector 
     Regulations for Biological Products'' ((RIN0910-AH49) (Docket 
     No. FDA-2017-N-7007)) received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on April 
     5, 2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
        EC-959. A communication from the Acting Secretary of the 
     Commission, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 7A of the 
     Clayton Act'' received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 8, 2019; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
        EC-960. A communication from the Acting Secretary of the 
     Commission, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the 
     Clayton Act'' received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 8, 2019; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
        EC-961. A communication from the Administrator, National 
     Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, three (3) reports relative to vacancies in 
     the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 8, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
        EC-962. A communication from the Attorney-Advisor, Office 
     of General Counsel, Department of Transportation, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     for the position of Assistant Secretary for Research & 
     Technology, Office of the Secretary, Department of 
     Transportation, received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on April 5, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-963. A communication from the Acting Secretary of the 
     Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade 
     Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable 
     Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets'' (16 CFR Part 
     410) received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 8, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
        EC-964. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
     Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Magnuson-
     Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United 
     States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2018 Sector 
     Operations Plans and Allocation of Northeast Multispecies 
     Annual Catch Entitlements'' (RIN0648-XG051) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on April 9, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-965. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
     Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific 
     Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species' Bigeye Tuna Catch 
     Limits in Longline Fisheries for 2017'' (RIN0648-BG78) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     April 9, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
        EC-966. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
     Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Fisheries of 
     the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish 
     Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Modifications to the Number of 
     Unrigged Hooks Carried on Board Bottom Longline Vessels'' 
     (RIN0648-BG92) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 9, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
        EC-967. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
     Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Fisheries of 
     the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Electronic Reporting 
     Requirements'' (RIN0648-AP66) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on April 9, 2019; to the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-968. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
     Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Pacific 
     Coast Groundfish Fishery; Framework for Treaty Tribe Harvest 
     of Pacific Groundfish and 1996 Makah Whiting Allocation'' 
     (RIN0648-AH84) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on April 9, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.

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