SETTING EVERY COMMUNITY UP FOR RETIREMENT ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2019; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 87
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2019)

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   SETTING EVERY COMMUNITY UP FOR RETIREMENT ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2019

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, further 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 1994) to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to encourage retirement savings, and for other purposes, 
will now resume.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.


                           Motion to Recommit

  Mr. McHENRY. Madam Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill?
  Mr. McHENRY. Yes, in its current form.

[[Page H4147]]

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to 
recommit.
  The Clerk read as follows:

       Mr. McHenry moves to recommit the bill H.R. 1994 to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the 
     same back to the House forthwith with the following 
     amendment:
       Add at the end of title IV the following new section:

     SEC. 405. REPORTS BY TAXPAYERS ENGAGED IN BOYCOTTS, ETC. 
                   AFFECTING ISRAEL.

       (a) In General.--Section 999 of the Internal Revenue Code 
     of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(g) Boycotts, etc. Affecting Israel.--
       ``(1) In general.--Any applicable person shall be treated 
     as a person that has operations in a country which is on the 
     list maintained by the Secretary under subsection (a)(3), and 
     subsection (a)(1) shall apply by substituting `that such 
     person is an applicable person' for `such operations'.
       ``(2) Applicable person.--For purposes of this subsection, 
     the term `applicable person' means a person who knowingly 
     engages in a commerce-related or investment-related boycott, 
     divestment, or sanctions activity in the course of interstate 
     or international commerce that is intended to penalize, 
     inflict economic harm on, or otherwise limit commercial 
     relations with Israel or persons doing business in Israel or 
     Israeli-controlled territories for purposes of coercing 
     political action by, or imposing policy positions on, the 
     Government of Israel.
       ``(3) International boycott factor.--For purposes of 
     sections 908(a), 952(a)(3), and 995(b)(1)(F)(ii), the 
     international boycott factor with respect to such person 
     shall be 1 (and subsection (c)(2) shall not apply).''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply to transactions after the date of the enactment 
     of this Act.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from 
North Carolina is recognized for 5 minutes in support of his motion.
  Mr. McHENRY. Madam Speaker, this is a final amendment to the bill. 
This amendment will not kill the bill or send it back to committee. If 
adopted, the bill will immediately proceed to final passage, as 
amended.
  You know the drill on a motion to recommit. I stand here before the 
House today to get an affirmative vote that we stand together against 
the anti-Semitic notion of the BDS movement.
  The BDS movement is an effort to weaponize the world's economy 
against one simple State, one State, the great State of Israel and the 
Jewish people. They are trying to weaponize our economy, our dollars, 
against our only ally in the Middle East that is a democracy.
  This is an effort for us today--today--to say that we will stand 
against this movement. This movement is about anti-Zionism. Anti-
Zionism is anti-Semitism.
  Let us speak with one clear voice today that we as the American 
people will not stand for this economic warfare. We will stand with our 
ally, and we will stand with the Jewish people in the Israel State.
  Why weaponize our economy against Israel? To destroy Israel, to choke 
off economic growth, to choke off economic opportunity, and thereby 
weaken the State of Israel so they get rolled into the sea.
  That is unacceptable. That is the notion of the BDS movement.
  It may be polite in certain company to say you boycott, you divest, 
you sanction the State of Israel. It is not polite to say that you are 
anti-Semitic.
  But what the BDS movement says is that you are anti-Semitic. What you 
say by supporting the BDS movement is that you are okay with 
discriminating against people because of their faith; you are okay 
discriminating against the Jewish people because you don't like--well, 
let me stop there.
  This body has a long history of working together in a bipartisan 
fashion. I have worked for 3 years to hammer out a bipartisan approach 
to stopping the BDS movement. That got rolled into the bill that was 
passed in January in the Senate.
  Seventy-seven Senators joined together and sent a bill over here to 
the House. We have waited 4 months, with no vote on that bill, and it 
is not because we don't have bipartisan support to stop the BDS 
movement. We do. We do.
  In this Chamber, we have stood together in a bipartisan forum to 
stand against hate and to stand against anti-Semitism, but the 
leadership over there doesn't want us to have a vote on that bill.
  So, today, we are saying let's have the vote. Let's stand up for the 
State of Israel. Let's stand against hate. Let's stand up against this 
anti-Zionism and the anti-Semitism that underlies it. Let's stand up 
for our Jewish friends and allies, and let's speak with one voice that 
the BDS movement is anti-Semitism.
  Vote ``yes'' on this motion to recommit.
  Madam Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. NEAL. Madam Speaker, I claim time in opposition to the motion to 
recommit.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Massachusetts is 
recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mr. NEAL. Madam Speaker, the gentleman really gave away his argument 
in the opening sentence, when he said: You know the drill on the MTR.
  Yes, we know the drill on MTRs, how they are being used to heap scorn 
on complicated arguments, the demagogue arguments that should be taken 
up in a separate space.
  But you know what else this is about? For those of us who came 
through the wards and precincts of American politics, there is a 
difference in politics between being cute and being clever. This is 
cute. This is not clever.
  So let me just bring to your attention the following:
  We have before us today the most important and substantive advance in 
retirement savings in the last 15 years in America. Understanding today 
that the average Social Security benefit in America--``average,'' 
meaning that half the American people who receive the benefit are below 
$16,000. We have a chance to augment retirement savings and open up 
more opportunities for people to save for a retirement that we all know 
comes pretty quickly.

                              {time}  1115

  This has been well met in a bipartisan manner. It was marked up in 
the committee. And one Member said at the Rules Committee the other 
night: There is one sentence here, Mr. Chairman, over which we 
disagree.
  Have we gotten to this point, in this institution, where now one 
sentence stops us from advancing good legislation? I certainly hope 
not.
  There is another provision in this legislation, as we proceed to the 
Memorial Day recess, that ought to be critical in all of our minds. We 
fixed an egregious error in the tax bill. We have straightened out that 
issue, where families will not be taxed at the highest marginal rate of 
the parents, but, instead, we will recede to a previous provision that 
made sure that the survivors of those who were killed in military 
conflict would receive a benefit. That was important.
  Let me just say to the new Members on our side: This is a safe 
provision. For years, I wore a bracelet for the refuseniks who wished 
from Russia to emigrate to Israel. There is no weakness on our part in 
support of the State of Israel on this side of the aisle.
  You have a chance to stand up right now for retirement savings for 
those who have lost loved ones in military conflict, to stand up for 
Tribal interests, to stand up for those who receive scholarships, and 
to continue help for those families who are in financial distress 
because they lost a loved one in a military conflict.
  Set aside the demagoguery, and turn down this motion to recommit.
  Madam Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the previous question is 
ordered on the motion to recommit.
  There was no objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion to recommit.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the noes appeared to have it.


                             Recorded Vote

  Mr. McHENRY. Madam Speaker, I demand a recorded vote.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XX, the Chair 
will reduce to 5 minutes the minimum time for any electronic vote on 
the question of passage.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 200, 
noes 222, not voting 9, as follows:

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                             [Roll No. 230]

                               AYES--200

     Abraham
     Aderholt
     Allen
     Amodei
     Arrington
     Babin
     Bacon
     Baird
     Balderson
     Banks
     Barr
     Bergman
     Biggs
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Bost
     Brady
     Brindisi
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Buchanan
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burchett
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Cline
     Cloud
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Comer
     Conaway
     Cook
     Crawford
     Crenshaw
     Cunningham
     Curtis
     Davidson (OH)
     Davis, Rodney
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Duffy
     Duncan
     Dunn
     Emmer
     Estes
     Ferguson
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foxx (NC)
     Fulcher
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Gonzalez (OH)
     Gooden
     Gottheimer
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green (TN)
     Griffith
     Grothman
     Guest
     Guthrie
     Hagedorn
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hern, Kevin
     Hice (GA)
     Higgins (LA)
     Hill (AR)
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Horn, Kendra S.
     Houlahan
     Hudson
     Huizenga
     Hunter
     Hurd (TX)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson (SD)
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Joyce (PA)
     Katko
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kustoff (TN)
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Latta
     Lesko
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Luria
     Marchant
     Marshall
     Mast
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McHenry
     McKinley
     Meadows
     Meuser
     Miller
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Moulton
     Mullin
     Newhouse
     Norman
     Nunes
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Palmer
     Pence
     Perry
     Posey
     Ratcliffe
     Reed
     Reschenthaler
     Rice (SC)
     Riggleman
     Roby
     Rodgers (WA)
     Roe, David P.
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rooney (FL)
     Rose (NY)
     Rose, John W.
     Rouzer
     Roy
     Rutherford
     Scalise
     Schweikert
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Shimkus
     Simpson
     Slotkin
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smucker
     Spanberger
     Spano
     Stefanik
     Steil
     Steube
     Stewart
     Taylor
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Timmons
     Tipton
     Turner
     Upton
     Van Drew
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Waltz
     Watkins
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Wild
     Williams
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Wright
     Yoho
     Young
     Zeldin

                               NOES--222

     Adams
     Aguilar
     Allred
     Amash
     Axne
     Barragan
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Beyer
     Bishop (GA)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brown (MD)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Case
     Casten (IL)
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Cisneros
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly
     Cooper
     Correa
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cox (CA)
     Craig
     Crist
     Crow
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Davids (KS)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny K.
     Dean
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Delgado
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Engel
     Escobar
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Evans
     Finkenauer
     Fletcher
     Foster
     Frankel
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia (IL)
     Garcia (TX)
     Golden
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Green (TX)
     Grijalva
     Haaland
     Harder (CA)
     Hastings
     Hayes
     Heck
     Higgins (NY)
     Hill (CA)
     Himes
     Horsford
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Jayapal
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (TX)
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kim
     Kind
     Kirkpatrick
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NV)
     Levin (CA)
     Levin (MI)
     Lewis
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lynch
     Malinowski
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Massie
     Matsui
     McAdams
     McBath
     McCollum
     McEachin
     McGovern
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Moore
     Morelle
     Mucarsel-Powell
     Murphy
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Neguse
     Norcross
     O'Halleran
     Ocasio-Cortez
     Omar
     Pallone
     Panetta
     Pappas
     Pascrell
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Peters
     Peterson
     Phillips
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Porter
     Pressley
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Rice (NY)
     Richmond
     Rouda
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan
     Sanchez
     Sarbanes
     Scanlon
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schrier
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, David
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shalala
     Sherman
     Sherrill
     Sires
     Smith (WA)
     Soto
     Speier
     Stanton
     Stevens
     Suozzi
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Titus
     Tlaib
     Tonko
     Torres (CA)
     Torres Small (NM)
     Trahan
     Trone
     Underwood
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wexton
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--9

     Armstrong
     Gosar
     Herrera Beutler
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Johnson (LA)
     Kinzinger
     Stauber
     Stivers

                              {time}  1124

  So the motion to recommit was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the ayes appeared to have it.
  Mr. NEAL. Madam Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.
  The yeas and nays were ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 417, 
nays 3, not voting 11, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 231]

                               YEAS--417

     Abraham
     Adams
     Aderholt
     Aguilar
     Allen
     Allred
     Amodei
     Arrington
     Axne
     Babin
     Bacon
     Baird
     Balderson
     Banks
     Barr
     Barragan
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Bergman
     Beyer
     Biggs
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (UT)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Bost
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady
     Brindisi
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Brown (MD)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burchett
     Burgess
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Cartwright
     Case
     Casten (IL)
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Cicilline
     Cisneros
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Cline
     Cloud
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Comer
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Cook
     Cooper
     Correa
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cox (CA)
     Craig
     Crawford
     Crenshaw
     Crist
     Crow
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Cunningham
     Curtis
     Davids (KS)
     Davidson (OH)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny K.
     Davis, Rodney
     Dean
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Delgado
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     DesJarlais
     Deutch
     Diaz-Balart
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Duffy
     Duncan
     Dunn
     Emmer
     Engel
     Escobar
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Estes
     Evans
     Ferguson
     Finkenauer
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fletcher
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Foxx (NC)
     Frankel
     Fudge
     Fulcher
     Gabbard
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia (IL)
     Garcia (TX)
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Golden
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (OH)
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Gooden
     Gottheimer
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green (TN)
     Green (TX)
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Grothman
     Guest
     Guthrie
     Haaland
     Hagedorn
     Harder (CA)
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings
     Hayes
     Heck
     Hern, Kevin
     Hice (GA)
     Higgins (LA)
     Higgins (NY)
     Hill (AR)
     Hill (CA)
     Himes
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Horn, Kendra S.
     Horsford
     Houlahan
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huffman
     Huizenga
     Hunter
     Hurd (TX)
     Jayapal
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson (SD)
     Johnson (TX)
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Joyce (PA)
     Kaptur
     Katko
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kim
     Kind
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kirkpatrick
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Kustoff (TN)
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamb
     Lamborn
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latta
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NV)
     Lesko
     Levin (CA)
     Levin (MI)
     Lewis
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan
     Luria
     Lynch
     Malinowski
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Marchant
     Marshall
     Mast
     Matsui
     McAdams
     McBath
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCollum
     McEachin
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McNerney
     Meadows
     Meeks
     Meng
     Meuser
     Miller
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Moore
     Morelle
     Moulton
     Mucarsel-Powell
     Mullin
     Murphy
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Neguse
     Newhouse
     Norcross
     Norman
     Nunes
     O'Halleran
     Ocasio-Cortez
     Olson
     Omar
     Palazzo
     Pallone
     Palmer
     Panetta
     Pappas
     Pascrell
     Payne
     Pence
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters
     Peterson
     Phillips
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Porter
     Posey
     Pressley
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Ratcliffe
     Reed
     Reschenthaler
     Rice (NY)
     Rice (SC)
     Richmond
     Riggleman
     Roby
     Rodgers (WA)
     Roe, David P.
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rooney (FL)
     Rose (NY)
     Rose, John W.
     Rouda
     Rouzer
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Rutherford
     Ryan
     Sanchez
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Scanlon
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schrier
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Scott, David
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shalala
     Sherman
     Sherrill
     Shimkus
     Simpson
     Sires
     Slotkin

[[Page H4149]]


     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (WA)
     Smucker
     Soto
     Spanberger
     Spano
     Speier
     Stanton
     Stefanik
     Steil
     Steube
     Stevens
     Stewart
     Suozzi
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Taylor
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Timmons
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tlaib
     Tonko
     Torres (CA)
     Torres Small (NM)
     Trahan
     Trone
     Turner
     Underwood
     Upton
     Van Drew
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Waltz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watkins
     Watson Coleman
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Welch
     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Wexton
     Wild
     Williams
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Wright
     Yarmuth
     Yoho
     Young
     Zeldin

                                NAYS--3

     Amash
     Massie
     Roy

                             NOT VOTING--11

     Armstrong
     Chu, Judy
     Dingell
     Gosar
     Herrera Beutler
     Jackson Lee
     Jeffries
     Johnson (LA)
     Kinzinger
     Stauber
     Stivers

                              {time}  1134

  So the bill was passed.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

                          ____________________