Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
January 14, 2019
116th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 165, No. 7 — Daily Edition
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Monday, January 14, 2019
Congratulating the North Dakota State University Football Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 17, congratulating the North Dakota State University football team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision title.
Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act: Senate resumed 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.
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
By 50 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 3), 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.
Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence: The Chair, pursuant to Public Law 115–232, on behalf of the Democratic Leader of the Senate and the Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, appointed the following individual as a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence: Christopher A. R. Darby of New Hampshire vice Senator Heinrich.
Messages from the House:
Measures Read the First Time:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--3)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 7:50 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S182.)
Committee on Appropriations: Committee announced the following subcommittee assignments for the 116th Congress: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies: Senators Hoeven (Chair), McConnell, Collins, Blunt, Moran, Hyde-Smith, Kennedy, Merkley, Feinstein, Tester, Udall, Leahy, and Baldwin. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies: Senators Moran (Chair), Alexander, Murkowski, Collins, Graham, Boozman, Capito, Kennedy, Rubio, Shaheen, Leahy, Feinstein, Reed, Coons, Schatz, Manchin, and Van Hollen. Subcommittee on Department of Defense: Senators Shelby (Chair), McConnell, Alexander, Collins, Murkowski, Graham, Blunt, Moran, Hoeven, Boozman, Durbin, Leahy, Feinstein, Murray, Reed, Tester, Udall, Schatz, and Baldwin.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Brown (MD) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 2:02 p.m. and reconvened at 4 p.m.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Investing in Main Street Act of 2019: H.R. 116, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the amount that certain banks and savings associations may invest in small business investment companies, subject to the approval of the appropriate Federal banking agency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 30;
Pages H522–24, H534
Stimulating Innovation through Procurement Act of 2019: H.R. 246, to amend the Small Business Act to require senior procurement executives, procurement center representatives, and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to assist small business concerns participating in the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program;
Encouraging Small Business Innovation Act: H.R. 206, to amend the small business laws to create certain requirements with respect to the SBIR and STTR program; and
TANF Extension Act of 2019: H.R. 430, to extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through June 30, 2019.
Recess: The House recessed at 5:10 p.m. and reconvened at 6:32 p.m.
Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019: H.R. 190, to amend the Small Business Act to eliminate the inclusion of option years in the award price for sole source contracts.
Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer: Representative Rush announced his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H528.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on page H534. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:23 p.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
Committee on the Judiciary: 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.
Select Committee on Intelligence: 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.
Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 268, the ``Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Program for Tuesday: Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.
(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E39
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E40
Shimkus, John, Ill., E39
Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E39