Daily Digest

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S287–S298

Measures Introduced: Nineteen bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 173–191, S.J. Res. 4, and S. Res. 20–24.
Pages S292–94

Measures Passed:

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.
Page S297


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.
Page S297


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.
Page S297

Measures Considered:

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.
Pages S288–92

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.
Page S288


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.
Pages S297–98


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.
Page S298


Messages from the House:
Page S292


Measures Referred:
Page S292


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S292


Executive Communications:
Page S292


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S294


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S294–97


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S297


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--7)
Page S288


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.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

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

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 56 public bills, H.R. 20, 634–688; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 5; and H. Res. 57–60, were introduced.
Pages H715–19


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H721


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.
Page H681


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H681, H699


Recess: The House recessed at 9:57 a.m. and reconvened at 10:04 a.m.
Page H687


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.
Page H687


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.
Pages H688–89


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
Pages H696–97

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.''.
Pages H696–97


Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019: The House passed H.J. Res. 28, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, by voice vote.
Pages H689–96

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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


Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 57, electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Page H699


Recess: The House recessed at 1:17 p.m. and reconvened at 1:52 p.m.
Page H701


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.
Page H702


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, January 18th.
Page H703


Recess: The House recessed at 3:37 p.m. and reconvened at 4:35 p.m.
Page H712


Recess: The House recessed at 4:35 p.m. and reconvened at 4:42 p.m.
Page H712


Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H687–88, H688–89, H698, and H698–99. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 4:43 p.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JANUARY 18, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Friday, January 18

Senate Chamber

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.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Friday, January 18

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10:30 a.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


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

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E60, E63

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

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