Daily Digest

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S317–S482

Measures Introduced: Two bills were introduced, as follows: S. 197–198.
Page S327

Measures Passed:

TANF Extension Act: Senate passed 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.
Page S319

Measures Considered:

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.
Pages S318–19, S319–25, S326

Supplemental Appropriations Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, after agreeing to the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Page S325

Pending:

McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 5, of a perfecting nature.
Page S325

Schumer Amendment No. 6, of a perfecting nature.
Page S325

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S325

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, that it be in order to file cloture on McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 5 (listed above), and Schumer Amendment No. 6 (listed above), during Thursday, January 24, 2019 session of the Senate, and that cloture motions filed on these amendments during Thursday's session of the Senate, be treated as if they were filed during Tuesday, January 22, 2019 session of the Senate, and ripen at 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 24, 2019, in the order filed.
Pages S325–26


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S317, S326


Executive Communications:
Pages S326–27


Petitions and Memorials:
Page S327


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S327


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S327–S482


Adjournment: Senate convened at 1 p.m. and recessed at 3:40 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S326.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 693–711; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 31–32; and H. Res. 62–66 were introduced.
Pages H996–97


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H998–99


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 61, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 648) making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 31) making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 116–4).
Page H983


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Beyer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H963


Recess: The House recessed at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H964


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H964, H983


Recess: The House recessed at 2:03 p.m. and reconvened at 4 p.m.
Pages H964


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
National Future Farmers of America Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act: H.R. 439, to amend the charter of the Future Farmers of America;
Pages H964–67


Clean Up the Code Act of 2019: H.R. 498, to eliminate unused sections of the United States Code;
Pages H967–70


Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019: H.R. 31, amended, to require certain additional actions in connection with the national emergency with respect to Syria;
Pages H970–74


Directing the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization: H.R. 353, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization;
Pages H974–76


North Atlantic Treaty Organization Support Act: H.R. 676, to reiterate the support of the Congress of the United States for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 357 yeas to 22 nays, Roll No. 44; and
Pages H976–79, H981–82


Hack Your State Department Act: H.R. 328, to require the Secretary of State to design and establish a Vulnerability Disclosure Process (VDP) to improve Department of State cybersecurity and a bug bounty program to identify and report vulnerabilities of internet-facing information technology of the Department of State, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 377 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 45.
Pages H979–81, H982–83


Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Tom Marino, wherein he resigned as Representative for the Twelfth Congressional District of Pennsylvania, effective at 12:01 a.m. on January 23, 2019.
Page H981


Recess: The House recessed at 5:33 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H981


Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H964.

Quorum Calls Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H982 and H982–83. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019; MAKING FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 648, the ``Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019''; and H.J. Res. 31, making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes. The Committee granted, by record vote of 6–2, a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019; and H.J. Res. 31, Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes. Section 1 of the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 648 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides that clause 2(e) of rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit. Section 2 of the rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 31 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution. The rule provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution. The rule provides one motion to recommit. Section 3 of the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of February 1, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV, and that the Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section. Finally, section 4 of the rule waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of January 30, 2019, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. Testimony was heard from Representatives Bishop of Georgia, Fortenberry, Serrano, Aderholt, Quigley, Graves of Georgia, McCollum, Joyce of Ohio, Lowey, Rogers of Kentucky, Price of North Carolina, Diaz-Balart, Roybal-Allard, and Fleischmann.

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Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JANUARY 23, 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

11 a.m., Wednesday, January 23

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.



Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, January 23

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 648--Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Babin, Brian, Tex., E72

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E71

Estes, Ron, Kans., E69

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E69

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E71

LaMalfa, Doug, Calif., E73

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E70, E71, E72

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E69

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E72

Smith, Jason, Mo., E69

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E70, E72

Trahan, Lori, Mass., E72

Welch, Peter, Vt., E71

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