Daily Digest

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S541–S666

Measures Introduced: Twenty-eight bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 199–226, S.J. Res. 5, and S. Res. 26–28.
Pages S586–87

Measures Passed:

National Mentoring Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 28, recognizing January 2019 as ``National Mentoring Month''.
Page S659

Measures Considered:

Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act: Senate began 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 S541–48, S549–57

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

By 88 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 8), Senate agreed to the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators.
Pages S548–49


Supplemental Appropriations Act: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S549, S557–83

Pending:

McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 5, of a perfecting nature.
Pages S549, S557

Schumer Amendment No. 6, of a perfecting nature.
Pages S549, S558

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

By 50 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 9), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 5 (listed above).
Pages S549, S557

By 52 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 10), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on Schumer Amendment No. 6 (listed above).
Pages S549, S558


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Keith Krach, of California, to be an Under Secretary of State (Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment).

Keith Krach, of California, to be United States Alternate Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Keith Krach, of California, to be United States Alternate Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years; United States Alternate Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of five years.

Robert K. Scott, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi.

James A. Crowell IV, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Jason Park, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S659–66


Messages from the House:
Page S585


Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S585, S659


Executive Communications:
Pages S585–86


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S587–88


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S588–92


Additional Statements:
Pages S583–85


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S592–S659


Quorum Calls: One quorum call was taken today. (Total--2)
Page S548


Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--10)
Pages S548–49, S557–58


Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and recessed at 7:36 p.m., until 12 noon on Friday, January 25, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S659.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

U.S. ROLE IN THE ARCTIC

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the United States' overall role in the Arctic from a domestic and international perspective, including natural resource development and environmental stewardship, after receiving testimony from Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States, Henrik Bramsen Hahn, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Minister Plenipotentiary and Head of Representation for Greenland in the Danish Embassy, Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Victoria Herrmann, The Arctic Institute, all of Washington, D.C.; Stephanie Pezard, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia; and Mike Sfraga, UArctic Institute for Arctic Policy, Fairbanks, Alaska.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 51 public bills, H.R. 739–789; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 33–34; H. Con. Res. 7; and H. Res. 73–76 were introduced.
Pages H1209–11


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1213–14


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative McGovern to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1175


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H1175, H1183


Recess: The House recessed at 9:57 a.m. and reconvened at 10:15 a.m.
Page H1181


Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019: The House passed H.J. Res. 31, making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 180 nays, Roll No. 51.
Pages H1176–81, H1181–83

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 200 yeas to 214 nays, Roll No. 50.
Pages H1181–82

H. Res. 61, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 648) and the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 31) was agreed to yesterday, January 23rd.

Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Espaillat wherein he resigned from the Committee on Education and Labor.
Page H1183


Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Krishnamoorthi wherein he resigned from the Committee on Education and Labor.
Page H1183


Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 73, electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Page H1183


Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 74, electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Page H1183


Recess: The House recessed at 11:41 a.m. and reconvened at 4 p.m.
Page H1188


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 25th and further, when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, January 28th for Morning Hour debate.
Page H1206


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1181–82 and H1182–83. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 6:41 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held an organizational meeting. The committee adopted its rules, security procedures, and staff.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Full Committee held an organizational meeting. The committee adopted its rules and established subcommittees, including names, jurisdictions, and ratios.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held an organizational meeting. The committee adopted its rules and roster.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held an organizational meeting. The committee adopted its rules, ratified its Members, and confirmed its Subcommittee Chairpersons, Ranking Members and Subcommittee Assignments.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JANUARY 25, 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

12 noon, Friday, January 25

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Friday, January 25

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in pro forma session at 2 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Allred, Colin Z., Tex., E86

Babin, Brian, Tex., E92

Baird, James R., Ind., E90

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E87, E91

Cloud, Michael, Tex., E86, E90

Collins, Chris, N.Y., E90

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E91

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E84

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E84

Demings, Val Butler, Fla., E92

Espaillat, Adriano, N.Y., E91

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E86, E89

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E83

Graves, Sam, Mo., E84, E84, E85, E85, E86, E86, E87, E89, E89, E90

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E84

Himes, James A., Conn., E84, E90

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E85

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E92

Kind, Ron, Wisc., E90

Mullin, Markwayne, Okla., E83

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E83

Raskin, Jamie, Md., E87

Sánchez, Linda T., Calif., E91, E92

Shimkus, John, Ill., E91

Smith, Jason, Mo., E90

Smucker, Lloyd, Pa., E83

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E92

Taylor, Van, Tex., E89

Waters, Maxine, Calif., E85

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E86, E89

Yarmuth, John A., Ky., E85

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