Daily Digest

Friday, January 25, 2019

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed H.J. Res. 28, Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, as amended.
    Senate passed H.J. Res. 31, Department of Homeland Security Further Continuing Appropriations, as amended.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S667–S685

Measures Introduced: Five bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 227–231, S.J. Res. 6, and S. Res. 29–31.
Pages S679–80

Measures Passed:

Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act: Senate passed H.J. Res. 28, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S683–84

McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 54, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S683–84


Department of Homeland Security Further Continuing Appropriations: Senate passed H.J. Res. 31, making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Page S684

McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 55, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S684

Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Shelby, Capito, Hoeven, Blunt, Leahy, Durbin, and Tester.
Page S684


Honoring the life of Harris L. Wofford, Jr.: Senate agreed to S. Res. 31, honoring the life of Harris L. Wofford, Jr.
Page S684


Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senator McConnell be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions Friday, January 25, 2019, through Monday, January 28, 2019.
Page S684


Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, January 28, 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; and that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, at 5:30 p.m., the motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill on January 8, 2019, be agreed to, the motion to reconsider the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, be agreed to, and Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, upon reconsideration.
Page S684


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S680


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S681


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S682–83


Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 noon and adjourned, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late former Senator Harris L. Wofford, Jr., in accordance with S. Res. 31, at 4:42 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S684.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 14 public bills, H.R. 790–803, and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 77–78, were introduced.
Page H1217


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H1218


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Swalwell (CA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1215


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Dan C. Cummins, Capitol Worship, Washington, DC.
Page H1215


Recess: The House recessed at 2:03 p.m. and reconvened at 6:56 p.m.
Page H1215


Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.J. Res. 28, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019.
Pages H1215–16


Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019: The House agreed by unanimous consent to disagree to the Senate amendment and agree to a conference on H.J. Res. 31, making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019.
Page H1216

The Chair appointed the following conferees: Representatives Lowey, Roybal-Allard, Price (NC), Lee (CA), Cuellar, Aguilar, Granger, Fleischmann, Graves (GA), and Palazzo.
Page H1216


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H1215.

Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no yea and nay votes, and there were no recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 2:30 p.m. and adjourned at 7 p.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

JANUARY 28, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of January 28 through February 1, 2019

Senate Chamber

On Monday, Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, upon reconsideration, at 5:30 p.m.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Armed Services: January 29, to hold hearings to examine China and Russia, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

January 29, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, to hold hearings to examine Department of Defense enterprise-wide cybersecurity policies and architecture, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

Committee on the Budget: January 29, to hold hearings to examine the Congressional Budget Office's budget and economic outlook, focusing on fiscal years 2019–2029, 2:30 p.m., SD–608.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: January 29, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Nicole R. Nason, of New York, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: January 29, to hold hearings to examine drug pricing in America, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: January 29, to hold hearings to examine access to care, focusing on health centers and providers in underserved communities, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Indian Affairs: January 29, organizational business meeting to consider committee rules and an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 116th Congress; to be immediately followed by a business meeting to consider S. 46, to repeal the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Act, S. 50, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, S. 51, to extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, S. 199, to provide for the transfer of certain Federal land in the State of Minnesota for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, S. 207, to enhance tribal road safety, S. 209, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes, S. 210, to amend the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to provide for advancement in public safety services to Indian communities, S. 211, to amend the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to secure urgent resources vital to Indian victims of crime, S. 212, to amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities, S. 216, to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, S. 224, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, and S. 226, to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian Tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: January 29, business meeting to consider the nominations of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to be Attorney General, and Donald W. Washington, of Texas, to be Director of the United States Marshals Service, both of the Department of Justice, Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, and Eric D. Miller, of Washington, both to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, Eric E. Murphy, of Ohio, and Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, both to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, Rossie David Alston, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, Roy Kalman Altman, Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II, and Rodney Smith, each to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, Raul M. Arias-Marxuach, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, Thomas P. Barber, and Wendy Williams Berger, both to be a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, J. Campbell Barker, and Michael J. Truncale, both to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Pamela A. Barker, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, Kenneth D. Bell, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, Jean-Paul Boulee, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, Holly A. Brady, and Damon Ray Leichty, both to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, Andrew Lynn Brasher, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, Brian C. Buescher, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska, James David Cain, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Stephen R. Clark, Sr., to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, Clifton L. Corker, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Daniel Desmond Domenico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado, Karin J. Immergut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Corey Landon Maze, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, David Steven Morales, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Sarah Daggett Morrison, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, Carl J. Nichols, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, J. Nicholas Ranjan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Wendy Vitter, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, T. Kent Wetherell II, and Allen Cothrel Winsor, both to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, Joshua Wolson, and John Milton Younge, both to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Patrick R. Wyrick, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, M. Miller Baker, of Louisiana, and Timothy M. Reif, of the District of Columbia, both to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade, and Richard A. Hertling, of Maryland, and Ryan T. Holte, of Ohio, both to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Rules and Administration: January 29, business meeting to consider committee rules and an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee during the 116th Congress, 12:15 p.m., S–219, Capitol.

Select Committee on Intelligence: January 29, to hold hearings to examine worldwide threats, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

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January 29, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine worldwide threats, 1 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on the Budget, January 29, Full Committee, organizational meeting, 9:30 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

January 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Education and Labor, January 29, Full Committee, organizational meeting, 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

January 31, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Consequences of the Shutdown: Endangering Students, Workers, Families, and Communities'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, January 31, Full Committee, entitled ``Examining the Trump Shutdown's Devastating Impact on Federal Workers, Public Health, the Environment, and Consumers'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, January 29, Full Committee, organizational meeting, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, January 30, Full Committee, organizational meeting, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, January 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Actions of Drug Companies in Raising Prescription Drug Prices'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

January 31, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Impact of the Shutdown on the Coast Guard'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, January 29, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 790, the ``Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Small Business, January 30, Full Committee, organizational meeting, 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, January 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, January 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, upon reconsideration, at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Monday, January 28

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.






Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Gaetz, Matt, Fla., E94

Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E93

Katko, John, N.Y., E93

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E94

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E94

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E94

Smith, Jason, Mo., E93

Steil, Bryan, Wisc., E93

Watson Coleman, Bonnie, N.J., E93

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