Daily Digest

Monday, January 28, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S687–S724

Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 232–248, and S. Res. 32–33.
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Measures Considered:

Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act--Agreement: 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 S688–96

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

Pursuant to the order of January 25, 2019, the motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on January 8, 2019, was agreed to.
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Pursuant to the order of January 25, 2019, the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on January 8, 2019, was agreed to.
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By 74 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 11), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate upon reconsideration agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all time during adjournment, recess, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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Message From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the issuance of an Executive Order with respect to Venezuela that takes additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 on March 8, 2015; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–2)
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S687, S698


Additional Cosponsors:
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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S699–S701


Additional Statements:
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Amendments Submitted:
Pages S702–S724


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--11)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:52 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S724.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No Committee Meetings were held. H

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 804–829, and 6 resolutions, H. Res. 79–84, were introduced.
Pages H1241–43


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1244–45


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Kildee to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:06 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 170 nays with two answering ``present'', Roll No. 54.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:06 p.m. and reconvened at 4:47 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Promoting Transparent Standards for Corporate Insiders Act: H.R. 624, to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out a study of Rule 10b5–1 trading plans, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 52;
Pages H1221–23, H1232


Fight Illicit Networks and Detect Trafficking Act: H.R. 502, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to buy, sell, or facilitate the financing of goods or services associated with sex trafficking or drug trafficking, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 53; and
Pages H1223–27, H1232–33


Financial Technology Protection Act: H.R. 56, amended, to establish an Independent Financial Technology Task Force to Combat Terrorism and Illicit Financing, to provide rewards for information leading to convictions related to terrorist use of digital currencies, to establish a Fintech Leadership in Innovation and Financial Intelligence Program to encourage the development of tools and programs to combat terrorist and illicit use of digital currencies.
Pages H1227–31


Recess: The House recessed at 6:10 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
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Committee Ranking: The House agreed to H. Res. 80, ranking certain Members of a certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
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Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified the Congress of taking additional steps with regard to the National Emergency with Respect to Venezuela. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116–8).
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H1221.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1232, H1232–33, and H1233–34. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held. F

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1317)

H.R. 1162, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to veterans. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–339)

H.R. 1210, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 W. Goodwin Street, Pleasanton, Texas, as the ``Pleasanton Veterans Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–340)

H.R. 1211, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the ``Encinal Veterans Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–341)

H.R. 1222, to amend the Public Health Service Act to coordinate Federal congenital heart disease research efforts and to improve public education and awareness of congenital heart disease. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–342)

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H.R. 1235, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–343)

H.R. 1318, to support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period, to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, to identify solutions to improve health care quality and health outcomes for mothers. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–344)

H.R. 1733, to direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–345)

H.R. 1850, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 907 Fourth Avenue in Lake Odessa, Michigan, as the ``Donna Sauers Besko Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–346)

H.R. 3184, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Captain Humayun Khan Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–347)

H.R. 3342, to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons that are responsible for using civilians as human shields. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–348)

H.R. 3383, to designate the flood control project in Sedgwick County, Kansas, commonly known as the Wichita-Valley Center Flood Control Project, as the ``M.S. `Mitch' Mitchell Floodway''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–349)

H.R. 4032, to confirm undocumented Federal rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River Indian Community's Reservation, to take certain land located in Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–350)

H.R. 4326, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 West North Street in Normal, Illinois, as the ``Sgt. Josh Rodgers Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–351)

H.R. 4431, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for interest payments by agencies in the case of administrative error in processing certain annuity deposits for prior military service or certain volunteer service. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–352)

H.R. 4819, to promote inclusive economic growth through conservation and biodiversity programs that facilitate transboundary cooperation, improve natural resource management, and build local capacity to protect and preserve threatened wildlife species in the greater Okavango River Basin of southern Africa. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–353)

H.R. 5205, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 701 6th Street in Hawthorne, Nevada, as the ``Sergeant Kenneth Eric Bostic Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–354)

H.R. 5395, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 116 Main Street in Dansville, New York, as the ``Staff Sergeant Alexandria Gleason-Morrow Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–355)

H.R. 5412, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 2nd Avenue in Brentwood, New York, as the ``Army Specialist Jose L. Ruiz Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–356)

H.R. 5475, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 North Macon Street in Bevier, Missouri, as the ``SO2 Navy SEAL Adam Olin Smith Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–357)

H.R. 5787, to amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to give effect to more accurate maps of units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System that were produced by digital mapping of such units. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–358)

H.R. 5791, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9609 South University Boulevard in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as the ``Deputy Sheriff Zackari Spurlock Parrish, III, Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–359)

H.R. 5792, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 North 4th Avenue in Brighton, Colorado, as the ``Detective Heath McDonald Gumm Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–360)

H.R. 5923, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain public lands in Ouachita National Forest. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–361)

H.R. 6020, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 325 South Michigan Avenue in Howell, Michigan, as the ``Sergeant Donald Burgett Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–362)

H.R. 6059, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 51 Willow Street in Lynn, Massachusetts, as the ``Thomas P. Costin, Jr. Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–363)

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H.R. 6160, to amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the sources of the authority to issue regulations regarding certifications and other criteria applicable to legislative branch employees under Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–364)

H.R. 6167, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5707 South Cass Avenue in Westmont, Illinois, as the ``James William Robinson Jr. Memorial Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–365)

H.R. 6216, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3025 Woodgate Road in Montrose, Colorado, as the ``Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–366)

H.R. 6217, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 241 N 4th Street in Grand Junction, Colorado, as the ``Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–367)

H.R. 6227, to provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–368)

H.R. 6335, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 322 Main Street in Oakville, Connecticut, as the ``Oakville Veterans Memorial Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–369)

H.R. 6347, to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the 7(a) program to bring them into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–370)

H.R. 6348, to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the section 504 program to bring them into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–371)

H.R. 6400, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a threat and operational analysis of ports of entry. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–372)

H.R. 6405, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2801 Mitchell Road in Ceres, California, as the ``Lance Corporal Juana Navarro Arellano Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–373)

H.R. 6428, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 332 Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland, New Jersey, as the ``Frank Leone Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–374)

H.R. 6513, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1110 West Market Street in Athens, Alabama, as the ``Judge James E. Horton, Jr. Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–375)

H.R. 6591, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 501 South Kirkman Road in Orlando, Florida, as the ``Napoleon `Nap' Ford Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–376)

H.R. 6615, to reauthorize the Traumatic Brain Injury program. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–377)

H.R. 6621, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 East Main Street in Johnson City, Tennessee, as the ``Major Homer L. Pease Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–378)

H.R. 6628, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4301 Northeast 4th Street in Renton, Washington, as the ``James Marshall `Jimi' Hendrix Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–379)

H.R. 6655, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 44160 State Highway 299 East Suite 1 in McArthur, California, as the ``Janet Lucille Oilar Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–380)

H.R. 6780, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7521 Paula Drive in Tampa, Florida, as the ``Major Andreas O'Keeffe Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–381)

H.R. 6831, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 West Main Street in Frisco, Colorado, as the ``Patrick E. Mahany, Jr., Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–382)

H.R. 6893, to amend the Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act of 2016 to extend the Secret Service overtime pay exception through 2020. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–383)

H.R. 6930, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10 Miller Street in Plattsburgh, New York, as the ``Ross Bouyea Post Office Building''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–384)

H.R. 6964, to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–385)

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H.R. 7120, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to extend through 2023 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–386)

H.R. 7213, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–387)

H.R. 7230, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 226 West Main Street in Lake City, South Carolina, as the ``Postmaster Frazier B. Baker Post Office''. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–388)

H.R. 7243, to amend Public Law 115–217 to change the address of the postal facility designated by such Public Law in honor of Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–389)

H.R. 7327, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a security vulnerability disclosure policy, to establish a bug bounty program for the Department of Homeland Security, to amend title 41, United States Code, to provide for Federal acquisition supply chain security. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–390)

S. 756, to reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–391)

S. 1311, to provide assistance in abolishing human trafficking in the United States. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–392)

S. 1312, to prioritize the fight against human trafficking in the United States. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–393)

S. 2511, to require the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to carry out a program on coordinating the assessment and acquisition by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of unmanned maritime systems, to make available to the public data collected by the Administration using such systems. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–394)

S. 3170, to amend title 18, United States Code, to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–395)

S. 3628, to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–396)

S. 3749, to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, review, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under such Act, including protections against sexual harassment. Signed on December 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–397)

H.R. 767, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 180 West Main Street in Abingdon, Virginia, as the ``H. Emory Widener, Jr., Federal Building and United States Courthouse''. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–398)

H.R. 2606, to amend the Act of August 4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act), with respect to restrictions applicable to Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–399)

H.R. 4227, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine what actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–400)

H.R. 5075, to encourage, enhance, and integrate Ashanti Alert plans throughout the United States. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–401)

H.R. 5509, to direct the National Science Foundation to provide grants for research about STEM education approaches and the STEM-related workforce. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–402)

S. 7, to amend title 51, United States Code, to extend the authority of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to enter into leases of non-excess property of the Administration. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–403)

S. 943, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an accurate comprehensive student count for the purposes of calculating formula allocations for programs under the Johnson-O'Malley Act. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–404)

S. 1520, to expand recreational fishing opportunities through enhanced marine fishery conservation and management. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–405)

S. 2076, to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the expansion of activities related to Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline, and brain health under the Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–406)

S. 2248, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain burial benefits for spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–407)

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S. 2278, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to improve health care in rural areas. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–408)

S. 2736, to develop a long-term strategic vision and a comprehensive, multifaceted, and principled United States policy for the Indo-Pacific region. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–409)

S. 3530, to reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act. Signed on December 31, 2018. (Public Law 115–410)

H.R. 1660, to direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–411)

H.R. 3460, to designate the United States courthouse located at 323 East Chapel Hill Street in Durham, North Carolina, as the ``John Hervey Wheeler United States Courthouse''. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–412)

H.R. 6287, to provide competitive grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–413)

S. 2276, to require agencies to submit reports on outstanding recommendations in the annual budget justification submitted to Congress. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–414)

S. 2652, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Stephen Michael Gleason. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–415)

S. 2679, to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–416)

S. 2765, to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to exempt investment advisers who solely advise certain rural business investment companies. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–417)

S. 2896, to require disclosure by lobbyists of convictions for bribery, extortion, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion, fraud, conflicts of interest, making false statements, perjury, or money laundering. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–418)

S. 3031, to amend chapter 5 of title 40, United States Code, to improve the management of Federal personal property. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–419)

S. 3367, to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–420)

S. 3444, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as the ``Douglas Fournet Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic''. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–421)

S. 3777, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a tiger team dedicated to addressing the difficulties encountered by the Department of Veterans Affairs in carrying out section 3313 of title 38, United States Code, after the enactment of sections 107 and 501 of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. Signed on January 3, 2019. (Public Law 115–422)

S. 2200, to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System. Signed on January 7, 2019. (Public Law 115–423)

S. 2961, to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990. Signed on January 7, 2019. (Public Law 115–424)

H.R. 2200, to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Signed on January 8, 2019. (Public Law 115–425)

S. 3191, to provide for the expeditious disclosure of records related to civil rights cold cases. Signed on January 8, 2019. (Public Law 115–426)

S. 1862, to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking. Signed on January 9, 2019. (Public Law 115–427)

S. 3247, to improve programs and activities relating to women's entrepreneurship and economic empowerment that are carried out by the United States Agency for International Development. Signed on January 9, 2019. (Public Law 115–428)

H.R. 4689, to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska. Signed on January 10, 2019. (Public Law 115–429)

H.R. 5636, to designate additions to the Flatside Wilderness on the Ouachita National Forest. Signed on January 10, 2019. (Public Law 115–430)

H.R. 6602, to reauthorize the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route. Signed on January 10, 2019. (Public Law 115–431)

S. 3456, to redesignate Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge as the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Signed on January 10, 2019. (Public Law 115–432)

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S. 3661, to provide for a program of the Department of Defense to commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II. Signed on January 10, 2019. (Public Law 115–433)

H.R. 672, to require continued and enhanced annual reporting to Congress in the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, the safety and security of European Jewish communities, and the efforts of the United States to partner with European governments, the European Union, and civil society groups, to combat anti-Semitism. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–434)

H.R. 4174, to amend titles 5 and 44, United States Code, to require Federal evaluation activities, improve Federal data management. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–435)

H.R. 7279, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for an integrated planning process, to promote green infrastructure. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–436)

H.R. 7318, to amend the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 to ensure that the Public Buildings Reform Board has adequate time to carry out the responsibilities of the Board. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–437)

H.R. 7319, to amend the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 to provide flexibility with respect to the leaseback of certain Federal real property. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–438)

S. 512, to modernize the regulation of nuclear energy. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–439)

S. 1023, to reauthorize the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 through fiscal year 2021. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–440)

S. 1158, to help prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States Government capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–441)

S. 1580, to enhance the transparency, improve the coordination, and intensify the impact of assistance to support access to primary and secondary education for displaced children and persons, including women and girls. Signed on January 14, 2019. (Public Law 115–442) F

Committee Meetings FOR TUESDAY,

JANUARY 29, 2019

(Committee Meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

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

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: 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.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: 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: to hold hearings to examine drug pricing in America, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: 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: 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.

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Committee on the Judiciary: 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.

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

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

House

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Department of Defense's Support to the Southern Border'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

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

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

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

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

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1, the ``For the People Act of 2019'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Full Committee, organizational meeting, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Actions of Drug Companies in Raising Prescription Drug Prices'', 11 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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

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Next Meeting Of The
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, January 29

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, post-cloture.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting Of The
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, January 29

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.





Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E98

Carson, André, Ind., E97

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E97

Comer, James, Ky., E97

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E98

DesJarlais, Scott, Tenn., E97

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E99

Gibbs, Bob, Ohio, E100

Hartzler, Vicky, Mo., E99, E100, E100

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E98

Kirkpatrick, Ann, Ariz., E99

Lesko, Debbie, Ariz., E97

Porter, Katie, Calif., E100

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E99, E100

Roy, Chip, Tex., E98

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