EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 181
(Senate - November 13, 2019)

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                   EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

  The following communications were laid before the Senate, together 
with accompanying papers, reports, and documents, and were referred as 
indicated:

        EC-3144. A communication from the Director of the 
     Issuances Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 
     Department of Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, the

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     report of a rule entitled ``Eligibility of the Socialist 
     Republic of Vietnam to Export Siluriformes Fish and Fish 
     Products to the United States'' (RIN0583-AD74) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on November 5, 
     2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
        EC-3145. A communication from the Director of the 
     Issuances Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 
     Department of Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Eligibility of Thailand to Export 
     Siluriformes Fish and Fish Products to the United States'' 
     (RIN0583-AD74) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on November 5, 2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-3146. A communication from the Director of the 
     Issuances Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 
     Department of Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Eligibility of the People's 
     Republic of China to Export Siluriformes Fish and Fish 
     Products to the United States'' (RIN0583-AD73) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on November 5, 
     2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
        EC-3147. A communication from the Director of the 
     Issuances Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 
     Department of Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Eligibility of the People's 
     Republic of China to Export to the United States Poultry 
     Products from Birds Slaughtered in the PRC'' (RIN0583-AD64) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on November 8, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-3148. A communication from the Deputy Under Secretary 
     of Defense, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative 
     to the Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Cross-Functional 
     Team methodology and approach to updating the Department's 
     strategy for EMS superiority and provides the status of and 
     describes the way ahead for development, integration, and 
     enhancement of the electronic warfare mission area; to the 
     Committees on Appropriations; and Armed Services.
        EC-3149. A communication from the Deputy Chief Financial 
     Officer, Department of Energy, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     a report relative to a violation of the Antideficiency Act; 
     to the Committee on Appropriations.
        EC-3150. A communication from the Secretary of 
     Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative 
     to a violation of the Antideficiency Act that occurred in the 
     Department of Agriculture's Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust 
     Fund; to the Committee on Appropriations.
        EC-3151. A communication from the Secretary of 
     Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative 
     to a violation of the Antideficiency Act that occurred in the 
     Department of Agriculture's Non-Insured Crop Disaster 
     Assistance Program (NAP) Frost Freeze (FFN) Account; to the 
     Committee on Appropriations.
        EC-3152. A communication from the Secretary of 
     Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative 
     to a violation of the Antideficiency Act that occurred in the 
     Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) 
     Salaries and Expenses Account; to the Committee on 
     Appropriations.
        EC-3153. A communication from the Acting Under Secretary 
     of Defense (Comptroller), transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     semiannual report entitled, ``Acceptance of Contributions for 
     Defense Programs, Projects, and Activities; Defense 
     Cooperation Account'' and a semiannual listing of personal 
     property contributed by coalition partners; to the Committee 
     on Armed Services.
        EC-3154. A communication from the Acting Under Secretary 
     of Defense (Comptroller), transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     semiannual report entitled, ``Acceptance of Contributions for 
     Defense Programs, Projects, and Activities; Defense 
     Cooperation Account'' and a semiannual listing of personal 
     property contributed by coalition partners; to the Committee 
     on Armed Services.
        EC-3155. A communication from the Under Secretary of 
     Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment), transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, a report entitled, ``Department of Defense Small 
     Business Strategy''; to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-3156. A communication from the Senior Official 
     performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting the report of an 
     officer authorized to wear the insignia of the grade of 
     admiral in accordance with title 10, United States Code, 
     section 777a, for a period not to exceed 14 days before 
     assuming the duties of the position for which the higher 
     grade is authorized, this will not cause the Department to 
     exceed the number of frocked officers authorized; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-3157. A communication from the Senior Official 
     performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report entitled ``Career Progression Tracks of the Armed 
     Forces for Women in Combat Arms Units'' ; to the Committee on 
     Armed Services.
        EC-3158. A communication from the Program Specialist, 
     Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting , pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Changes to Applicability Thresholds for 
     Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements'' (RIN1557-
     AE63) received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on November 1, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3159. A communication from the Director, Bureau of 
     Consumer Financial Protection, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the report of a rule entitled ``Home Mortgage Disclosure 
     (Regulation C)'' (RIN3170-AA76) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 7, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3160. A communication from the Director of Legislative 
     Affairs, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Final Rule - 
     Resolution Plans Required'' (RIN3064-AE93) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on November 7, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs .
        EC-3161. A communication from the Director of Legislative 
     Affairs, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Changes to 
     Applicability Thresholds for Regulatory Capital and Liquidity 
     Requirements'' (RIN3064-AE96) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 7, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3162. A communication from the Deputy Secretary, 
     Securities and Exchange Commission, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Commission Statement on 
     Market Structure Innovation for Thinly Traded Securities'' 
     (17 CFR Part 240) received in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on November 5, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3163. A communication from the Assistant to the Board 
     of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Changes to 
     Applicability Thresholds for Regulatory Capital and Liquidity 
     Requirements'' (RIN7100-AF21) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 5, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3164. A communication from the Division Chief of 
     Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Department of 
     the Interior, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost 
     Recovery Fees'' (RIN1004-AE70) received during adjournment of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 8, 2019; to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
     Resources.
        EC-3165. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Air Plan Approval; Massachusetts; Transport 
     Element for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air 
     Quality Standard'' (FRL No. 10001-80-Region 1) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 8, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3166. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Air Plan Approval; California; South Coast Air 
     Quality Management District; Stationary Source Permits'' (FRL 
     No. 10002-12-Region 9) received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 8, 2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
        EC-3167. A communication from the Chief of the 
     Publications and Regulations Branch, Internal Revenue 
     Service, Department of the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``2020 Cost of Living 
     Adjustments to the Internal Revenue Code Tax Tables and Other 
     Items'' (Rev. Proc. 2019-44) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 7, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Finance.
        EC-3168. A communication from the Chief of the 
     Publications and Regulations Branch, Internal Revenue 
     Service, Department of the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Removal of Section 
     385 Documentation Regulations'' (RIN1545-BO02) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on November 7, 
     2019; to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-3169. A communication from the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a petition to add workers at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, 
     Tennessee, to the Special Exposure Cohort; to the Committee 
     on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3170. A communication from the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a petition to add workers at the West Valley Demonstration 
     Project in West Valley, New York, to the Special Exposure 
     Cohort; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
        EC-3171. A communication from the Director of the Office 
     of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, Mine Safety and 
     Health Administration, Department of Labor, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Examinations 
     of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines'' (RIN1219-
     AB92) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on November 5, 2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3172. A communication from the Regulations Coordinator, 
     Centers for Medicare

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     and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Basic Health Program; Federal Funding Methodology 
     for Program Years 2019 and 2020'' (RIN0938-ZB42) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on November 5, 
     2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
        EC-3173. communication from the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Comptroller), transmitting, pursuant to law, the Uniform 
     Resource Locator (URL) for the Department of Defense Agency 
     Financial Report for fiscal year 2019; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3174. A communication from the Administrator of the 
     General Services Administration, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the Administration's Semiannual Report of the Inspector 
     General for the period from April 1, 2019 through September 
     30, 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3175. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-132, ``School Sunscreen Safety 
     Temporary Amendment Act of 2019''; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3176. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-134, ``Primary Date Alteration 
     Amendment Act of 2019''; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3177. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-152, ``Joy Evans Therapeutic Recreation 
     Center Designation Act of 2019''; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3178. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-155, ``Al and Mary Arrighi Way 
     Designation Act of 2019''; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3179. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-157, ``Commission on the Arts and 
     Humanities Budget Subtitle Technical Temporary Amendment Act 
     of 2019''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3180. A communication from the District of Columbia 
     Auditor, transmitting, pursuant to law, reports entitled, 
     ``BEGA Mishandled Whistleblower Complaint on Housing 
     Procurement'' and ``D.C. Department of Health Has System to 
     Monitor Nursing Homes but Some Risks Remain''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3181. A communication from the Treasurer of the 
     National Gallery of Art, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Gallery's Inspector General Report for fiscal year 2019; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3182. A communication from the Secretary, Judicial 
     Conference of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, a report entitled ``Electronic Public Access Fee 
     Schedule''; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
        EC-3183. communication from the Acting Chief Privacy and 
     Civil Liberties Officer, Office of Privacy and Civil 
     Liberties, Department of Justice, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Privacy Act of 1974; 
     Implementation''' (CPCLO Order No. 11-2019) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on November 5, 2019; to 
     the Committee on the Judiciary.
        EC-3184. A communication from the Deputy Chief of the 
     Regulatory Coordination Division, Citizenship and Immigration 
     Services, Department of Homeland Security, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Registration 
     Fee Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B 
     Petitions on Behalf of Cap Subject Aliens'' (RIN1615-AC36) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on November 8, 2019; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
        EC-3185. A communication from the Secretary of the Senate, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of the receipts and 
     expenditures of the Senate for the period from April 1, 2019 
     through September 30, 2019, received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 13, 2019; ordered to lie 
     on the table.

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