Daily Digest

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055, Further Continuing Appropriations Act and Further Health Extenders Act.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6725–S6773

Measures Introduced: Thirty-six bills and nine resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2923–2958, and S. Res. 436–444.
Pages S6755–56

Measures Reported:

S. 860, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify the terms of the Jackson Gulch rehabilitation project in Colorado, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 116–160)

S. 1882, to make available the continued use of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program project use power by the Kinsey Irrigation Company and the Sidney Water Users Irrigation District, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–161)

S. 1294, to require Federal agencies with jurisdiction over broadband deployment to enter into an interagency agreement related to certain types of funding for broadband deployment. (S. Rept. No. 116–162)
Pages S6754–55

Measures Passed:

Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 75, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 3055.
Page S6736


Stomach Cancer Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 437, expressing support for the goals of Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.
Page S6759


National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 438, expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children waiting for adoption, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging the people of the United States to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.
Pages S6759–60


Drive Safer Sunday: Senate agreed to S. Res. 439, designating December 1, 2019, as ``Drive Safer Sunday''.
Page S6760


Wreaths Across America Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 440, designating December 14, 2019, as ``Wreaths Across America Day''.
Pages S6760–61


Apollo 12 Moon landing 50th anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 441, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 Moon landing.
Page S6761


Charging Helps Agencies Realize General Efficiencies Act: Senate passed S. 2193, to require the Administrator of General Services to issue guidance to clarify that Federal agencies may pay by charge card for the charging of Federal electric motor vehicles, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
Page S6764


Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 1430, to amend title 5, United States Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees, after agreeing to the committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6764–66

Fischer (for Lankford/Peters) Amendment No. 1251, to make certain corrections.
Page S6766


Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 900, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the ``Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic'', and the bill was then passed.
Pages S6766–67


Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2334, to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the ``Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic'', and the bill was then passed.
Page S6767


Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 2451, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the ``Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office''.
Page S6767


Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 2712, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the ``Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office Building''.
Page S6767


Jerry C. Washburn Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 887, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 877 East 1200 South in Orem, Utah, as the ``Jerry C. Washburn Post Office Building''.
Page S6767


Marilyn Monroe Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 1252, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the ``Marilyn Monroe Post Office''.
Page S6767


Ritchie Valens Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 1253, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, as the ``Ritchie Valens Post Office Building''.
Page S6767


Eva G. Hewitt Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 1526, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the ``Eva G. Hewitt Post Office''.
Page S6767


Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 1844, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the ``Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building''.
Page S6767


Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 1972, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the ``Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building''.
Page S6767


Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 2151, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the ``Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office''.
Page S6767


65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 2325, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the ``65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building''.
Page S6767


Jose Ramos Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 3144, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the ``Jose Ramos Post Office Building''.
Page S6767


Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 3314, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the ``Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building''.
Page S6767


National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act: Senate passed S. 333, to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to work with cybersecurity consortia for training.
Page S6768


State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act: Senate passed S. 1846, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for engagements with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, after withdrawing the committee amendment, and agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6768–70

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Fischer (for Peters) Amendment No. 1252, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6769–70


General Security of Military Information Agreement between the Republic of Korea and Japan: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 435, reaffirming the importance of the General Security of Military Information Agreement between the Republic of Korea and Japan, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6770

House Messages:

Further Continuing Appropriations Act and Further Health Extenders Act: By 74 yeas to 20 nays (Vote No. 365), Senate agreed to McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment Senate to H.R. 3055, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, after taking action on the following motions proposed thereto:
Pages S6734–36

Rejected:

Paul motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with Paul Amendment No. 1250, to reduce the amount appropriated by 1 percent and put the savings towards the Highway Trust Fund and certain Environmental Protection Agency Infrastructure Assistance. (By 73 yeas to 20 nays (Vote No. 363), Senate tabled the motion.)
Pages S6734–35

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

By 75 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 364), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment Senate to the bill.
Page S6735


Virginia Beach Strong Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that if Senate receives H.R. 4566, to accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of the families of victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 31, 2019, and the text is identical to the text of S. 2592, to accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of the families of victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 31, 2019, as introduced, Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of H.R. 4566, the bill be considered read a third time, and Senate vote on passage of the bill; and that if passed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table, with no intervening action or debate.
Page S6764


Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the upcoming adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President pro tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
Pages S6767–68


Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Friday, November 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 7 a.m.; Friday, November 29, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.; and that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 29, 2019, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, December 2, 2019.
Page S6772


Brouillette Nomination--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.
Pages S6726, S6739

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

By 74 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. EX. 366), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S6739

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, December 2, 2019, Senate resume consideration of the nomination, with the post-cloture time on the nomination expiring at 5:30 p.m.; and that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the motions to invoke cloture filed during the session of Thursday, November 21, 2019, ripen following disposition of the nomination.
Page S6772


Komitee Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Eric Ross Komitee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
Page S6726

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.
Page S6726

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S6726

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6726


Sinatra Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of John L. Sinatra, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York.
Page S6726

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Eric Ross Komitee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
Page S6726

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S6726

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6726


Pitlyk Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Sarah E. Pitlyk, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Pages S6726–27

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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of John L. Sinatra, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York.
Page S6727

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S6726

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6726


Cole Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Douglas Russell Cole, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
Page S6727

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Sarah E. Pitlyk, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Page S6727

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S6727

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6727


Huffaker Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of R. Austin Huffaker, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama.
Page S6727

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Douglas Russell Cole, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
Page S6727

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S6727

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6727


Barlow Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of David B. Barlow, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah.
Page S6727

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of R. Austin Huffaker, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama.
Page S6727

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S6727

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6727


Myers Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Richard Ernest Myers II, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Page S6727

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of David B. Barlow, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah.
Pages S6727–28

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S6727

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6727


Lydon Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Sherri A. Lydon, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
Pages S6728–34

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Richard Ernest Myers II, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Page S6728

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S6728

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6728


Duncan Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Robert M. Duncan, of Kentucky, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service.
Page S6736

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Sherri A. Lydon, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
Page S6736

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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6736


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training.

Ian Paul Steff, of Indiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service.

John E. Kramer, of Florida, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation.

Joshua A. Deahl, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years.

Deborah J. Israel, 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.

Andrea L. Hertzfeld, 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.

Carl Whitney Bentzel, of Maryland, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2024.

E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission for the term of three years.

Ralph Ignatius Sozio, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York for the term of four years.

Robert Anthony Dixon, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of four years.

Thomas Michael O'Connor, of Texas, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Texas for the term of four years.

25 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

5 Army nominations in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Foreign Service, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S6772–73


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Jason Myung-lk Chung, of Virginia, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador.

Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

John W. Holcomb, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Knut Sveinbjorn Johnson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Steve Kim, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.

Michelle M. Pettit, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Todd Wallace Robinson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Jennifer P. Togliatti, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada.

Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
Page S6772


Messages from the House:
Page S6754


Measures Referred:
Page S6754


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S6754


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S6754


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S6755


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6756–59


Additional Statements:
Pages S6752–54


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6762–63


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6763


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6764


Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--366)
Pages S6735–36, S6739


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:07 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6772.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

FCC SPECTRUM AUCTIONS OVERSIGHT

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government concluded an oversight hearing examine the Federal Communications Commission, focusing on the spectrum auctions program, after receiving testimony from Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, and Giulia McHenry, Acting Chief, Office of Economics and Analytics, both of the Federal Communications Commission.

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FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LEGISLATION

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Federal payments to local governments provided through the Secure Rural Schools and Payments in Lieu of Taxes programs, including S. 430, to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, S. 1643, to amend title 36, United States Code, to grant a Federal charter to the Forest and Refuge County Foundation, to provide for the establishment of the Natural Resources Permanent Fund, and S. 2108, to amend section 6903 of title 31, United States Code, to provide for additional population tiers, after receiving testimony from Denise Flanagan, Director of Budget, Department of the Interior; Allen Rowley, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; Mayor Stephen Prysunka, Wrangell, Alaska; and Justin M. Dilley, Pocahontas County Board of Education, Dunmore, West Virginia.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Lawrence VanDyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Philip M. Halpern, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Bernard Maurice Jones II, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, Barbara Bailey Jongbloed, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, and Thomas Michael O'Connor, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Texas, and Ralph Ignatius Sozio, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York, both of the Department of Justice.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 42 public bills, H.R. 5209–5250; and 8 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 77; and H. Res. 724–730 were introduced.
Pages H9167–69


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H9170–71


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 3614, to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to ban the use of credit information for most employment decisions, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–305);

H.R. 3618, to establish requirements relating to credit scores and educational credit scores, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–306); and

H.R. 3629, to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to establish clear Federal oversight of the development of credit scoring models by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–307).
Page H9167


Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act: The House passed H.R. 1309, to direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, by a recorded vote of 251 ayes to 158 noes, Roll No. 642.
Pages H9127–45, H9145–54

Agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair on a point of order sustained against the Kelly (PA) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Education and Labor with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 222 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 641.
Pages H9153–54

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–37, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–302, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill.
Pages H9135–38

Agreed to:

Hastings amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that requires covered employers to email their organization's workplace violence prevention plan to the organization's staff, following completion of annual training;
Pages H9138–39

DeSaulnier amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that includes procedures to provide information about available trauma and related counseling for employees in reporting, incident response, and post-incident investigation procedures;
Page H9139

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Levin (MI) amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that requires information about the bill's anti-retaliation provision to be provided in its required workplace violence and prevention training;
Pages H9144–45

Green (TX) amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that requires the Secretary of Labor to provide an annual report to Congress that would include statistics and a summary from the annual report submitted to the Secretary by employers;
Pages H9145–46

Brown (MD) amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that states that additional training shall be provided for covered employees who work with victims of torture, trafficking, or domestic violence;
Pages H9146–47

Garcia (TX) amendment (No. 8 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that ensures that the annual evaluations include changes based on informed findings by employers;
Pages H9147–48

Harder amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that ensures that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or prevent healthcare workers from reporting violent incidents to appropriate law enforcement (by a recorded vote of 414 ayes to 1 no, Roll No. 638);
Pages H9143–44, H9150–51

Wexton amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that ensures that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or diminish any protections in relevant federal, state or local law related to domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault (by a recorded vote of 415 ayes to 1 no, Roll No. 639); and
Pages H9148, H9151

Delgado amendment (No. 10 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that directs OSHA to prioritize providing technical assistance and advice to employers throughout the first year of the Act to ensure businesses are in compliance (by a recorded vote of 242 ayes to 176 noes, Roll No. 640).
Pages H9148–49, H9151–52

Rejected:

Byrne amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–302) that sought to require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promulgate a final standard on workplace violence prevention for health care and social service workers; require OSHA to follow the established rulemaking process (by a recorded vote of 177 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 637).
Pages H9140–43, H9149–50

H. Res. 713, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1309) was agreed to yesterday, November 20th.

Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 725, electing a certain Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
Page H9155


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, November 22nd.
Page H9162


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 9159.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Six recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9149–50, H9150–51, H9151, H9151–52, H9153–54, H9154. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:23 p.m.

Committee Meetings

THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ORGANIC INDUSTRIAL BASE: CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS AND READINESS IMPACTS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing entitled ``The Department of Defense Organic Industrial Base: Challenges, Solutions and Readiness Impacts''. Testimony was heard from Lieutenant General Duane A. Gamble, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of the Army; Lieutenant General Donald E. Kirkland, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Department of the Air Force; Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Department of the Navy; Vice Admiral G. Dean Peters, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Department of the Navy; and Major General Joseph F. Shrader, Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Command, Headquarters Marine Corps.

BANKING ON YOUR DATA: THE ROLE OF BIG DATA IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Committee on Financial Services: Task Force on Financial Technology held a hearing entitled ``Banking on Your Data: The Role of Big Data in Financial Services''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MEMBER DAY: COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION

Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Member Day: Committee on House Administration''. Testimony was heard from Chairman Kilmer, Chairman Takano, and Representatives Rice of North Carolina, Phillips, Graves of Georgia, and Olson.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee concluded a markup on H.R. 5038, the ``Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019''; H.R. 3884, the ``Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019''; H.R. 5140, the ``Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019''; H.R. 3991, the ``Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act of 2019''; and H.R. 5133, the ``Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019''. H.R. 5038, H.R. 3884, H.R. 5140, and H.R. 3991 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 5133 was ordered reported, without amendment.

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IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY: DR. HILL AND MR. HOLMES

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Impeachment Inquiry: Dr. Hill and Mr. Holmes''. Testimony was heard from David A. Holmes, Political Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Kyiv, Ukraine, Department of State; and a public witness.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

NOVEMBER 22, 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

9:30 a.m., Friday, November 22

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1:30 p.m., Friday, November 22

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1:30 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Babin, Brian, Tex., E1492, E1495

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1489

Casten, Sean, Ill., E1486

Castro, Joaquin, Tex., E1493

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E1497

Davids, Sharice, Kans., E1486

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E1494

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1490, E1496

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E1489

DelBene, Suzan K., Wash., E1485

Gaetz, Matt, Fla., E1494

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1491

Hern, Kevin, Okla., E1487

Herrera Beutler, Jaime, Wash., E1486

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1490, E1491

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1488, E1494, E1497

Joyce, John, Pa., E1494, E1497

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1487

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E1485

Meuser, Daniel, Pa., E1487, E1488, E1489, E1490, E1491, E1493, E1494, E1496, E1497

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1487

Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria, N.Y., E1489

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E1492

Porter, Katie, Calif., E1486

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1487, E1493

Speier, Jackie, Calif., E1488, E1492, E1495

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E1490

Titus, Dina, Nev., E1485, E1485

Webster, Daniel, Fla., E1485

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1489

Yarmuth, John A., Ky., E1493

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