EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 192
(Senate - December 03, 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-3315. A communication from the Administrator, 
     Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Almonds Grown in California; Revisions to the Accepted User 
     Program Requirements and New Information Collection'' ((7 CFR 
     Part 981) (Docket No. AMS-SC-18-0099)) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on November 26, 2019; to the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-3316. A communication from the Administrator, 
     Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Dried Prunes Produced in California;

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     Decreased Assessment Rate'' ((7 CFR Part 993) (Docket No. 
     AMS-SC-19-0056)) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on November 26, 
     2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
        EC-3317. A communication from the Congressional Review 
     Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
     Department of Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Swine Health Protection Act; 
     Amendments to Garbage Feeding Regulations'' ((RIN0579-AE50) 
     (Docket No. APHIS-2018-0067)) received during adjournment of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 27, 2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-3318. 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 ``Publication Method for Lists of 
     Foreign Countries Eligible to Export Meat, Poultry, or Egg 
     Products to the United States'' (RIN0583-AD72) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on December 2, 
     2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
        EC-3319. A communication from the Secretary of Defense, 
     transmitting a report on the approved retirement of Vice 
     Admiral Bruce H. Lindsey, United States Navy, and his 
     advancement to the grade of vice admiral on the retired list; 
     to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-3320. A communication from the Secretary, Department of 
     the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the six-month 
     periodic report on the national emergency with respect to 
     serious human rights abuse and corruption that was declared 
     in Executive Order 13818 of December 20, 2017; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3321. A communication from the Deputy General Counsel 
     for Operations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, two (2) reports relative to 
     vacancies in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 18, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
        EC-3322. A communication from the Director, Bureau of 
     Consumer Financial Protection, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the report of a rule entitled ``Truth in Lending (Regulation 
     Z); Screening and Training Requirements for Mortgage Loan 
     Originators With Temporary Authority'' (12 CFR Part 1026) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 19, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
        EC-3323. A communication from the Assistant Director for 
     Regulatory Affairs, Office of Foreign Assets Control, 
     Department of the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the report of a rule entitled ``Venezuela Sanctions 
     Regulations'' (31 CFR Part 591) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 20, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3324. A communication from the Director of Legislative 
     Affairs, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Prohibitions 
     and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests 
     in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity 
     Funds'' (RIN3064-AE67) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 20, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Banking , Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3325. A communication from the Regulatory Specialist, 
     Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Other Real Estate Owner and Technical Amendments'' 
     (RIN1557-AE50) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on November 22, 
     2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
        EC-3326. A communication from the Regulatory Specialist, 
     Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans 
     Exemption Threshold'' (RIN1557-AE68) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on November 22, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3327. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, 
     Department of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Addition of Entities to the 
     Entity List, Revision of an Entry on the Entity List, and 
     Removal of Entities from the Entity List'' (RIN0694-AH85) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on November 25, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3328. A communication from the Senior Legal Advisor for 
     Regulatory Affairs, Departmental Offices, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``IMARA Calculation Under the Terrorism Risk 
     Insurance Program'' ((RIN1505-AC62) (31 CFR Part 50)) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     December 2, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
        EC-3329. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and 
     Security, Department of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Temporary General 
     License: Extension of Validity'' (RIN0694-AH97) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on December 2, 
     2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
        EC-3330. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and 
     Security, Department of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Temporary General 
     License: Extension of Validity'' (RIN0694-AH97) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on December 2, 
     2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
        EC-3331. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting proposed legislation to provide for utility 
     incentives that the Department of Homeland Security may 
     receive, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy 
     and Natural Resources.
        EC-3332. A joint communication from the Administrator, 
     Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 
     and the Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, 
     Department of Transportation, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     a report entitled ``2018 Status of the Nation's Highways, 
     Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance''; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3333. A communication from the Director of 
     Congressional Affairs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
     Safeguards, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Miscellaneous Corrections'' (RIN3150-AK34) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on November 21, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3334. 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; Connecticut; Regional Haze Five 
     Year Progress Report'' (FRL No. 10002-42-Region 1) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 22, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3335. 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; Vermont; Reasonably Available 
     Control Technology for the 2008 and 2015 Ozone Standards'' 
     (FRL No. 10002-16-Region 1) received during adjournment of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 22, 2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
        EC-3336. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning 
     Purposes; Ohio; Redesignation of the Ohio Portion of the 
     Steubenville Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area'' (FRL No. 
     10002-56-Region 5) received during adjournment of the Senate 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on November 22, 
     2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3337. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the 
     Universal Waste Regulations'' ((RIN2050-AG92) (FRL No. 10002-
     49-OLEM)) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on November 22, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3338. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``North Dakota: Codification and Incorporation by 
     Reference of Approved State Underground Storage Tank 
     Program'' (FRL No. 10000-51-Region 8) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on November 22, 2019; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3339. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk 
     Management Programs under the Clean Air Act'' ((RIN2050-AG95) 
     (FRL No. 10002-69-OLEM)) received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 27, 2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
        EC-3340. 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; Iowa; Revisions to Regional 
     Haze Plan and Visibility Requirements in Infrastructure State 
     Implementation Plans for the 2006 PM2.5, 2012 PM2.5, 2010 
     NO2, 2010 SO2, 2008 Ozone, and 2015 Ozone NAAQS'' (FRL No. 
     10001-89-Region 7) received during adjournment of the Senate 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on November 27, 
     2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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        EC-3341. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Revisions to California State Implementation Plan; 
     Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District and Ventura 
     County Air Pollution Control District; Nonattainment New 
     Source Review Requirements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone 
     Standard'' (FRL No. 10001-66-Region 9) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on November 27, 2019; to the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3342. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to sections 36(c) and (d) of the Arms Export Control 
     Act, the certification of a proposed license for the 
     manufacture of significant military equipment abroad and the 
     export of defense articles, including technical data and 
     defense services to the Philippines for the manufacture of 22 
     Magnum pistols in the amount of $1,000,000 or more 
     (Transmittal No. DDTC 17-085); to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
        EC-3343. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to section 36(c) of the Arms Export Control Act, the 
     certification of a proposed license amendment for the export 
     of firearms, parts, and components abroad controlled under 
     Category I of the U.S. Munitions List of .300 caliber 
     automatic rifles and spare parts to the Netherlands in the 
     amount of $1,000,000 or more (Transmittal No. DDTC 19-066); 
     to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-3344. 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 ``Estate and Gift 
     Taxes, Difference in the Basic Exclusion Amount'' (RIN1545-
     BO72) received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on November 26, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
        EC-3345. 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 ``Guidance to Qualified 
     States Requesting Allocations of Unused Low-Income Housing 
     Credit Carryovers'' (Rev. Proc. 2019-45) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on November 26, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-3346. A communication from the Regulations Coordinator, 
     Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of 
     Health and Human Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Medicaid Program; Covered 
     Outpatient Drug; Further Delay of Inclusions of Territories 
     in Definitions of States and United States'' (RIN0938-AT09) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on November 22, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
        EC-3347. 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 ``Per Diem Allowances'' 
     (Rev. Proc. 2019-48) received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 27, 2019; to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-3348. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Workers' Compensation Programs, Department of Labor, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the Department of Labor's 
     fiscal year 2016, fiscal year 2017, and fiscal year 2018 
     Office of Workers' Compensation Programs annual report; to 
     the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3349. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary for Legislation, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled 
     ``Fiscal Year 2017 Performance Report to Congress for the 
     Office of Combination Products''; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3350. A communication from the Senior Advisor, Office 
     of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     in the position of Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and 
     Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     December 2, 2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3351. A communication from the Director of Regulations 
     and Policy Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Food 
     Labeling: Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food Sold From 
     Certain Vending Machines; Front of Package Type Size'' 
     (RIN0910-AH83) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on November 22, 
     2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
        EC-3352. A communication from the Division Director for 
     Policy, Legislation, and Regulation, Employment and Training 
     Administration, Department of Labor, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Procurement Roles and 
     Responsibilities for Job Corps Contracts'' (RIN1205-AB96) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on November 25, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3353. A communication from the Acting Assistant General 
     Counsel for Regulatory Services, Office of General Counsel, 
     Department of Education, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Final Priority for Discretionary 
     Grant Programs'' (RIN1875-AA12) received during adjournment 
     of the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 27, 2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3354. A communication from the Acting Assistant General 
     Counsel for Regulatory Services, Office of General Counsel, 
     Department of Education, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Total and Permanent Disability 
     Discharge of Loans under Title IV of the Higher Education 
     Act'' (RIN1840-AD48) received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 27, 2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3355. A communication from the Secretary of Education, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Title I, Part C--Improving the Academic Achievement of the 
     Disadvantaged; Education of Migratory Children'' (RIN1810-
     AB49) received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on November 27, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-3356. A communication from the Deputy Assistant General 
     Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-
     Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits'' 
     (29 CFR Part 4022) received in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on December 2, 2019; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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