EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 193
(Senate - December 04, 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-3357. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Propamocarb; Pesticide Tolerances'' (FRL No. 
     10000-33) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on December 3, 2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-3358. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Etoxazole; Pesticide Tolerances'' (FRL No. 10000-
     97) received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     December 3, 2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry.
        EC-3359. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Fenpyroximate; Pesticide Tolerances'' (FRL No. 
     10002-00) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on December 3, 2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-3360. 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 FSA Salaries and Expense Account; 
     to the Committee on Appropriations.
        EC-3361. A communication from the Under Secretary of 
     Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment), transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, a report relative to an inventory summary of certain 
     required activities performed during the preceding fiscal 
     year pursuant to staff augmentation contracts for services 
     for on behalf of the Department; to the Committee on Armed 
     Services.
        EC-3362. A communication from the Acting Principal Deputy 
     Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Department of 
     Defense, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: 
     Repeal of Temporary Statutory Authorities'' ((RIN0750-AK86) 
     (DFARS Case 2019-D040)) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on December 2, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Armed Services.
        EC-3363. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to the 
     stabilization of Iraq that was declared in Executive Order 
     13303 of May 22, 2003; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, 
     and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3364. A communication from the Attorney-Advisor, 
     Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Clean Fuels Grant Program'' (RIN2132-AB36) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on December 2, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-3365. 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; Idaho; Update to CRB Fee 
     Billing Procedures'' (FRL No. 10002-75-Region 10) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on December 3, 
     2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3366. 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; Illinois; Sulfur Dioxide'' (FRL 
     No. 10002-81-Region 5) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on December 3, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3367. 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; Missouri; Revisions to Cross-
     State Air Pollution Rule Annual Trading Program and 
     Rescission of Clean Air Interstate Rule'' (FRL No. 10000-20-
     Region 7) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on December 3, 2019; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
        EC-3368. 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; Wisconsin; Title V Operation 
     Permit Program'' (FRL No. 10002-80-Region 5) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on December 3, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3369. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Findings of Failure to Submit a Clean Air Act 
     Section 110 State Implementation Plan for Interstate 
     Transport for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality 
     Standards (NAAQS)'' (FRL No. 10002-78-OAR) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on December 3, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-3370. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical 
     Substances (18-3)'' ((RIN2070-AB27) (FRL No. 10001-94)) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     December 3, 2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
        EC-3371. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical 
     Substances (18-4)'' ((RIN2070-AB27) (FRL No. 10002-30)) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     December 3, 2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
        EC-3372. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical 
     Substances (18-2)'' ((RIN2070-AB27) (FRL No. 10001-47)) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     December 3, 2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
        EC-3373. A communication from the Associate General 
     Counsel for General Law, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     in the position of Commissioner, Customs and Border 
     Protection, Department of Homeland Security, received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on December 2, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Finance.
        EC-3374. A communication from the President of the United 
     States, transmitting, pursuant to law, certifications 
     relative to the inclusion of the Republic of North Macedonia 
     in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; to the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations.
        EC-3375. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report consistent with the Authorization 
     for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 
     (P.L. 107-243) and the Authorization for the Use of Military 
     Force Against Iraq Resolution of 1991 (P.L. 102-1) for the 
     July 11, 2019 to September 9, 2019 reporting period; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-3376. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report relative to the establishment of 
     the danger pay allowance for Alexandria, Egypt; Cairo, Egypt; 
     Khartoum, Sudan; Carthage, Tunisia; and Tunis, Tunisia; to 
     the Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-3377. 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 for the export of 
     firearms abroad controlled under Category I of the U.S. 
     Munitions List of automatic rifles to Qatar for end use by 
     the Ministry of the Interior in the amount of $1,000,000 or 
     more (Transmittal No. DDTC 18-083); to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
        EC-3378. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Administration, Executive Office of the President, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to 
     transactions from the Unanticipated Needs Account for fiscal 
     year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3379. A communication from the Treasurer, National 
     Gallery of Art, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Gallery's 
     Performance and Accountability Report for the year ended 
     September 30, 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3380. A communication from the Chairman of the National 
     Transportation Safety Board, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the Board's Performance and Accountability report for fiscal 
     year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3381. A communication from the Staff Director, U.S. 
     Commission on Civil Rights, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the Commission's Performance and Accountability Report for 
     fiscal year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3382. A communication from the Chairman, Occupational 
     Safety and Health Review Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the Commission's Performance and Accountability 
     Report for fiscal year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3383. A communication from the Inspector General, 
     Department of Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report entitled, ``Five-Year Strategic Mission and Diversity 
     and Inclusions Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3384. A communication from the Chair of the U.S. 
     Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the Board's Agency Financial Report for fiscal year 
     2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.

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        EC-3385. A communication from the Associate General 
     Counsel for General Law, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     in the position of Under Secretary for Management, Department 
     of Homeland Security, received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     November 26, 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3386. A communication from the Associate General 
     Counsel for General Law, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     in the position of Secretary of Homeland Security, received 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on December 2, 
     2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.
        EC-3387. A communication from the Associate General 
     Counsel for General Law, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a vacancy 
     in the position of Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and 
     Plans, Department of Homeland Security, received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on December 2, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3388. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-158, ``Attorney General Grant-Making 
     Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2019''; to the Committee 
     on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3389. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-159, ``Investigating Maternal 
     Mortalities Temporary Amendment Act of 2019''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3390. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-160, ``Student Activity Fund Theatrical 
     and Music Performance Expenditures Temporary Act of 2019'' ; 
     to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.
        EC-3391. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-161, ``Indigenous Peoples' Day 
     Temporary Amendment Act of 2019''; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3392. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-164, ``Intra-District Transfer 
     Limitation Temporary Amendment Act of 2019''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3393. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-162, ``Sanctuary Values Temporary 
     Amendment Act of 2019''; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3394. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 23-163, ``MLK Gateway Real Property Tax 
     Abatement Amendment Act of 2019''; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3395. A communication from the Chairman, Nuclear 
     Regulatory Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Commission's Agency Financial Report for fiscal year 2019; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3396. A communication from the Director, Congressional 
     Affairs, Federal Election Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the Commission's Agency Financial Report for fiscal 
     year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3397. A communication from the Administrator, U.S. 
     Agency for International Development (USAID), transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for 
     USAID's Agency Financial Report for fiscal year 2019; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3398. A communication from the Acting Chief Financial 
     Officer, Department of Homeland Security, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the Department's Agency Financial Report for 
     fiscal year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3399. A communication from the Chairman, National 
     Endowment for the Arts, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Endowment's Agency Financial Report for fiscal year 2019; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3400. A communication from the Administrator of the 
     General Services Administration, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the Administration's Agency Financial Report for fiscal 
     year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3401. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, Department's Agency 
     Financial Report for fiscal year 2019; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3402. A communication from the Deputy Chief Financial 
     Officer, Department of Transportation, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the Department's Agency Financial Report for fiscal 
     year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3403. A communication from the Secretary of Labor, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the Uniform Resource Locator 
     (URL) for the Department of Labor's Agency Financial Report 
     for fiscal year 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security 
     and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3404. A communication from the Director, National 
     Science Foundation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the Foundation's fiscal 
     year 2019 Agency Financial Report; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3405. A joint communication from the Chairman and the 
     General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the Office of Inspector 
     General Semiannual Report for the period of April 1, 2019 
     through September 30, 2019; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3406. A communication from the Chairman, Board of 
     Governors, United States Postal Service, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the Postal Services' 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-3407. A communication from the Administrator, United 
     States Agency for International Development, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the Agency'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-3408. A communication from the Chair of the Board of 
     Governors, Federal Reserve System, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the Inspector General's Semiannual Report for the six-
     month period from April 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.
        EC-3409. A communication from the Secretary of Education, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the Department of Education'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-3410. A communication from the General Counsel and 
     Acting Chief Executive and Administrative Officer, Merit 
     Systems Protection Board, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report relative to the federal entity inspector general 
     report; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3411. A communication from the Board Members of the 
     Railroad Retirement Board, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Board'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-3412. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary for Legislation, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Department'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-3413. A communication from the Commissioner of the 
     Social Security 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 and the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the 
     report; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3414. 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-3415. A communication from the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs' 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-3416. A communication from the Administrator, 
     Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the Agency's Semiannual Report of the Office of 
     Inspector General for the period from April 1, 2019 through 
     September 30, 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3417. A communication from the Chair of the Federal 
     Election Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Commission'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-3418. A communication from the Chairman of the 
     Securities and Exchange Commission, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the Commission's Semiannual Report of the Inspector 
     General and a Management Report for the period from April 1, 
     2019 through September 30, 2019; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3419. A communication from the Senior Procurement 
     Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services 
     Administration, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a rule entitled ``Federal Acquisition Regulation; Reporting 
     of Nonconforming

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     Items to Government-Industry Data Exchange Program'' 
     ((RIN9000-AM58) (48 CFR Parts 1, 2, 7, 46, and 52)) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 22, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3420. A communication from the Senior Procurement 
     Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services 
     Administration, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a rule entitled ``Federal Acquisition Regulation; Small 
     Entity Compliance Guide'' ((48 CFR Parts 22 and 52) (FAC 
     2020-02)) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on November 22, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.
        EC-3421. A communication from the Senior Procurement 
     Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services 
     Administration, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a rule entitled ``Federal Acquisition Regulation; 
     Introduction'' ((48 CFR Part 1) (FAC 2020-02)) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on November 22, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-3422. A communication from the Assistant Secretary for 
     Legislation, Department of Health and Human Services, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled ``Fiscal 
     Year (FY) 2018 Report to Congress on Contract Funding of 
     Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act 
     Awards''; to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
        EC-3423. A communication from the Federal Liaison Officer, 
     Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``International Trademark Classification Changes'' (RIN0651-
     AD44) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on December 2, 2019; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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