Daily Digest

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S7123–S7166

Measures Introduced: Twenty-six bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3080–3105, S. Res. 457, and S. Con. Res. 31.
Pages S7156–57

Measures Reported:

S. 2365, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize urban Indian organizations to enter into arrangements for the sharing of medical services and facilities. (S. Rept. No. 116–180)

S. Res. 260, recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to global nutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.

S. 482, to strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to combat international cybercrime, and to impose additional sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 641, to update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Yucca House National Monument, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 774, to adjust the boundary of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor, with amendments.

S. 1262, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, to withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, with amendments.

S. 1890, to provide for grants for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy improvements at public school facilities.

S. 2108, to amend section 6903 of title 31, United States Code, to provide for additional population tiers.

S. 2393, to promote a 21st century energy workforce, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 2399, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to improve State loan eligibility for projects for innovative technology, with amendments.

S. 2660, to establish a grant program for wind energy research, development, and demonstration, with amendments.
Pages S7155–56

Measures Passed:

Naval Air Station Pensacola: Senate agreed to S. Res. 457, condemning the terrorist attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, December 6, 2019, honoring the members of the Navy who lost their lives in the attack, and expressing support and prayers for all individuals affected by the attack.
Pages S7136–41


Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act: Senate passed S. 153, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S7164–65


Vera C. Rubin Observatory Designation Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3196, to designate the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope as the ``Vera C. Rubin Observatory'', and the bill was then passed.
Page S7165


Richard G. Lugar Post Office: Senate passed S. 3105, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the ``Richard G. Lugar Post Office''.
Page S7165


2020 Census: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 31, recognizing the importance and significance of the 2020 Census and encouraging individuals, families, and households across the United States to participate in the 2020 Census to ensure a complete and accurate count.
Page S7165


Human Rights Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 450, recognizing the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the celebration of ``Human Rights Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S7165

House Messages:

National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, December 19, 2019, Senate resume consideration of the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 1865, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District of Columbia, with the time until 11 a.m., equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; and that notwithstanding the provisions of Rules XXII, the motions to invoke cloture filed during the session of Tuesday, December 17, 2019, ripen at 11 a.m., on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
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Appointments:

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, upon the recommendation of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the Public Law 105–292, as amended by Public Law 106–55, Public Law 107–228, and Public Law 112–75, appointed the following individual to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Rabbi Sharon A. Kleinbaum of New York vice Ahmed M. Khawaja of California.
Page S7165


Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

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Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption that was originally declared in Executive Order 13818 of December 20, 2017; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–40)
Page S7154


Singhal Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Anuraag Singhal, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Pages S7136, S7141

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

By 76 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. EX

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403), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S7136


Marston Nomination--Cloture: By 85 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX

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404), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Karen Spencer Marston, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Pages S7141–42


Traynor Nomination--Cloture: By 51 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. EX

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405), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Daniel Mack Traynor, of North Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of North Dakota.
Page S7142


Dishman Nomination--Cloture: By 76 yeas to 17 nays (Vote No. EX

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406), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Jodi W. Dishman, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Pages S7142–43


Gallagher Nomination--Cloture: By 82 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. EX

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407), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of John M. Gallagher, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Page S7143


Jones II Nomination--Cloture: By 88 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. EX

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408), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Bernard Maurice Jones II, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Page S7143


Vyskocil Nomination--Cloture: By 89 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. EX

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409), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Mary Kay Vyskocil, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Pages S7143–44


Riggs Nomination--Cloture: By 92 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. EX

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410), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Kea Whetzal Riggs, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico.
Page S7144


Brown Nomination--Cloture: By 91 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. EX

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411), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Gary Richard Brown, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
Pages S7144–45


Davis Nomination--Cloture: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.
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During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By 90 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. EX

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412), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S7145


Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that if cloture is invoked on the nominations filed on Monday, December 16, 2019, Senate vote on confirmation of the nominations at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader.
Page S7136

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motions to invoke cloture on the nominations of Robert J. Colville, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and Lewis J. Liman, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, be withdrawn, and that the votes on confirmation of the nominations occur in the series of votes in the previous order, with all other provisions remaining in effect.
Page S7143


Vote Correction--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senator Hassan be permitted to change her vote from yea to nay on Vote No. 380 since it will not affect the outcome.
Page S7126


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 56 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. EX. 402), Matthew Walden McFarland, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
Pages S7126–36

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

By 55 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. EX

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401), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S7126–36

1 Army nomination in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army.
Page S7149


Messages from the House:
Pages S7154–55


Measures Referred:
Page S7155


Measures Read the First Time:
Page S7155


Executive Communications:
Page S7155


Petitions and Memorials:
Page S7155


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S7155–56


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7157–59


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S7159–63


Additional Statements:
Pages S7152–54


Record Votes: Twelve record votes were taken today. (Total--412)
Pages S7128, S7135–36, S7142–45


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:07 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7166.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 482, to strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to combat international cybercrime, and to impose additional sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

DOJ IG FISA REPORT

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Report, focusing on methodology, scope, and findings, after receiving testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 5471–5489; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 770 and 771, were introduced.
Pages H12209–10


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H12211–12


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 3787, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–356).
Page H12209


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative DeGette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H12113


Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Biggs motion to adjourn by a yea-and-nay vote of 188 yeas to 226 nays, Roll No. 691.
Pages H12113–14


Question of Privilege: Representative McCarthy rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. Upon examination of the resolution, the Chair determined that the resolution qualified. Subsequently, the House agreed to the Hoyer motion to table H. Res. 770, raising a question of the privileges of the House, by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 692.
Pages H12114–15


Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors: The House agreed to H. Res. 755, impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, and adopted Articles I and II.
Pages H12115–H12206

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the resolution shall be considered as adopted.
Page H12131

Article I: Abuse of Power. By a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 197 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 695, the House adopted Article 1 of H. Res. 755: The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives ``shall have the sole Power of Impeachment'' and that the President ``shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors''. In his conduct of the office of President of the United States--and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed--Donald J. Trump has abused the powers of the Presidency, in that: Using the powers of his high office, President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States Presidential election. He did so through a scheme or course of conduct that included soliciting the Government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations that would benefit his reelection, harm the election prospects of a political opponent, and influence the 2020 United States Presidential election to his advantage. President Trump also sought to pressure the Government of Ukraine to take these steps by conditioning official United States Government acts of significant value to Ukraine on its public announcement of the investigations. President Trump engaged in this scheme or course of conduct for corrupt purposes in pursuit of personal political benefit. In so doing, President Trump used the powers of the Presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the United States and undermined the integrity of the United States democratic process. He thus ignored and injured the interests of the Nation. President Trump engaged in this scheme or course of conduct through the following means: (1) President Trump--acting both directly and through his agents within and outside the United States Government--corruptly solicited the Government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations into--(A) a political opponent, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; and (B) a discredited theory promoted by Russia alleging that Ukraine--rather than Russia--interfered in the 2016 United States Presidential election. (2) With the same corrupt motives, President Trump--acting both directly and through his agents within and outside the United States Government--conditioned two official acts on the public announcements that he had requested--(A) the release of $391 million of United States taxpayer funds that Congress had appropriated on a bipartisan basis for the purpose of providing vital military and security assistance to Ukraine to oppose Russian aggression and which President Trump had ordered suspended; and (B) a head of state meeting at the White House, which the President of Ukraine sought to demonstrate continued United States support for the Government of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. (3) Faced with the public revelation of his actions, President Trump ultimately released the military and security assistance to the Government of Ukraine, but has persisted in openly and corruptly urging and soliciting Ukraine to undertake investigations for his personal political benefit. These actions were consistent with President Trump's previous invitations of foreign interference in United States elections. In all of this, President Trump abused the powers of the Presidency by ignoring and injuring national security and other vital national interests to obtain an improper personal political benefit. He has also betrayed the Nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections. Wherefore President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law. President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.
Pages H12130–31

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Article II: Obstruction of Congress. By a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 198 noes with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 696, the House adopted Article 2 of H. Res. 755: The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives ``shall have the sole Power of Impeachment'' and that the President ``shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors''. In his conduct of the office of President of the United States--and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed--Donald J. Trump has directed the unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives pursuant to its ``sole Power of Impeachment''. President Trump has abused the powers of the Presidency in a manner offensive to, and subversive of, the Constitution, in that: The House of Representatives has engaged in an impeachment inquiry focused on President Trump's corrupt solicitation of the Government of Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 United States Presidential election. As part of this impeachment inquiry, the Committees undertaking the investigation served subpoenas seeking documents and testimony deemed vital to the inquiry from various Executive Branch agencies and offices, and current and former officials. In response, without lawful cause or excuse, President Trump directed Executive Branch agencies, offices, and officials not to comply with those subpoenas. President Trump thus interposed the powers of the Presidency against the lawful subpoenas of the House of Representatives, and assumed to himself functions and judgments necessary to the exercise of the ``sole Power of Impeachment'' vested by the Constitution in the House of Representatives. President Trump abused the powers of his high office through the following means: (1) Directing the White House to defy a lawful subpoena by withholding the production of documents sought therein by the Committees. (2) Directing other Executive Branch agencies and offices to defy lawful subpoenas and withhold the production of documents and records from the Committees--in response to which the Department of State, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Energy, and Department of Defense refused to produce a single document or record. (3) Directing current and former Executive Branch officials not to cooperate with the Committees--in response to which nine Administration officials defied subpoenas for testimony, namely John Michael ``Mick'' Mulvaney, Robert B. Blair, John A. Eisenberg, Michael Ellis, Preston Wells Griffith, Russell T. Vought, Michael Duffey, Brian McCormack, and T. Ulrich Brechbuhl. These actions were consistent with President Trump's previous efforts to undermine United States Government investigations into foreign interference in United States elections. Through these actions, President Trump sought to arrogate to himself the right to determine the propriety, scope, and nature of an impeachment inquiry into his own conduct, as well as the unilateral prerogative to deny any and all information to the House of Representatives in the exercise of its ``sole Power of Impeachment''. In the history of the Republic, no President has ever ordered the complete defiance of an impeachment inquiry or sought to obstruct and impede so comprehensively the ability of the House of Representatives to investigate ``high Crimes and Misdemeanors''. This abuse of office served to cover up the President's own repeated misconduct and to seize and control the power of impeachment--and thus to nullify a vital constitutional safeguard vested solely in the House of Representatives. In all of this, President Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, President Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law. President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.
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H. Res. 767, the rule providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 755) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 694, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 693.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H12113–14, H12115, H12129–30, H12130, H12205–06, and H12206. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 8:52 p.m.

Committee Meetings

THE FUTURE OF WORK: ENSURING WORKERS ARE COMPETITIVE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING ECONOMY

Committee on Education and Labor: Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment held a hearing entitled ``The Future of Work: Ensuring Workers are Competitive in a Rapidly Changing Economy''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 3373, the ``Office of International Disability Rights Act''; H.R. 5338, the ``Global Hope Act''; H.R. 4864, the ``Global Child Thrive Act of 2019''; H.R. 4508, the ``Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act''; H. Res. 752, supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes; H.R. 2343, the ``Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act''; H. Res. 754, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote democracy and human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase political and financial pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega; H.R. 630, the ``Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2019''; H.R. 3843, the ``Countering Russian and Other Overseas Kleptocracy Act''; H.R. 2444, the ``Eastern European Security Act''; H.R. 4331, the ``Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019''; and H.R. 3571, the ``City and State Diplomacy Act''. H.R. 3373 and H. Res. 754 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 5338, H.R. 4864, H.R. 4508, H. Res. 752, H.R. 2343, H.R. 630, H.R. 3843, H.R. 2444, H.R. 4331, and H.R. 3571 were ordered reported, as amended.

RESTORING TAX FAIRNESS FOR STATES AND LOCALITIES ACT

Committee on Rules: Full Committee concluded a hearing on H.R. 5377, the ``Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7–4, a closed rule providing for consideration of the H.R. 5377, the ``Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act''. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

DECEMBER 19, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the impacts of wildfire on electric grid reliability and efforts to mitigate wildfire risk and increase grid resiliency, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

House

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2575, the ``AI in Government Act of 2019''; H.R. 3830, the ``Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act''; H.R. 3883, the ``Restore the Partnership Act''; H.R. 3941, the ``Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Authorization Act''; H.R. 5214, the ``Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2019''; S. 375, the ``Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019''; H.R. 2454, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 East Sharpfish Street in Rosebud, South Dakota, as the ``Ben Reifel Post Office Building''; H.R. 2969, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1401 1st Street North in Winter Haven, Florida, as the ``Althea Margaret Daily Mills Post Office Building''; H.R. 3275, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 340 Wetmore Avenue in Grand River, Ohio, as the ``Lance Corporal Andy `Ace' Nowacki Post Office''; H.R. 2246, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 West Cherokee Street in Brookhaven, Mississippi, as the ``Deputy Donald William Durr, Corporal Zach Moak, and Patrolman James White Memorial Post Office Building''; H.R. 3680, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 415 North Main Street in Henning, Tennessee as the ``Paula Robinson and Judy Spray Memorial Post Office Building''; H.R. 3847, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 117 West Poythress Street in Hopewell, Virginia, as the ``Reverend Curtis West Harris Post Office Building''; H.R. 3976, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the ``Aretha Franklin Post Office Building''; H.R. 4034, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 602 Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, Washington, as the ``John Henry Turpin Post Office Building''; H.R. 4200, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 321 South 1st Street in Montrose, Colorado, as the ``Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office''; H.R. 4725, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8585 Criterion Drive in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the ``Chaplain (Capt.) Dale Goetz Memorial Post Office Building''; H.R. 4734, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 171 South Maple Street in Dana, Indiana, as the ``Ernest `Ernie' T. Pyle Post Office''; H.R. 4785, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1305 U.S. Highway 90 West in Castroville, Texas, as the ``Lance Corporal Rhonald Dain Rairdan Post Office''; H.R. 4975, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1201 Sycamore Square Drive in Midlothian, Virginia, as the ``Dorothy Braden Bruce Post Office Building''; H.R. 5062, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9930 Conroy Windermere Road in Windermere, Florida, as the ``Officer Robert German Post Office Building''; H.R. 4981, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2505 Derita Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the ``Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office''; H.R. 3005, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13308 Midland Road in Poway, California, as the ``Ray Chavez Post Office Building''; H.R. 4672, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 21701 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino, California, as the ``Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson Post Office Building''; H.R. 5037, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3703 North Main Street in Farmville, North Carolina, as the ``Walter B. Jones, Jr. Post Office''; H.R. 4279, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 445 Main Street in Laceyville, Pennsylvania, as the ``Melinda Gene Piccotti Post Office''; H.R. 4794, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8320 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office Building''; H.R. 5384, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Crosby Street in Mansfield, Louisiana, as the ``Dr. C.O. Simpkins, Sr., Post Office''; and H.R. 3317, to permit the Scipio A. Jones Post Office in Little Rock, Arkansas, to accept and display a portrait of Scipio A. Jones, and for other purposes, 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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Full Committee, continue hearing entitled ``H.R. 51: Making D.C. the 51st State'', 12 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Climate Change, Part IV: Current Economic Effects of Climate Change and the Costs of Inaction'', 3 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, markup on H.R. 2986, the ``BEST Act''; H.R. 5374, the ``Advanced Geothermal Research and Development Act of 2019''; and H.R. 5428, the ``Grid Modernization Research and Development Act of 2019'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, Full Committee, business meeting on proposed recommendations, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, December 19

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will resume consideration of the amendment of House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 1865, National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 11 a.m. Senators should expect roll call votes throughout the day.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Thursday, December 19

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 5430--United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.




Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1612

Comer, James, Ky., E1608

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E1607, E1608, E1609, E1612

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E1614

Granger, Kay, Tex., E1607

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1610

Joyce, John, Pa., E1608

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E1605, E1609

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E1611

Luria, Elaine G., Va., E1607, E1608, E1609, E1610, E1611, E1612, E1613

McCarthy, Kevin, Calif., E1613

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1609, E1611, E1612

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1610

Norman, Ralph, S.C., E1608, E1609, E1610, E1611, E1613

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1614

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1614

Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E1613

Shalala, Donna E., Fla., E1611

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1608

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1605

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1605

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