Daily Digest

Friday, December 6, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action



The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m., on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Committee Meetings



No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 5331–5359; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 78; and H. Res. 745–747 were introduced.
Pages H9345–47


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H9348–49


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 3, to establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–324, Part 1);

H.R. 3, to establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–324, Part 2);

H.R. 4650, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for certain dental items and services under part B of the Medicare program, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–325, Part 1);

H.R. 4618, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for certain hearing items and services under part B of the Medicare program, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–326, Part 1); and

H.R. 4665, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for certain vision items and services under part B of the Medicare program, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–327, Part 1).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Brown (MD) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H9297


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution: The House agreed to H. Res. 326, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution, by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 188 nays with two answering ``present'', Roll No. 652.
Pages H9298–H9308, H9330–31

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendments to the resolution and the preamble recommended by the Committee on Foreign Affairs now printed in the bill, modified by the amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–322, shall be considered as adopted.
Page H9298

H. Res. 741, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) and the resolution (H. Res. 326) was agreed to yesterday, December 5th.

Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019: The House passed H.R. 4, to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 654.
Pages H9308–30, H9331–34

Rejected the Rodney Davis (IL) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 200 ayes to 215 noes, Roll No. 653.
Pages H9331–33

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Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–322, shall be considered as adopted.
Page H9308

H. Res. 741, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4) and the resolution (H. Res. 326) was agreed to yesterday, December 5th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, December 9th for Morning Hour debate.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:28 p.m. and reconvened at 3:48 p.m.
Page H9345


Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9330–31, H9332–33, and H9333–34. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 3:49 p.m.

Committee Meetings

ROBOTS ON WALL STREET: THE IMPACT OF AI ON CAPITAL MARKETS AND JOBS IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY

Committee on Financial Services: Task Force on Artificial Intelligence held a hearing entitled ``Robots on Wall Street: The Impact of AI on Capital Markets and Jobs in the Financial Services Industry''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

DECEMBER 9, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Presentations from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee'', 9 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 729, the ``Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act'' [Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act], 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, December 9

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Monday, December 9

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Amodei, Mark E., Nev., E1549

Bergman, Jack, Mich., E1555

Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E1553

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1553, E1555

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1556

Carson, André, Ind., E1550

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1550, E1553, E1555

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1551

Cunningham, Joe, S.C., E1553

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1550, E1552

García, Jesús G. ``Chuy'', Ill., E1552

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E1549

Gonzalez, Vicente, Tex., E1551

Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E1554

Hern, Kevin, Okla., E1554

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1554

Neguse, Joe, Colo., E1551, E1552

Posey, Bill, Fla., E1554

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1549

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E1555

Westerman, Bruce, Ark., E1549, E1551, E1552

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1552

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