Daily Digest

Friday, February 22, 2019

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, February 25, 2019.––––––

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 1315–1326; and 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 46–48; and H. Res. 140–142, were introduced.
Pages H2046–47

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2047–48

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 8, to require a background check for every firearm sale, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–11); and

H.R. 1112, to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–12).
Pages H2045–46

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Beyer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2045

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Pastor Zack Randles, Waterfront Church, Washington, DC.
Page H2045

United States Semiquincentennial Commission--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Representative Watson Coleman.
Page H2045

Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no yea-and-nay votes, and there were no recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 9:02 a.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


FEBRUARY 25, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.J. Res. 46, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019; H.R. 8, the ``Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019''; and H.R. 1112, the ``Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.


Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, February 25

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Following the closing of morning business, Senator Fischer will be recognized to deliver Washington's Farewell Address.

Following the address, Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

2 p.m., Monday, February 25

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E194

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E194

Castro, Joaquin, Tex., E193

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E196

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E196

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E193, E195

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E193, E194

Schneider, Bradley Scott, Ill., E194

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E197

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E195

Walker, Mark, N.C., E193

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E195