EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 53
(Senate - March 27, 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-703. A communication from the Acting Director, Office 
     of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled ``OMB 
     Sequestration Preview Report to the President and Congress 
     for Fiscal Year 2020''; to the Special Committee on Aging; 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Appropriations; Armed 
     Services; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Budget; 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Energy and Natural 
     Resources; Environment and Public Works; Select Committee on 
     Ethics; Finance; Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor, 
     and Pensions; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; 
     Indian Affairs; Select Committee on Intelligence; the 
     Judiciary; Rules and Administration; Small Business and 
     Entrepreneurship; and Veterans' Affairs.
        EC-704. A communication from the Acting Director, Office 
     of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled ``OMB Report 
     to the Congress on the Joint Committee Reductions for Fiscal 
     Year 2020''; to the Special Committee on Aging; Agriculture, 
     Nutrition, and Forestry; Appropriations; Armed Services; 
     Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Budget; Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation; Energy and Natural Resources; 
     Environment and Public Works; Select Committee on Ethics; 
     Finance; Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Indian 
     Affairs; Select Committee on Intelligence; the Judiciary; 
     Rules and Administration; Small Business and 
     Entrepreneurship; and Veterans' Affairs.
        EC-705. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Mandipropamid; Pesticide Tolerances'' (FRL No. 
     9987-25-OCSPP) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on March 22, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-706. 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 ``Scrapie in Sheep and Goats'' 
     (Docket No. APHIS-2007-0127) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 25, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-707. A communication from the Administrator, 
     Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Federal Milk Marketing Orders - Amending the Class 1 Skim 
     Milk Price Formula'' ((7 CFR Part 1000) (Docket No. AMS-DA-
     18-0096)) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on March 20, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-708. A communication from the Administrator, 
     Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, 
     California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, 
     Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South 
     Carolina, and Texas; Revision of Reporting Requirements'' ((7 
     CFR Part 986) (Docket No. AMS-SC-18-0019; SC18-986-1 FR)) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on March 20, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
        EC-709. A communication from the Administrator, 
     Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products Inspection, 
     Certification and Standards and Processed Fruits and 
     Vegetables, Processed Products Thereof, and Certain Other 
     Processed Food Products; Removal of Power of Attorney and 
     Other Administrative Changes'' ((7 CFR Parts 51 and 52) 
     (Docket No. AMS-SC-16-0106)) received during adjournment of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 20, 2019; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
     and Forestry.
        EC-710. A communication from the President of the United 
     States, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Budget Blueprint 
     of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2020 received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 18, 2019; referred jointly, 
     pursuant to the order of January 30, 1975 as modified by the 
     order of April 11, 1986; to the Committees on the Budget; and 
     Appropriations.
        EC-711. A communication from the President of the United 
     States, transmitting, pursuant to law, the fiscal year 2018 
     Annual Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Assessments from the 
     Secretaries of Defense and Energy, the three national 
     security laboratory directors, and the Commander, United 
     States Strategic Command (OSS-2019-0274); to the Committee on 
     Armed Services.
        EC-712. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     Defense (Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict), 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the 
     Department of Defense support activities provided under the 
     authority of Section 1022 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for FY 2004 during fiscal year 2018 (OSS-
     2019-0206); to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-713. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     Defense (Sustainment), transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     notice of additional time required to complete a report that 
     includes a fuel budget justification for the upcoming fiscal 
     year, an appendix of all Department of Defense operational 
     energy initiatives, the Joint Staff's progress in 
     implementing the energy Key Performance Parameter, and 
     certification of the President's Budget as adequate for the 
     implementation of the Department's Operational Energy 
     Strategy; to the Committees on Armed Services; and 
     Appropriations.
        EC-714. A communication from the Acting Secretary of 
     Defense, transmitting a request relative to issuing a travel 
     restriction on senior officials' travel to Syria effective 
     March 19, 2019; to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-715. A communication from the Acting Secretary of 
     Defense, transmitting a request relative to issuing a travel 
     restriction on senior officials' travel to Iraq effective 
     March 19, 2019; to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-716. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report on the mobilizations of selected 
     reserve units, received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on March 20, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-717. A communication from the Senior Official 
     performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting the report of six (6) 
     officers authorized to wear the insignia of the grade of 
     brigadier general in accordance with title 10, United States 
     Code, section 777, this will not cause the Department to 
     exceed the number of frocked officers authorized; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-718. A communication from the Senior Official 
     performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting the report of eleven 
     (11) officers authorized to wear the insignia of the grade of 
     rear admiral (lower half) in accordance with title 10, United 
     States Code, section 777, this will not cause the Department 
     to exceed the number of frocked officers authorized; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-719. A communication from the Alternate Federal 
     Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary, Department 
     of Defense, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Program to Encourage Public and Community 
     Service (PACS)'' (RIN0790-AK44) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 13, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Armed Services.
        EC-720. A communication from the President of the United 
     States, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to 
     the issuance of an Executive Order with respect to 
     transnational criminal organizations that takes additional 
     steps to deal with the national emergency with respect to 
     significant transnational criminal organizations declared in 
     Executive Order 13581 of July 24, 2011; to the Committee on 
     Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-721. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to persons 
     undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe 
     that was declared in Executive Order 13288 of March 6, 2003; 
     to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-722. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to South Sudan 
     that was declared in Executive Order 13664 of April 3, 2014; 
     to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-723. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency that was declared in 
     Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015, with respect to 
     significant malicious cyber-enabled activities; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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        EC-724. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
     13224 of September 23, 2001, with respect to persons who 
     commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-725. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that 
     was originally declared in Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 
     2014; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
       EC-726. A communication from the Secretary of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the 
     export to the People's Republic of China of an item not 
     detrimental to the U.S. space launch industry; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-727. A communication from the Secretary of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the 
     export to the People's Republic of China of items not 
     detrimental to the U.S. space launch industry; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-728. A communication from the Vice President and Chief 
     Operating Officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United 
     States, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Uniform Resource 
     Locators (URLs) for the Bank's Fiscal Year 2020 Annual 
     Performance Plan and Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Performance 
     Report to Congress; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-729. A communication from the Director, Bureau of 
     Consumer Financial Protection, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the 2019 annual report relative to the Fair Debt Collection 
     Practices Act; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-730. A communication from the Program Specialist of the 
     Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the 
     Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards'' (RIN1557-
     AD84) received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on March 15, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-731. A communication from the General Counsel of the 
     Federal Housing Finance Agency, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Rules of Practice and 
     Procedure; Civil Money Penalty Inflation Adjustment'' 
     (RIN2590-AB01) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on March 13, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-732. A communication from the General Counsel of the 
     Federal Housing Finance Agency, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Margin and Capital 
     Requirements for Covered Swap Entities'' (RIN2590-AB02) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 14, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-733. 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 ``Technical Amendments to OFAC 
     Regulations to Incorporate the List of Foreign Financial 
     Institutions Subject to Correspondent Account or Payable-
     Through Account Sanctions (CAPTA List)'' (31 CFR Parts 561 
     and 566) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on March 20, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-734. A communication from the Senior Counsel for 
     Regulatory Affairs, Departmental Offices, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Freedom of Information Act Regulations'' 
     ((RIN1505-AC35) (31 CFR Part 1)) received during adjournment 
     of the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 20, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-735. A communication from the Assistant to the Board of 
     Governors of the Federal Reserve System, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Amendments 
     to the Capital Plan Rule'' (RIN7100-AF41) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 20, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       EC-736. A communication from the Deputy Secretary, Division 
     of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``FAST Act Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-
     K'' (RIN3235-AM00) received during adjournment of the Senate 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 22, 
     2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs.
       EC-737. A communication from the Associate General Counsel 
     for Legislation and Regulations, Office of General Counsel, 
     Department of Housing and Urban Development, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Adjustments 
     of Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts for 2019'' (RIN2501-AD90) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 25, 2019; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs.
       EC-738. A communication from the General Counsel, Federal 
     Energy Regulatory Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the report of a rule entitled ``Implementation of Amended 
     Section 203(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Power Act'' ((RIN1902-
     AF56) (Docket No. RM19-4-000)) received during adjournment of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 18, 2019; to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
     Resources.
        EC-739. A communication from the Chief of the Regulations 
     and Standards Branch, Bureau of Safety and Environmental 
     Enforcement, Department of the Interior, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Oil and Gas 
     and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf - Civil 
     Penalty Inflation Adjustment'' (RIN1014-AA42) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on March 25, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
        EC-740. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     the Army (Civil Works), transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report relative to the New Soo Locks Project, Sault Ste. 
     Marie, Chippewa County, MI; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
        EC-741. 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; Indiana; Attainment Plan for 
     Indianapolis and Terre Haute SO2 Nonattainment Areas'' (FRL 
     No. 9991-10-Region 5) received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 
     15, 2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-742. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality State 
     Implementation Plans; California; Plumas County; Moderate 
     Area Plan for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS'' (FRL No. 9990-34-Region 
     9) received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on March 15, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-743. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Clean Air Plans; 2008 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment 
     Area Requirements; San Joaquin Valley, California'' (FRL No. 
     9990-13-Region 9) received during adjournment of the Senate 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 15, 
     2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-744. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Methylene Chloride; Regulation of Paint and 
     Coating Removal for Consumer Use Under TSCA Section 6(a)'' 
     (FRL No. 9989-29-OCSPP) received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 
     22, 2019; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
        EC-745. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulatory Management Division, Environmental Protection 
     Agency, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule 
     entitled ``Standards of Performance for New Stationary 
     Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources 
     Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units; 
     Technical Amendments'' (FRL No. 9991-32-OAR) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 22, 2019; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
        EC-746. 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; Kentucky; Minor Sources 
     Infrastructure Requirement for the 2012 Fine Particulate 
     Matter, 2010 Nitrogen Dioxide, and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide 
     NAAQS'' (FRL No. 9991-40-Region 4) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 22, 2019; to the Committee on Environment 
     and Public Works.
        EC-747. A communication from the Chairman, Medicare 
     Payment Advisory Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report entitled ``March 2019 Report to the Congress: Medicare 
     Payment Policy''; to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-748. A communication from the Chair, Medicaid and CHIP 
     Payment and Access Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     a report entitled ``March 2019 Report to Congress on Medicaid 
     and CHIP''; to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-749. 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 Under Section 851 Relating to 
     Investments in Stock and Securities'' (RIN1545-BN55) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 21, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Finance.
        EC-750. 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 ``Distributions of Stocks and Securities of a 
     Controlled Corporation'' (Rev. Rul. 2019-09) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 21, 2019; to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-751. 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 ``2019 Calendar Year

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     Resident Population Figures'' (Notice 2019-19) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 21, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Finance.
        EC-752. 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 ``Treasury Decision (TD): Amendments to the 
     Low-Income Housing Credit Compliance-Monitoring Regulations'' 
     (RIN1545-BL39) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on March 21, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-753. 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 ``Treasury Decision (TD): Amendments to the 
     Low-Income Housing Credit Utility Allowance Regulations'' 
     (RIN1545-BM28) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on March 21, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-754. 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 ``Treasury Decision (TD): Qualified Business 
     Income Deduction'' (RIN1545-BO71) received during adjournment 
     of the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 21, 2019; to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-755. 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 Lists of .50 caliber machine guns to Oman for the 
     Royal Oman Guard in the amount of $1,000,000 or more 
     (Transmittal No. DDTC 18-053); to the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations.
        EC-756. 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 Lists of 5.56mm semi-automatic assault rifles to 
     Oman for the Omani Ministry of Defense in the amount of 
     $1,000,000 or more (Transmittal No. DDTC 18-087); to the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-757. 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 defense 
     articles, including technical data and defense services, to 
     the United Kingdom and Israel to support the development, 
     integration, and support for F-135 propulsion system 
     Organizational Level (O-Level) maintenance field training, 
     and services for the operation and sustainment of the F-35 
     Lightening II air systems operated by the Ministry of Defense 
     in Israel in the amount of $100,000,000 or more (Transmittal 
     No. DDTC 18-057); to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-758. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to section 36(c) and (d) of the Arms Export Control 
     Act, the certification of a proposed license for the 
     manufacture of significant military equipment and the export 
     of technical data and defense services, to Israel and Germany 
     to support the manufacture of firearm components, parts, 
     accessories, barrels, blank receivers, and breech mechanisms 
     in the amount of $100,000,000 or more (Transmittal No. DDTC 
     18-101); to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-759. A communication from the Assistant Legal Adviser 
     for Treaty Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b, as amended, 
     the report of the texts and background statements of 
     international agreements, other than treaties (List 2019-0013 
     - 2019-0020); to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-760. A communication from the Chairman, National 
     Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report entitled, ``Thirteenth Report to 
     Congress on the Implementation of the Administrative 
     Simplification Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability 
     and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996''; to the Committee on 
     Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-761. A communication from the Assistant General Counsel 
     for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Benefits 
     Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest 
     Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits'' (29 CFR Parts 
     4022 and 4044) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on March 20, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-762. 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 ``Standards 
     for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce 
     for Human Consumption; Extension of Compliance Dates for 
     Subpart E'' ((21 CFR Part 112) (Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0921)) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 18, 2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
     and Pensions.
        EC-763. A communication from the Acting Assistant General 
     Counsel for Regulatory Services, Office of Postsecondary 
     Education, Department of Education, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Guidance for the 
     Standard Borrower Defense to Repayment Applications; 
     Institutions' Notifications of Financial Responsibility 
     Events, Actions, and Conditions; Implementation of the Class 
     Action Bans and Predispute Arbitration Agreements Provisions; 
     the Repayment Rate and Financial Protection Disclosures 
     Provisions of the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment 
     Regulations'' (RIN1840-AD19) received during adjournment of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 20, 2019; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
     and Pensions.
        EC-764. A communication from the Acting Assistant General 
     Counsel for Regulatory Services, Office of Postsecondary 
     Education, Department of Education, transmitting, pursuant to 
     law, the report of a rule entitled ``Student Assistance 
     General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal 
     Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct 
     Loan Program, and Teacher Education Assistance for College 
     and Higher Education Grant Program'' (RIN1840-AD19) received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 20, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-765. A communication from the Deputy General Counsel, 
     Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
     Education, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Title I, Part A of the Elementary and 
     Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by every Student 
     Succeeds Act: Providing Equitable Services to Eligible 
     Private School Children, Teachers, and Families'' received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 15, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-766. A communication from the General Counsel, Office 
     of Personnel Management, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a vacancy for the position of Director, Office of 
     Personnel Management, received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 
     21, 2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-767. 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 Administrator, Federal Emergency 
     Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, received 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 25, 
     2019; to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.
        EC-768. A communication from the Assistant General Counsel 
     for General Law, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, six (6) reports relative to 
     vacancies in the Department of Homeland Security, received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 21, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-769. A communication from the Vice Chairman and 
     Executive Director of the Administrative Conference of the 
     United States, transmitting, a report of five recommendations 
     adopted by the Administrative Conference of the United States 
     at its 70th Plenary Session; to the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-770. A communication from the Director, Office of 
     Government Ethics, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     Office's Congressional Budget Justification and Annual 
     Performance Plan for fiscal year 2020, and the Annual 
     Performance Report for fiscal year 2018; to the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-771. A joint communication from the Chief Executive 
     Officer and the Chief Operating Officer of the Armed Forces 
     Retirement Home, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report 
     entitled ``Armed Forces Retirement Home Performance and 
     Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2018''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-772. A communication from the Executive Director, 
     Commodity Futures Trading Commission, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the Commission's fiscal year 2017 FAIR Act inventory; 
     to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs.
        EC-773. A communication from a Senior Official Performing 
     the Duties of the Chief Financial Officer, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report 
     entitled ``U.S. Department of Homeland Security Annual 
     Performance Report for Fiscal Years 2018-2020''; to the 
     Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-774. A communication from the Chairman of the Council 
     of the District of Columbia, transmitting, pursuant to law, a 
     report on D.C. Act 21-563, ``Short-Term Rental Regulation Act 
     of 2018''; to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs.
        EC-775. A communication from the President of the United 
     States, transmitting, pursuant to law, the Economic Report of 
     the

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     President together with the 2019 Annual Report of the Council 
     of Economic Advisers; to the Joint Economic Committee.
        EC-776. A communication from the Assistant General Counsel 
     for General Law, Department of Homeland Security, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, two (2) reports relative to 
     vacancies in the Department of Homeland Security, received 
     during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 21, 2019; to the Committee 
     on the Judiciary.
        EC-777. A communication from the Assistant Attorney 
     General, Office of Legislative Affairs, Department of 
     Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to 
     the Victims Compensation Fund established by the Witness 
     Security Reform Act of 1984; to the Committee on the 
     Judiciary.
        EC-778. A communication from the Assistant Attorney 
     General, Office of Legislative Affairs, Department of 
     Justice, transmitting, pursuant to law, the annual report 
     from the Attorney General to Congress relative to the 
     Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act; to the 
     Committee on Rules and Administration.
        EC-779. A communication from the Regulation Policy 
     Development Coordinator, Office of Regulation Policy and 
     Management, Department of Veterans Affairs, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``VA 
     Acquisition Regulation: Construction and Architect-Engineer 
     Contracts'' (RIN2900-AQ18) received during adjournment of the 
     Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 
     21, 2019; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
        EC-780. A communication from the Regulation Policy 
     Development Coordinator, Office of Regulation Policy and 
     Management, Department of Veterans Affairs, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Fertility 
     Counseling and Treatment for Certain Veterans and Spouses'' 
     (RIN2900-AP94) received during adjournment of the Senate in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on March 15, 2019; 
     to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
        EC-781. A communication from the Acting Administrator of 
     the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of 
     Transportation, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report 
     entitled ``Assistance Provided to Foreign Aviation 
     Authorities for FY 2018''; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
        EC-782. A communication from the Director, Bureau of 
     Transportation Statistics, Department of Transportation, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled 
     ``Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2018''; to the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-783. A communication from the Regulatory Ombudsman, 
     Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of 
     Transportation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a rule entitled ``ELDT; Commercial Driver's License Upgrade 
     from Class B to Class A'' (RIN2126-AC05) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 21, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
        EC-784. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
     Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``International Affairs; Antarctic Marine Living Resources 
     Convention Act; Correction'' (RIN0648-BI40) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 20, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
        EC-785. A communication from the Attorney-Advisor, U.S. 
     Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Anchorage 
     Ground; Sabine Pass, TX'' ((RIN1625-AA01) (Docket No. USCG-
     2018-0388)) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on March 21, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-786. A communication from the Attorney-Advisor, U.S. 
     Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Security 
     Zones: Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX'' 
     ((RIN1625-AA87) (Docket No. USCG-2019-0156)) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 21, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
        EC-787. A communication from the Attorney-Advisor, U.S. 
     Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Security 
     Zones: Missouri River, Mile Markers 450-625, St. Joseph, MO 
     to Omaha, NE'' ((RIN1625-AA00) (Docket No. USCG-2019-0177)) 
     received during adjournment of the Senate in the Office of 
     the President of the Senate on March 21, 2019; to the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-788. A communication from the Deputy Chief, Consumer 
     and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications 
     Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Rules and Regulations Implementing the 
     Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991'' (CG Docket No. 
     02-278) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on March 15, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-789. A communication from the Chief of Staff, Wireless 
     Telecommunication Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``1998 Biennial Regulatory Review--Withdrawal of the 
     Commission as an Accounting Authority in the Maritime Mobile 
     and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Radio Services'' ((FCC 18-186) 
     (IB Docket No. 98-96)) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 14, 2019; to the Committee 
     on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-790. A communication from the Associate Bureau Chief, 
     Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications 
     Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Connect America Fund'' ((FCC 19-8) (WC Docket 
     No. 10-90)) received during adjournment of the Senate in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on March 15, 2019; to 
     the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-791. A communication from the Chief of Staff, Media 
     Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Television 
     Broadcasting Services; Cookeville and Franklin, TN'' (MB 
     Docket No. 18-383) received during adjournment of the Senate 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 18, 
     2019; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
        EC-792. A communication from the Chief of Staff, Media 
     Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``LPTV; TV 
     Translator, and FM Broadcast Station Reimbursement'' ((FCC 
     19-21) (MB Docket No. 18-214)) received during adjournment of 
     the Senate in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 22, 2019; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.

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