March 8, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 42 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Friday, March 8, 2019
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, March 11, 2019.––––––
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative DeGette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
For the People Act of 2019: The House passed H.R. 1, to expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 118. Consideration began Wednesday, March 6th.
Rejected the Crenshaw 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 yea-and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 228 nays, Roll No. 117.
Golden amendment (No. 72 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–16) that authorizes the commission to refuse to certify a candidate to participate in the matching public finance program if they have been assessed three or more civil penalties in one or more elections previously and makes a candidate not eligible if there has been a willful violation; references criminal penalties for violations of the law;
Brindisi amendment (No. 54 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–16) that was debated on March 7th that directs states to equalize polling hours across the state within certain parameters; provide exceptions for municipalities to set longer hours (by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 115); and
Neguse amendment (No. 70 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–16) that allows 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote ahead of their 18th birthday (by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 116).
Pages H2591–93, H2598
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, March 11th for Morning Hour debate.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:01 p.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider the nominations of Ronald D. Vitiello, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Joseph V. Cuffari, of Arizona, to be Inspector General, both of the Department of Homeland Security, 5:40 p.m., S–216, Capitol.
Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H. Con. Res. 24, expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress, 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.
Program for Monday: To be announced.
Brady, Kevin, Tex., E276
Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E276
Cox, TJ, Calif., E271
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E271
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E272
Kelly, Trent, Miss., E275
Lee, Susie, Nev., E277
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E277
Meng, Grace, N.Y., E275
Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E274
Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E273
Veasey, Marc A., Tex., E272