May 10, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 78 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Friday, May 10, 2019
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, May 13, 2019.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 1499, to prohibit brand name drug manufacturers from compensating generic drug manufacturers to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and to prohibit biological product manufacturers from compensating biosimilar and interchangeable product manufacturers to delay entry of biosimilar and interchangeable products, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–52, Part 1);
H.R. 965, to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–55, Part 1);
H.R. 965, to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products (H. Rept. 116–55, Part 2);
H.R. 299, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–58).
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Deutch to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Thomas E. Leuther, Family Worship Center, Columbia, Missouri.
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019: The House passed H.R. 2157, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 257 yeas to 150 nays, Roll No. 202.
Rejected the Granger motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 189 ayes to 215 noes, Roll No. 201.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–12, modified by the amendment printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–51, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read.
Dunn amendment (No. 4 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that increases the amount of MilCon funding for the Air Force by $300,000,000 and the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy by $385,000,000 to expedite the rebuild of installations affected by 2018 hurricanes;
Perlmutter amendment (No. 1 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that increases funding by $5 million for NOAA's weather forecasting, modeling, and cloud computing programs, including the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (by a recorded vote of 247 ayes to 165 noes, Roll No. 197);
Pages H3700, H3710
Sablan amendment (No. 3 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that increases funding for waste water treatment plants impacted by Typhoon Yutu by $8,800,000 based on EPA cost estimates for repair and resiliency updated on March 20, 2019 (by a recorded vote of 268 ayes to 143 noes, Roll No. 198);
Pages H3701–02, H3710–11
Huffman amendment (No. 6 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that prohibits funds in the bill from being used to enforce regulations requiring within two years construction of agency relief projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration (by a recorded vote of 241 ayes to 168 noes, Roll No. 199); and
Pages H3704–05, H3711–12
Fletcher amendment (No. 8 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that shortens the time requirement of the publication of rules of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fund in Public Law 115–123 (by a recorded vote of 393 ayes to 20 noes, Roll No. 200).
Pages H3706–08, H3712
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 14th for Morning Hour debate.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and five recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3710, H3711, H3711–12, H3712, H3714, and H3714–15. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:08 p.m.
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs held a markup on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, FY 2020. The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, FY 2020 was forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment.
OPENING UP THE PROCESS: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAKING LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION MORE TRANSPARENT
Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Opening up the Process: Recommendations for Making Legislative Information More Transparent''. Testimony was heard from Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk, House of Representatives; and public witnesses.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Michael J. Truncale, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.
Program for Tuesday: To be announced.
Baird, James R., Ind., E577
Bergman, Jack, Mich., E579
Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E575
Byrne, Bradley, Ala., E575
Castor, Kathy, Fla., E574
Cárdenas, Tony, Calif., E578
Collins, Doug, Ga., E577
Dunn, Neal P., Fla., E579
Flores, Bill, Tex., E576
Graves, Garret, La., E577
Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E578
Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E580
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E573
LaHood, Darin, Ill., E576
Meng, Grace, N.Y., E575
Meuser, Daniel, Pa., E577
Porter, Katie, Calif., E573
Price, David E., N.C., E573
Rouda, Harley, Calif. E578
Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E576
Sires, Albio, N.J., E575
Steil, Bryan, Wisc., E573
Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E574