Daily Digest

Friday, May 10, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 30 public bills, H.R. 2659–2688 and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 372–376 were introduced.
Pages H3726–27


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H3728–29


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1010, to provide that the rule entitled ``Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance'' shall have no force or effect (H. Rept. 116–43, Part 2);

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. 987, to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–53, Part 1);

H.R. 312, to reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–54);

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. 5, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–56, Part 1);

H.R. 1500, to require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to meet its statutory purpose, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–57, Part 1); and

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).
Pages H3725–26


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Deutch to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H3685


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Thomas E. Leuther, Family Worship Center, Columbia, Missouri.
Page H3685


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H3685, H3715


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.
Pages H3687–H3715

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.
Pages H3713–14

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.
Pages H3691–H3700

Agreed to:

Radewagen amendment (No. 2 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that amends the dollar amount of nutritional assistance for American Samoa from $5,000,000 to $18,000,000;
Pages H3700–01

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;
Pages H3702–03

Cunningham amendment (No. 5 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that increases Air Force Operations and Maintenance by $270 million;
Pages H3703–04

Schrier amendment (No. 7 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that limits the matching requirement for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative;
Pages H3705–06

Axne amendment (No. 9 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that increases the Emergency Watershed Program by $310 million;
Pages H3708–09

Axne amendment (No. 10 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–51) that increases the Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program by $500 million;
Pages H3709–10

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

H. Res. 357, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 986) and (H.R. 2157) was agreed to yesterday, May 9th.

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.
Page H3715


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 Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

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.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

MAY 13, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, May 13

Senate Chamber

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.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Tuesday, May 14

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: To be announced.





Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


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

Cloud, Michael, Tex., E577, E579

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

Napolitano, Grace F., Calif., E578, E579

Neguse, Joe, Colo., E574, E575, E577

Porter, Katie, Calif., E573

Price, David E., N.C., E573

Rouda, Harley, Calif. E578

Shalala, Donna E., Fla., E576, E578

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E576

Sires, Albio, N.J., E575

Steil, Bryan, Wisc., E573

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E574

Tonko, Paul, N.Y., E578, E579

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