Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
May 17, 2019
116th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 165, No. 83 — Daily Edition
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Friday, May 17, 2019
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2019.––––––
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 2333, to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–70);
H.R. 2359, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the Department of Veterans Affairs advancing of whole health transformation, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–71); and
H.R. 2372, to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of all memoranda of understanding and memoranda of agreement between Under Secretary of Health and non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities relating to suicide prevention and mental health services, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–72).
Equality Act: The House passed H.R. 5, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, by a recorded vote of 236 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 217.
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Rejected the Steube 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 recorded vote of 181 ayes to 228 noes, Roll No. 216.
Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, May 20th for Morning Hour debate.
House Democracy Partnership--Appointment: The Chair announced the removal of Representative Plaskett and the Speaker's appointment of the following Member to the House Democracy Partnership to fill the vacancy: Representative Davis (CA).
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:46 p.m.
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held a markup on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2020. The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2020 was forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment.
MEMBERS' DAY HEARING: HOUSE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Members' Day Hearing: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Norman, Babin, Tipton, and Sherman.
No joint committee meetings were held.
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, 4 p.m., SR–232A.
Subcommittee on Airland, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, 5 p.m., SR–232A.
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, 5:30 p.m., SR–232A.
Committee on Foreign Relations: to receive a closed briefing on the prospects for Afghan peace, 5 p.m., SVC–217.
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, business meeting to consider public release of Michael Cohen interview transcripts (February 28 and March 6, 2019) and certain exhibits, 5:30 p.m., HVC–304. This meeting is closed.
Program for Monday: Senate will be in a period of morning business. At 5:30 p.m., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
Program for Monday: To be announced.
Bacon, Don, Nebr., E624
Bergman, Jack, Mich., E625
Bucshon, Larry, Ind., E620
Calvert, Ken, Calif., E619
Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E620
Cline, Ben, Va., E623
Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E620
Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E623
Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E619
Guest, Michael, Miss., E625
Johnson, Bill, Ohio, E625
Lieu, Ted, Calif., E621
Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie, Fla., E623
Riggleman, Denver, Va., E625
Scalise, Steve, La., E619
Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E621
Sires, Albio, N.J., E622
Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E620