Daily Digest

Friday, May 17, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action



The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2019.––––––

Committee Meetings



No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 2819–2836; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 388 were introduced.
Pages H3961–62


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H3963–64


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).
Page H3961


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 191 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 215.
Pages H3929, H3950


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.
Pages H3931–50, H3950–53

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.
Pages H3950–52

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.
Page H3931


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.
Page H3953


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).
Page H3961


Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3950, H3952 and H3952–53. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:46 p.m.

Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

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.

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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.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

MAY 20, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

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.

House

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1500, the ``Consumers First Act''; and H.R. 1994, the ``Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

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.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, May 20

Senate Chamber

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.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Monday, May 20

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.





Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bacon, Don, Nebr., E624

Bergman, Jack, Mich., E625

Bucshon, Larry, Ind., E620

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E620, E621, E624, E625

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E619

Castro, Joaquin, Tex., E622, E624

Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E620

Cline, Ben, Va., E623

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E620

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E621, E623

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E623

Garcia, Sylvia R., Tex., E620, E623

Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E619

Guest, Michael, Miss., E625

Johnson, Bill, Ohio, E625

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E621

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E619, E623

Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie, Fla., E623

Riggleman, Denver, Va., E625

Scalise, Steve, La., E619

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E621

Sires, Albio, N.J., E622

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E622, E624

Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E620

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