Daily Digest

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3299–S3328

Measures Introduced: Twenty-one bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1771–1791, and S. Res. 244–245.
Pages S3319–20

Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 1589, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. (S. Rept. No. 116–47)

S. 1790, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. (S. Rept. No. 116–48)
Pages S3318–19

Measures Passed:

Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act: Senate passed S. 395, to require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100-word plain language summary of the proposed rule.
Page S3326


LEGION Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 504, to amend title 36, United States Code, to authorize The American Legion to determine the requirements for membership in The American Legion, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S3326–27

McConnell (for Tillis/Sinema) Amendment No. 252, to expand eligibility for membership in The American Legion and to prohibit discrimination with respect to staff positions.
Page S3326


Glioblastoma Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 245, designating July 17, 2019, as ``Glioblastoma Awareness Day''.
Pages S3327–28


Barker Nomination--Cloture: By 89 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX

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150), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Pamela A. Barker, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
Page S3312

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Senate resume consideration of the nomination.
Page S3328


Maze Nomination--Cloture: By 62 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. EX

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151), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Corey Landon Maze, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.
Page S3312


Smith Nomination--Cloture: By 77 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. EX

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152), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Rodney Smith, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Pages S3312–13


Barber Nomination--Cloture: By 75 yeas to 21 nays (Vote No. EX

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153), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Thomas P. Barber, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
Page S3313


Boulee Nomination--Cloture: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Jean-Paul Boulee, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Page S3314

During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By 84 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. EX

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154), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S3313–14

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 1:45 p.m., on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Senate vote on confirmation of the nominations of Pamela A. Barker, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, Corey Landon Maze, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Rodney Smith, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, Thomas P. Barber, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and Jean-Paul Boulee, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, in the order listed.
Page S3314


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

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By 89 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX. 149), Sarah Daggett Morrison, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
Pages S3301–06, S3306–12, S3328


Messages from the House:
Page S3315


Measures Referred:
Page S3315


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S3315


Executive Communications:
Page S3316


Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S3317–18


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S3319


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3320–22


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3322–24


Additional Statements:
Page S3315


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3325–26


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3326


Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--154)
Page S3312–14


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:12 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3328.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

DATA BROKERS

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine data brokers and the impact on financial data privacy, credit, insurance, employment, and housing, including S. 592, to amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to promote transparency in the oversight of cybersecurity risks at publicly traded companies, after receiving testimony from Alicia Puente Cackley, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, Government Accountability Office; and Pam Dixon, World Privacy Forum, Portland, Oregon.

NOMINATION

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of William B. Kilbride, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Amy Karpel, of Washington, and Randolph J. Stayin, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission.

CRISIS AT THE SOUTHWEST BORDER

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the crisis at the southwest border, including S. 1494, to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to protect alien minors and to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to end abuse of the asylum system and establish refugee application and processing centers outside the United States, after receiving testimony from Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security.

PATENT ELIGIBILITY IN AMERICA

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Intellectual Property concluded a hearing to examine the state of patent eligibility in America, after receiving testimony from Manny Schecter, International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, New York; Laurie C. Self, Qualcomm, Inc., Kimberly Chotkowski, InterDigital, and Corey Salsberg, Novartis, all of Washington, D.C.; Byron R. Holz, Nokia, Snellville, Georgia; Sean Reilly, The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, Gonzalo Merino, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Nicolas Dupont, Cyborg Inc., all of New York, New York; Laurie Hill, Genentech, Inc., and Sean George, Invitae Corporation, both of San Francisco, California; Peter O'Neill, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Cleveland, Ohio; David Spetzler, Caris Life Sciences, Irving, Texas; Michael Blankstein, Scientific Games, Las Vegas, Nevada; Robert Deberardine, Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and John D. Vandenberg, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Sherwood, Oregon.

BUSINESS MEETING

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to consider pending intelligence matters.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

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THE UNITED STATES' COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY

United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: Caucus concluded a hearing to examine the global narcotics epidemic and the United States' strategy to confront the rising epidemic, after receiving testimony from Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State; Rand Beers, former Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs Directorate; Roger Noriega, American Enterprise Institute, former Ambassador to the Organization of American States and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; and Earl Wayne, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, former Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina, Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 28 public bills, H.R. 3190–3217; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 49; and H. Res. 435 and 437 were introduced.
Pages H4431–32


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4433–34


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 367, making appropriations for Coast Guard pay in the event an appropriations Act expires before the enactment of a new appropriations Act, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–110, Part 1); and

H. Res. 436, providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2740) making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–111).
Page H4431


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Veasey to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4393


Recess: The House recessed at 10:50 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H4399


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Jacob Isaac Pack, Beckley United Pentecostal Church, Beckley, WV.
Page H4399


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Page H4399, H4411


Authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas: The House agreed to H. Res. 430, authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 247.
Pages H4411–23

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Rules now printed in the resolution shall be considered as adopted.
Page H4411

H. Res. 431, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2740) and the resolution (H. Res. 430) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 246, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 245.
Pages H4402–11


Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Monday, June 10th.
DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2019: H.R. 2609, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Acquisition Review Board in the Department of Homeland Security, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 248.
Page H4423


Recess: The House recessed at 5:30 p.m. and reconvened at 9:05 p.m.
Page H4429


Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Representative Hartzler.
Page H4430


House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards: Representatives Steil, Latta, and Walker.
Page H4430


Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4409–10, H4410–11, H4422–23, and H4423. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:06 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

THE STATE OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing entitled ``The State of U.S. Agricultural Products in International Markets''. Testimony was heard from Ted McKinney, Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agriculture, Department of Agriculture; and Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the Report on the Further Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2020; the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, FY 2020; and the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill, FY 2020. The Report on the Further Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2020 was approved. The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, FY 2020, and the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill, FY 2020 were ordered reported, as amended.

THE COSTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: RISKS TO THE U.S. ECONOMY AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET

Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The Costs of Climate Change: Risks to the U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget''. Testimony was heard from J. Alfredo Gómez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Education and Labor: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1230, the ``Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act''; H.R. 1309, the ``Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act''; and H.R. 397, the ``Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act''. H.R. 1230, H.R. 1309, and H.R. 397 were ordered reported, as amended.

CRITICAL MISSION: FORMER ADMINISTRATORS ADDRESS THE DIRECTION OF THE EPA

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Critical Mission: Former Administrators Address the Direction of the EPA''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

AN EXAMINATION OF STATE EFFORTS TO OVERSEE THE $1.5 TRILLION STUDENT LOAN SERVICING MARKET

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``An Examination of State Efforts to Oversee the $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Servicing Market''. Testimony was heard from Joe Sanders, Student Loan Ombudsman and Supervising Attorney, Consumer Fraud Bureau, Illinois Attorney General's Office; Nicholas Smyth, Assistant Director for Consumer Financial Protection, Senior Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General; Arwen Thoman, Director, Student Loan Assistance Unit, and Investigations Supervisor, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 2162, the ``Housing Financial Literacy Act of 2019''; H.R. 2513, the ``Corporate Transparency Act of 2019''; H.R. 2763, the ``Keeping Families Together Act of 2019''; H.R. 3018, the ``Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019''; H.R. 3111, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Administration Reform Act of 2019''; H.R. 3141, the ``FHA Loan Affordability Act of 2019''; H.R. 3154, the ``Homeownership for Dreamers Act''; and H.R. 3167, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019''.

CRUSHING DISSENT: THE ONGOING CRISIS IN NICARAGUA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Crushing Dissent: The Ongoing Crisis in Nicaragua''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE: ENSURING THE MISSION IS NOT LOST IN TRANSITION

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability held a hearing entitled ``Federal Protective Service: Ensuring the Mission Is Not Lost in Transition''. Testimony was heard from L. Eric Patterson, Director, Federal Protective Service; and Lori Rectanus, Director, Physical Infrastructure Team, Government Accountability Office.

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THE NEED TO REAUTHORIZE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled ``The Need to Reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund''. Testimony was heard from Representatives King of New York and Carolyn B. Maloney of New York; Rupa Bhattacharyya, Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Department of Justice; and public witnesses.

ONLINE PLATFORMS AND MARKET POWER, PART 1: THE FREE AND DIVERSE PRESS

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a hearing entitled ``Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY AMERICAN OFFSHORE WIND WORKFORCE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century American Offshore Wind Workforce''. Testimony was heard from Representative Keating; and public witnesses.

THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2020

Committee on Rules: Full Committee concluded a hearing on H.R. 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020 [Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020]. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–4, a rule providing for further consideration of H.R. 2740, the ``Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020''. The rule provides no further general debate. The rule provides that no further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in the Rules Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution, and available pro forma amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 431. Each amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment except pro forma amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 431, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. Each amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report may be offered at any time during the consideration of the bill for amendment, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 431, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or her designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 431, and shall not be subject to demand for division of the question. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Barr, Burgess, Jackson Lee, Carter of Georgia, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Plaskett, Estes, Gallagher, Posey, Rooney of Florida, Roy, Shimkus, Wilson of South Carolina, and Yoho.

DISCOVERY ON THE FRONTIERS OF SPACE: EXPLORING NASA'S SCIENCE MISSION

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics held a hearing entitled ``Discovery on the Frontiers of Space: Exploring NASA's Science Mission''. Testimony was heard from Thomas H. Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and public witnesses.

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SBA'S STATE TRADE EXPANSION PROGRAM: THE STATES' PERSPECTIVE

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship held a hearing entitled ``SBA's State Trade Expansion Program: The States' Perspective''. Testimony was heard from Jennifer Black, Executive Director, Export Development, Office of International Business Development, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; and public witnesses.

EFFICIENCY AND RESILIENCY IN FEDERAL BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a hearing entitled ``Efficiency and Resiliency in Federal Building Design and Construction''. Testimony was heard from Kevin Kampschroer, Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, General Services Administration; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING VA'S POLICE FORCE

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining VA's Police Force''. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Veterans Affairs officials: Michael J. Missal, Inspector General; Kevin T. Hanretta, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness; Renee Oshinski, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management (10N), Veterans Health Administration; and Frederick Jackson, Director, Office of Security and Law Enforcement.

CELEBRATING FATHERS AND FAMILIES: FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support held a hearing entitled ``Celebrating Fathers and Families: Federal Support for Responsible Fatherhood''. Testimony was heard from Nicolette Duffield, Assistant Warden of Programs, Sheridan Correctional Center, Illinois; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JUNE 12, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: with the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, to hold a joint hearing to examine Waters of the United States regulations, focusing on their impact on states and the American people, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine China's belt and road initiative, 3 p.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine NATO expansion, focusing on examining the accession of North Macedonia, 10:15 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Jeffrey Byard, of Alabama, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Troy D. Edgar, of California, to be Chief Financial Officer, all of the Department of Homeland Security, John McLeod Barger, of California, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service, and B. Chad Bungard, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold hearings to examine competitive implications of vertical consolidation in the healthcare industry, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to hold hearings to examine reauthorization of the Small Business Administration's contracting programs, 2:30 p.m., SR–428A.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, hearing entitled ``Increasing Resiliency, Mitigating Risk: Examining the Research and Extension Needs of Producers'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2500, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing entitled ``Restoring the Value of Work: Evaluating DOL's Efforts to Undermine Strong Overtime Protections'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Oversight of FERC: Ensuring Its Actions Benefit Consumers and the Environment'', 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, continue markup on H.R. 2162, the ``Housing Financial Literacy Act of 2019''; H.R. 2513, the ``Corporate Transparency Act of 2019''; H.R. 2763, the ``Keeping Families Together Act of 2019''; H.R. 3018, the ``Ensuring Equal Access to Shelter Act of 2019''; H.R. 3111, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Administration Reform Act of 2019''; H.R. 3141, the ``FHA Loan Affordability Act of 2019''; H.R. 3154, the ``Homeownership for Dreamers Act''; and H.R. 3167, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``What Emergency?: Arms Sales and the Administration's Dubious End-Run around Congress'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Assessing FEMA's Readiness for Future Disasters'', 10 a.m., 310 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1327, the ``Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act''; H.R. 35, the ``Emmett Till Antilynching Act''; H.R. 677, the ``21st Century President Act''; H.R. 1569, to amend title 28, United States Code, to add Flagstaff and Yuma to the list of locations in which court shall be held in the judicial district for the State of Arizona; H.R. 2368, the ``Supporting and Treating Officers In Crisis Act of 2019''; and H.R. 1986, the ``Effective Prosecution of Possession of Biological Toxins and Agents Act of 2019'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Full Committee, markup on a resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find the Attorney General and the Secretary of Commerce in contempt of Congress for their refusal to comply with duly authorized subpoenas relating to the 2020 Census; H.R. 391, the ``White House Ethics Transparency Act of 2019''; H.R. 2003, the ``Ensuring FEHBP Coverage During Shutdowns Act''; H.R. 2004, the ``Ensuring FEDVIP and FLTCIP Coverage During Shutdowns Act''; H.R. 2530, the ``Interim Stay Authority To Protect Whistleblowers Act''; H.R. 1668, the ``Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019''; H.R. 2978, the ``National Historical Publications and Records Commission Reauthorization Act of 2019''; H.R. 1250, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the ``Lucas Lowe Post Office''; H.R. 1526, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the ``Eva G. Hewitt Post Office''; H.R. 1833, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Tulip Avenue in Floral Park, New York, as the ``Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson Post Office Building''; H.R. 1844, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the ``Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building''; H.R. 2451, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the ``Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office''; H.R. 2325, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the ``65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building''; H.R. 3144, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the ``Jose Ramos Post Office Building''; and H.R. 3152, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the ``Richard G. Lugar Post Office'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Combating Sexual Harassment in Science'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Doctor is Out. Rising Student Loan Debt and the Decline of the Small Medical Practice'', 11:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, hearing entitled ``Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, hearing entitled ``Implementation of Electronic Health Record Systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD)'', 10:15 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Pathways to Universal Health Coverage'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Lessons from the Mueller Report: Counterintelligence Implications of Volume 1'', 9 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to examine Russia's counterproductive counterterrorism, 10:30 a.m., 2255, Rayburn Building.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Pamela A. Barker, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.

At 1:45 p.m., Senate vote on confirmation of the nominations of Pamela A. Barker, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, Corey Landon Maze, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Rodney Smith, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, Thomas P. Barber, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and Jean-Paul Boulee, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. Following which, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 2740--Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020.














Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E739

Bost, Mike, Ill., E741

Collins, Doug, Ga., E749

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E741, E742, E742, E743, E743, E744, E746, E747, E749, E750

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E744

DeGette, Diana, Colo., E739

Garamendi, John, Calif., E743

Gonzalez, Vicente, Tex., E743, E748

Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E740

Grijalva, Raúl M., Ariz., E745

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E749

Hill, Katie, Calif., E745

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E740, E742, E746, E747, E748, E750

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E748

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E748

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E739

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E747

Levin, Mike, Calif., E750

McEachin, A. Donald, Va., E749

Moolenaar, John R., Mich., E746

Napolitano, Grace F., Calif., E740, E741

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E745

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E750

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E739

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E742

Taylor, Van, Tex., E747

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E746

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E741

Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E745

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E744

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