Daily Digest

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3451–S3627

Measures Introduced: Fifty bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1825–1874, S.J. Res. 49, and S. Res. 250–251.
Pages S3475–77

Measures Passed:

Condemning All Forms of Antisemitism: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 189, condemning all forms of antisemitism, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S3622


Taxpayer First Act: Senate passed H.R. 3151, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service.
Page S3626


Condemning anti-Semitic attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 231, condemning the horrific anti-Semitic attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California, on April 27, 2019, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S3626

Measures Considered:

Government of Qatar: By 43 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 161), Senate rejected the motion to discharge the Committee on Foreign Relations of S.J. Res. 20, relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services.
Pages S3457–62


Government of Bahrain: By 42 yeas to 57 nays (Vote No. 162), Senate rejected the motion to discharge the Committee on Foreign Relations of S.J. Res. 26, relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services.
Pages S3457–62


National Defense Authorization Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of 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.
Page S3469

A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Greg Girard Guidry, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Page S3469

Prior to the consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S3469


Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, with respect to Belarus; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–19)
Page S3474


Cairncross Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Page S3468

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, June 13, 2019, a vote on cloture will occur at 12 noon, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Page S3468

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S3468

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S3468

Kacsmaryk Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
Page S3468
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Page S3468

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S3468

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S3468


Winsor Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Allen Cothrel Winsor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
Page S3468

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
Page S3468

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S3468

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S3468

Cain Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of James David Cain, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
Page S3469

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Allen Cothrel Winsor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
Page S3469

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S3469

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S3469


Guidry Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Greg Girard Guidry, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Page S3469

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of James David Cain, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
Page S3469

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S3469

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S3469

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, at approximately 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination occur at 12 noon; that if cloture is invoked on the nomination, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination at 2:15 p.m.; that following disposition of the nomination of Sean Cairncross, Senate vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the nominations of Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Allen Cothrel Winsor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, James David Cain, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Greg Girard Guidry, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in the order listed; that if cloture is invoked, the votes on confirmation of the nominations occur on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader; and that the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1790, ripen following disposition of the nomination of Greg Girard Guidry.
Page S3626


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 94 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. EX. 164), David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).
Pages S3467–68, S3627

By 90 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. EX. 165), Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland.
Pages S3468, S3627

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

By 92 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX

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163), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S3462

Alexander Crenshaw, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years.

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George M. Marcus, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years.

Susan M. McCue, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years.

Michael O. Johanns, of Nebraska, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years.

Irving Bailey, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2021.

Christopher P. Vincze, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2019.
Pages S3469, S3627


Messages from the House:
Page S3474


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S3474


Executive Communications:
Pages S3474–75


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S3475


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3477–81


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3481–83


Additional Statements:
Pages S3471–74


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3483–S3618


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S3618–19


Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--165)
Pages S3461–62, H3467–68


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 5:39 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3626.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

GLOBAL MARKET CERTAINTY FOR U.S. AGRICULTURE

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded a hearing to examine certainty in global markets for the United States agriculture sector, after receiving testimony from Gregory F. Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative; and Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, and Robert Johansson, Chief Economist, both of the Department of Agriculture.

WILDLAND FIRE AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the outlook for wildland fire and management programs for 2019, after receiving testimony from Shawna Legarza, National Director, Fire and Aviation Management, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; Jeffery Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire, Department of the Interior; Wade Crowfoot, California Natural Resources Agency, Sacramento; and Chris Maisch, Alaska State Forester, Washington, D.C., on behalf of the National Association of State Foresters.

WOMEN IN CONFLICT

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues concluded a hearing to examine women in conflict, focusing on advancing women's role in peace and security, after receiving testimony from Andrea G. Bottner, Independent Women's Forum, Chevy Chase, Maryland; and Jamille Bigio, Council on Foreign Relations, and Palwasha Kakar, United States Institute of Peace, both of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Ada E. Brown, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Steven D. Grimberg, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, David John Novak, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and William D. Hyslop, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, Gary B. Burman, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Kentucky, and Randall P. Huff, to be United States Marshal for the District of Wyoming, all of the Department of Justice.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 46 public bills, H.R. 3245–3290; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 65 and H. Res. 440–443 were introduced.
Pages H4693–95


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4697–98


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1649, to amend the Small Business Act to require cyber certification for small business development center counselors, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–112);

H.R. 2142, to amend the Small Business Act to require the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman to create a centralized website for compliance guides, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–113);

H.R. 2331, to require an annual report on the cybersecurity of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–114);

H.R. 277, to adjust collateral requirements under the Small Business Act for disaster loans, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–115); and

H.R. 2345, to amend the Small Business Act to clarify the intention of Congress that the Administrator of the Small Business Administration is subject to certain requirements with respect to establishing size standards for small business concerns, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–116).
Page H4693


Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020: The House considered 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. Consideration is expected to resume the week of June 17th.
Pages H4632–69, H4673–87

Agreed to:

Jeffries amendment (No. 48 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that prohibits funds from being used to limit the functions of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (by a recorded vote of 275 ayes to 148 noes, Roll No. 295);
Pages H4650–51

Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) amendment (No. 49 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases and decreases by $5,000,000 for fund to be used specifically study the impact of firearm violence in elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions (by a recorded vote of 266 ayes to 150 noes, Roll No. 296);
Page H4651

Adams amendment (No. 50 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases the Higher Education account by $500,000 (by a recorded vote of 358 ayes to 65 noes, Roll No. 297);
Pages H4651–52

Adams amendment (No. 51 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases funding for the Children and Families Services Programs account by $3 million; decreases the Departmental Management account by $3 million (by a recorded vote of 307 ayes to 115 noes, Roll No. 298);
Pages H4652–53

Beyer amendment (No. 52 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases and decreases funds by $500,000 to support the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a feasibility study on allowing geolocation services with respect to the location of callers to the suicide prevention lifeline referred to in section 520E–3 of the Public Health Service Act (by a recorded vote of 359 ayes to 64 noes, Roll No. 299);
Page H4653

Beyer amendment (No. 53 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Office of Refugee Resettlement, to disclose to committees of jurisdiction and legal orientation providers a monthly census per facility, broken down by gender and age group, of unaccompanied alien children in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, including locations operated through a contract with any other entity (including a Federal, State, or local agency) (by a recorded vote of 285 ayes to 138 noes, Roll No. 300);
Pages H4653–54

Blunt Rochester amendment (No. 54 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases and decreases $1 from the Health Resources and Services Administration with respect to the health workforce and health professional staffing shortages (by a recorded vote of 376 ayes to 47 noes, Roll No. 301);
Pages H4654–55

Murphy amendment (No. 56 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Mental Health by $2,000,000, with the additional funding intended for the Garrett Lee Smith-Youth Suicide Prevention State and Campus grants budget activities within the Mental Health Programs of Regional and National Significance; reduces Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Surveillance and Program Support by $2,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 366 ayes to 55 noes, Roll No. 302);
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Ocasio-Cortez amendment (No. 57 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases and decreases the HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis Prevention account by $15 million in order to support Opioid Related Infectious Disease under the Center for Disease Control (by a recorded vote of 264 ayes to 158 noes, Roll No. 303);
Pages H4655–56

McAdams amendment (No. 59 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases CDC Injury Prevention and Control suicide program funding to enhance youth suicide awareness, research, and prevention efforts, with a corresponding reduction in HHS General Departmental Management account (by a recorded vote of 388 ayes to 30 noes, Roll No. 305);
Page H4657

Schrier amendment (No. 60 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that clarifies that early childhood developmental screenings can be considered an allowable medical service for donation to children in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (by a recorded vote of 371 ayes to 49 noes, Roll No. 306);
Pages H4657–58

Lee (NV) amendment (No. 61 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases funding for Graduate Medical Education slots and cut funding from the Office of the Secretary of Education's departmental fund (by a recorded vote of 365 ayes to 54 noes, Roll No. 307);
Pages H4658–59

Craig amendment (No. 62 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases by $1 million the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA) Rural Health Programs to prioritize ongoing coordination with the U.S. Department of Agricultures establishment of a Rural Health Liaison as directed by Public Law 115–334 (Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) (by a recorded vote of 383 ayes to 36 noes, Roll No. 308);
Page H4659

Craig amendment (No. 63 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases and decreases by $14,523,544,000 the Department of Education's grants to states under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to support funding for special education (by a recorded vote of 376 ayes to 41 noes, Roll No. 309);
Pages H4659–60

Craig amendment (No. 64 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases and decreases funding for Career, Technical, and Adult Education in order to support the Department of Education in carrying out the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins Act) and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) (by a recorded vote of 390 ayes to 29 noes, Roll No. 310);
Pages H4660–61

Porter amendment (No. 65 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases funding for the Senior Medicare Patrols within the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account by $2,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 316 ayes to 103 noes, Roll No. 311);
Page H4661

Porter amendment (No. 66 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that provides funding to support the Intimate Partner Violence Strategy at the Health Resources and Services Administration across the relevant bureaus at the agency (by a recorded vote of 311 ayes to 110 noes, Roll No. 312);
Pages H4661–62

Porter amendment (No. 67 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that ensures that ACA open enrollment data is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, preferred language, age and sex to support better understanding of enrollment information (by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 183 noes, Roll No. 313);
Pages H4662–63

Mucarsel-Powell amendment (No. 68 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that allocates an additional $5 million to the Secretary's Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF), which would improve prevention, care, and treatment for racial and ethnic minorities impacted by HIV/AIDS (by a recorded vote of 281 ayes to 138 noes, Roll No. 314);
Page H4663

Levin (MI) amendment (No. 70 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that increases funding for the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Education by $4 million (by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 315);
Pages H4663–64

Pressley amendment (No. 71 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that provides an additional $5,000,000 to fund School-Based Health Centers to support preventative and mental health services for children and adolescents in school (by a recorded vote of 342 ayes to 77 noes with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 316);
Pages H4664–65

Spanberger amendment (No. 74 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that increases funding for the chronic disease prevention and health promotion program by $3 million to be directed towards colorectal cancer and reduces funding by $3 million for the HHS General Departmental Management account (by a recorded vote of 364 ayes to 54 noes, Roll No. 317);
Pages H4633–34, H4665

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Delgado amendment (No. 75 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that provides additional funding for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease due to the increased threat of vector borne pathogens (by a recorded vote of 374 ayes to 44 noes, Roll No. 318);
Pages H4634–35, H4665–66

Crow amendment (No. 76 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that increases and decreases funding by $5,000,000 to support the Project SERV program which provides funding for grants to LEAs for the purposes of mental health, counseling, and technical assistance in the wake of traumatic events at schools that are disruptive to learning (by a recorded vote of 345 ayes to 73 noes, Roll No. 319);
Pages H4635–36, H4666–67

Houlahan amendment (No. 77 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that increases and decreases funding for the Department of Education's Education for the Disadvantaged account by $1 million with the intent to support Comprehensive Literacy Development Grants with an appropriate offset (by a recorded vote of 333 ayes to 86 noes, Roll No. 320);
Pages H4636–37, H4667

Pocan amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–111) that prohibits the implementation of a new HHS policy announced on June 5, 2019, that would restrict fetal tissue research (by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 193 noes, Roll No. 321);
Pages H4637–39, H4668

Pascrell amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–111) that provides $10 million to the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department which is authorized in Section 7091 of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, Public Law 115–271 (by a recorded vote of 382 ayes to 32 noes, Roll No. 322);
Pages H4639–40, H4668–69

Allen amendment (No. 4 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that ensures that when the State Department is expanding opportunities for grants and contracts to small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged and faith-based organizations, it also does so for veteran and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses; and
Page H4686

Rouda amendment (No. 5 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that prohibits the use of funds to negotiate or enter into an agreement with Vietnam for the repatriation of Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the United States before July 12, 1995.
Pages H4686–87

Rejected:

Ocasio-Cortez amendment (No. 58 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that was debated on June 12th that sought to strike a rider that prevents the use of any funds for ``any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance in Schedule I'' of the CSA (by a recorded vote of 91 ayes to 331 noes, Roll No. 304).
Pages H4656–57

Proceedings Postponed:

Lesko amendment (No. 78 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to strike the requirement that not less than $750,000,000 of Global Health Programs shall be made available for family planning/reproductive health;
Pages H4640–41

Jackson Lee amendment (No. 79 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to increase by $1,000,000 and decrease by $1,000,000 to combat the practice of Female Genital Mutilation;
Pages H4641–44

Jackson Lee amendment (No. 80 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to increase by $1,000,000 and decrease by $1,000,000 to combat the trafficking of endangered species;
Pages H4644–45

Gosar amendment (No. 81 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to prohibit the use of funds appropriated or other-wise made available to any Federal department or agency by this Act may be used to make assessed or voluntary contributions on behalf of the United States to or for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or the Green Climate Fund;
Pages H4645–46

Grijalva amendment (No. 82 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to decrease then increase funding within the International Border and Water Commission for the use of taking responsibility for the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI);
Pages H4646–47

Gosar amendment (No. 83 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to prohibit funds from being used for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;
Pages H4647–48

Speier amendment (No. 84 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to increase by $40 million and decrease by $40 million from Assistance for Europe and Eurasia to fund Armenian democracy assistance;
Pages H4648–49

Meadows amendment (No. 85 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to increase assistance withheld from Pakistan over the imprisonment of Dr. Shakil Afridi from $33,000,000 to $66,000,000;
Pages H4649–50

Lowey en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109: Cohen (No. 86) that seeks to prohibit the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump's Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization's website; Foster (No. 88) that seeks to reduce the NADR account by $10,000,000 and increases the account by the same amount, to be used for the Syn-chrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications project in order to promote scientific diplomacy and peace in the Middle East; Connolly (No. 90) that seeks to prohibit the use of funds for International Military Education and Training for Saudi Arabia; Cicilline (No. 95) that seeks to prohibits funds from being used to establish the proposed Department of State Commission on Unalienable Rights; Brendan F. Boyle (PA) (No. 97) that seeks to increase by and decrease by $1.5 million for the International Fund for Ireland; Panetta (No. 99) that seeks to prohibit any funds from being used to withdraw the United States from NATO; Krisnamoorthi (No. 100) that seeks to prohibit the use of funds in violation of the Export Control Act of 2018 (subtitle B of title XVII of Public Law 115–232); Murphy (No. 101) that seeks to provide that, of the $2,153,763,000 in funds provided under Title IV, International Security Assistance, Department of State, Economic Support Fund, funding made available for programs to promote democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela shall be increased by $3,000,000, from $17,500,000 to $20,500,000; Espaillat (No. 102) that seeks to increase the appropriated amount to the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative by $2,000,000; Cox (No. 103) that seeks to ensure continued funding for de-mining projects in Nagorno-Karabakh, and support for regional rehabilitation services for infants, children, and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities; Cunningham (No. 104) that seeks to increase and then decrease the Development Assistance account by $5 million to combat illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in foreign waters; Spanberger (No. 105) that seeks to increase and decrease $1 in the Administration of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Programs account for the purpose of encouraging the Department of State to implement recommendations of the Government Accountability Office study GAO–19–220, which found that the Foreign Service vacancies at the Department of State may undermine U.S. foreign policy objectives and increase national security risks; and Levin (MI) (No. 106) that prohibit the use of funds in this Act for assistance to Forces Armées d'Haiti (FAdH)--in English, the Armed Forces of Haiti;
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Grothman amendment (No. 87 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to reduce the amount of funding provided by Division D by 2.1 percent across-the-board;
Pages H4679–80

Lowey en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following amendments printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111: Sherman (No. 1) that seeks to increase funding for the United States Agency for Global Media International Broadcasting Operations account by $1.5 million, to broadcast Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in the Sindhi language in Pakistan, and decreases funding by $2.1 million in the Capital Investment Fund account; and Kildee (No. 3) that seeks to increase funding by $500,000 for the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission to address grass carp;
Pages H4680–81

Walker amendment (No. 89 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to eliminate $19.1 billion in funding for the bi-lateral economic assistance and independent agency programs within the Department of State;
Pages H4681–82

Palmer amendment (No. 91 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to strike the paragraph that prevents the U.S.' withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and strikes the paragraph that allows for payments for the agreement;
Pages H4682–83

Arrington amendment (No. 94 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to prevent funds from being used to contribute to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;
Pages H4683–84

Banks amendment (No. 98 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–109) that seeks to reduce spending for each amount in Division D, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent; and
Pages H4684–85

Allen amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that seeks to reduce spending in Division D, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies, by 1 percent.
Pages H4685–86

H. Res. 431, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2740) and the resolution (H. Res. 430) was agreed to Tuesday, June 11th. H. Res. 436, the rule providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2740) was agreed to yesterday, June 12th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1 p.m. tomorrow, June 14th, and further when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 18th for Morning Hour debate.
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Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's democratic processes or institutions is to continue in effect beyond June 16, 2019--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116–39).
Pages H4649, H4669–70


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H4669.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Twenty-eight recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4650–51, H4651, H4651–52, H4652–53, H4653, H4653–54, H4654–55, H4655, H4655–56, H4656–57, H4657, H4657–58, H4658–59, H4659, H4659–60, H4660–61, H4661, H4661–62, H4662–63, H4663, H4663–64, H4664–65, H4665, H4665–66, H4666–67, H4667, H4668, H4668–69. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 4:49 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

CLEANING UP COMMUNITIES: ENSURING SAFE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing entitled ``Cleaning Up Communities: Ensuring Safe Storage and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel''. Testimony was heard from Robert J. Halstead, Executive Director, Agency for Nuclear Projects, Office of the Governor, Nevada; Lake Barrett, Former Acting Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Department of Energy; and public witnesses.

KEEPING KIDS AND CONSUMERS SAFE FROM DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing entitled ``Keeping Kids and Consumers Safe from Dangerous Products''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

U.S. INTERESTS IN SOUTH ASIA AND THE FY 2020 BUDGET

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Interests in South Asia and the FY 2020 Budget''. Testimony was heard from Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Department of State; Gloria Steele, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development; and Karen Freeman, Assistant to the Administrator for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife held a hearing on H.R. 967, the ``Clean Water for Rural Communities Act''; H.R. 1162, the ``Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act''; H.R. 1446, the ``Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019''; H.R. 1976, the ``PFAS Detection Act of 2019''; H.R. 2473, the ``Securing Access for the central Valley and Enhancing (SAVE) Water Resources Act''; H.R. 2685, the ``Wild Bird Conservation Act''; and legislation on the Migratory Bird Protection Act of 2019. Testimony was heard from Representatives Clay, Van Drew, Lowenthal, and Harder; Grayford Payne, Deputy Commissioner, Policy, Administration, and Budget, Bureau of Reclamation; John D. S. Allen, Board President, Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Anthea G. Hansen, General Manager, Del Puerto Water District, California; Brett R. Barbre, Director, Municipal Water District of Orange County, California; Steve Sliver, MPART Executive Director, Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Michigan; and public witnesses.

NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MANIPULATED MEDIA, AND ``DEEPFAKES''

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``National Security Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media, and `Deepfakes' ''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS: RAMPING UP RENEWABLES

Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Solving the Climate Crisis: Ramping Up Renewables''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D641)

S. 1436, to make technical corrections to the computation of average pay under Public Law 110–279. Signed on June 12, 2019. (Public Law 116–21)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JUNE 14, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to receive a briefing on non-asylum protection in the United States and the European Union, 2 p.m., 2237, Rayburn Building.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, June 17

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1 p.m., Friday, June 14

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Armstrong, Kelly, N. Dak., E766

Babin, Brian, Tex., E774

Bass, Karen, Calif., E768

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E769, E771

Castro, Joaquin, Tex., E772, E775

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E765, E766, E767, E768, E769, E770, E773, E775, E777

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E770

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E767

DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E766

Delgado, Antonio, N.Y., E769

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E768

Duffy, Sean P., Wisc., E776

Estes, Ron, Kans., E766

Frankel, Lois, Fla., E765

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E770, E775

Katko, John, N.Y., E765, E772

Lamborn, Doug, Colo., E769

Levin, Mike, Calif., E766

Long, Billy, Mo., E771

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E765

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E767

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E765

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E774

Ratcliffe, John, Tex., E768

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E774, E776

Rogers, Harold, Ky., E772

Soto, Darren, Fla., E772

Spanberger, Abigail Davis, Va., E771

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E767

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E771, E775

Titus, Dina, Nev., E771, E776

Wagner, Ann, Mo., E773

Walden, Greg, Ore., E776

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