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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 34 public bills, H.R. 3298-
3331; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 446 and 447 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H4769-71
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4772-74
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2109, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the 
procurement of goods or services, to give a preference to offerors that 
employ veterans (H. Rept. 116-117);
  H.R. 2196, to amend title 38, United States Code, to reduce the 
credit hour requirement for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship 
program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (H. Rept. 116-118); and
  H. Res. 445, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3055) 
making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2020, and for other purposes; relating to 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; and providing 
for proceedings during the period from June 28, 2019, through July 8, 
2019 (H. Rept. 116-119).
Page H4769
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Beyer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4703
Recess: The House recessed at 12:06 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4704
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow, June 19th.
  Page H4704
Recess: The House recessed at 2:16 p.m. and reconvened at 2:45 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4706
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening 
Accountability Act of 2019: H.R. 3253, amended, to provide for certain 
extensions with respect to the Medicaid program under title XIX of the 
Social Security Act, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 371 yeas to 46 
nays, Roll No. 333.
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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 
tomorrow, June 19th.
  Pages H4710-32, H4732-38, H4738-50, H4752-55, H4755-67
  Agreed to the Visclosky motion that the Committee rise by a recorded 
vote of 317 ayes to 82 noes with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 
323.
Pages H4731-32
Agreed to:
  Gonzalez-Colon (PR) amendment (No. 41 printed in part A of H. Rept. 
116-111) that increases and decreases funding for the Innovative 
Readiness Training Program by $4.356 million, for the purpose of 
supporting DOD's efforts to produce mission-ready forces through 
military training opportunities and simultaneously provide key services 
for American communities;
Pages H4722-23
  Norman amendment (No. 43 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
increases and decreases $15 million from the Weapons Procurement, Navy 
to allow for the funding of one Expeditionary Sea Base Classed ship 
upgrade pilot program to reduce the amount of escort missions required 
to be conducted by Destroyer class ships;
Page H4723
  Jackson Lee amendment (No. 79 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) 
that was debated on June 13th that increases by $1,000,000 and 
decreases by $1,000,000 to combat the practice of Female Genital 
Mutilation (by a recorded vote of 414 ayes to 6 noes, Roll No. 325); 
                                                             Page H4733
  Jackson Lee amendment (No. 80 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) 
that was debated on June 13th that increases by $1,000,000 and 
decreases by $1,000,000 to combat the trafficking of endangered species 
(by a recorded vote of 339 ayes to 79 noes, Roll No. 326); 
                                                         Pages H4733-34
  Grijalva amendment (No. 82 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) 
that was debated on June 13th that decreases then increases funding 
within the International Border and Water Commission for the use of 
taking responsibility for the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI) 
(by a recorded vote of 310 ayes to 109 noes, Roll No. 328); 
                                                             Page H4735
  Speier amendment (No. 84 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) that 
was debated on June 13th that increases by $40 million and decreases by 
$40 million from Assistance for Europe and Eurasia to fund Armenian 
democracy assistance (by a recorded vote of 268 ayes to 152 noes, Roll 
No. 330);
Pages H4736-37
  Meadows amendment (No. 85 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) that 
was debated on June 13th that increases assistance withheld from 
Pakistan over the imprisonment of Dr. Shakil Afridi from $33,000,000 to 
$66,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 387 ayes to 33 noes, Roll No. 331); 
                                                             Page H4737
  Lowey en bloc amendment No. 1 that was debated on June 13th 
consisting of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 
116-109: Cohen (No. 86) that prohibits 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 reduces the NADR account by $10,000,000 
and increases the account by the same amount, to be used for the 
Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications project in 
order to promote scientific diplomacy and peace in the Middle East; 
Connolly (No. 90) that prohibits the use of funds for International 
Military Education and Training for Saudi Arabia; Cicilline (No. 95) 
that prohibits funds from being used to establish the proposed 
Department of State Commission on Unalienable Rights; Brendan F. Boyle 
(PA) (No. 97) that increases by and decreases by $1.5 million for the 
International Fund for Ireland; Panetta (No. 99) that prohibits any 
funds from being used to withdraw the United States from NATO; 
Krisnamoorthi (No. 100) that prohibits 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 provides 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 increases the appropriated amount to the Caribbean Basin 
Security Initiative by $2,000,000; Cox (No. 103) that ensures 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 
increases and then decreases the Development Assistance account by $5 
million to combat illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in foreign 
waters; Spanberger (No. 105) that increases and decreases $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-
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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 prohibits the use of funds in this Act for 
assistance to Forces Armees d'Haiti (FAdH)--in English, the Armed 
Forces of Haiti (by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 
332);
Pages H4737-38
  Lowey en bloc amendment No. 1 that was debated on June 13th 
consisting of the following amendments printed in part A of H. Rept. 
116-111: Sherman (No. 1) that increases 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 increases 
funding by $500,000 for the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission to address 
grass carp (by a recorded vote of 283 ayes to 144 noes, Roll No. 339); 
                                                             Page H4756
  Visclosky en bloc amendment No. 2 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111: Stewart (No. 6) that 
ensures that military working dogs are returned to the United States 
upon completion of their service to our soldiers abroad; Young (No. 7) 
that reduces the Defense Wide Operations and Maintenance Account by 
$8,500,000 and increases the Air Force Operations and Maintenance 
account by the same amount, for the ISR Innovation Office to support 
Mission Defense Teams; Smith (NJ) (No. 9) that redirects $2 million 
from Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide to the Congressionally 
Directed Medical Research Programs for Tickborne Disease research; 
Eshoo (No. 10) that increases and decreases the Research, Development, 
Test and Evaluation, Air Force account by $9.5 million in order to 
develop flexible imaging technologies, wearable bio-chemical sensing, 
point-of-care in low-resource environments, and en-route medical 
technologies to treat wounded warfighters; Eshoo (No. 11) that 
increases funding for Peer-reviewed pancreatic cancer research in the 
Department of Defense's Defense Health Program by $2 million, offset by 
a $2 million decrease from Defense-wide Operation and Maintenance; 
Jackson Lee (No. 12) that increases and decreases the Department of 
Defense Military Retirement Fund by $2 million to provide the Secretary 
of Defense the flexibility needed for technical assistance for U.S. 
military women to military women in other countries combating violence 
targeting women and children as a weapon of war, terrorism, human 
trafficking, and narcotics trafficking; Langevin (No. 14) that 
increases funding for the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program within 
the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs by $10 million; 
Graves (MO) (No. 16) that increases and decreases the Operation and 
Maintenance, Defense wide account by $5 million in order to reserve $5 
million to commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II; Moore (No. 
17) that increases funding for Air National Guard Facilities 
Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization by $2.5 million; Wilson 
(SC) (No. 18) that provides $4.8 million to support mitigating 
musculoskeletal injury risk and optimizing bone and muscle adaptation 
for military physical training; Walberg (No. 20) that prohibits any 
funds under the Defense Division to be made available for the Taliban; 
Schweikert (No. 22) that increasing funding for the Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $1 million for the 
purpose of improving efforts to research and develop distributed ledger 
technologies for defense applications; Carson (IN) (No. 23) that 
increases and decreases the Defense-wide Research, Development, Test 
and Evaluation account by $4 million in order to fund DoD's HBCU 
program; will further help facilitate DoD's investments in the physical 
science, mathematics, and engineering programs at Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities and their corresponding national security 
benefits; Barr (No. 26) that increases funding for Army Reserve 
Operation and Maintenance, for Army Operation and Maintenance, and for 
Army National Guard Operation and Maintenance by $2 million each to be 
used for training support, such as the training of National Guard and 
Reserve components by Army in order to improve readiness; Cicilline 
(No. 27) that increases funding for the Defense Established Program to 
Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) program by $1.5 million; 
Dingell (No. 28) that provides for an additional $5 million for the 
Fisher House Foundation which is offset by an outlay neutral reduction 
in the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account; Bera (No. 30) 
that increases DoD funding to partner nations to help them prevent, 
detect, and respond to biological threats and infectious disease before 
they come to the U.S. by $20 million, reducing Defense Wide Operation 
and Maintenance by the same amount; Moulton (No. 31) that increases and 
decreases the Navy's Operation and Maintenance account by $4.3 million 
in order to restore the United States Sea Cadet Corps' funding to 
historic levels; Moulton (No. 32) that increases and decreases the Drug 
Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense account by $3 million 
funding in order to restore funding for the Young Marines to historic 
levels; Emmer (No. 35) that allocates an increase of $3 million to 
Defense-wide Demilitarization Systems to develop a feasible waterjet 
system to defeat a munition's chemical, biological, or explosive 
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without removing the munition in theater, in accordance with Department 
of Defense recommendations; Allen (No. 37) that increases and decreases 
the Defense-wide Operation and Maintenance account by $10 million in 
order to assist in identifying unclaimed remains missing since the 
Korean conflict; Kildee (No. 42) that increases funding for the Army, 
Air Force, and Navy Environmental Restoration funds by $15 million to 
clean up PFAS contamination in and around military bases offset by a 
$16 million cut to DoD wide Operations and Maintenance; Panetta (No. 
46) that increases funding for Navy research by $8 million to achieve 
future capabilities to maintain maritime superiority and ensure 
national security; Carbajal (No. 48) that increases funding for more 
Improved Outer Tactical Vests for female service members by $5 million; 
Carbajal (No. 49) that increase RDTE, Army by $4 million to fund 
university and industry research centers to pursue research in areas of 
biotechnology such as advances in materials, neuroscience, systems, 
synthetic biology, nanotechnology and immersive technology; O'Halleran 
(No. 52) that increases the Navy Research, Development, Test and 
Evaluation account by $5 million in order to fund for Electromagnetic 
Systems Applied Research to better enable the Naval Research Laboratory 
to fully contribute to the U.S. Naval Observatory mission in providing 
the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense spacial Positioning, 
Navigation, and Timing (PNT); Brown (MD) (No. 53) that reduces Navy 
Operation & Maintenance Account by $3,000,000 and increases the Defense 
Wide Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation account by $3,000,000 
for cyber resiliency efforts in the Central Test and Evaluation 
Investment Program (CTEIP); Brindisi (No. 54) that increases funding 
for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force by $5 million 
for the purpose of improving research and development of Quantum 
Information Sciences; Pappas (No. 55) that supports funding for PFOA/
PFOS Study and Analysis by increasing and decreasing the Defense-wide 
Operation and Maintenance account by $2 million; Pappas (No. 56) that 
increases funding for the Army's Research, Development, Test and 
Evaluation account by $2.5 million; Sherrill (No. 57) that Increases 
funding for Defense-wide RDTE by $3 million to strengthen efforts to 
secure science and technology research; Sherrill (No. 58) that 
increases and decreases the Navy Research, Development, Test and 
Evaluation account by $5 million in order to support the certification/
qualification process to enable the Navy to integrate 3-D printed parts 
more efficiently into the submarine fleet; and Torres Small (NM) (No. 
62) that increases and decreases funding in the Defense-wide Operation 
and Maintenance account by $5 million in order to support a pilot 
program to provide broadband access to military families and medical 
facilities on or near remote and isolated bases (by a recorded vote of 
381 ayes to 46 noes, Roll No. 341);
Pages H4710-15, H4757
  Langevin amendment (No. 13 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that increases by $10,000,000 the Naval Railgun for common mount 
development, decreases by $10,000,000 the Strategic Capabilities Office 
(by a recorded vote of 355 ayes to 73 noes, Roll No. 342); 
                                                  Pages H4715, H4757-58
  Langevin amendment (No. 15 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that increases funding by $2 million for civics education grants under 
the National Defense Education Program. Grants will fund the 
development and evaluation of civics education programs at Department 
of Defense domestic schools (by a recorded vote of 277 ayes to 151 
noes, Roll No. 343);
Pages H4715-16, H4758-59
  Brown (MD) amendment (No. 21 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that prevents DOD from spending funds to implement ban on open 
transgender service (by a recorded vote of 243 ayes to 183 noes, Roll 
No. 344);
Pages H4717-18, H4759
  Kuster (NH) amendment (No. 34 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111), 
as modified, that increases and decreases the defense-wide Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation account by $5 million in order to 
support funding to develop lead-free defense electronics to ensure the 
defense industry can integrate cutting edge civilian technology to meet 
military requirements (by a recorded vote of 324 ayes to 101 noes, Roll 
No. 346);
Pages H4720-21, H4760-61
  Visclosky amendment (No. 38 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that increases funding for the Future Vertical Lift Advanced 
Technologies program from $16 million to $25 million (by a recorded 
vote of 389 ayes to 39 noes, Roll No. 347);
Pages H4721, H4761
  Visclosky amendment (No. 40 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that increases and decreases the Department of Defense Operation and 
Maintenance, Defense-Wide Fund by $500,000 to provide funding for 
additional reporting on the immediate risks to U.S. national security 
posed by climate change and its impacts to the Department and its 
ability to defend the nation (by a recorded vote of 254 ayes to 174 
noes, Roll No. 348);
Pages H4721-22, H4761-62
  Ted Lieu (CA) amendment (No. 44 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-
111) that prohibits funds from being used to issue export licenses for 
any defense article or service as described in 22 enumerated 
certification transmittal documents designated by the Department of 
State (by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 349); 
                                               Pages H4723-24, H4762-63

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  Blunt Rochester amendment (No. 50 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-
111) that increases and decreases by $1,000,000 Operations & 
Maintenance, Defense-wide account which funds the Space-Available 
flights program and for the purpose of instructing the Department to 
provide Congress with an assessment of possible concerns or issues in 
expanding eligibility for the Space-A program to include caregivers and 
spouses when accompanying 100% disabled veterans (by a recorded vote of 
424 ayes to 3 noes, Roll No. 352);
                                               Pages H4726-27, H4764-65
  Crow amendment (No. 59 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
increases and decreases the Defense-wide Operation and Maintenance 
account by $13 million in order to support the Department of Defense's 
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program (by a 
recorded vote of 277 ayes to 151 noes, Roll No. 354); and 
                                               Pages H4728-29, H4765-66
  Cox (CA) amendment (No. 61 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that reduces funds for the Operation and Maintenance Account, Defense-
Wide by $10 million and increases funds for medical research concerning 
traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and 
psychological health by a similar amount (by a recorded vote of 404 
ayes to 22 noes, Roll No. 355).
                                               Pages H4729-30, H4766-67
                                                              Rejected:
  Lesko amendment (No. 78 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) that 
was debated on June 13th that sought to strike the requirement that not 
less than $750,000,000 of Global Health Programs shall be made 
available for family planning/reproductive health (by a recorded vote 
of 188 ayes to 225 noes, Roll No. 324);
                                                         Pages H4732-33
  Gosar amendment (No. 81 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) that 
was debated on June 13th that sought to prohibit the use of funds 
appropriated or otherwise 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 (by a recorded 
vote of 174 ayes to 244 noes, Roll No. 327);
                                                         Pages H4734-35
  Gosar amendment (No. 83 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) that 
was debated on June 13th that sought to prohibit funds from being used 
for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (by a 
recorded vote of 170 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 329);
                                                         Pages H4735-36
  Grothman amendment (No. 87 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) 
that was debated on June 13th that sought to reduce the amount of 
funding provided by Division D by 2.1 percent across-the-board (by a 
recorded vote of 131 ayes to 292 noes, Roll No. 334);
                                                             Page H4752
  Walker amendment (No. 89 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) that 
was debated on June 13th that sought to eliminate $19.1 billion in 
funding for the bi-lateral economic assistance and independent agency 
programs within the Department of State (by a recorded vote of 110 ayes 
to 315 noes, Roll No. 335);
                                                         Pages H4752-53
  Palmer amendment (No. 91 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) that 
was debated on June 13th that sought 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 (by a 
recorded vote of 184 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 336);
                                                         Pages H4753-54
  Arrington amendment (No. 94 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) 
that was debated on June 13th that sought to prevent funds from being 
used to contribute to the United Nations Framework Convention on 
Climate Change (by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 251 noes, Roll No. 
337);
                                                             Page H4754
  Banks amendment (No. 98 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116-109) that 
was debated on June 13th that sought to reduce spending for each amount 
in Division D, except those amounts made available to the Department of 
Defense, by 14 percent (by a recorded vote of 123 ayes to 303 noes, 
Roll No. 338);
                                                         Pages H4754-55
  Allen amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
was debated on June 13th that sought to reduce spending in Division D, 
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies, by 1 percent (by a 
recorded vote of 134 ayes to 293 noes, Roll No. 340);
                                                         Pages H4756-57
  Amash amendment (No. 24 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
sought to limit the warrantless collection of Americans- communications 
under section 702 of FISA (by a recorded vote of 175 ayes to 253 noes, 
Roll No. 345);
                                               Pages H4718-20, H4759-60
  Gallagher amendment (No. 45 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that sought to restore $96 million in research and development funds 
for INF-range conventional missile systems, offset by corresponding 
reduction to defense-wide operation and maintenance (by a recorded vote 
of 203 ayes to 225 noes, Roll No. 350);
                                                  Pages H4724-25, H4763
  Gallagher amendment (No. 47 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that sought to increase funding for the Weapons Procurement, Navy 
account by $19.6 million (by a recorded vote of 192 ayes to 236 noes, 
Roll No. 351); and
                                               Pages H4725-26, H4763-64
  Jayapal amendment (No. 51 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
sought to specify that none of the funds made available by this act may 
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for research on the Long Range Stand Off Weapon (LRSO) (by a recorded 
vote of 138 ayes to 239 noes with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 
353).
                                                  Pages H4727-28, H4765
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Lipinski amendment (No. 19 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have increased 
and decreased the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-
wide account by $10 million in order to redirect $10 million within the 
RDTE account to be used for the National Security Innovation Network, 
for the purpose of expanding the Hacking for Defense course to more 
universities across the United States;
                                                         Pages H4716-17
  Dingell amendment (No. 29 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have increased 
funding for research, development, test and evaluation by $20 million 
for arthritis research within the Congressionally Directed Medical 
Research Program (CDMRP);
                                                             Page H4720
  Kuster (NH) amendment (No. 33 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have increased 
funding to upgrade oxygen life support systems on Ohio Class submarine 
by $11,969,000; and
                                                             Page H4720
  Crow amendment (No. 60 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have increased 
funding through the Defense Health Program for research for amyotrophic 
lateral sclerosis (ALS) by $20 million.
                                                             Page H4729
                                                 Proceedings Postponed:
  Burgess amendment (No. 63 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
seeks to reduce spending in Division E by 5 percent;
                                                         Pages H4738-39
  Burgess amendment (No. 64 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
seeks to strike Section 108 in Division E that prohibits any funding 
being used for border security infrastructure along the southern 
border;
                                                         Pages H4739-41
  Kaptur en bloc amendment No. 3 consisting of the following amendments 
printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111: Wasserman Schultz (No. 65) that 
seeks to state that none of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used to issue a permit under section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act for the discharge of dredged or fill material from a 
project within Water Conservation Areas in the Everglades; Langevin 
(No. 71) that seeks to plus and minus of $5 million within the Defense 
Nuclear Nonproliferation account in support of low-enriched uranium 
(LEU) research for naval reactors at the NNSA; Grijalva (No. 73) that 
seeks to increase Office of Indian Energy Policy and Program by 2 
million and decreases Fossil Fuel Research and Development by 2.4 
million; Castor (FL) (No. 83) that seeks to none of the funds made 
available in this Act may be used to finalize the Department of 
Energy's proposed rule to rollback efficiency standards for certain 
light bulbs; Bera (No. 88) that seeks to increase and decrease 
Reclamation's Water and Related Resources Account by $2 million to 
support the WaterSmart Program; Brendan F. Boyle (PA) (No. 94) that 
seeks to prevent funds from being used to reject any application for a 
grant due to the use of the term ``global warming'' or the term 
``climate change'' in the application; Omar (No. 105) that seeks to 
clarify that the Department of Energy's Section 1703 Loan Program is 
providing loans only to clean energy projects that avoid, reduce, or 
sequester air pollutants or human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases; 
Lee (NV) (No. 106) that seeks to increase funding for ARPA-E by $3 
million and decreases funding for Department of Energy Departmental 
Funds $3 million; and Garcia (No. 108) that seeks to increase funding 
for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) by $5 million and 
reduce funding for Fossil Fuel Research and Development by $5 million; 
                                                         Pages H4741-43
  Kaptur en bloc amendment No. 4 consisting of the following amendments 
printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111: Fleischmann (No. 66) that seeks 
to increase and decrease the Weapons Activities account by $123 million 
for construction of critical infrastructure in NNSA; Norton (No. 67) 
that seeks to increase and decrease $5 million from the Investigations 
fund to instruct USACE to prioritize funding for the Anacostia 
Watershed Restoration Program; Wilson (SC) (No. 68) that seeks to 
increase and decrease by $6.5 million from the Defense Environmental 
Cleanup account to highlight the Savannah River Community and 
Regulatory Support under the Savannah River Site; Velazquez (No. 69) 
that seeks to increase and decrease the Army Corps of Engineers 
construction projects account by $45,000,000 to support Cano Martin 
Pena environmental restoration project in San Juan, Puerto Rico and 
combat the environmental degradation and persistent flooding that 
disadvantages communities abutting the channel, as evidenced by 
Hurricanes Irma and Maria; Graves (MO) (No. 70) that moves $4 million 
from the Bureau of Reclamation and add $4 million to the Army Corps 
funding for investigations; the intent of this amendment is for the $4 
million added to conduct investigations be used to study natural 
disasters that occurred in 2019, such as flooding in the Midwest; 
Walberg (No. 72) that seeks to increase funding for the office of 
Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the

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Department of Energy by $3 million to improve cybersecurity and 
emergency response for the bulk power system; Richmond (No. 74) that 
seeks to increase the Army Corps of Engineers Operations and 
Maintenance accounts by $4,000,000 and decrease the Administration 
Expenses account by the same amount; Richmond (No. 75) that seeks to 
increase and decrease funding to the Army Corps of Engineers Operation 
and Maintenance Accounts by $75,000,000 for dredging activities; 
Richmond (No. 76) that seeks to provide $5 million for construction 
projects under the Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of 
Louisiana Coastal Area Beneficial Use of Dredged Material restoration 
projects with an offset from Corps of Engineers expenses; Lipinski (No. 
77) that seeks to redirect $15,000,000 within the Department of Energy 
Office of Science account towards the Argonne Leadership Computing 
Facility; McKinley (No. 78) that seeks to transfer $3 million from the 
Departmental Administration account to the Fossil Energy Research and 
Development account; Loebsack (No. 79) that seeks to increase and then 
reduce the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $5,000,000 
with the intent of supporting the advancement of distributed wind 
technologies and research; Welch (No. 81) that seeks to increase and 
decrease by $40 million funding within the Army Corps Construction 
account (Division E) to fund dam rehabilitation work authorized by 
Section 3202 of the 2018 America's Water Infrastructure Act; Kuster 
(NH) (No. 82) that seeks to increase funding to the Northern Border 
Regional Commission, a rural economic development agency that supports 
job creation efforts and infrastructure projects in economically 
distressed rural communities; Perry (No. 84) that seeks to decrease 
funding for departmental administration by $2 million and increase 
money for the Water Power Technologies Office within the Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program by the same amount; Foster (No. 
85) that seeks to add and remove a dollar from this account for the 
purpose of instructing the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, 
and Medicine to include a review of accelerator driven systems in its 
evaluation of the merits and viability of different nuclear fuel cycles 
and technology options, including both existing and future 
technologies; Hudson (No. 86) that seeks to increase and decrease 
$1,317,808,000 from the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy 
for the purpose of creating a pilot program to provide energy 
resilience to Department of Defense and Department of Energy facilities 
by contracting with a commercial entity to site, construct, and operate 
a micro-reactor; Bera (No. 87) that seeks to increase funding for the 
National Levee Safety Inventory; Ruiz (No. 92) that seeks to increase 
and decrease by $2 million within the Water and Related Resources 
Account in order to support projects with a public health benefit; 
Rouzer (No. 93) that seeks to decrease funding for the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works by $2,000,000 and 
increase funding for the Army Corps of Engineers Operations and 
Maintenance account by the same amount to carry out Section 1149 of the 
WIIN Act (Public Law 114-322); Estes (No. 95) that seeks to add and 
remove five million to highlight the importance of properly funding 
Bureau of Reclamation ground water restoration projects; Plaskett (No. 
98) that seeks to increase and decrease the Army Corps of Engineers 
construction projects account by $100 million to support projects 
related to flood and storm damage reduction; Cloud (No. 99) that seeks 
to transfer $3 million from the DOE Departmental Administration account 
to Nuclear Energy Research and Development account; Cloud (No. 100) 
that seeks to transfer $3 million from DOE Departmental Administration 
account to Fossil Energy Research and Development account; Blunt 
Rochester (No. 101) that seeks to add and remove $1 million from the 
Army Corps of Engineers Investigations account for the purpose of 
instructing the Army Corps of Engineers to review all existing projects 
for which they are in arrears with project partners across the country, 
such as the Indian River Inlet project in Delaware; Lamb (No. 102) that 
seeks to reduce and increase funding to the Office of Nuclear Energy by 
$1 million to emphasize the importance of research into increasing the 
cost effectiveness and efficiency of the domestic commercial nuclear 
fleet; O'Halleran (No. 104) that seeks to increase the Department of 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Account by $1 million to support 
the Solar Ready Vets Program; Rouda (No. 107) that seeks to add and 
remove $5 million from the Corps of Engineers construction account for 
the purpose of highlighting the need to reauthorize Section 1043 of the 
Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 and to include 
necessary changes to the pilot program in its reauthorization; Levin 
(CA) (No. 109) that seeks to provide funding for the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission to finalize its rulemaking on aggregated 
distributed energy resource participation in wholesale energy markets; 
Craig (No. 110) that seeks to increase by $1 million the funding for 
the Army Corps of Engineers Investigations Account intended to be 
directed towards the National Flood Risk Management and Flood Damage 
data Programs to address flood planning for disaster prone regions; 
increase by $1 million the funding for the Army Corps of Engineers 
Operations and Maintenance account intended to be directed towards the 
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System (CWMS) to assist river flow tracking during flooding; Craig (No. 
111) that seeks to increase and decrease by $7.5 million for the 
Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Pilot Program for the Army Corps of 
Engineers; McAdams (No. 112) that seeks to increase funds by $5 million 
to the Central Utah Project Completion Act account for the purposes of 
completing water project development and decrease funding by $4 million 
from the Bureau of Reclamation administrative account and decrease 
funding by $2 million from the Policy and Administration account; and 
Levin (MI) (No. 113) that seeks to increase and decrease funding for 
construction of certain river, harbor, flood and storm damage and 
related projects by $30 million in order to prioritize $30 million in 
funding for ongoing efforts to improve water quality in Lake St. Clair, 
Michigan, including by improving the Chapaton Retention Basin, a Macomb 
County Combined Sewer Overflow System;
                                                         Pages H4743-45
  Mullin amendment (No. 89 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
seeks to prohibit the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate 
any regulation or guidance that references or relies on analysis of the 
cost of social carbon under certain Technical Support Documents 
published by the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon; 
                                                         Pages H4745-46
  Huffman amendment (No. 90 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
seeks to state that none of the funds in this act can be used for the 
Army Corps of Engineers to finalize the environmental impact statement 
for the proposed Pebble Mine project;
                                                         Pages H4746-48
  Graves (LA) amendment (No. 91 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) 
that seeks to strike section 106 of division E, which states that none 
of the funds made available by this Act may be used to reorganize or to 
transfer the Civil Works functions or authority of the Corps of 
Engineers or the Secretary of the Army to another department or agency; 
and
                                                         Pages H4748-50
  Banks amendment (No. 97 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116-111) that 
seeks to reduce spending for each amount in Division E, except those 
amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent. 
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  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 Wednesday, June 12th.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:24 p.m. and reconvened at 1:09 a.m. on 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
  Page H4767
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow, June 19th for Morning 
Hour debate.
  Page H4768
Consensus Calendar: Representative Lofgren presented to the clerk a 
motion to place on the Consensus Calendar the bill H.R. 1044, to amend 
the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country 
numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the 
per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, it 
having accumulated 290 cosponsors.
  Page H4769
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to 
the Western Balkans is to continue in effect beyond June 26, 2019--
referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed 
(H. Doc. 116-41).
  Pages H4705-06
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4705.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and thirty-two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4731-32, 
H4732-33, H4733, H4733-34, H4734-35, H4735, H4735-36, H4736-37, H4737, 
H4737-38, H4751, H4752, H4752-53, H4753-54, H4754, H4754-55, H4756, 
H4756-57, H4757, H4757-58, H4758-59, H4759, H4759-60, H4760-61, H4761, 
H4761-62, H4762-63, H4763, H4763-64, H4764-65, H4765, H4765-66, and 
H4766-67. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 1:11 a.m. on 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019.