Daily Digest

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3807–S4129

Measures Introduced: Twenty-three bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1892–1914, and S. Res. 252–253.
Pages S3843–44

Measures Reported:

H.R. 1198, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 404 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada, as the ``Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building''.

H.R. 1449, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3033 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, Illinois, as the ``Captain Robert L. Martin Post Office''.

S. 349, to require the Secretary of Transportation to request nominations for, and make determinations regarding, roads to be designated under the national scenic byways program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 1014, to establish the Route 66 Centennial Commission.

S. 1272, 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''.

S. 1345, to amend and reauthorize the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act.

S. 1507, to include certain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the toxics release inventory, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 1689, to permit States to transfer certain funds from the clean water revolving fund of a State to the drinking water revolving fund of the State in certain circumstances.

S. 1759, 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 Building''.

S. 1833, to transfer a bridge over the Wabash River to the New Harmony River Bridge Authority and the New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority.

S. 1900, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
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Measures Passed:

Juneteenth Independence Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 253, designating June 19, 2019, as ``Juneteenth Independence Day'' in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which news of the end of slavery reached the slaves in the Southwestern States.
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Measures Considered:

National Defense Authorization Act--cloture: Senate resumed 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.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 88 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. 176), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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Resolutions of Disapproval of Proposed Transfers of Certain Defense Articles and Services--Agreement: Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 27, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Australia certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 28, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 29, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 30, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 31, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 32, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 33, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 34, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 35, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 36, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 37, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 38, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 39, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 40, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to India, Israel, Republic of Korea, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 41, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of technical data and defense services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 42, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 43, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 44, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed retransfer of certain defense articles from the United Arab Emirates to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 45, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 46, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 47, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
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Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 48, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates certain defense articles and services.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, Senate debate the resolutions concurrently, and that at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 20, 2019, Senate vote on passage of the resolutions in the following order: S.J. Res. 36, S.J. Res. 38, and then vote on the remaining resolutions en bloc, with no intervening action or debate; and that if the Senate receives a veto message with respect to any or all of the enumerated joint resolutions of disapproval, then, notwithstanding Rule XXII, consideration of the veto message be limited to 30 hours of concurrent debate for all messages, and Senate vote on passage of the joint resolutions, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding, in the following order (if a veto message is received): S.J. Res. 36, S.J. Res. 38, and all remaining joint resolutions en bloc.
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A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the pending joint resolutions, en bloc, at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 20, 2019; that 15 minutes be under the control of Senator Menendez, and 5 minutes be under the control of Senator Risch prior to 11:30 a.m.; and that all time since cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1790, National Defense Authorization Act was invoked, recess, adjournment, morning business and Leader remarks, and during consideration of the resolutions en bloc, count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1790.
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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 172), Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
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By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 173), Allen Cothrel Winsor, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
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By 77 yeas to 21 nays (Vote No. EX. 174), James David Cain, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
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By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 175), Greg Gerard Guidry, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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Messages from the House:
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Executive Communications:
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Petitions and Memorials:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:

Additional Statements:
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Amendments Submitted:
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Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--176)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:45 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4125.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Appropriations: Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill entitled, ``Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border, 2019''.

BUDGET PROCESS

Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine fixing a broken budget process, focusing on lessons from states, after receiving testimony from Eli Bebout, Wyoming State Senator, and Chairman, Wyoming Senate Appropriations Committee, Riverton; John Hicks, National Association of State Budget Officers, Washington, D.C.; and Benjamin Orr, Maryland Center on Economic Policy, Baltimore.

FAST ACT REAUTHORIZATION

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act reauthorization, focusing on transportation and safety issues, after receiving testimony from Ronald L. Batory, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, Raymond Martinez, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Joel Szabat, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, and Heidi King, Deputy Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all of the Department of Transportation.

NATIONAL PARKS LEGISLATION

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks concluded a hearing to examine S. 225, to provide for partnerships among State and local governments, regional entities, and the private sector to preserve, conserve, and enhance the visitor experience at nationally significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War, S. 298, to establish the Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument in the State of Illinois, S. 327, to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability, S. 389, to authorize the Society of the First Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park in the District of Columbia, S. 641, to update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Yucca House National Monument, S. 774, to adjust the boundary of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor, S. 849, to provide for the inclusion on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall of the names of the lost crew members of the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans killed on June 3, 1969, S. 1152, to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain parcels of Federal land in Arlington, Virginia, S. 1582, to establish the White Sands National Park in the State of New Mexico as a unit of the National Park System, and S. 1705, to authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, after receiving testimony from Senator Cramer; and P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, exercising the authority of the Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

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BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 1345, to amend and reauthorize the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act;

S. 1833, to transfer a bridge over the Wabash River to the New Harmony River Bridge Authority and the New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority;

S. 1014, to establish the Route 66 Centennial Commission;

S. 349, to require the Secretary of Transportation to request nominations for, and make determinations regarding, roads to be designated under the national scenic byways program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1507, to include certain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the toxics release inventory, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1689, to permit States to transfer certain funds from the clean water revolving fund of a State to the drinking water revolving fund of the State in certain circumstances;

38 General Services Administration resolutions; and

The nominations of Robert Wallace, of Wyoming, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife, Department of the Interior, and William B. Kilbride, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

NOMINATION

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Kelly Craft, of Kentucky, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator McConnell, testified and answered questions in her own behalf.

IRAN'S RECENT ESCALATION

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee received a closed briefing with the Committee on Armed Services on Iran's recent escalation and United States policy responses from Brian H. Hook, Special Representative for Iran, Department of State; Kathryn Wheelbarger, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, Department of Defense; and officials of the intelligence community.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 1867, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator;

S. 1877, to establish procedures and consequences in the event of a failure to complete regular appropriations, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1869, to require the disclosure of ownership of high-security space leased to accommodate a Federal agency, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1539, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide funding to secure nonprofit facilities from terrorist attacks;

S. 1419, to require agencies to publish an advance notice of proposed rule making for major rules, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1151, to prohibit contracting with persons that have business operations with the Maduro regime, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1521, to amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees;

S. 1004, to increase the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and support staff and to require reports that identify staffing, infrastructure, and equipment needed to enhance security at ports of entry;

S. 1846, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for engagements with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, with an amendment;

S. 1874, to amend title 40, United States Code, to require the Administrator of General Services to procure the most life-cycle cost effective and energy efficiency lighting products and to issue guidance on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of those products, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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S. 979, to amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to incorporate the recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office relating to advance contracts, with an amendment;

S. 731, to amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, with an amendment;

S. 734, to leverage Federal Government procurement power to encourage increased cybersecurity for Internet of Things devices, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1272, 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'';

S. 1759, 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 Building'';

H.R. 150, to modernize Federal grant reporting, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

H.R. 1198, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 404 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada, as the ``Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building'';

H.R. 1449, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3033 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, Illinois, as the ``Captain Robert L. Martin Post Office''; and

The nominations of Jeffrey Byard, of Alabama, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Troy D. Edgar, of California, to be Chief Financial Officer, both 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.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 1211, to provide for improvements to Tribal transportation facilities and Tribal transportation safety, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and

H.R. 1388, to take lands in Sonoma County, California, into trust as part of the reservation of the Lytton Rancheria of California.

INDIAN AFFAIRS LEGISLATION

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 227, to direct the Attorney General to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols appropriate to address missing and murdered Indians, S. 288, to amend the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 to extend the jurisdiction of tribal courts to cover crimes involving sexual violence, S. 290, to protect Native children and promote public safety in Indian country, S. 982, to increase intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat violent crime within Indian lands and of Indians, and S. 1853, to require Federal law enforcement agencies to report on cases of missing or murdered Indians, after receiving testimony from Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice; Charles Addington, Director, Office of Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Michelle Demmert, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice, Juneau; and Lynn Malerba, United South and Eastern Tribes Sovereignty Protection Fund, Washington, D.C.

COMBATING KLEPTOCRACY

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine combating kleptocracy, focusing on beneficial ownership, money laundering, and other reforms, after receiving testimony from Clay R. Fuller, American Enterprise Institute, Tom Firestone, Baker McKenzie, and Sheila Krumholz, Center for Responsive Politics, all of Washington, D.C.; and Adam J. Szubin, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, New York, New York.

SBA RESPONSE TO CATASTROPHIC FLOODS

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance and the response to recent catastrophic floods, including S. 862, to repeal the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans, after receiving testimony from James Rivera, Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Assistance, Small Business Administration; Lisa Shimkat, Iowa Small Business Development Center, Ames; Robin A. Barnes, Greater New Orleans, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana; and Jason Barnes, All Time Toys, Eldersburg, Maryland.

LEVERAGING VETERAN NETWORKS TO TACKLE SUICIDE

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine leveraging veteran networks to tackle suicide, focusing on harnessing the power of community, after receiving testimony from Robert Wilkie, Secretary, and Keita Franklin, Executive Director, Suicide Prevention Program, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Veterans Health Administration, both of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Major General Matthew T. Quinn, Adjutant General, Montana National Guard, Missoula; Colonel Miguel D. Howe, USA (Ret.), George W. Bush Institute, Dallas, Texas; J. Michael Haynie, Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse, New York; Jessica Kavanagh, VetLinks, Baltimore, Maryland; and Lieutenant Colonel James Lorraine, USAF (Ret.), America's Warrior Partnership, Augusta, Georgia.

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the complex web of prescription drug prices, focusing on examining agency efforts to further competition and increase affordability, after receiving testimony from Demetrios Kouzoukas, Principal Deputy Administrator, and Director of the Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, and Vicki L. Robinson, Senior Counselor for Policy, Office of Inspector General, all of the Department of Health and Human Services.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 41 public bills, H.R. 3332–3372; and 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 66 and 67; and H. Res. 448–451 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2500, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 116–120);

H.R. 2397, to amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to make changes to the implementation of the network for manufacturing innovation, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–121);

H.R. 3351, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–122)
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:28 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Pastor Ryan Hodges, Rocky Face Baptist Church, Hiddenite, North Carolina.
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Unanimous Consent Agreement--Consideration of H.R. 3055: Agreed by unanimous consent that the amendment placed at the desk be considered as though printed as amendment No. 123 in Part B of House Report 116–119, if offered by Mrs. Lee (NV) or her designee, be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
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Recess: The House recessed at 1:21 p.m. and reconvened at 1:30 p.m.
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Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020: The House passed 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 203 nays, Roll No. 367. Consideration began Wednesday, June 12th.
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Rejected the Womack motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, by a recorded vote of 196 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 366.
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Pursuant to sec. 7(a) of H. Res. 445, the amendment printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–119 shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
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Agreed to:

Kaptur en bloc amendment No. 3 that was debated on June 18th consisting of the following amendments printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111: Wasserman Schultz (No. 65) that states 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 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 increases 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 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 increases and decreases Reclamation's Water and Related Resources Account by $2 million to support the WaterSmart Program; Brendan F. Boyle (PA) (No. 94) that prevents 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 clarifies 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 increases funding for ARPA–E by $3 million and decreases funding for Department of Energy Departmental Funds $3 million; and García (No. 108) that increases funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) by $5 million and reduces funding for Fossil Fuel Research and Development by $5 million (by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 200 noes, Roll No. 360);
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Kaptur en bloc amendment No. 4 that was debated on June 18th consisting of the following amendments printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111: Fleischmann (No. 66) that increases and decreases the Weapons Activities account by $123 million for construction of critical infrastructure in NNSA; Norton (No. 67) that increases and decreases $5 million from the Investigations fund to instruct USACE to prioritize funding for the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Program; Wilson (SC) (No. 68) that increases and decreases by $6.5 million from the Defense Environmental Cleanup account to highlight the Savannah River Community and Regulatory Support under the Savannah River Site; Velázquez (No. 69) that increases and decreases 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 adds $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 increases funding for the office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the Department of Energy by $3 million to improve cybersecurity and emergency response for the bulk power system; Richmond (No. 74) that increases the Army Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance accounts by $4,000,000 and decreases the Administration Expenses account by the same amount; Richmond (No. 75) that increases and decreases funding to the Army Corps of Engineers Operation and Maintenance Accounts by $75,000,000 for dredging activities; Richmond (No. 76) that provides $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 redirects $15,000,000 within the Department of Energy Office of Science account towards the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility; McKinley (No. 78) that transfers $3 million from the Departmental Administration account to the Fossil Energy Research and Development account; Loebsack (No. 79) that increases and then reduces 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 increases and decreases 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 increases 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 decreases 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 adds and removes 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 increases and decreases $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 increases funding for the National Levee Safety Inventory; Ruiz (No. 92) that increases and decreases by $2 million within the Water and Related Resources Account in order to support projects with a public health benefit; Rouzer (No. 93) that decreases funding for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works by $2,000,000 and increases 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 adds and removes five million to highlight the importance of properly funding Bureau of Reclamation ground water restoration projects; Plaskett (No. 98) that increases and decreases 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 transfers $3 million from the DOE Departmental Administration account to Nuclear Energy Research and Development account; Cloud (No. 100) that transfers $3 million from DOE Departmental Administration account to Fossil Energy Research and Development account; Blunt Rochester (No. 101) that adds and removes $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 reduces and increases 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 increases the Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Account by $1 million to support the Solar Ready Vets Program; Rouda (No. 107) that adds and removes $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 provides 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 increases 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; increases by $1 million the funding for the Army Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance account intended to be directed towards the Corps Water Management System (CWMS) to assist river flow tracking during flooding; Craig (No. 111) that increases and decreases by $7.5 million for the Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Pilot Program for the Army Corps of Engineers; McAdams (No. 112) that increases 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 decreases funding by $2 million from the Policy and Administration account; and Levin (MI) (No. 113) that increases and decreases 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 (by a recorded vote of 382 ayes to 52 noes, Roll No. 361); and
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Huffman amendment (No. 90 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that was debated on June 18th that states 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 (by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 201 noes, Roll No. 363).
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Rejected:

Burgess amendment (No. 63 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that was debated on June 18th that sought to reduce spending in Division E by 5 percent (by a recorded vote of 146 ayes to 288 noes, Roll No. 358);
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Burgess amendment (No. 64 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that was debated on June 18th that sought to strike Section 108 in Division E that prohibits any funding being used for border security infrastructure along the southern border (by a recorded vote of 197 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 359);
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Mullin amendment (No. 89 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that was debated on June 18th that sought 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 (by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 362);
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Graves (LA) amendment (No. 91 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that was debated on June 18th that sought 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 (by a recorded vote of 162 ayes to 269 noes with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 364); and
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Banks amendment (No. 97 printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–111) that was debated on June 18th that sought to reduce spending for each amount in Division E, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent (by a recorded vote of 132 ayes to 302 noes, Roll No. 365).
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Agreed that in the engrossment of the bill, the Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes to reflect the actions of the House.
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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 Wednesday, June 12th.

H. Res. 445, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3055) and relating to consideration of the bill (H.R. 2740) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 357, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 356.
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Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020: The House began consideration of H.R. 3055, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, June 20th.
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Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–18, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–119, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
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Agreed to:

Burgess amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that increases funding for the Keep Young Athletes Safe Act grant program by $2.5 million and reduces funding for salaries and expenses at the Department of Commerce by $2.5 million;
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Scanlon amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that increases the funding for Title II and Title V of Juvenile Justice Programs by $2 million and offsets with decreases to the general administration fund;
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Scalise amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that increases and decreases by $1 million from the NASA Exploration account to highlight the importance of addressing the facilities and maintenance backlog on NASA facilities that have a direct manufacturing responsibility related to the SLS/Orion mission;
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Serrano en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119: Norton (No. 5) that prohibits the Federal Bureau of Prisons from using funds to impose subsistence fees on individuals in halfway houses or on home confinement; Waters (No. 8) that transfers $1 million from the Department of Justice general administration account towards the grants to prevent trafficking of girls; Velázquez (No. 14) that decreases and increases funding by $1 for Federal Prison System Salaries and Expenses to oppose the use of contracted private prison facilities for BOP detention purposes, including the use of such facilities for immigration enforcement; Pascrell (No. 21) that increases funding for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program by $5,000,000, to bring funding for the program to its fully authorized level; offsets this increase by decreasing funding for the Department of Justice, General Administration, Salaries and Expenses account by $5,000,000; Moore (No. 29) that increases funding for tribal governments to exercise jurisdiction over domestic violence by $5 million; Cohen (No. 33) 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; McNerney (No. 37) that increases and decreases by $5,000,000 the National Science Foundation's Research and Related Activities budget to support a research program to study optimal approaches and procedures for implementing partisan symmetry and compactness criteria for congressional district selection; Adams (No. 42) that increases funding for Byrne-JAG by $1 million; increases prosecutorial decision-making line-item by $1 million; Bera (No. 45) that increases VAWA funding by $2 million to support grants enhancing culturally specific services for domestic violence survivors; Castro (TX) (No. 47) that increases the Department of Justice body-worn camera partnership initiative by $2.5 million (from $25 million to $27.5 million), with a corresponding reduction to the Department of Justice Salaries and Expenses account; Plaskett (No. 59) that includes the Virgin Islands as a jurisdiction where federal interference with local law allowing the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana is prohibited; Plaskett (No. 60) that provides for inclusion of the insular territories of the United States within the meaning of the term ``persistent poverty counties''; Gottheimer (No. 62) that increases funding by $1 million for the National Sex Offender Public Website, the only government website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries into one national search site; Jayapal (No. 63) that transfers $2 million in funding from the Department of Justice general administration account to a national center for restorative justice; Jayapal (No. 64) that increases and decreases funding by $4,000,000 in support of the creation and funding of programs utilizing the Permanent Supportive Housing model; Neguse (No. 77) that increases funding for Juvenile Justice Programs by $1,000,000; Pappas (No. 80) that provides an additional $2,000,000 for the comprehensive opioid abuse program and reduces $2,000,000 from general administration funds for the Department of Justice; and Trone (No. 87) that increases funding by $1,500,000 for mental health courts and adult and juvenile collaboration program grants that improve mental health services and provide diversion for justice-impacted individuals;
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Serrano en bloc amendment No. 2 consisting of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119: Waters (No. 6) that adds $2 million to the legal assistance for victims fund, which increases the availability of legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault; Rush (No. 10) that transfers $2,000,000 from the Department of Justice general operating account to the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program; McKinley (No. 18) that increases and decreases the Salaries and Expenses account within the Federal Prison System budget by $2 million in order to direct that $2 million within the account to be used for recruitment and retention incentive programs at short-staffed facilities; Jackson Lee (No. 19) that increases and decreases by $2,000,000 funding for the Office of Justice Programs grant in order to support programs to engage adult men and young persons to reduce and prevent domestic violence against children; Hudson (No. 20) that increases funding for research to study the root causes of school violence by $1 million; Langevin (No. 23) that increases funding for Regional Information Sharing Systems, part of the Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Program, by $2.7 million; Yoho (No. 24) that decreases and increases funds by $2,000,000 for the International Trade Administration to support trade promotion programs in Taiwan; Yoho (No. 25) that increases and decreases the NASA science and research fund by $1,000,000 with the intention of funding embryology experiments to further understanding of development in space in regards to sending people to Mars; Lipinski (No. 26) that increases and decreases by $1,200,000 funding within the National Science Foundation Research and Related Activities account to support a National Academy of Sciences study on Revitalizing the Historical University-Government-Industry Partnership; Babin (No. 27) that increases and decreases by $5,000,000 to the State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance section for targeted violence prevention training and support programs; Babin (No. 28) that transfers $3.6 million to the Department of Commerce Management account from NOAA's Operations, Research, and Facilities account to facilitate the transfer of the Office of Space Commerce and the Office of Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs back to where they are authorized by statute, thereby advancing U.S. leadership in space commerce and commercial remote sensing; Graves (LA) (No. 32) that states that none of the funds made available in this act may be used in contravention of the national standards for fishery conservation and management as set out in section 301 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; Courtney (No. 35) that increases and decreases $4 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's general operations fund to support research on the effects of the mineral pyrrhotite on concrete aggregate; NIST is the leading federal expert in cement and concrete standards; Estes (No. 38) that increases and decreases by $1 million funding for the U.S. Trade Representative to establish that funds are not to be expended to enact future 301 tariffs in a manner that is not consistent with the currently established exclusion process for articles subject to such tariffs; Foster (No. 39) that increases and decreases the Nuclear Thermal Propulsion account by $1 in order to direct that NASA work towards the development of a low enriched uranium (LEU) space power reactor; Foster (No. 40) that increases and decreases the Space Technology account by $6.5 million in order to direct that $6.5 million within the account be used for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program; Spano (No. 41) that increases funding for the International Trade Administration by $2 million with the intent to provide additional funding for enforcement and compliance; reduces funding by $2 million for Department of Commerce Salaries and Expenses account; Adams (No. 43) that increases funding for the transitional housing program for domestic violence victims by $1 million; Gonzalez (No. 46) that increases and decreases by one $1 the Executive Office for Immigration Review Account in order to direct the Executive Office of Immigration Reform to prioritize the efficient hiring of judges, without reducing the quality of the hires; Murphy (No. 48) that increases National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA); Operations, Research, and Facilities by $2,000,000, with the additional funding intended for Coastal Science Assessment; Competitive External Research, for research on Harmful Algal Blooms. Reduces Department of Commerce; Departmental Management; Salaries and Expenses by $2,000,000; Panetta (No. 50) that increases and decreases the State and Local Law Enforcement account by $15 million to support, deploy, and implement gun and gunshot detection and mitigation technologies; Panetta (No. 51) that increases and decreases NOAA Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction account by $9 million to support collocation of NOAA facilities and public institutions of higher education for the purposes of collaborative research, education, workforce development, and diversity; Ruiz (No. 52) that provides an additional $2 million for training, peer mentoring, and mental health programs for law enforcement officers; Takano (No. 55) that decreases and increases funding by $1 million for the Office of Civil Rights to oppose any efforts to limit or eliminate protections under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act through rulemaking; Beyer (No. 56) that increases and decreases funds by $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation research and related activities account to direct the National Science Foundation to provide Congress with a report on its efforts to incorporate social impact assessments into the artificial intelligence research it funds; Beyer (No. 57) that increases and decreases by $20 million funding for Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate 3 into ultra efficient flight, including electric flight; Blunt Rochester (No. 61) that increases and decreases by $1,000,000 on for the Office on Violence Against Women Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs to prioritize the importance of these funds for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault; Delgado (No. 67) that states that none of the funds appropriated in this Act may be used by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to update a broadband availability map using only Form 477 data from the Federal Communications Commission; Fletcher (No. 69) that increases and decreases by $1,500,000 funding for the NOAA operations, research and facilities fund in order to have the Administrator of NOAA to charge and contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to undertake the inaugural decadal survey of the US weather enterprise, to be completed not later than December 15, 2020; McAdams (No. 74) that provides additional funding to Victims of Child Abuse Act programs to support Child Advocacy Centers that provide services to child survivors of abuse; Torres Small (NM) (No. 86) that increases and decreases the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) by $1 million in order to direct that $1 million within the account be used for improving broadband mapping; Trone (No. 88) that increases and decreases funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by $120,000,000 to encourage modernization of NIST's aging infrastructure; and Collins (GA) (No. 90) that provides $20 million to restore funding for the Project Safe Neighborhoods program, the cornerstone of DOJ's anti-gun violence and anti-gang efforts;
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Posey amendment (No. 11 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that adds and removes $1,969 from NASA's Exploration account to highlight the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon and back, which launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida;
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Scott (VA) amendment (No. 12 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that transfers $13 million from federal prisoner detention to Youth PROMISE local delinquency prevention grants;
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Walberg amendment (No. 13 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that prohibits use of funds for ``adoptive seizures,'' wherein law enforcement evades stricter state laws governing civil asset forfeiture by seizing property and referring it to federal authorities;
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Blumenauer amendment (No. 16 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with tribal cannabis programs;
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Sewell (AL) amendment (No. 22 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that increases and decreases funding for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) by $1,000,000 to encourage transparency in the Section 232 investigation into imports of automobiles and automobile parts by releasing the report to the public;
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Bost amendment (No. 30 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that increases and decreases by $3 million funding for International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance to promote Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Trade Remedy Investigations and provide resources for the agency to self-initiate investigations against illegal trade practices;
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Clarke (NY) amendment (No. 31 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that states that no Census Bureau funds may be used in violation of the Bureau's confidentiality policies;
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Huffman amendment (No. 44 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that states that none of the funds can be used by NOAA to implement any changes to the regulations that govern the federal consistency and appeals process under the Coastal Zone Management Act;
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Jeffries amendment (No. 49 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that transfers $914,000 from the Department of Commerce's Departmental Management, Salaries and Expenses account to the Office of the Inspector General's account;
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Cunningham amendment (No. 53 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that transfers $2 million from the Department of Justice general administration account towards Veterans Treatment Courts;
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Cunningham amendment (No. 54 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that blocks funding for NOAA to approve oil and gas exploration, including seismic airgun blasting, in the Atlantic; and
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Cunningham amendment (No. 58 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that increases National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Operations, Research, and Facilities funding by $1,500,000, with the additional funding intended for North Atlantic Right Whale research and monitoring; reduces funding for Department of Justice General Administration by $1,500,000.
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Proceedings Postponed:

Rutherford amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that seeks to increase the NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities account by $3.5 million for third party data collection of reef fish in the South Atlantic; offset by decreasing the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Salaries and Expenses account to FY19 levels;
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King (IA) amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that seeks to strike lines 14–18 (Section 534, pg. 107), which states that none of the funds made available in this Act or any other Act may be used by the Department of Commerce to incorporate into the 2020 Decennial Census any question that was not included in the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in Providence County, Rhode Island;
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Blumenauer amendment (No. 17 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that seeks to prohibit the Department of Justice from interfering with state cannabis programs; and
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Banks amendment (No. 36 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–119) that seeks to reduce amounts made available in Division A, other than amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.
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H. Res. 445, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3055) and relating to consideration of the bill (H.R. 2740) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 357, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 356.
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Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, June 20th for Morning Hour debate.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H4778.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and nine recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4787–88, H4788–89, H4789–90, H4790, H4790–91, H4791–92, H4792, H4792–93, H4793–94, H4794, H4796, and H4796–97. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

Committee Meetings

POVERTY IN AMERICA: ECONOMIC REALITIES OF STRUGGLING FAMILIES

Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Poverty in America: Economic Realities of Struggling Families''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

INNOVATION TO IMPROVE EQUITY: EXPLORING HIGH–QUALITY PATHWAYS TO A COLLEGE DEGREE

Committee on Education and Labor: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Innovation to Improve Equity: Exploring High-Quality Pathways to a College Degree''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PROTECTING TITLE X AND SAFEGUARDING QUALITY FAMILY PLANNING CARE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Protecting Title X and Safeguarding Quality Family Planning Care''. Testimony was heard from Diane Foley, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE SOLUTIONS TO MAKE OUR NATION'S PIPELINES SAFER

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing entitled ``Legislative Solutions to Make Our Nation's Pipelines Safer''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH: THE IMPACT OF RECENT TRADE POLICIES ON THE U.S. ECONOMY

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy held a hearing entitled ``Promoting Economic Growth: The Impact of Recent Trade Policies on the U.S. Economy''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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PUTTING INVESTORS FIRST: EXAMINING PROPOSALS TO STRENGTHEN ENFORCEMENT AGAINST SECURITIES LAW VIOLATORS

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets held a hearing entitled ``Putting Investors First: Examining Proposals to Strengthen Enforcement Against Securities Law Violators''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S IRAN POLICY

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Trump Administration's Iran Policy''. Testimony was heard from Brian H. Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State, Department of State.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 3256, the ``Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2019''. H.R. 3256 was ordered reported, as amended.

H.R. 40 AND THE PATH TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled ``H.R. 40 and the Path to Restorative Justice''. Testimony was heard from Senator Cory Booker; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 205, the ``Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act of 2019''; H.R. 759, the ``Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act''; H.R. 1088, the ``First Infantry Recognition of Sacrifice in Theater Act''; H.R. 1225, the ``Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act''; H.R. 1305, the ``Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act''; H.R. 1365, to make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act; H.R. 1941, the ``Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act''; H.R. 2427, the ``Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act of 2019''; and H.R. 3195, the ``Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act''. H.R. 205, H.R. 759, H.R. 1305, H.R. 1365, and H.R. 1941 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 1088, H.R. 2427, and H.R. 3195 were ordered reported, as amended.

MEDICAL EXPERTS: INADEQUATE FEDERAL APPROACH TO OPIOID TREATMENT AND THE NEED TO EXPAND CARE

Committee on Oversight and Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Medical Experts: Inadequate Federal Approach to Opioid Treatment and the Need to Expand Care''. Testimony was heard from Angela Gray, Nurse Director, Berkeley-Morgan County Board of Health, West Virginia; and public witnesses.

FOSSIL ENERGY RESEARCH: ENABLING OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing entitled ``Fossil Energy Research: Enabling our Clean Energy Future''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

UNLOCKED POTENTIAL? SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Unlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

STATUS OF THE BOEING 737 MAX: STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled ``Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SHORT SEA SHIPPING: REBUILDING AMERICA'S MARITIME INDUSTRY

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled ``Short Sea Shipping: Rebuilding America's Maritime Industry''. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration; Jon Nass, Chief Executive Officer, Maine Port Authority; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING MID-SEMESTER SCHOOL CLOSURES IMPACT ON STUDENT VETERANS MISSION READINESS: VA'S EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND CACHE PROGRAM

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing entitled ``Examining Mid-Semester School Closures Impact on Student Veterans Mission Readiness: VA's Emergency Response and Cache Program''. Testimony was heard from Charmain Bogue, Executive Director for Education Service, Department of Veterans Affairs; Robin Minor, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Partner Participation and Oversight, Federal Student Aid, Department of Education; Melissa Emrey-Arras, Director Education, Workforce and Income Security, Government Accountability Office; and a public witness.

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MISSION READINESS: VA'S EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND CACHE PROGRAM

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Mission Readiness: VA's Emergency Response and Cache Program''. Testimony was heard from Larry Reinkemeyer, Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations, Office of Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs; and Lewis Ratchford, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Emergency Management and Resilience, Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness, Department of Veterans Affairs.

THE 2019 TRADE POLICY AGENDA: NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA, JAPAN, THE EU, AND UK; NEW NAFTA/USMCA; U.S. PARTICIPATION IN THE WTO; AND OTHER MATTERS

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The 2019 Trade Policy Agenda: Negotiations with China, Japan, the EU, and UK; new NAFTA/USMCA; U.S. Participation in the WTO; and other matters''. Testimony was heard from Robert E. Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative.

Joint Meetings

INTERNATIONAL ELECTORAL OBSERVATION

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission received a briefing on international election observation in the United States and beyond, after receiving testimony from Gerardo de Icaza, Organization of American States, and Laura Jewett, National Democratic Institute, both of Washington, D.C.; and Richard Lappin, Warsaw, Poland, and Tana de Zulueta, Rome, Italy, both of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

JUNE 20, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine outside perspectives on the collection of beneficial ownership information, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 10:30 a.m., SD–562.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider the nomination of Robert Wallace, of Wyoming, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife, Department of the Interior, 9:45 a.m., SD–366.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine opportunities and challenges for advanced geothermal energy development in the United States, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Andrew P. Bremberg, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador, Philip S. Goldberg, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, Doug Manchester, of California, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Adrian Zuckerman, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to Romania, Richard B. Norland, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to Libya, Jonathan R. Cohen, of California, to be Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, and John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, all of the Department of State, and other pending nominations, 9:45 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 1227, to require the Federal Trade Commission to study the role of intermediaries in the pharmaceutical supply chain and provide Congress with appropriate policy recommendations, S. 440, to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide that a patent owner may not assert sovereign immunity as a defense in certain actions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, S. 1224, to enable the Federal Trade Commission to deter filing of sham citizen petitions to cover an attempt to interfere with approval of a competing generic drug or biosimilar, to foster competition, and facilitate the efficient review of petitions filed in good faith to raise legitimate public health concerns, S. 1416, to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit anticompetitive behaviors by drug product manufacturers, and the nominations of Daniel Aaron Bress, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, Mary S. McElroy, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island, Gary Richard Brown, Diane Gujarati, Eric Ross Komitee, and Rachel P. Kovner, each to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, Stephanie A. Gallagher, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, Charles R. Eskridge III, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Lewis J. Liman, and Mary Kay Vyskocil, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Martha Maria Pacold, Mary M. Rowland, and Steven C. Seeger, each to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, Jason K. Pulliam, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, John L. Sinatra, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York, William Shaw Stickman IV, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Frank William Volk, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia, Jennifer Philpott Wilson, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David Austin Tapp, of Kentucky, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and Edward W. Felten, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, 10 a.m., SD–226.

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Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, hearing entitled ``How Farm Policy Helps Farmers in Adverse Conditions'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, hearing entitled ``The Potential Implications of Eliminating Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility for SNAP Households'', 2 p.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing entitled ``Breathless and Betrayed: What is MSHA Doing to Protect Miners from the Resurgence of Black Lung Disease?'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce; and Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, joint hearing entitled ``Driving in Reverse: The Administration's Rollback of Fuel Economy and Clean Car Standards'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Strengthening Health Care in the U.S. Territories for Today and Into the Future'', 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Diversity in the Boardroom; Examining Proposals to Increase the Diversity of America's Boards'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, hearing entitled ``What's Your Home Worth? A Review of the Appraisal Industry'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3190, the ``BURMA Act of 2019''; H.R. 2327, the ``Burma Political Prisoners Assistance Act''; H.R. 1632, the ``Southeast Asia Strategy Act''; H.R. 3194, the ``NATO Defense Financing Act''; H.R. 3206, to impose sanctions with respect to the provision of certain vessels for the construction of Russian energy export pipelines; H.R. 3252, the ``Global Respect Act''; H. Res. 259, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the repatriation of religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq to their ancestral homelands; H. Res. 432, condemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan; H. Res. 441, condemning the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 1994 and expressing the concern of the United States regarding the continuing, 25-year-long delay in the resolution of this case and encouraging accountability for the attack; H.R. 2529, the ``Richard G. Lugar and Ellen O. Tauscher Act to Maintain Limits on Russian Nuclear Forces''; H. Res. 444, reaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons; and H.R. 2229, the ``First Responders Passport Act of 2019'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``The State Department and USAID FY 2020 Operations Budget'', 3 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, hearing entitled ``Examining the Department of Defense's Deployment to the U.S.-Mexico Border'', 10 a.m., 310 Cannon.

Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Congressional Research Service'', 10 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part II: Bipartisan Perspectives'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``Oil and Gas Development: Restoring Community Input and Public Participation in Leasing Decisions'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Ensuring Quality Health Care for Our Veterans'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2528, the ``STEM Opportunities Act of 2019''; H.R. 36, the ``Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019''; H.R. 3196, the ``Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act''; and H.R. 3153, the ``Expanding Findings for Federal Opioid Research and Treatment Act'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``The Importance of Accurate Census Data to Small Business Formation and Growth'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, hearing entitled ``The State of the Rail Workforce'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing entitled ``Ensuring Access to Disability Benefits for Veterans Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

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Full Committee, business meeting to assign Representative Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of Northern Mariana Islands to the Health Subcommittee, 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2943, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make all fact sheets of the Department of Veterans Affairs in English and Spanish; H.R. 2942, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Women's Health Transition Training pilot program through at least fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes; H.R. 2676, the ``VA Survey of Cannabis Use Act''; H.R. 2677, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide training in the use of medical cannabis for all Department of Veterans Affairs primary care providers, and for other purposes; H.R. 712, the ``VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019''; H.R. 1647, the ``Veterans Equal Access Act''; H.R. 3083, the ``AIR Acceleration Act''; H.R. 485, the ``VREASA''; legislation on Specially Adaptive Housing; and legislation on Work Study, 2:05 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3298, the ``The Child Care Quality and Access Act of 2019''; H.R. 3299, the ``The Promoting Respect for Individuals' Dignity and Equality Act of 2019''; H.R. 3300, the ``The Economic Mobility Act of 2019''; and H.R. 3301, the ``The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019'', 9:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Cultivating Diversity and Improving Retention Among Congressional Staff'', 2 p.m., 2253 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 20

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of the pending resolutions of disapproval of proposed transfers of certain defense articles and services en bloc, with votes on S.J. Res. 36, S.J. Res. 38, and the remaining resolutions en bloc at 11:30 a.m.

At 1:45 p.m., Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Rita Baranwal, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Thursday, June 20

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Continue consideration of H.R. 3055--Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020.






Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E799

Collins, Doug, Ga., E793

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E792, E793, E794, E795, E796, E799, E800

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E798

Fitzpatrick, Brian K., Pa., E798

Frankel, Lois, Fla., E791

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E795, E797, E800

García, Jesús G. ``Chuy'', Ill., E791

Granger, Kay, Tex., E792

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E794

King, Steve, Iowa, E799

Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E791

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E792

Meeks, Gregory W., N.Y., E801

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E793, E796, E798

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E797

Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E791

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E797

Schneider, Bradley Scott, Ill., E792, E795

Soto, Darren, Fla., E797

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E793

Stevens, Haley M., Mich., E791, E791, E792

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E791, E796, E798, E800

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E795

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