Daily Digest

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed S. 1790, National Defense Authorization Act, as amended.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4587–S4667

Measures Introduced: Forty-nine bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1999–2047, S. Res. 267–271, and S. Con. Res. 21.
Pages S4627–29

Measures Reported:

S. 580, to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the ``Former Presidents Act of 1958'', with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–53)
Page S4627

Measures Passed:

National Defense Authorization Act: By 86 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 188), Senate passed 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, by the order of the Senate of Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 60 Senators having voted in the affirmative, and after taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S4589–S4604

Adopted:

By 90 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. 187), McConnell (for Romney) Amendment No. 861 (to Amendment No. 764), to provide that funds authorized by the Act are available for the defense of the Armed Forces and United States citizens against attack by foreign hostile forces.
Pages S4599–S4600

McConnell (for Inhofe) Modified Amendment No. 764, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4604

Withdrawn:

McConnell Amendment No. 864 (to Amendment No. 863), of a perfecting nature.
Page S4599

McConnell Amendment No. 863 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 764), to change the enactment date.
Page S4599

McConnell Amendment No. 862 (to Amendment No. 861), to change the enactment date.
Page S4599

Pending:

Udall Amendment No. 883, to prohibit unauthorized military operations in or against Iran.
Pages S4619–21

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

By 87 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. 186), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on McConnell (for Inhofe) Modified Amendment No. 764 (listed above).
Page S4599

McConnell motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 865, to change the enactment date, fell when cloture was invoked on McConnell (for Inhofe) Modified Amendment No. 764.
Page S4600

McConnell Amendment No. 866 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 865), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 865 (listed above) fell.
Page S4600

McConnell Amendment No. 867 (to Amendment No. 866), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 866 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 865) fell.
Page S4600

Pursuant to the order of Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the motion to invoke cloture on the bill was withdrawn.
Page S4604

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of Udall Amendment No. 883 (listed above), to the bill, as amended, at approximately 5:00 a.m., on Friday, June 28, 2019, under the order of Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Page S4665


TANF block grants: Senate passed H.R. 2940, to extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019.
Page S4648


Medicaid community mental health services demonstration program: Senate passed S. 2047, to provide for a 2-week extension of the Medicaid community mental health services demonstration program.
Pages S4648–49


Stonewall uprising 50th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 270, recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
Page S4649


Collector Car Appreciation Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 271, designating July 12, 2019, as ``Collector Car Appreciation Day'' and recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
Page S4649


Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 50, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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McConnell (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 904, to amend the authorization amount.
Page S4649


Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act: Senate passed S. 212, to amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S4649–52

McConnell (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 905, to improve the Indian Economic Development Feasibility Study.
Page S4650


Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon: Senate passed S. 832, to nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865.
Page S4652


Tanana Tribal Council and Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation: Senate passed S. 224, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska.
Pages S4652–53


PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act: Senate passed S. 209, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes.
Pages S4652, S4653–60


Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 256, to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and continuing vitality of Native American languages.
Pages S4652, S4660


Native American Business Incubators Program Act: Senate passed S. 294, to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities.
Pages S4652, S4660–62


Tribal HUD–VASH Act: Senate passed S. 257, to provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans.
Pages S4652, S4662–63


Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act: Senate passed S. 216, to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam.
Pages S4652, S4663–64


Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act: Senate passed S. 46, to repeal the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Act.
Pages S4652, S4664


Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act: Senate passed S. 199, to provide for the transfer of certain Federal land in the State of Minnesota for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.
Pages S4652, S4664


National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 220, designating the month of June 2019 as ``National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month'' and June 27, 2019, as ``National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S4665


Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Majority Leader, and Senators Graham, Lankford, and Tillis be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions from June 27, 2019 through July 8, 2019.
Page S4645


Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the upcoming adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President pro tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
Page S4648


Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 4:45 p.m.; Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11:45 a.m.; and that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, July 5, 2019, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Page S4665


Bress Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Daniel Aaron Bress, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, June 27, 2019, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Page S4643

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S4643

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S4643

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate resume consideration of the nomination at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Page S4665


Wetherell II Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of T. Kent Wetherell II, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
Pages S4643–44

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Daniel Aaron Bress, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
Page S4644

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S4643

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S4643


Leichty Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Damon Ray Leichty, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.
Page S4644

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of T. Kent Wetherell II, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
Page S4644

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S4644

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S4644


Ranjan Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of J. Nicholas Ranjan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Page S4644

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Damon Ray Leichty, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.
Page S4644

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S4644

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S4644


King Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Robert L. King, of Kentucky, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
Page S4644

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of J. Nicholas Ranjan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Page S4644

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S4644

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S4644


Pallasch Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of John P. Pallasch, of Kentucky, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
Page S4644

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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Robert L. King, of Kentucky, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
Page S4644

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S4644

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S4644


Wright Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Peter C. Wright, of Michigan, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency.
Pages S4644–45

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of John P. Pallasch, of Kentucky, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
Page S4645

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S4644

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S4644


Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the cloture motions filed during the session of Thursday, June 27, 2019 ripen at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Page S4665


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Christopher Scolese, of New York, to be Director of the National Reconnaissance Office.
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Gary B. Burman, of Kentucky, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Kentucky for the term of four years.

William D. Hyslop, of Washington, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington for the term of four years.

Randall P. Huff, of Wyoming, to be United States Marshal for the District of Wyoming for the term of four years.
Page S4642

Veronica Daigle, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Page S4642

Robert Wallace, of Wyoming, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife.
Page S4642

Aimee Kathryn Jorjani, of Wisconsin, to be Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for a term expiring January 19, 2021.
Pages S4642–43

Lane Genatowski, of New York, to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy, Department of Energy.
Page S4643

Ronald Douglas Johnson, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador.

David Michael Satterfield, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey.
Page S4643

Aditya Bamzai, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the remainder of the term expiring January 29, 2020.

Travis LeBlanc, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2022.

Edward W. Felten, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2025.
Page S4643

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

29 Army nominations in the rank of general.

23 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S4639–42


Messages from the House:
Page S4625


Measures Referred:
Page S4625


Executive Communications:
Pages S4625–26


Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S4626–27


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S4627


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4629–31


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4631–35


Additional Statements:
Pages S4624–25


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4638–39


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S4639


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S4639


Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--188)
Pages S4599–S4600, S4604


Recess: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and recessed at 7:10 p.m., until 5 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4665.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK REAUTHORIZATION

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, after receiving testimony from Kimberly Reed, President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States.

NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine options for the interim and long-term storage of nuclear waste, including S. 1234, to establish a new organization to manage nuclear waste, provide a consensual process for siting nuclear waste facilities, ensure adequate funding for managing nuclear waste, after receiving testimony from John Wagner, Associate Laboratory Director, Nuclear Science and Technology Directorate, Idaho National Laboratory, Department of Energy; Geoffrey H. Fettus, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., and Maria Korsnick, Nuclear Energy Institute, both of Washington, D.C.; Steven P. Nesbit, American Nuclear Society Nuclear Waste Policy Task Force, Charlotte, North Carolina; and Wayne Norton, Yankee Atomic Electric Company, East Hampton, Connecticut, on behalf of the Decommissioning Plant Coalition Steering Committee.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Daniel Habib Jorjani, of Kentucky, to be Solicitor, and Mark Lee Greenblatt, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, both of the Department of the Interior.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1416, to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit anticompetitive behaviors by drug product manufacturers, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and

The nominations of Peter Joseph Phipps, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, Charles R. Eskridge III, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, William Shaw Stickman IV, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Jennifer Philpott Wilson, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and Wilmer Ocasio, to be United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, Department of Justice.

INTELLIGENCE

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

Committee recessed subject to the call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 69 public bills, H.R. 3524–3592; and 7 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 50; and H. Res. 467–472 were introduced.
Pages H5255–58


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5260–61


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 466, providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3401) making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–130);

H.R. 3153, to direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on opioid addiction, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–131);

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H.R. 3196, to designate the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope as the ``Vera Rubin Survey Telescope'' (H. Rept. 116–132); Supplemental report on 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 (H. Rept. 116–120, Part 2);

H.R. 1146, to amend Public Law 115–97 (commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) to repeal the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas program, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–133);

H.R. 255, to provide for an exchange of lands with San Bernardino County, California, to enhance management of lands within the San Bernardino National Forest, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–134); and

H.R. 434, to designate the Emancipation National Historic Trail, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 116–135).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Escobar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5205


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 159 yeas to 149 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 430.
Pages H5205, H5250


Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019--Rule for Consideration: The House began consideration of H. Res. 466, providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3401) making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. Subsequently, the resolution was withdrawn.
Pages H5223–41

A point of order was raised against the consideration of H. Res. 466 and it was agreed to proceed with consideration of the resolution by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 425.
Pages H5223–26


Recess: The House recessed at 1:22 p.m. and reconvened at 3:30 p.m.
Page H5241


Securing America's Federal Elections Act: The House passed H.R. 2722, to protect elections for public office by providing financial support and enhanced security for the infrastructure used to carry out such elections, by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 184 noes, Roll No. 428.
Pages H5207–23, H5243–46

Rejected the motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on House Administration with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 189 ayes to 220 noes, Roll No. 427.
Pages H5243–45

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–20, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–126, shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the bill.
Page H5207

H. Res. 460, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2722) and (H.R. 3351) was agreed to Tuesday, June 25th.

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019: The House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3401, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a recorded vote of 305 ayes to 102 noes, Roll No. 429.
Pages H5241–43, H5246–50

H. Res. 466, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3401), as amended by Representative McGovern, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 322 yeas to 85 nays, Roll No. 426, after the previous question was ordered on the amendment and the resolution without objection.
Pages H5242–43


Permission to File Report: Agreed by unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on 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.
Page H5251


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, June 28th.
Page H5251


Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Group--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House to the Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Group: Representatives Duffy, Hurd (TX), Cloud, and Spano.
Page H5252


Board of Visitors to the United States Coast Guard Academy--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Coast Guard Academy: Representative Rutherford.
Page H5252


Senate Referral: S. 528 was held at the desk.
Page H5241


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H5241.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5225–26, H5242–43, H5244–45, H5245–46, H5249–50, and H5250. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 5:57 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

DOCUMENT PRODUCTION STATUS UPDATE: OPM, FBI, AND GSA

Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing entitled ``Document Production Status Update: OPM, FBI, and GSA''. Testimony was heard from Robert Borden, Chief of Staff, General Services Administration; Stephen M. Billy, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Personnel Management; and Jill Tyson, Assistant Director, Office of Congressional Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND SECURITY AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER ACT, 2019

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on the Senate amendment to H.R. 3401, the ``Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–4, a rule providing for consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3401, the ``Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019''. The rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or her designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–21. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion and the Senate amendment. The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 3494, the ``Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020''; and to authorize all Members of the House of Representatives to review, at a time to be determined by the Committee, the Classified Annex to H.R. 3494, the ``Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020''. H.R. 3494 was ordered reported, as amended. Adoption of the Classified Annex to Accompany H.R. 3494; and Authorization for Members to Review, for a Period of Three days in Advance of Floor consideration in the House of H.R. 3494, as amended, passed. This meeting was closed.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D675)

S. 1379, to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response. Signed on June 24, 2019. (Public Law 116–22)

H.R. 299, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam. Signed on June 25, 2019. (Public Law 116–23)

H.R. 559, to amend section 6 of the Joint Resolution entitled ``A Joint Resolution to approve the Covenant To Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America''. Signed on June 25, 2019. (Public Law 116–24)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JUNE 28, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

5 a.m., Friday, June 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of Udall Amendment No. 883, and vote on adoption of the amendment, notwithstanding the passage of S. 1790, National Defense Authorization Act, as amended.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

3:30 p.m., Friday, June 28

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 3:30 p.m.

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Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Baird, James R., Ind., E862

Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E859, E862

Bergman, Jack, Mich., E856, E858

Buck, Ken, Colo., E857

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E855

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E858

Cook, Paul, Calif., E857

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E860

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E862

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E859

Garcia, Sylvia R., Tex., E861

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E855

Grijalva, Raúl M., Ariz., E861

Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E858, E860

Hartzler, Vicky, Mo., E860

Hern, Kevin, Okla., E856

Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E858

Keating, William R., Mass., E855

Kelly, Mike, Pa., E861

McAdams, Ben, Utah, E859

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E860

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E861, E862

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E859

Palmer, Gary J., Ala., E860

Plaskett, Stacey E., Virgin Islands, E856

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E857

Rose, John W., Tenn., E857

Sherrill, Mikie, N.J., E855

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E858

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E856

Thornberry, Mac, Tex., E857, E861, E862

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E856, E858

Waltz, Michael, Fla., E855

Wexton, Jennifer, Va., E859

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