June 28, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 110 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Friday, June 28, 2019
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. 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.
National Defense Authorization Act: By 50 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 189), Senate rejected Udall Amendment No. 883 (to S. 1790, National Defense Authorization Act, previously amended and passed on Thursday, June 27, 2019), to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. (Pursuant to the order of Thursday, June 27, 2019, the amendment having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, was not agreed to.)
Messages from the House:
Petitions and Memorials:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--189)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 5 a.m. and adjourned at 3:11 p.m., until 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in the Thursday, June 27, 2019 Record on page S4665.)
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Beyer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Medicaid Community Mental Health Services Demonstration Program: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 2047, to provide for a 2-week extension of the Medicaid community mental health services demonstration program, and for other purposes.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H5263.
Senate Referrals: S. 50 was held at the desk; S. 46, S. 199, S. 209, S. 216, S. 294, and S. 832 were referred to the Committee on Natural Resources; S. 212 was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Education and Labor; S. 224 was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Energy and Commerce; S. 256 was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor; and S. 257 was referred to the Committee on Financial Services.
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 3:30 p.m. and adjourned at 3:34 p.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Tuesday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
Program for Tuesday: The House will meet in Pro Forma session at 12 noon.
Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E866
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E865
Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E865
Lewis, John, Ga., E865
Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E866
Raja, Krishnamoorthi, Ill., E865
Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E866
Steube, W. Gregory, Fla., E866
Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E867
Thornberry, Mac, Tex., E865
Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E867