Daily Digest

Friday, June 28, 2019

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4669–S4678

Measures Introduced: Six bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2048–2053.
Pages S4676–77

Measures Reported:

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.

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.
Page S4676

Measures Considered:

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.)
Pages S4669–70

Messages from the House:
Page S4676

Measures Referred:
Page S4676

Executive Communications:
Page S4676

Petitions and Memorials:
Page S4676

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4677–78

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S4678

Additional Statements:

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--189)
Page S4669

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.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 3593–3605; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 51 were introduced.
Pages H5264–65

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H5266

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.
Page H5263

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.
Pages H5263–64

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.
Page H5264

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.


Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


JULY 2, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the

4:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 2

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Tuesday, July 2

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: The House will meet in Pro Forma session at 12 noon.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E866

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E865

Collins, Doug, Ga., E866, E866

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