CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2020, AND HEALTH EXTENDERS ACT OF 2019; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 151
(House of Representatives - September 19, 2019)

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 CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2020, AND HEALTH EXTENDERS ACT OF 2019

  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 564, I call up 
the bill (H.R. 4378) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 
2020, and for other purposes, and ask for its immediate consideration.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 564, the bill 
is considered read.
  The text of the bill is as follows:

                               H.R. 4378

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Continuing Appropriations 
     Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019''.

     SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

       The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of Contents.
Sec. 3. References.

            DIVISION A--CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2020

   DIVISION B--HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES EXTENDERS AND OTHER MATTERS

                    TITLE I--PUBLIC HEALTH EXTENDERS

                    TITLE II--OTHER HEALTH EXTENDERS

                     TITLE III--MEDICAID EXTENDERS

                      TITLE IV--MEDICARE EXTENDERS

                   TITLE V--HUMAN SERVICES EXTENDERS

                    TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS POLICIES

                      TITLE VII--BUDGETARY EFFECTS

     SEC. 3. REFERENCES.

       Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference to 
     ``this Act'' contained in any division of this Act shall be 
     treated as referring only to the provisions of that division.

            DIVISION A--CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2020

        The following sums are hereby appropriated, out of any 
     money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and out of 
     applicable corporate or other revenues, receipts, and funds, 
     for the several departments, agencies, corporations, and 
     other organizational units of Government for fiscal year 
     2020, and for other purposes, namely:
       Sec. 101.  Such amounts as may be necessary, at a rate for 
     operations as provided in the applicable appropriations Acts 
     for fiscal year 2019 and under the authority and conditions 
     provided in such Acts, for continuing projects or activities 
     (including the costs of direct loans and loan guarantees) 
     that are not otherwise specifically provided for in this Act, 
     that were conducted in fiscal year 2019, and for which 
     appropriations, funds, or other authority were made available 
     in the following appropriations Acts:
       (1) The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
     Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 
     (division B of Public Law 116-6), except that the language 
     under the heading ``Rural Utilities Service--Rural Water and 
     Waste Disposal Program Account'' in title III shall be 
     applied by inserting ``the cost of direct loans,'' before 
     ``loan guarantees'' at the beginning of the second sentence 
     in the matter preceding the first proviso.
       (2) The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 
     Appropriations Act, 2019 (division C of Public Law 116-6), 
     except section 523(b)(6).
       (3) The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 
     (division A of Public Law 115-245).
       (4) The Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies 
     Appropriations Act, 2019 (division A of Public Law 115-244), 
     except section 505.
       (5) The Financial Services and General Government 
     Appropriations Act, 2019 (division D of Public Law 116-6).
       (6) The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 
     2019 (division A of Public Law 116-6) as amended, and title I 
     of division H of Public Law 116-6.
       (7) The Department of the Interior, Environment, and 
     Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 (division E of 
     Public Law 116-6).
       (8) The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
     and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 
     (division B of Public Law 115-245).
       (9) The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2019 
     (division B of Public Law 115-244).
       (10) The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and 
     Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 (division C of 
     Public Law 115-244).
       (11) The Department of State, Foreign Operations, and 
     Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019 (division F of 
     Public Law 116-6), except section 7058(d).
       (12) The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and 
     Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 (division G of 
     Public Law 116-6).
       Sec. 102. (a) No appropriation or funds made available or 
     authority granted pursuant to section 101 for the Department 
     of Defense shall be used for:
       (1) the new production of items not funded for production 
     in fiscal year 2019 or prior years;
       (2) the increase in production rates above those sustained 
     with fiscal year 2019 funds; or
       (3) the initiation, resumption, or continuation of any 
     project, activity, operation, or organization (defined as any 
     project, subproject, activity, budget activity, program 
     element, and subprogram within a program element, and for any 
     investment items defined as a P-1 line item in a budget 
     activity within an appropriation account and an R-1 line item 
     that includes a program element and subprogram element within 
     an appropriation account) for which appropriations, funds, or 
     other authority were not available during fiscal year 2019.
       (b) No appropriation or funds made available or authority 
     granted pursuant to section 101 for the Department of Defense 
     shall be used to initiate multi-year procurements utilizing 
     advance procurement funding for economic order quantity 
     procurement unless specifically appropriated later.
       Sec. 103.  Appropriations made by section 101 shall be 
     available to the extent and in the manner that would be 
     provided by the pertinent appropriations Act.
       Sec. 104.  Except as otherwise provided in section 102, no 
     appropriation or funds made available or authority granted 
     pursuant to section 101 shall be used to initiate or resume 
     any project or activity for which appropriations, funds, or 
     other authority were not available during fiscal year 2019.
       Sec. 105.  Appropriations made and authority granted 
     pursuant to this Act shall cover all obligations or 
     expenditures incurred for any project or activity during the 
     period for which funds or authority for such project or 
     activity are available under this Act.
       Sec. 106.  Unless otherwise provided for in this Act or in 
     the applicable appropriations Act for fiscal year 2020, 
     appropriations and funds made available and authority granted 
     pursuant to this Act shall be available until whichever of 
     the following first occurs:
       (1) The enactment into law of an appropriation for any 
     project or activity provided for in this Act.
       (2) The enactment into law of the applicable appropriations 
     Act for fiscal year 2020 without any provision for such 
     project or activity.
       (3) November 21, 2019.
       Sec. 107.  Expenditures made pursuant to this Act shall be 
     charged to the applicable appropriation, fund, or 
     authorization whenever a bill in which such applicable 
     appropriation, fund, or authorization is contained is enacted 
     into law.
       Sec. 108.  Appropriations made and funds made available by 
     or authority granted pursuant to this Act may be used without 
     regard to the time limitations for submission and approval of 
     apportionments set forth in section 1513 of title 31, United 
     States Code, but nothing in this Act may be construed to 
     waive any other provision of law governing the apportionment 
     of funds.
       Sec. 109.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
     except section 106, for those programs that would otherwise 
     have high initial rates of operation or complete distribution 
     of appropriations at the beginning of fiscal year 2020 
     because of distributions of funding to States, foreign 
     countries, grantees, or others, such high initial rates of 
     operation or complete distribution shall not be made, and no 
     grants shall be awarded for such programs funded by this Act 
     that would impinge on final funding prerogatives.
       Sec. 110.  This Act shall be implemented so that only the 
     most limited funding action of that permitted in the Act 
     shall be taken in order to provide for continuation of 
     projects and activities.
       Sec. 111. (a) For entitlements and other mandatory payments 
     whose budget authority was provided in appropriations Acts 
     for fiscal year 2019, and for activities under the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008, activities shall be continued at the 
     rate to maintain program levels under current law, under the 
     authority and conditions provided in the applicable 
     appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019, to be continued 
     through the date specified in section 106(3).
       (b) Notwithstanding section 106, obligations for mandatory 
     payments due on or about the first day of any month that 
     begins after October 2019 but not later than 30 days after 
     the date specified in section 106(3) may continue to be made, 
     and funds shall be available for such payments.
       Sec. 112.  Amounts made available under section 101 for 
     civilian personnel compensation and benefits in each 
     department and agency may be apportioned up to the rate for 
     operations necessary to avoid furloughs within such 
     department or agency, consistent with the applicable 
     appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019, except that such 
     authority provided under this section shall not be used until 
     after the department or agency has taken all necessary 
     actions to reduce or defer non-personnel-related 
     administrative expenses.
       Sec. 113.  Funds appropriated by this Act may be obligated 
     and expended notwithstanding section 10 of Public Law 91-672 
     (22 U.S.C. 2412), section 15 of the State Department Basic 
     Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2680), section 313 of the 
     Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 
     1995 (22 U.S.C. 6212), and section 504(a)(1) of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3094(a)(1)).
       Sec. 114. (a) Each amount incorporated by reference in this 
     Act that was previously designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism or as 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     or as being for disaster relief pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(D) of such Act is designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism or as 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of 
     such Act or as being for disaster relief pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(D) of such Act, respectively.
       (b) Section 5 of Public Law 116-6 shall apply to amounts 
     designated in subsection (a) and section 124 of this Act for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism.
       (c) This section shall become effective immediately upon 
     enactment of this Act, and shall remain in effect through the 
     date in section 106(3).
       Sec. 115. (a) Rescissions or cancellations of discretionary 
     budget authority that continue pursuant to section 101 in 
     Treasury Appropriations Fund Symbols (TAFS)--

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       (1) to which other appropriations are not provided by this 
     Act, but for which there is a current applicable TAFS that 
     does receive an appropriation in this Act; or
       (2) which are no-year TAFS and receive other appropriations 
     in this Act,

     may be continued instead by reducing the rate for operations 
     otherwise provided by section 101 for such current applicable 
     TAFS, as long as doing so does not impinge on the final 
     funding prerogatives of the Congress.
       (b) Rescissions or cancellations described in subsection 
     (a) shall continue in an amount equal to the lesser of--
       (1) the amount specified for rescission or cancellation in 
     the applicable appropriations Act referenced in section 101 
     of this Act; or
       (2) the amount of balances available, as of October 1, 
     2019, from the funds specified for rescission or cancellation 
     in the applicable appropriations Act referenced in section 
     101 of this Act.
       (c) No later than November 11, 2019, the Director of the 
     Office of Management and Budget shall provide to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate a comprehensive list of the rescissions or 
     cancellations that will continue pursuant to section 101: 
     Provided, That the information in such comprehensive list 
     shall be periodically updated to reflect any subsequent 
     changes in the amount of balances available, as of October 1, 
     2019, from the funds specified for rescission or cancellation 
     in the applicable appropriations Act referenced in section 
     101, and such updates shall be transmitted to the Committees 
     on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate upon request.
       Sec. 116.  Title I of the Additional Supplemental 
     Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-
     20) is amended in the matter under the heading ``Department 
     of Agriculture--Office of the Secretary'' by inserting ``to 
     cooperative processors for reduced quantity and quality sugar 
     beets,'' after ``planting in 2019,'': Provided, That amounts 
     repurposed pursuant to this section that were previously 
     designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement 
     pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
     Act of 1985 are designated by the Congress as an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and 
     shall be available only if the President subsequently so 
     designates all such amounts and transmits such designations 
     to the Congress.
       Sec. 117.  The Secretary of Agriculture may waive the 
     matching funds requirement under Section 412(g) of the 
     Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 
     1998 (7 U.S.C. 7632(g)).
       Sec. 118.  Amounts made available by section 101 for 
     ``Department of Agriculture--Food and Nutrition Service--
     Child Nutrition Programs'' to carry out section 749(g) of the 
     Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, 
     and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 
     111-80) may be apportioned up to the rate for operations 
     necessary to ensure that the program can be fully operational 
     by May 2020.
       Sec. 119.  Amounts provided by section 111 to the 
     Department of Agriculture for ``Corporations--Commodity 
     Credit Corporation Fund--Reimbursement for Net Realized 
     Losses'' may be used, prior to the completion of the report 
     described in section 2 of the Act of August 17, 1961 (15 
     U.S.C. 713a-11), to reimburse the Commodity Credit 
     Corporation for net realized losses sustained, but not 
     previously reimbursed, as of September 17, 2019: Provided, 
     That the Secretary of Agriculture shall submit a report, no 
     later than October 31, 2019, to the Committees on 
     Appropriations and Agriculture of both Houses of Congress, 
     including estimates for all Market Facilitation Program 
     payments, in calendar year 2018 and 2019 and projected 
     payments in calendar year 2020 resulting from the calendar 
     year 2019 program that include State-by-State, commodity-by-
     commodity, including specialty crops, analysis of the trade 
     damage caused by retaliatory tariffs and separately by non-
     tariff trade barriers, including dumping, on U.S. 
     agricultural producers, and an accounting of any commodity 
     purchases made from substantially foreign-owned companies or 
     their subsidiaries.
       Sec. 120.  In addition to amounts provided by section 101, 
     amounts are provided for ``Department of Agriculture--
     Agricultural Marketing Service--Marketing Services'' at a 
     rate for operations of $16,496,000 to continue the 
     implementation of the Hemp Production Program (section 10113 
     of Public Law 115-334).
       Sec. 121.  Amounts made available by section 101 for 
     ``International Trade Commission--Salaries and Expenses'' may 
     be apportioned up to the rate for operations necessary to 
     carry out responsibilities under the American Manufacturing 
     Competitiveness Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-159).
       Sec. 122.  Amounts made available by section 101 to the 
     Department of Commerce for ``Bureau of the Census--Periodic 
     Censuses and Programs'' may be apportioned up to the rate for 
     operations necessary to maintain the schedule and deliver the 
     required data according to the statutory deadlines in the 
     2020 Decennial Census Program.
       Sec. 123.  Notwithstanding section 2208(l)(3) of title 10, 
     United States Code, during the period covered by this Act, 
     any advanced billing for background investigation services 
     and related services purchased from activities financed using 
     Defense Working Capital Funds shall be excluded from the 
     calculation of cumulative advance billings under section 
     2208(l)(3) of such title. In the preceding sentence, the term 
     ``advance billing'' has the meaning given the term in section 
     2208(l)(4) of such title.
       Sec. 124. (a) The remaining unobligated balances of funds 
     as of September 30, 2019, from amounts provided by section 
     9013 of division A of Public Law 115-245 are hereby 
     rescinded: Provided, That such amounts that were previously 
     designated by the Congress as being for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985 are designated by the Congress as being 
     for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to that section of that Act.
       (b) In addition to the amount otherwise provided by section 
     101 for the ``Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative'', there 
     is appropriated on September 30, 2019, for an additional 
     amount for fiscal year 2019, an amount equal to the 
     unobligated balances rescinded pursuant to subsection (a) of 
     this section: Provided, That amounts made available pursuant 
     to this subsection shall remain available until September 30, 
     2020, and shall be available for the same purposes and under 
     the same authorities for which they were originally provided 
     in Public Law 115-245: Provided further, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress as being for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.
       (c) This section shall become effective immediately upon 
     enactment of this Act.
       (d) If this Act is enacted after September 30, 2019, or if 
     the designation in subsection 114(b) occurs after September 
     30, 2019, this section shall be applied as if it were in 
     effect on September 30, 2019.
       Sec. 125. (a) No funds shall be transferred directly from 
     ``Department of Energy--Power Marketing Administration--
     Colorado River Basins Power Marketing Fund, Western Area 
     Power Administration'' to the general fund of the Treasury in 
     fiscal year 2019.
       (b) This section shall become effective immediately upon 
     enactment of this Act.
       Sec. 126.  During the period covered by this Act, title I 
     of Public Law 108-361, as amended (the Calfed Bay-Delta 
     Authorization Act) (118 Stat. 1681), shall be applied by 
     substituting ``2020'' for ``2019'' each place it appears.
       Sec. 127.  Notwithstanding section 101, title I of division 
     D of Public Law 116-6 shall be applied by adding the 
     following new heading and appropriation language under the 
     heading ``Department of the Treasury--Departmental Offices'':

      ``COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES FUND

       ``For necessary expenses of the Committee on Foreign 
     Investment in the United States, $15,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended: Provided, That the chairperson of 
     the Committee may transfer such amounts to any department or 
     agency represented on the Committee (including the Department 
     of the Treasury) subject to advance notification to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate: Provided further, That amounts so transferred 
     shall remain available until expended for expenses of 
     implementing section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 
     1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4565), and shall be available in 
     addition to any other funds available to any department or 
     agency: Provided further, That fees authorized by section 
     721(p) of such Act shall be credited to this appropriation as 
     offsetting collections: Provided further, That the total 
     amount appropriated pursuant to this section from the general 
     fund shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are 
     received during this fiscal year, so as to result in a total 
     appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more 
     than $5,000,000.''.
       Sec. 128.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
     except section 106, the District of Columbia may expend local 
     funds made available under the heading ``District of 
     Columbia--District of Columbia Funds'' for such programs and 
     activities under the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 
     2019 (title IV of division D of Public Law 116-6) at the rate 
     set forth in the Fiscal Year 2020 Local Budget Act of 2019 
     (D.C. Act 23-78), as modified as of the date of enactment of 
     this Act.
       Sec. 129.  In addition to amounts provided by section 101, 
     amounts are provided to the Office of Personnel Management 
     for ``Salaries and Expenses'' at a rate for operations of 
     $48,000,000, for an additional amount for administrative 
     expenses: Provided, That of such amounts, $29,760,000 shall 
     be transferred from the appropriate trust funds of the Office 
     without regard to any other provision of law: Provided 
     further, That such amounts may be apportioned up to the rate 
     for operations necessary to maintain agency operations.
       Sec. 130.  Notwithstanding section 101, the matter 
     preceding the first proviso under the heading ``Small 
     Business Administration--Business Loans Program Account'' in 
     title V of division D of Public Law 116-6 shall be applied as 
     if the following were inserted before the colon: ``, and for 
     the cost of guaranteed loans as authorized by section 7(a) of 
     the Small Business Act (Public Law 83-163), $99,000,000, to 
     remain available until expended'': Provided, That amounts 
     made available under such heading by this Act may be 
     apportioned up to the rate for operations necessary to 
     accommodate increased demand

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     for commitments for general business loans authorized under 
     section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)).
       Sec. 131.  Notwithstanding section 101, amounts are 
     provided for ``Small Business Administration--Disaster Loans 
     Program Account'' at a rate for operations of $177,136,000: 
     Provided, That amounts made available under such heading by 
     this Act may be apportioned up to the rate for operations 
     necessary to accommodate increased demand for commitments for 
     disaster administrative expenses authorized under section 
     20(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631): Provided 
     further, That the language under such heading in title V of 
     division D of Public Law 116-6 shall be applied by--
       (1) substituting ``$1,600,000'' for ``$1,000,000'';
       (2) substituting ``$8,400,000'' for ``$9,000,000''; and
       (3) inserting the following before the period: ``; and of 
     which $167,136,000 is for direct administrative expenses of 
     loan making and servicing to carry out the direct loan 
     program, which may be transferred to and merged with the 
     appropriations for Salaries and Expenses: Provided, That, of 
     the funds provided under this heading, $150,888,000 shall be 
     for major disasters declared pursuant to the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5122(2)): Provided further, That the amount for major 
     disasters under this heading is designated by Congress as 
     being for disaster relief pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     (Public Law 99-177)''.
       Sec. 132.  Amounts made available by section 101 to the 
     Department of Homeland Security for ``United States Secret 
     Service--Operations and Support'' may be apportioned up to 
     the rate for operations necessary to support hiring and 
     operations required for protective activities associated with 
     the 2020 presidential election campaign.
       Sec. 133.  Amounts made available by section 101 to the 
     Department of Homeland Security for ``Federal Emergency 
     Management Agency--Disaster Relief Fund'' may be apportioned 
     up to the rate for operations necessary to carry out response 
     and recovery activities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.).
       Sec. 134. (a) Sections 1309(a) and 1319 of the National 
     Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4016(a) and 4026) 
     shall be applied by substituting the date specified in 
     section 106(3) of this Act for ``September 30, 2019''.
       (b) If this Act is enacted after September 30, 2019, this 
     section shall be applied as if it were in effect on September 
     30, 2019.
       Sec. 135.  Amounts made available by section 101 to the 
     Department of Homeland Security for ``Office of the Secretary 
     and Executive Management--Operations and Support'', 
     ``Management Directorate--Operations and Support'', and 
     ``Intelligence, Analysis, and Operations Coordination--
     Operations and Support'' may be apportioned up to the rate 
     for operations necessary to carry out activities previously 
     funded by the Working Capital Fund of the Department of 
     Homeland Security, consistent with the fiscal year 2020 
     President's Budget.
       Sec. 136. (a) In addition to amounts provided by section 
     101, amounts are provided to the ``Department of Health and 
     Human Services--Indian Health Service--Indian Health 
     Services'' at a rate for operations of $18,397,500, for an 
     additional amount for costs of staffing and operating 
     facilities that were opened, renovated, or expanded in fiscal 
     years 2019 and 2020, and such amounts may be apportioned up 
     to the rate for operations necessary to staff and operate 
     such facilities.
       (b) In addition to amounts provided by section 101, amounts 
     are provided for ``Department of Health and Human Services--
     Indian Health Service--Indian Health Facilities'' at a rate 
     for operations of $631,000, for an additional amount for 
     costs of staffing and operating facilities that were opened, 
     renovated, or expanded in fiscal years 2019 and 2020, and 
     such amounts may be apportioned up to the rate for operations 
     necessary to staff and operate such facilities.
       Sec. 137.  Amounts made available by section 101 to the 
     Department of Health and Human Services for ``Centers for 
     Disease Control and Prevention--Public Health Preparedness 
     and Response'' and ``Office of the Secretary--Public Health 
     and Social Services Emergency Fund'' may be obligated in the 
     account and budget structure, and under the authorities and 
     conditions, set forth in H.R. 2740, as passed by the U.S. 
     House of Representatives on June 19, 2019.
       Sec. 138.  During the period covered by this Act, up to 
     $20,000,000 of the unobligated amounts in the Infectious 
     Diseases Rapid Response Reserve Fund established by section 
     231 of division B of Public Law 115-245 may be transferred to 
     ``Department of Health and Human Services--Centers for 
     Disease Control and Prevention--CDC-Wide Activities and 
     Program Support'' and shall be available until expended for 
     Ebola preparedness and response activities without regard to 
     the limitations in the third proviso in such section 231: 
     Provided, That the Director of the Centers for Disease 
     Control and Prevention may transfer such amounts to any of 
     the appropriations accounts under the heading ``Centers for 
     Disease Control and Prevention'' for Ebola response 
     activities: Provided further, That such transfer authority 
     shall be in addition to any other transfer authority provided 
     to the Department of Health and Human Services.
       Sec. 139.  Section 114(f) of the Higher Education Act of 
     1965 (20 U.S.C. 1011c(f)) shall be applied by substituting 
     the date specified in section 106(3) of this Act for 
     ``September 30, 2019''.
       Sec. 140.  Amounts made available by section 101 for 
     ``Department of Veterans Affairs--Veterans Benefits 
     Administration--General Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits 
     Administration'' and ``Department of Veterans Affairs--
     Departmental Administration--Information Technology Systems'' 
     may be apportioned up to the rate for operations necessary to 
     support projects and activities created by the Blue Water 
     Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-23).
       Sec. 141.  Section 7 of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 
     (12 U.S.C. 635f) shall be applied by substituting the date 
     specified in section 106(3) of this Act for ``September 30, 
     2019''.
       Sec. 142.  Section 209 of the International Religious 
     Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6436) shall be applied by 
     substituting the date specified in section 106(3) of this Act 
     for ``September 30, 2019''.
       Sec. 143.  Title I of division L of Public Law 115-141 and 
     title I of division G of Public Law 116-6 shall be amended in 
     the first provisos in each Act under the headings 
     ``Department of Transportation--Federal Transit 
     Administration--Capital Investment Grants'' by striking 
     ``obligated'' and inserting ``allocated''.
       Sec. 144.  Section 9503(e)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code 
     of 1986 shall not apply during the period covered by this 
     Act.
       Sec. 145.  Amounts made available by section 101 to the 
     Department of Housing and Urban Development for ``Housing 
     Programs--Housing for the Elderly'' may be apportioned up to 
     the rate for operations necessary to maintain project rental 
     assistance for the elderly under section 202(c)(2) of the 
     Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q(c)(2)), including making 
     amendments to contracts for such assistance and renewing 
     expiring contracts for such assistance for up to a 1-year 
     term.
        This division may be cited as the ``Continuing 
     Appropriations Act, 2020''.

   DIVISION B--HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES EXTENDERS AND OTHER MATTERS

                    TITLE I--PUBLIC HEALTH EXTENDERS

     SEC. 1101. EXTENSION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, THE 
                   NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS, AND TEACHING 
                   HEALTH CENTERS THAT OPERATE GME PROGRAMS.

       (a) Community Health Centers.--Section 10503(b)(1)(F) of 
     the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 
     254b-2(b)(1)(F)) is amended by striking ``2018 and 
     $4,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2019.'' and inserting ``2018, 
     $4,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2019, and $569,863,014 for the 
     period beginning on October 1, 2019, and ending on November 
     21, 2019; and''.
       (b) National Health Service Corps.--Section 10503(b)(2) of 
     the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 
     254b-2(b)(2)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``; and'' and 
     inserting a semicolon;
       (2) in subparagraph (F), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(G) $44,164,384 for the period beginning on October 1, 
     2019, and ending on November 21, 2019.''.
       (c) Teaching Health Centers That Operate Graduate Medical 
     Education Programs.--Section 340H(g)(1) of the Public Health 
     Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256h(g)(1)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``and $126,500,000'' and inserting 
     ``$126,500,000''; and
       (2) by inserting ``and $18,021,918 for the period beginning 
     on October 1, 2019, and ending on November 21, 2019,'' before 
     ``to remain available''.
       (d) Application of Provisions.--Amounts appropriated 
     pursuant to this section for the period beginning on October 
     1, 2019, and ending on November 21, 2019, shall be subject to 
     the requirements contained in Public Law 115-245 for funds 
     for programs authorized under sections 330 through 340 of the 
     Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254 through 256).
       (e) Conforming Amendment.--Paragraph (4) of section 3014(h) 
     of title 18, United States Code, as amended by section 50901 
     of Public Law 115-123, is amended by striking ``and section 
     50901(e) of the Advancing Chronic Care, Extenders, and Social 
     Services Act'' and inserting ``, section 50901(e) of the 
     Advancing Chronic Care, Extenders, and Social Services Act, 
     and section 1101(d) of division B of the Continuing 
     Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019''.

     SEC. 1102. DIABETES PROGRAMS.

       (a) Type I.--Section 330B(b)(2)(D) of the Public Health 
     Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c-2(b)(2)(D)) is amended by 
     inserting ``and $21,369,863 for the period beginning on 
     October 1, 2019, and ending on November 21, 2019,'' before 
     ``to remain available''.
       (b) Indians.--Section 330C(c)(2)(D) of the Public Health 
     Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c-3(c)(2)(D)) is amended by 
     inserting ``and $21,369,863 for the period beginning on 
     October 1, 2019, and ending on November 21, 2019,'' before 
     ``to remain available''.

                    TITLE II--OTHER HEALTH EXTENDERS

     SEC. 1201. EXTENSION OF SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE EDUCATION 
                   PROGRAM.

       Section 510 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 710) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)--

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       (I) by inserting after ``for each of fiscal years 2018 and 
     2019'' the following: ``and for the period beginning October 
     1, 2019, and ending November 21, 2019''; and
       (II) by inserting after ``for the fiscal year'' the 
     following: ``(or, with respect to such period, for fiscal 
     year 2020)''; and

       (ii) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``for the fiscal 
     year'' each place it appears and inserting ``for the fiscal 
     year or period'' in each such place; and
       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)--

       (I) by inserting after ``for each of fiscal years 2018 and 
     2019'' the following: ``and for the period beginning October 
     1, 2019, and ending November 21, 2019''; and
       (II) by inserting after ``for the fiscal year'' the 
     following: ``(or, with respect to such period, for fiscal 
     year 2020)''; and

       (ii) in subparagraph (B)(i), by inserting after ``for the 
     fiscal year'' the following: ``(or, with respect to such 
     period, for fiscal year 2020)''; and
       (2) in subsection (f)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting after ``for each of 
     fiscal years 2018 and 2019'' the following: ``and $10,684,931 
     for the period beginning October 1, 2019, and ending November 
     21, 2019''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting after ``for each of 
     fiscal years 2018 and 2019'' the following: ``and for the 
     period described in paragraph (1)''.

     SEC. 1202. EXTENSION OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY EDUCATION 
                   PROGRAM.

       Section 513 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 713) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)--

       (I) in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting after 
     ``for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2019'' the following: 
     ``and for the period beginning October 1, 2019, and ending 
     November 21, 2019''; and
       (II) in clause (i), by inserting after ``for the fiscal 
     year'' the following: ``or period'';

       (ii) in subparagraph (B)(i), by adding at the end the 
     following new sentence: ``The previous sentence shall not 
     apply with respect to State allotments under this paragraph 
     for the period beginning October 1, 2019, and ending November 
     21, 2019.''; and
       (iii) in subparagraph (C)(i)--

       (I) by inserting after ``for a fiscal year'' the following: 
     ``or the period described in subparagraph (A)''; and
       (II) by inserting after ``for the fiscal year'' the 
     following: ``or period'';

       (B) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) by inserting after ``for a fiscal year'' the following: 
     ``or the period described in paragraph (1)(A)''; and
       (ii) by striking ``the end of the second succeeding fiscal 
     year'' and inserting ``the end of the second fiscal year 
     following such fiscal year or period''; and
       (C) in paragraph (4)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)--

       (I) by inserting after ``for each of fiscal years 2010 
     through 2019'' the following: ``and for the period described 
     in paragraph (1)(A)'';
       (II) by inserting after ``for each of fiscal years 2012 
     through 2019'' the following: ``and for the period so 
     described''; and
       (III) by inserting after ``for a fiscal year'' the 
     following: ``or the period so described''; and

       (ii) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking ``continue through 
     fiscal year 2019'' and inserting ``continue through the 
     period described in paragraph (1)(A)'';
       (2) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``From the amount'' and 
     inserting ``Subject to paragraph (3), from the amount'';
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``From the amount'' and 
     inserting ``Subject to paragraph (3), from the amount''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(3) Exception.--Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply 
     with respect to any amount appropriated under subsection (f) 
     for the period described in subsection (a)(1)(A).''; and
       (3) in subsection (f), by inserting after ``for each of 
     fiscal years 2010 through 2019'' the following: ``and 
     $10,684,931 for the period beginning October 1, 2019, and 
     ending November 21, 2019''.

                     TITLE III--MEDICAID EXTENDERS

     SEC. 1301. EXTENSION OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 
                   DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

       Section 223(d)(3) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act 
     of 2014 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended by striking 
     ``September 13, 2019'' and inserting ``November 21, 2019''.

     SEC. 1302. TEMPORARY INCREASE IN FEDERAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE 
                   PERCENTAGE FOR TERRITORIES UNDER MEDICAID 
                   PROGRAM.

       Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d) 
     is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b), by striking ``and (aa)'' and 
     inserting ``(aa), and (ff)''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(ff) Temporary Increase in FMAP for Territories.--
     Notwithstanding subsection (b) or (z)(2), the Federal medical 
     assistance percentage for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, 
     Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa shall 
     be equal to 100 percent for the period beginning October 1, 
     2019, and ending November 21, 2019.''.

     SEC. 1303. DELAY OF REDUCTIONS IN MEDICAID DSH ALLOTMENTS.

       Section 1923(f)(7)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1396r-4(f)(7)(A)) is amended--
       (1) in clause (i), in the matter preceding subclause (I), 
     by striking ``For each of fiscal years 2020 through 2025'' 
     and inserting ``For the period beginning November 22, 2019, 
     and ending September 30, 2020, and for each of fiscal years 
     2021 through 2025''; and
       (2) in clause (ii)(I), by striking ``for fiscal year 2020'' 
     and inserting ``for the period beginning November 22, 2019, 
     and ending September 30, 2020''.

                      TITLE IV--MEDICARE EXTENDERS

     SEC. 1401. EXTENSION OF FUNDING FOR QUALITY MEASURE 
                   ENDORSEMENT, INPUT, AND SELECTION.

       Section 1890(d)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1395aaa(d)(2)) is amended--
       (1) in the first sentence--
       (A) by striking ``and $7,500,000'' and inserting 
     ``$7,500,000''; and
       (B) by inserting before the period at the end the 
     following: ``, and $1,069,000 for the period beginning on 
     October 1, 2019, and ending on November 21, 2019''; and
       (2) in the third sentence, by inserting ``and for the 
     period beginning on October 1, 2019, and ending on November 
     21, 2019,'' after ``2019''.

     SEC. 1402. EXTENSION OF FUNDING OUTREACH AND ASSISTANCE FOR 
                   LOW-INCOME PROGRAMS.

       (a) Additional Funding for State Health Insurance 
     Programs.--Subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 119 of the 
     Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 
     (42 U.S.C. 1395b-3 note), as amended by section 3306 of the 
     Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-
     148), section 610 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 
     (Public Law 112-240), section 1110 of the Pathway for SGR 
     Reform Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-67), section 110 of the 
     Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-
     93), section 208 of the Medicare Access and CHIP 
     Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-10), and section 
     50207 of division E of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 
     (Public Law 115-123), is amended--
       (1) in clause (vii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in clause (viii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (3) in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (4) by inserting after clause (ix) the following new 
     clause:
       ``(x) for the period beginning on October 1, 2019, and 
     ending on November 21, 2019, of $1,852,000.''.
       (b) Additional Funding for Area Agencies on Aging.--
     Subsection (b)(1)(B) of such section 119, as so amended, is 
     amended--
       (1) in clause (vii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in clause (viii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (3) in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (4) by inserting after clause (ix) the following new 
     clause:
       ``(x) for the period beginning on October 1, 2019, and 
     ending on November 21, 2019, of $1,069,000.''.
       (c) Additional Funding for Aging and Disability Resource 
     Centers.--Subsection (c)(1)(B) of such section 119, as so 
     amended, is amended--
       (1) in clause (vii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in clause (viii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (3) in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (4) by inserting after clause (ix) the following new 
     clause:
       ``(x) for the period beginning on October 1, 2019, and 
     ending on November 21, 2019, of $712,000.''.
       (d) Additional Funding for Contract With the National 
     Center for Benefits and Outreach Enrollment.--Subsection 
     (d)(2) of such section 119, as so amended, is amended--
       (1) in clause (vii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in clause (viii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (3) in clause (ix), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (4) by inserting after clause (ix) the following new 
     clause:
       ``(x) for the period beginning on October 1, 2019, and 
     ending on November 21, 2019, of $1,710,000.''.

     SEC. 1403. EXTENSION OF TERMINATION DATE OF PATIENT-CENTERED 
                   OUTCOMES RESEARCH TRUST FUND.

       Section 9511(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is 
     amended by striking ``September 30'' and inserting ``November 
     21''.

                   TITLE V--HUMAN SERVICES EXTENDERS

     SEC. 1501. EXTENSION OF DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO ADDRESS 
                   HEALTH PROFESSIONS WORKFORCE NEEDS.

       Activities authorized by section 2008 of the Social 
     Security Act shall continue through November 21, 2019, in the 
     manner authorized for fiscal year 2019, and out of any money 
     in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise 
     appropriated, there are hereby appropriated such sums as may 
     be necessary for such purpose. Grants and payments may be 
     made pursuant to this authority through the date so specified 
     at the pro rata portion of the total amount authorized for 
     such activities in fiscal year 2019.

     SEC. 1502. EXTENSION OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY 
                   FAMILIES PROGRAM AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

       Activities authorized by part A of title IV and section 
     1108(b) of the Social Security Act

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     shall continue through November 21, 2019, in the manner 
     authorized for fiscal year 2019, and out of any money in the 
     Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, 
     there are hereby appropriated such sums as may be necessary 
     for such purpose.

                    TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS POLICIES

     SEC. 1601. ALASKA NATIVE REGIONAL HEALTH ENTITIES.

       Section 424(a) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 
     (Public Law 113-76), as amended by section 428 of the 
     Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141), 
     shall be applied by substituting ``November 21, 2019'' for 
     ``October 1, 2019''.

     SEC. 1602. INCREASING NUMERICAL LIMITATIONS OF THE WORLD 
                   TRADE CENTER HEALTH PROGRAM.

       (a) World Trade Center Responders.--Section 3311(a)(4)(A) 
     of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300mm-
     21(a)(4)(A)) is amended by striking ``25,000'' and inserting 
     ``75,000''.
       (b) World Trade Center Survivors.--Section 3321(a)(3)(A) of 
     the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300mm-31(a)(3)(A)) 
     is amended by striking ``25,000'' and inserting ``75,000''.
       (c) Rule of Construction Regarding Annual Funding 
     Limitations.--Nothing in this section, or the amendments made 
     by this section, shall alter the annual limitations on 
     amounts appropriated to the World Trade Center Health Program 
     Fund under section 3351(a)(2) of the Public Health Service 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 300mm-61(a)(2)).

     SEC. 1603. EXCLUDING AUTHORIZED GENERIC DRUGS FROM 
                   CALCULATION OF AVERAGE MANUFACTURER PRICE FOR 
                   PURPOSES OF THE MEDICAID DRUG REBATE PROGRAM; 
                   EXCLUDING MANUFACTURERS FROM DEFINITION OF 
                   WHOLESALER.

       (a) In General.--Subparagraph (C) of section 1927(k)(1) of 
     the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-8(k)(1)) is 
     amended--
       (1) in the subparagraph heading, by striking ``INCLUSION'' 
     and inserting ``EXCLUSION'';
       (2) by striking ``a new drug application'' and inserting 
     ``the manufacturer's new drug application''; and
       (3) by striking ``inclusive'' and inserting ``exclusive''.
       (b) Excluding Manufacturers From Definition of 
     Wholesaler.--Section 1927(k)(11) of the Social Security Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 1396r-8(k)(11)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``manufacturers,''; and
       (2) by striking ``manufacturer's and''.
       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on the first day of the first fiscal 
     quarter that begins after the date of enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1604. MEDICAID IMPROVEMENT FUND.

       Section 1941(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1396w-1(b)), as amended by section 2 of Public Law 116-29, is 
     amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``$1,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$0''; and
       (2) in paragraph (3)--
       (A) by striking ``2023'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``2025''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``$0'' and inserting 
     ``$2,387,000,000''.

                      TITLE VII--BUDGETARY EFFECTS

     SEC. 1701. BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

       (a) Statutory PAYGO Scorecards.--The budgetary effects of 
     this division shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard 
     maintained pursuant to section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-
     You-Go Act of 2010.
       (b) Senate PAYGO Scorecards.--The budgetary effects of this 
     division shall not be entered on any PAYGO scorecard 
     maintained for purposes of section 4106 of H. Con. Res. 71 
     (115th Congress).
       (c) Classification of Budgetary Effects.--Notwithstanding 
     Rule 3 of the Budget Scorekeeping Guidelines set forth in the 
     joint explanatory statement of the committee of conference 
     accompanying Conference Report 105-217 and section 250(c)(8) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985, the budgetary effects of this division shall not be 
     estimated--
       (1) for purposes of section 251 of such Act; and
       (2) for purposes of paragraph (4)(C) of section 3 of the 
     Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 as being included in an 
     appropriation Act.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Payne). The bill shall be debatable for 
1 hour, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  The gentlewoman from New York (Mrs. Lowey) and the gentlewoman from 
Texas (Ms. Granger) each will control 30 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from New York.

                              {time}  1415


                             General Leave

  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members 
have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include 
extraneous material on the measure under consideration.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentlewoman from New York?
  There was no objection.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, while the House did its work and passed 12 
appropriations bills through committee and 10 off the floor, the Senate 
appropriations process is far behind. Because of this delay, we must 
pass a continuing resolution to avoid another government shutdown like 
the one that started late last year which caused real harm to our 
economy and to hardworking Americans.
  With less than 2 weeks until the end of the fiscal year, a clean 
continuing resolution that keeps government open and funds key 
priorities is so important. This legislation avoids controversial 
policy provisions that have slowed down the appropriations process and 
that, if included, would jeopardize passage. For example, it does not 
include an anomaly requested by the Trump administration to allow wall 
building outside the Rio Grande Valley.
  At the same time, the CR contains provisions that reflect shared 
priorities, including allowing the Census Bureau to ramp up 
preparations for the 2020 decennial Census, extending funding for the 
Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative for another year, ensuring that 
FEMA disaster relief can be spent as quickly as needed to effectively 
respond to disasters, ensuring the Department of Agriculture can 
operate rural water and waste loan programs, and extending the National 
Flood Insurance Program and authorization for the Export-Import Bank.
  In addition to these provisions, extenders that have been negotiated 
by my colleagues on the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means 
Committees will keep health programs that are critical to American 
families up and running.
  By extending these programs and government funding through November 
21, this CR will allow additional time to negotiate our differences and 
enact responsible long-term funding for priorities that help make our 
country safer and stronger.
  As we negotiate, families, businesses, and communities across the 
country will have much-needed budget certainty with no disruption to 
vital services or to the pay of Federal employees.
  After we pass this CR and the Senate moves forward with their 
process, Democrats will negotiate responsible appropriations bills that 
uphold our values and give working families a better chance at a better 
life.
  Keeping government open and providing certainty for our communities 
must be a top priority. Our continuing resolution is a necessary step 
to that end.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to join me in support of this 
legislation, and I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 4378, a continuing 
resolution that will fund the government through November 21.
  It is unfortunate that we are here in this situation and have to pass 
this CR to keep the government open, but we can't afford an unnecessary 
and costly shutdown.
  Because the budget agreement did not get enacted until August, the 
Senate began working on the fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills only 
last week. As a result, there is simply not enough time to complete the 
appropriations process by the September 30 deadline.
  Passing a short-term CR will allow us the time to complete the fiscal 
year 2020 appropriations bills, while ensuring that our military and 
law enforcement personnel get paid.
  In addition to preventing another shutdown, H.R. 4378 promotes 
economic growth, strengthens national security, protects life and 
religious liberty, allows us to respond to disasters, and supports 
public health programs.
  It ensures farmers and ranchers will continue to receive temporary 
relief from retaliatory tariffs at a critical time of the year for our 
Nation's agricultural industry.
  It extends programs that are essential to countering China's 
influence over our economic and national security.
  It continues all existing pro-life protections from fiscal year 2019 
appropriations measures.
  It provides a short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance 
Program

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and allows FEMA flexibility to respond to disasters.
  I would much rather be here today in support of full appropriations 
bills, but I have confidence that, with more time, we will be able to 
come together to pass full-year appropriations bills that the President 
can sign into law.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to join me in voting in favor of 
this continuing resolution so that we can get to work.
  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the distinguished 
gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Hoyer), the majority leader.
  Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, first of all, I want to start by 
congratulating Chairwoman Lowey and Ranking Member Granger on working 
together. I want to congratulate the members of the Appropriations 
Committee.
  I know there wasn't always agreement. I am hopeful, as we go forward, 
we can reach agreement on the individual bills or the minibuses or 
omnibus that we will ultimately pass to fund government in a timely 
fashion.
  Mr. Speaker, I know that Mrs. Lowey and Ms. Granger worked together 
towards that objective. I want to congratulate all the members.
  Mr. Speaker, I am also proud of the fact that we funded 96 percent of 
the government through this House prior to June 30 of this year. That 
has not been done in over a decade, and it was the hard work of the 
chair and the ranking member and the members of the committee. Even 
though there was not agreement on the substance at the end, without 
that cooperation, that could not have happened, so I thank the 
committee and its leadership.

  As majority leader and as a member of the Appropriations Committee, 
albeit on leave, I am focused, and we are focused as a majority, on 
doing our job and providing certainty for the military, for Federal 
agencies, for workers, for businesses, and for the American people that 
the Congress can, in fact, do its work in a responsible way.
  I regret that the Senate has not done its work. They have not passed 
a single appropriations bill, not one. By the time we came back in 
September, they had not passed a single bill out of committee.
  So this CR is necessary, as the Senate failed to introduce even a 
single appropriations bill before August for the first time in more 
than three decades, let alone mark up or bring it to the floor, as I 
said.
  That is why we need to make sure the government doesn't shut down. We 
don't have to have drama. We don't have to have panic. We don't have to 
have people saying: ``Why can't the Congress do its work?''
  We are bringing this bill to the floor, and we are going to pass it 
today with, I hope, a large bipartisan vote and send it to the Senate. 
It is my understanding that they intend to pass this so that we will 
not have the angst, the lack of confidence in this institution, and the 
instability because coming right up to the precipice of closure is 
avoided.
  To that end, we have on the floor, as I said, a continuing resolution 
to prevent a shutdown. This CR, this continuing resolution, authorizes 
the operations of government through November 21. There was some 
discussion about going into the middle of December.
  Mr. Speaker, I want to say to my colleagues and I want to say to my 
committee, there is no reason on God's green Earth we cannot complete 
our business on the appropriation process by November 21, not a single 
reason, except procrastination and an unwillingness to compromise.
  Americans have sent people with different views to this Congress, but 
notwithstanding those differences in views, they expect us to be able 
to work.
  One of the great pleasures that I have had in this Congress is 
serving on the Appropriations Committee, particularly when I went 
there. It, frankly, has become more partisan than it was when I first 
went on in January of 1983. I came to Congress in 1981. Sil Conte was 
the ranking member from Massachusetts on the Appropriations 
subcommittee on which I served and of the committee, and we were able 
to work together, resolve our differences. Mr. Speaker, I am proud of 
the fact that Mrs. Lowey and Ms. Granger have that same psychology.
  This bill will extend the authorizations that would otherwise expire 
at the end of this month, including the Export-Import Bank, the 
National Flood Insurance Program, the Higher Education Act, and a 
number of important health programs.
  Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Pallone, chairman of the committee, for 
working to make sure that we could do that in a timely fashion as well.
  Mr. Speaker, I hope we can pass this on a bipartisan basis, as I 
said, and move forward in good faith to do the job the American people 
sent us here to do: assure the operations of their government in an 
efficient and effective way on their behalf, a government that expands 
justice, opportunity, economic security, and strengthens our national 
defense.
  We came to a bipartisan budget agreement on lifting spending caps in 
July, and that was a good first step. Next, we must come to a 
bipartisan agreement on how to divvy up the allotment to each of the 12 
appropriations bills, what we euphemistically refer to as 302(b) 
allocations. We need to make progress and compromise on that issue.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my friends in the Senate to not squander the 
extra time this CR provides, approximately 7 working weeks, and come to 
agreement among themselves first and then with us.
  Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairwoman Lowey, her subcommittee chairs, Ms. 
Granger and her ranking members for their hard work moving the House 
bills so expeditiously and producing a CR that will avert a shutdown at 
the end of September. We can get the job done.
  Again, let me reiterate in closing, we can complete this job prior to 
November 21, and that is exactly what we ought to do.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Idaho (Mr. Simpson).
  Mr. SIMPSON. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding time.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the continuing resolution 
before us today.
  I think we can all agree that continuing resolutions aren't the ideal 
solution to funding our government. In fact, most of the people on the 
Appropriations Committee hate continuing resolutions.

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  Ideally, all of our 12 appropriations bills would be enacted by 
October 1. Last year, we were able to complete several bills on time, 
including the energy and water bill.
  But sometimes we need more time to complete our negotiations. 
Considering that a budget deal was not enacted before last month, there 
simply isn't enough time to complete work on these bills before the new 
fiscal year.
  So while continuing resolutions aren't ideal, supporting a short-term 
CR to keep our government functioning is the only responsible vote 
today--I will say that again. It is the only responsible vote today, 
for our national security, for our economy, and for the general welfare 
of the American people.
  For instance, this bill will ensure the Department of Energy can 
maintain our nuclear weapons stockpile and the Corps of Engineers can 
dredge our ports and waterways so goods and materials can move freely.
  I also appreciate that this bill recognizes our farmers. Agriculture 
faces uncertain times and the temporary relief provisions, while not a 
solution, do help.
  I would also like to applaud the inclusion of a provision related to 
the specialty crop initiative. This program is vital to the success of 
potato farmers in Idaho.
  We must avoid disruptions to these vital activities by passing this 
continuing resolution before us today and then working towards 
completing our work on the final appropriations bills, as the majority 
leader said, by November 21.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to vote yes on this continuing 
resolution.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to yield 2 minutes to the 
gentlewoman from Ohio (Ms. Kaptur), the distinguished chairwoman of the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.

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  Ms. KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairwoman Lowey for her great 
leadership.
  It is with, actually, great reluctance that I rise in support of 
today's short-term continuing resolution, and I urge my colleagues to 
do so as well. While this continuing resolution will keep the lights on 
for the government of the United States, surely, this isn't the most 
responsible course of action we could follow.
  This extension of current funding means Federal agencies are 
effectively forced to operate on autopilot. They can't begin any new 
programs or respond to shifting priorities. To force our Nation's 
government to once again operate on a continuing resolution has been 
railed against by our Republican friends as particularly problematic 
for the Pentagon. And they are right. But it is the lack of action from 
our Senate Republican colleagues who deep-sixed their fiscal 
responsibility and their leadership that brought us here today.
  I commend Chairwoman Lowey's real leadership, and Speaker Pelosi, and 
Majority Leader Hoyer for their prioritization and passage in the House 
of 10 of the 12 annual appropriation spending bills. But what has the 
Senate achieved? Very little.
  Despite Democratic warnings for months about the need for a 
bipartisan budget agreement, it took until July to settle on top-line 
numbers. Only this very month were our Senate colleagues willing to 
advance their first bills.
  Why you might ask? Because they are beholden to the White House. But 
this White House has consistently demonstrated its lack of regard for 
the Federal budget process itself, for Congress' constitutional power 
of the purse, and for the constitutional separation of powers when it 
comes to Federal funding decisions.
  So I suppose there is a bit of time to right this ship of state. But 
it will take real courage from congressional Republicans to separate 
themselves from the irresponsible campaign promises of the President. 
It will take serious commitment in the Senate to produce bills that can 
be conferenced with our House versions that are just waiting for 
conference.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentlewoman has expired.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield an additional 30 seconds to the 
gentlewoman from Ohio.
  Ms. KAPTUR. And by November 21, it will take bipartisan 
responsibility to support this body's highest priority to fund the 
entire Federal Government for the remaining fiscal year 2020.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support this short-term 
resolution and demand our Republican colleagues get serious about 
reasonable expectations in a divided government. Let us compromise and 
let us govern as the people of the United States expect.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 4 minutes to the gentleman from 
Alabama (Mr. Aderholt).
  Mr. ADERHOLT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member for yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise this afternoon in support of this continuing 
resolution.
  Having to pass a continuing resolution is never an ideal situation, 
as I think most Members of this body know. However, I support this CR 
because it will ensure that Congress can provide the basic services 
which so many of our constituents depend on.
  I also support this bill because it provides us with the necessary 
time to negotiate those FY 2020 appropriations bills, bills that have 
already been referred to this afternoon, bills that I hope are both 
fiscally responsible and will avoid poisonous, partisan riders, unlike 
the bills that were passed over the summer in the House, which 
Republicans, frankly, cannot support.
  This continuing resolution continues Federal funding at last year's 
levels with limited exceptions to ensure our government has the 
resources it needs to aid our constituents and help them where they 
need Federal assistance.
  Serving as ranking member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and 
Related Agencies Subcommittee, I support the inclusion of language that 
ensures the Census Bureau will stay on track to deliver a full and 
accurate account of all Americans in the 2020 census that will be 
beginning in a few months, as well as the language that enables the 
International Trade Commission to meet its statutory mandates under the 
bipartisan American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act.

  I am also pleased that this legislation continues to provide for all 
existing pro-life protections that will allow the USDA to provide 
temporary relief from unjust tariffs in retaliation to American farmers 
and ranchers during the period of the continuing resolution.
  Unfortunately, this bill does fall short of providing the resources 
needed by the United States Marshals Service for the detention and care 
of its prisoners. Stepped up efforts under the Trump administration to 
prosecute firearms, drug, and immigration violations directly impact 
the United States Marshals Service's needs.
  The safe, secure, and humane confinement of prisoners depends on 
appropriate funding for this account. We cannot, as a Congress, call 
for a crackdown on gun crime and simultaneously fail to adequately 
provide for the detention of arrestees. This need must be addressed in 
the FY 2020 legislation.
  Therefore, in conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I look forward to working with 
my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on the Appropriations 
Committee as we complete the consideration of FY 2020 appropriations 
bills under the budget deal that was reached last month.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to pass this bill.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to yield 2 minutes to the 
gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Pallone), the chairman of the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce.
  Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, it is good to see my colleague from New 
Jersey in the chair. And I thank Chairwoman Lowey for yielding. She is 
my classmate. There aren't too many of us left, but it is good to see 
her there.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 4378, the Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019. I am 
particularly pleased that H.R. 4378 includes a provision that will 
increase enrollment numbers for the 9/11 World Trade Center Health 
Program, which provides healthcare and treatment for responders and 
survivors.
  Since being notified 2 weeks ago that this program is approaching 
enrollment capacity, I have been working with my colleagues in the 
House and the Senate, as well as the administration, to come to an 
agreement to raise the enrollment cap in order to guarantee that new 
enrollees will continue to have access to treatment. We were able to 
quickly come together on an agreement so that new enrollees will access 
this program for many years to come.
  The bill, H.R. 4378, also includes temporary funding extensions for 
several Medicare extenders and public health programs, including 
funding for community health centers, Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico 
and the U.S. territories, and the demonstration program for certified 
community behavioral health clinics. This temporary patch will protect 
Americans' access to these vital programs while Congress works toward a 
long-term agreement.
  While I am relieved that this bill will prevent any interruption of 
healthcare services, I want to stress that our work is far from done. 
We have to continue to work toward a bipartisan, long-term extension 
that provides funding capacity to these programs for the millions of 
Americans who depend on it.
  The Energy and Commerce Committee has already voted in support of 
bipartisan, long-term extensions of these programs, and I am hopeful 
that we can reach a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to get these 
extensions signed into law before the short-term patch expires in 
November.
  Again, I thank Chairwoman Lowey. I know she, Jerry Nadler, Carolyn 
Maloney, the New York representatives, are very concerned about 
healthcare in the aftermath of 9/11, so I particularly appreciate your 
support on that.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Texas (Mr. Carter).
  Mr. CARTER of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for 
yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 4378, the continuing 
resolution. I wish we were here to pass FY20 appropriations bills, but 
the fact of the matter is we are delayed.
  We need to pass this bill to ensure the government continues to 
operate. This is especially important for the critical functions of our 
government, such as national defense, homeland security, and serving 
our veterans. It will

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also ensure the men and women serving the Nation, including my soldiers 
at Fort Hood, are paid on time. This is imperative and by itself is 
enough reason to support this bill.
  Passage of this bill will give us time to finalize our FY20 
appropriations process.
  I look forward to working with my friend from Florida, the chairwoman 
of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
Subcommittee, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, to finish our bill. I am ready to 
go to work.
  Mr. Speaker, I encourage my colleagues to support this continuing 
resolution.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to yield 2 minutes to the 
gentlewoman from Florida (Ms. Wasserman Schultz), the distinguished 
chairwoman of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related 
Agencies Subcommittee.
  Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for 
yielding, and I thank my colleague from Texas, the ranking member of 
the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
Subcommittee, for being such an incredible partner in our work 
together, and I look forward to bringing our one-twelfth of this bill 
in for a landing when we complete the appropriations process for this 
fiscal year.
  But, for now, Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this continuing 
resolution which, yet again, puts us in a position of having to avoid 
another shutdown. The House has done its part, passing ten 
appropriations bills, but the Republican Senate has been delinquent in 
their responsibilities.

  This resolution, thankfully, buys us time, time that avoids any 
budgetary anxiety that our families, businesses, and communities simply 
don't need right now.
  If Wall Street and Main Street agree on one thing, it is that 
government shutdowns help no one. What we all want is what this 
continuing resolution provides: a measure of stability. And, Lord 
knows, we need that right now, given current events.
  It avoids divisive policy fights and embraces shared priorities, such 
as bolstering the 2020 Census Bureau preparations, which is a vital 
constitutional responsibility, and ensuring our critical health 
programs don't expire. And namely, it does not fund the President's 
border wall, yet does provide much-needed Medicaid funding to Americans 
still recovering in Puerto Rico.
  I am extremely proud of our leadership, particularly our chairwoman, 
for providing this budgetary certainty that our economy needs right 
now, and for ensuring that the priorities of working families are 
protected.
  Again, I urge my colleagues to support this resolution, and I look 
forward to working with my fellow appropriators to bring the FY20 final 
bill in for a landing.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from 
Florida (Mr. Diaz-Balart).
  Mr. DIAZ-BALART. Mr. Speaker, I also rise in support of this 
continuing resolution.
  As an appropriator, and you have heard it from all of us, this is not 
the best choice--it is not our first choice--to do continuing 
resolutions. But this short-term CR is necessary to give the Senate 
time to move its appropriations bills through the process.
  In the meantime, Mr. Speaker, this legislation is absolutely critical 
for our men and women in uniform, for our first responders, for our air 
traffic controllers, and so many other public servants who keep us safe 
each and every day.

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  This legislation also has a limited number of provisions that are, 
frankly, important to Members on both sides of the aisle. Let me just 
give you a couple of examples. Disaster response tools are in this CR 
and extension of flood insurance and relief for the men and women who 
help put the food on our table, the American farmers.
  Most importantly, Mr. Speaker, this legislation gives us the 
opportunity to complete our full-year appropriations bills by November 
21.
  I am absolutely confident that we can finish our bills by this date 
because we have a bipartisan budget deal that was signed by the 
President. I am particularly looking forward to working with Chairman 
Price to finalize a T-HUD bill to address the infrastructure, safety, 
and housing needs of our great country.
  I also know that because of Chairwoman Lowey and Ranking Member 
Granger, they will lead us through this process in a transparent, clear 
way, as they always have.
  Mr. Speaker, again, we need to pass this bill. I urge a ``yes'' vote.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to the 
gentleman from Texas (Mr. Cuellar), an outstanding member of the 
Appropriations Committee.
  Mr. CUELLAR. Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairwoman Lowey for her leadership 
and her expertise on the Appropriations Committee. I also thank my 
fellow Texan, Ms. Granger, for her work and her leadership on this. And 
I thank both of them for working in a bipartisan way because, again, in 
support of this continuing resolution, we are here to build consensus, 
find common ground, and keep government working for our people.
  We need to set aside partisanship and bias, and think about and vote 
for what is best for our country. This measure allows us to continue 
the conversation while we keep government open and functioning.
  This bill will extend several programs that are expected to expire at 
the end of the month. For example, it permits USDA to access the full 
$30 billion under the Commodity Credit Corporation to assist our 
hardworking agricultural producers across the U.S.
  It supports our farmers and ranchers through the Market Facilitation 
Program.
  It extends funding for local community mental and substance use 
disorder treatment, which is so important to our communities.
  It allows the Census Bureau to continue with the 2020 Census 
preparation, which is so important for all parts of the country.
  It supports small businesses by ensuring the continuing operation and 
funding of SBA loan programs.
  It maintains critical disaster and emergency funding.
  It supports rural communities by maintaining funding for water and 
waste loan programs.
  It also supports public health initiatives by extending funding for 
community health centers and graduate medical education.
  We need to continue working together as Democrats and Republicans, 
and working with our Senate folks, to make sure that we get this done.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask Members to support the continuing resolution and 
continue bipartisanship, and for that, I thank them.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from 
Nebraska (Mr. Fortenberry).
  Mr. FORTENBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I thank Ranking Member Granger for the 
time but also for her important leadership on this important bill.
  I thank Chairwoman Lowey for her continuous work and leadership in 
seeking common ground on this continuing resolution.
  Mr. Speaker, as Ranking Member Granger noted, we find ourselves in a 
difficult position today, so we are deliberating a continuing 
resolution instead of passing full-year appropriations. It is 
important, though, that we follow our constitutional duty to maintain 
government operations.
  This bill will keep the government open. It will support essential 
public policies, and it will minimize the drama in the budgetary 
process.
  One of our constraints is that the Senate did just start marking up 
its bills, as has been noted, last week.
  Mr. Speaker, I will focus my comments on the agricultural portion of 
the bill. On a positive note, in that regard, the Senate Appropriations 
Committee's Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee passed its bill out 
of the full committee just this morning.
  Until the majority leader decides to bring the Agriculture 
appropriations bill to the floor, and it passes, we have no option 
other than to wait for the bill to move through the process. Until that 
time, Chairman Bishop and I will be ready to start conferencing the 
Agriculture appropriations bills with our Senate colleagues.

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  We look forward to House and Senate leadership decisions on the 
respective allocations for each of these individual appropriations 
bills, and on that note, I would strongly recommend that the House and 
Senate leaders keep in mind the critical needs of the agricultural and 
rural communities, as well as food and medical product safety, when 
arriving at the final number for allocations.
  As ranking member of the Appropriations Committee's Agriculture, 
Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
Subcommittee, I was surprised to learn that in the initial draft of 
this bill, it would have halted desperately needed payments to our 
farmers and ranchers in rural communities.
  The White House had requested an anomaly, consistent with prior 
years, that the continuing resolution carry a noncontroversial 
provision to reestablish the funding mechanism for farm bill programs 
that support conservation, risk mitigation, as well as temporary trade 
payments to farmers and ranchers so hurt by unjustified retaliatory 
tariffs. The majority did recognize the harm of not including this 
provision, and for that, I am very grateful.
  I would like to make a plea to keep farmers and ranchers out of any 
political disputes. America's farmers are hurting, and now is the time 
for further bipartisan solidarity.
  Second, Mr. Speaker, this bill corrects an oversight in the disaster 
spending bill to help sugar beet farmers in the Midwest. These 
hardworking farmers have been devastated by 2 years of flooding, and 
they do deserve equal assistance to others who have faced unprecedented 
damage to their crops and their livelihoods due to extreme weather 
events.
  Mr. Speaker, I support this continuing resolution. Let's keep working 
hard to finish the rest of the job.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to yield 1 minute to the 
distinguished gentlewoman from the Virgin Islands (Ms. Plaskett).
  Ms. PLASKETT. Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairwoman Lowey, and I thank the 
leadership for bringing this CR and health extenders legislation to the 
floor.
  The bill contains critical Medicaid relief for my district, the 
Virgin Islands. It extends the disaster-related 100 percent Federal 
funding to sustain Medicaid on our islands through November 21.
  While the territories are part of America, and we are American 
citizens, Federal law unfairly places Medicaid funding caps on the 
islands--unlike the States, where funding is open-ended--and it 
requires them to pay a much greater percentage of Medicaid than the 
States.
  Supplemental funding has only been provided on a temporary basis. 
Without the fix in this bill, the rate of Federal funding would plummet 
nearly 50 percentage points to the permanent, capped level of 55 
percent.
  Cuts to that funding put basic healthcare at risk for many Americans 
living on our islands.
  The fundamental problem is that the U.S. territories are forced to 
operate Medicaid under capped funding. A more equitable matching rate 
is needed on a permanent basis.
  I know that the Energy and Commerce Committee has done so in its 
legislation. We are hopeful that when we work on a final budget, that 
will take place.
  I have sponsored legislation, H.R. 1354, to remove these caps 
permanently. I thank everyone for advancing this cause and this CR.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Ohio (Mr. Joyce).
  Mr. JOYCE of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bill, 
despite my disappointment that a continuing resolution is necessary at 
this point in time.
  The alternative is a government shutdown, which would only serve to 
hurt the American people by depriving them of critical services, not to 
mention wasting their money.
  For example, this bill continues the environmental reviews in 
permitting that are necessary for economic and energy development. This 
bill also guarantees that our beloved national parks, forests, wildlife 
refuges, and other public lands stay open for business, especially for 
those who depend on tourism and those who have already booked visits 
for the upcoming holidays.
  This bill continues the flow of funding critical to all the 
communities working to upgrade their infrastructure so that citizens 
can continue to have access to clean and safe water.
  This bill ensures that our Nation will continue to meet its moral and 
legal obligations to sovereign American Indian and Alaska Native 
Tribes, whose ancestors paid in advance with their lives and their 
lands for peace and the promise of basic services like education, 
public safety, and access to healthcare.
  For these reasons and more, I support this bill, and I urge my 
colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do the same. There is so much 
more upon which we agree than disagree.
  Let us act on what we agree upon so that our constituents can 
continue their daily lives without interruption. This bill continues 
the operation of programs upon which we already agreed only 7 months 
ago. Vote ``yes.''
  I thank the ranking member for yielding me this time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
California (Mr. Calvert).
  Mr. CALVERT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member and chairwoman 
for their good work.
  I rise today in support of the continuing resolution. Like many of my 
colleagues, we are hopeful that, once we had a budget deal, we would 
move to conference and the appropriations bills and pass them, if not 
on time, close to on time. Unfortunately, the Senate needs more time, 
and this will give the Senate the time and the House time to do their 
work.
  The CR expires November 21. There is more than enough time to sit 
down with our colleagues in the Senate to work out our differences. In 
fact, I would hope we can still move quickly and, if able, pass 
conference bills before the end of the CR--most importantly, for our 
U.S. servicemembers.
  Our military has moved quickly to restore readiness and modernize. 
Secretary Esper has demonstrated his commitment to a modern, more agile 
Department that can quickly respond to threats, and he needs our 
support to continue his efforts.
  I am confident that once the chairman and I have had a chance to sit 
down with our Senate colleagues, we can quickly work out our 
differences and write a bill that keeps the military on the path toward 
meeting the challenges posed by our adversaries, which there is no lack 
of.
  Recent events demonstrate that the world needs our leadership and 
presence. I urge my colleagues to vote for this CR and avoid the 
devastating impacts of a government shutdown. Let's get to work on the 
fiscal year 2020 bills to ensure the continuity of vital efforts at the 
Department of Defense. I urge a ``yes'' vote.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Without action, the government will shut down in the next 2 weeks, 
causing undue harm for our economy and hardworking families. This is 
unacceptable.
  Our continuing resolution will provide budget certainty for families, 
businesses, and communities while we negotiate long-term funding for 
our priorities and fight to give every person a better chance at a 
better life.
  I urge support, and I yield back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. All time for debate has expired.
  Pursuant to House Resolution 564, the previous question is ordered on 
the bill.
  The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and was 
read the third time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the ayes appeared to have it.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.
  The yeas and nays were ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 9 of rule 20, this 15-

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minute vote on passage of H.R. 4378 will be followed by a 5-minute vote 
on agreeing to the Speaker's approval of the Journal, if ordered.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 301, 
nays 123, not voting 10, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 538]

                               YEAS--301

     Adams
     Aderholt
     Aguilar
     Allred
     Amodei
     Axne
     Bacon
     Barragan
     Bass
     Bera
     Beyer
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (UT)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Bost
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady
     Brindisi
     Brooks (IN)
     Brown (MD)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Calvert
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Cartwright
     Case
     Casten (IL)
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Cisneros
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Cook
     Cooper
     Correa
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cox (CA)
     Craig
     Crist
     Crow
     Cuellar
     Davids (KS)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny K.
     Davis, Rodney
     Dean
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Delgado
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     Deutch
     Diaz-Balart
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Dunn
     Engel
     Escobar
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Evans
     Ferguson
     Finkenauer
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Fletcher
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Frankel
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia (IL)
     Garcia (TX)
     Gianforte
     Golden
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (OH)
     Gottheimer
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Green, Al (TX)
     Grijalva
     Grothman
     Guest
     Haaland
     Harder (CA)
     Hartzler
     Hastings
     Hayes
     Heck
     Herrera Beutler
     Higgins (NY)
     Hill (AR)
     Hill (CA)
     Himes
     Horn, Kendra S.
     Horsford
     Houlahan
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Hurd (TX)
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jeffries
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson (TX)
     Joyce (OH)
     Kaptur
     Katko
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kim
     Kind
     King (NY)
     Kirkpatrick
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Kustoff (TN)
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NV)
     Levin (CA)
     Levin (MI)
     Lewis
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan
     Luria
     Lynch
     Malinowski
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Matsui
     McAdams
     McBath
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McCollum
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Meuser
     Miller
     Moolenaar
     Moore
     Morelle
     Moulton
     Mucarsel-Powell
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Neguse
     Newhouse
     Norcross
     Nunes
     O'Halleran
     Ocasio-Cortez
     Omar
     Palazzo
     Pallone
     Panetta
     Pappas
     Pascrell
     Payne
     Pence
     Perlmutter
     Peters
     Peterson
     Phillips
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Porter
     Pressley
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Reschenthaler
     Rice (NY)
     Richmond
     Roby
     Roe, David P.
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rose (NY)
     Rose, John W.
     Rouda
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Rutherford
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     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wexton
     Wild
     Wilson (FL)
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yarmuth
     Young

                               NAYS--123

     Allen
     Amash
     Armstrong
     Arrington
     Babin
     Baird
     Balderson
     Banks
     Barr
     Bergman
     Biggs
     Bishop (NC)
     Brooks (AL)
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burchett
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Cline
     Cloud
     Comer
     Crenshaw
     Curtis
     Davidson (OH)
     DesJarlais
     Duffy
     Duncan
     Emmer
     Estes
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     Fulcher
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
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     Gooden
     Gosar
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green (TN)
     Griffith
     Guthrie
     Hagedorn
     Harris
     Hern, Kevin
     Hice (GA)
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     Holding
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     Jordan
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     Keller
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
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     Kinzinger
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     Marchant
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     Mast
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     Mitchell
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     Mullin
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     Wright
     Yoho
     Zeldin

                             NOT VOTING--10

     Abraham
     Beatty
     Clyburn
     Crawford
     Cummings
     Cunningham
     McEachin
     Reed
     Shimkus
     Thompson (MS)

                              {time}  1528

  Messrs. CHABOT, WESTERMAN, MITCHELL, and GRAVES of Louisiana changed 
their vote from ``yea'' to ``nay.''
  Mrs. ROBY, Messrs. DAVID P. ROE of Tennessee, PALAZZO, and MEUSER 
changed their vote from ``nay'' to ``yea.''
  So the bill was passed.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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