Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 156
(Daily Digest - September 26, 2019)

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 40 public bills, H.R. 4499-
4538; 1 private bill, H.R. 4539; and 11 resolutions, H.J. Res. 76; H. 
Con. Res. 66-68; and H. Res. 596-602 were introduced.
  Pages H8052-54
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H8056-57
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Lawrence to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H7993
Recess: The House recessed at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H7997
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Timmons 
wherein he resigned from the Committee on the Budget.
  Page H7999
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Timmons 
wherein he resigned from the Committee on Education and Labor. 
                                                             Page H7999
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Gonzalez-Colon 
(PR) wherein she resigned from the Committee on Science, Space, and 
Technology.
  Page H7999
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  STEM Opportunities Act of 2019: H.R. 2528, amended, to direct the 
Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to carry out 
programs and activities to ensure that Federal science agencies and 
institutions of higher education receiving Federal research and 
development funding are fully engaging their entire talent pool; 
                                                         Pages H8005-10
  South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2019: H.R. 335, amended, to 
require the Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia 
to develop a plan for reducing, mitigating, and controlling harmful 
algal blooms and hypoxia in South Florida;
  Pages H8010-13
  Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act: H.R. 3710, to amend the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for the remediation of 
cybersecurity vulnerabilities;
  Pages H8013-15
  Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act: H.R. 2589, amended, to 
amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a homeland 
intelligence doctrine for the Department of Homeland Security; 
                                                         Pages H8015-19
  TSA Reaching Across Nationalities, Societies, and Languages to 
Advance Traveler Education Act: H.R. 3691, to require the TSA to 
develop a plan to ensure that TSA material disseminated in major 
airports can be better understood by more people accessing such 
airports;
  Pages H8019-20
  Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act of 2019: H.R. 
3675, to require a review of Department of Homeland Security trusted 
traveler programs;
  Pages H8020-21
  Helping Families Fly Act of 2019: H.R. 3694, to require the 
Transportation Security Administration to implement training for 
frontline Administration personnel regarding the screening of pregnant 
women and families with young children at passenger screening 
checkpoints;
  Pages H8021-22
  Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act of 2019: H.R. 3246, to 
require GAO review of certain TSA screening protocols;
  Pages H8024-25
  Counter Terrorist Network Act: H.R. 3526, to authorize certain 
counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection;
  Pages H8025-27
  Domestic and International Terrorism Documentation and Analysis of 
Threats in America Act: H.R. 3106, amended, to require a joint domestic 
terrorism report, establish within the Department of Homeland Security 
a National Center for the Study of Domestic Terrorism, authorize 
research within the Department of Homeland Security on current trends 
in domestic terrorism; and
  Pages H8027-32
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To require a joint 
domestic and international terrorism report, authorize research within 
the Department of Homeland Security on current trends in domestic 
terrorism, and for other purposes.''.
Pages H8027-32
Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 
15, 2019--Rule for Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 591, 
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 54) 
relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 
15, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 550, 
after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 
yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 549.
  Pages H7999-H8005, H8037-38
U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act: The House passed 
H.R. 3525, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the 
Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to

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establish uniform processes for medical screening of individuals 
interdicted between ports of entry, by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas 
to 184 nays, Roll No. 552.
  Pages H8032-37, H8038-40
  Rejected the Green (TN) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Homeland Security with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 202 yeas to 
213 nays, Roll No. 551.
Page H8040
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-33 shall be 
considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Homeland Security now 
printed in the bill.
Pages H8032-37
  H. Res. 577, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2203) and (H.R. 3525) and the resolution (H. Res. 576) was agreed to 
yesterday, September 25th.
Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed.
  Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2019: H.R. 3722, 
to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a Joint Task 
Force to enhance integration of the Department of Homeland Security's 
border security operations to detect, interdict, disrupt, and prevent 
narcotics, such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, from entering 
the United States.
  Pages H8022-24
Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 596, electing Members 
to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives. 
                                                             Page H8041
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H8019.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H8037-38, H8038, H8040, and 
H8040-41. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:52 p.m.