Daily Digest

Friday, September 27, 2019

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate met at 11:40:21 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 11:40:54 a.m. until 12 noon, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 43 public bills, H.R. 4540–4582; and 8 resolutions, H. Res. 603–610 were introduced.
Pages H8079–81

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H8082–83

Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 2534, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit certain securities trading and related communications by those who possess material, nonpublic information, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–219).
Page H8079

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H8059, H8073

Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019: The House passed S.J. Res. 54, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 174 nays, Roll No. 553.
Pages H8061–71

H. Res. 591, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 54) was agreed to yesterday, September 26th.

Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Thursday, September 26th.
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, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 554.
Pages H8071–72

Question of Privilege: Representative McCarthy rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. Upon examination of the resolution, the Chair determined that the resolution qualified. Subsequently, the House agreed to the Hoyer motion to table H. Res. 603, raising a question of the privileges of the House, by a recorded vote of 222 ayes to 184 noes, Roll No. 555.
Pages H8072–73

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1st.
Page H8073

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8070–71, H8071–72, and H8072–73. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:03 p.m.

Committee Meetings


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Legislating to Secure America's Wireless Future''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.



Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Securing America's Elections''. Testimony was heard from Kathryn Boockvar, Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania State Department; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


OCTOBER 1, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Tuesday, October 1

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the

9 a.m., Tuesday, October 1

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 9 a.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Aguilar, Pete, Calif., E1223

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1221, E1225, E1227

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1227

Case, Ed, Hawaii, E1223

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1223

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1226

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1219, E1226

Escobar, Veronica, Tex., E1220

Fleischmann, Charles J. ``Chuck'', Tenn., E1224

Hern, Kevin, Okla., E1226

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1223, E1225

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1222

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1220

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E1224

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1226

McEachin, A. Donald, Va., E1219, E1221, E1225, E1228

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E1219, E1220, E1221, E1222, E1222

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1222

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E1228

Perry, Scott, Pa., E1221

Price, David E., N.C., E1224

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E1225

Sherrill, Mikie, N.J., E1222

Underwood, Lauren, Ill., E1221

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1219

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E1219

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1220