EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 44
(Senate - March 05, 2020)

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                   EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

  The following communications were laid before the Senate, together 
with accompanying papers, reports, and documents, and were referred as 
indicated:

        EC-4190. A communication from the Director of the 
     Regulations Management Team, Rural Utilities Service, 
     Department of Agriculture, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Rural Broadband Loans, Loan/Grant 
     Combinations, and Loan Guarantees'' (RIN0572-AC46) received 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on February 25, 
     2020; to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
     Forestry.
        EC-4191. A communication from the Secretary of Defense, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to a review 
     of the National Military Strategy (NMS) by the Chairman of 
     the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Combatant Commanders (OSS-2020-
     0294); to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-4192. A communication from the Alternate Federal 
     Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary, Department 
     of Defense, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment'' 
     (RIN0790-AK88) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on March 3, 2020; to the Committee on Armed Services.
        EC-4193. A communication from the Assistant Secretary of 
     Defense (Legislative Affairs), transmitting additional 
     legislative proposals relative to the ``National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021''; to the Committee on 
     Armed Services.
        EC-4194. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to Somalia that 
     was declared in Executive Order 13536 on April 12, 2010; to 
     the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-4195. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to South Sudan 
     that was declared in Executive Order 13664 of April 3, 2014; 
     to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-4196. A communication from the Secretary, Securities 
     and Exchange Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Financial Disclosures about 
     Guarantors and Issuers of Guaranteed Securities and 
     Affiliates Whose Securities Collateralize a Registrant's 
     Securities'' (RIN3235-AM12) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on 
     Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
        EC-4197. A communication from the Assistant General 
     Counsel for Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency, 
     Department of Energy, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Energy Conservation Program for 
     Appliance Standards: Procedures for Use in New or Revised 
     Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for 
     Consumer Products and Commercial/Industrial Equipment'' 
     ((RIN1904-AD38) (10 CFR Parts 430 and 431)) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on March 3, 2020; to 
     the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
        EC-4198. A communication from the Acting Chief of the 
     Regulations and Standards

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     Branch, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, 
     Department of the Interior, transmitting, pursuant to law, 
     the report of a rule entitled ``Oil and Gas and Sulfur 
     Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf - Civil Penalty 
     Inflation Adjustment'' (RIN1014-AA47) received in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on March 4, 2020; to the 
     Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
        EC-4199. A communication from the Director of 
     Congressional Affairs, Office of Enforcement, Nuclear 
     Regulatory Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
     report of a rule entitled ``Enforcement Guidance Memorandum 
     (EGM) 2020-001, Enforcement Discretion Not to Cite Certain 
     Violations of 10 CFR 73.56 Requirements'' (RIN3150-A112) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 2, 2020; to the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works.
        EC-4200. A communication from the United States Trade 
     Representative, Executive Office of the President, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the 2020 Trade Policy Agenda 
     and 2019 Annual Report of the President of the United States 
     on the Trade Agreements Program; to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-4201. A communication from the Chief of the 
     Publications and Regulations Branch, Internal Revenue 
     Service, Department of the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Beginning of 
     Construction for the Credit for Carbon Oxide Sequestration 
     under Section 45Q'' (Notice 2020-12) received in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on March 3, 2020; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
        EC-4202. A communication from the Chief of the 
     Publications and Regulations Branch, Internal Revenue 
     Service, Department of the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``2020 Calendar Year 
     Resident Population Figures'' (Notice 2020-10) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on March 3, 2020; 
     to the Committee on Finance.
        EC-4203. A communication from the Chief of the 
     Publications and Regulations Branch, Internal Revenue 
     Service, Department of the Treasury, transmitting, pursuant 
     to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Revenue Procedure: 
     Exemption from Section 6048 Reporting With Respect to Certain 
     Tax-Favored Foreign Retirement and Non-Retirement Savings 
     Trusts'' (Rev. Proc. 2020-17) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 3, 2020; to the Committee on 
     Finance.
        EC-4204. A communication from the Regulations Writer, 
     Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, Social Security 
     Administration, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a rule entitled ``Extension of Expiration Dates for Three 
     Body System Listings'' (RIN0960-AI46) received in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on March 3, 2020; to the 
     Committee on Finance.
        EC-4205. A communication from the Assistant Legal Advisor 
     for Treaty Affairs, Department to State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of International Agreements other 
     than Treaties entered into with Taiwan by the American 
     Institute in Taiwan; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-4206. A communication from the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, transmitting, pursuant to law, a six-month periodic 
     report on the national emergency with respect to significant 
     malicious cyber-enabled activities that was declared in 
     Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
        EC-4207. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report relative to the submission of the 
     2020 Report on Implementation of the New START Treaty, and 
     the 2020 Certification and Report on Technical Collection for 
     the New START Treaty; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
        EC-4208. A communication from the Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, a report relative to technical collection 
     for the New START Treaty (OSS-2020-0293); to the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations.
        EC-4209. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary for Legislation, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled 
     ``Fiscal Year 2018 Performance Report to Congress for the 
     Office of Combination Products''; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-4210. A communication from the Acting Assistant 
     Secretary for Legislation, Department of Health and Human 
     Services, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled 
     ``Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Financial Report for the Medical 
     Device User Fee Amendments''; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-4211. A communication from the Director of Regulations 
     and Policy Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Food 
     Additive Regulations; Synthetic Flavoring Agents and 
     Adjuvants; Confirmation of Effective Date'' ((21 CFR Parts 
     172 and 177) (Docket No. FDA-2015-F-4317)) received in the 
     Office of the President of the Senate on March 4, 2020; to 
     the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-4212. A communication from the Director of Regulations 
     and Policy Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Definition 
     of the Term `Biological Product' '' (RIN0910-AH57) received 
     in the Office of the President of the Senate on March 4, 
     2020; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions.
        EC-4213. A communication from the Deputy Assistant General 
     Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-
     Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits'' 
     (29 CFR Part 4022) received in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-4214. A communication from the Deputy Assistant General 
     Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
     Corporation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Administrative Review of Agency Decisions'' 
     (RIN1212-AB35) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions.
        EC-4215. A communication from the District of Columbia 
     Auditor, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled 
     ``Earmark Review: DMPED Can Improve Grant Management''; to 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
        EC-4216. A communication from the Acting Director, 
     National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; 
     Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska'' 
     (RIN0648-XY070) received in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
        EC-4217. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department 
     of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, 
     and South Atlantic; Electronic Reporting for Federally 
     Permitted Charter Vessels and Headboats in Atlantic 
     Fisheries'' (RIN0648-BG75) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-4218. A communication from the Acting Director, 
     National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, 
     transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled 
     ``Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; 2020 Recreational 
     Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Gray 
     Triggerfish'' (RIN0648-XS023) received in the Office of the 
     President of the Senate on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-4219. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department 
     of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Final Rule to Modify IFQ Program Medical and 
     Beneficiary Transfer Provisions'' (RIN0648-BJ07) received in 
     the Office of the President of the Senate on March 4, 2020; 
     to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-4220. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department 
     of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; 
     Blueline Tilefish Fishery; 2020 Specifications'' (RIN0648-
     XX037) received in the Office of the President of the Senate 
     on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
        EC-4221. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department 
     of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking 
     Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Construction 
     Activities at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California'' 
     (RIN0648-BH28) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
        EC-4222. A communication from the Deputy Assistant 
     Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department 
     of Commerce, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the 
     Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic; Framework Amendment 7'' 
     (RIN0648-BI83) received in the Office of the President of the 
     Senate on March 4, 2020; to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation.
        EC-4223. A communication from the Attorney, Regulatory 
     Affairs, Consumer Product Safety Commission, transmitting, 
     pursuant to law, the report of a rule entitled ``Revisions to 
     Safety Standard for Portable Bed Rails'' (16 CFR Part 1224) 
     received in the Office of the President of the Senate on 
     March 4, 2020; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation.
        EC-4224. A communication from the Attorney Adviser, 
     Federal Railroad Administration, Department of 
     Transportation, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of 
     a rule entitled ``System Safety Program and Risk Reduction 
     Program: Final Rule'' (RIN2130-AC73) received in the Office 
     of the President of the Senate on March 3, 2020; to the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
        EC-4225. A communication from the Deputy Bureau Chief, 
     Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications 
     Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of a 
     rule entitled ``Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and Connect USVI 
     Fund Notice and Filing Requirements and Other Procedures for

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     Stage 2 Fixed Competitive Proposal Process'' ((RIN3060-AK57) 
     (WC Docket No. 18-143, 10-90, and 14-58)) received during 
     adjournment of the Senate in the Office of the President of 
     the Senate on February 28, 2020; to the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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