ALEXANDER, LAMAR (A SENATOR FROM TENNESSEE)

ALEXANDER, LAMAR (a Senator from Tennessee)

ALEXANDER, LAMAR (a Senator from Tennessee)

Addresses

Trump Administration Goals and Accomplishments: by, S2614• [10MY]

Amendments

Career and Technical Education Act: reauthorize (H.R. 2353), S5203 [23JY]

Dept. of Agriculture: reform and continue agricultural and other programs (H.R. 2), S4431 [26JN]

Dept. of HHS: develop a voluntary patient registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters (H.R. 931), S2629, S2631 [10MY]

Dept. of State: include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (H.R. 1625), S1956 [22MR]

Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5895), S4006, S4007 [18JN], S4021, S4040, S4051 [19JN], S4333 [21JN], S4458 [26JN]

Taxation: allow premium tax credit relative to unsubsidized Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) continuation coverage (H.R. 2579), S972, S981, S1118 [14FE]

Appointments

Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans (Joint, Select), S1254 [27FE]

Conferee: H.R. 5895, energy and water development, legislative branch, and military construction and veterans’ services appropriations, S4891 [11JY]

Articles and editorials

Trump’s Tariff Folly, Wall Street Journal, S1334 [5MR]

White House To Cut Back Magnolia Tree Planted by Andrew Jackson, Sarah Kaplan, Washington (DC) Post, S230 [17JA]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Abortion: protect pain-capable unborn children (see S. 1922, 2311), S521 [25JA]

Akaka, Daniel K.: tribute (see S. Res. 455), S2040 [10AP]

Annapolis (MD) Capital Gazette: commemorate lives of victims and honor survivors and families of victims of shooting, commend bravery of staff, express gratitude to first responders, and respect role of journalism (see S. Res. 575), S4951 [12JY]

Australia: commemorate anniversary of World War I Battle of Hamel, forging relationship with the U.S., and support continued military, diplomatic, security, and economic cooperation (see S. Con. Res. 41), S4875 [10JY]

Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 413), S1165 [15FE]

Bush, Barbara Pierce: tribute (see S. Res. 485), S2440 [25AP]

Crime: reform and establish mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenses to provide more flexibility, strengthen penalties for violent crimes, review criminal justice system, and reduce recidivism among Federal inmates (see S. 1917), S4966 [16JY]

Dept. of Agriculture: exempt from inspection the slaughter of animals and the preparation of carcasses conducted at a custom slaughter facility (see S. 1232), S4966 [16JY]

——— provide for State and tribal regulation of hemp production (see S. 2667), S2644 [14MY]

Dept. of Commerce: study and report on well-being of newsprint and publishing industry and suspend import taxes on uncoated groundwood paper pending assessment of effect on printing and publishing industry (see S. 2835), S4966 [16JY]

Dept. of HHS: reauthorize certain programs to protect against pandemics and attacks from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons (see S. 2852), S2679 [15MY]

——— reauthorize Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program (see S. 2597), S2624 [10MY]

——— reauthorize State Offices of Rural Health grant program (see S. 2278), S1845 [20MR]

Dept. of Homeland Security: support officers and employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and denounce efforts to abolish agency (see S. Res. 572), S5005 [17JY]

Dept. of Justice: reauthorize Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program Secure Our Schools grant program (see S. 2495), S1845 [20MR]

——— report firearm background check denials to State and local law enforcement to allow pursuit of criminal charges and study and report to Congress on categories of people who are denied firearms (see S. 2492), S1875 [21MR]

Dept. of the Interior: make supplemental funding available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies (see S. 3223), S5003 [17JY]

——— provide outer burial receptacles for veterans’ remains buried in national parks (see S. 2372), S612 [5FE]

EPA: exempt certain pesticides and air emissions from animal waste at farms from certain reporting requirements under CERCLA (see S. 2421), S1453 [7MR]

FDA: clarify regulatory framework relative to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application (see S. 2315), S2553 [8MY]

——— increase authority to restrict entrance of illicit drugs into the U.S. through international mail facilities (see S. 2739), S2391 [24AP]

Federal Task Force To Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: establish (see S. 1091), S1790 [19MR]

Firearms: address gun violence, improve record availability to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and gun trafficking (see S. 2502), S1846 [20MR]

Foreign trade: require congressional approval before the President can adjust imports in the interest of national security (see S. 3013), S3035 [6JN]

——— require Dept. of Defense to justify national security basis for certain tariffs and increase congressional oversight of process by which Presidents can apply such tariffs (see S. 3329), S5582 [1AU]

Gleason, Stephen M.: award Congressional Gold Medal (see S. 2652), S2343 [23AP]

Graham, Billy: tribute (see S.J. Res. 53), S1287 [28FE]

Immigration: address protective custody of alien children accompanied by parents, house alien children with a parent, prioritize asylum process for families, and increase Federal immigration judges (see S. 3093), S4281 [20JN]

Indianapolis (U.S.S.): award a Congressional Gold Medal to the crew (see S. 2101), S4036 [19JN]

Infrastructure: encourage research and use of innovative materials and associated techniques in construction and preservation of domestic transportation and water infrastructure system (see S. 3341), S5582 [1AU]

Insurance: expand access to short-term, limited-duration health plans by extending duration of the plans and making them renewable (see S. 2507), S1736 [14MR]

ITC: study the well-being of the U.S. automotive industry and stay investigation into national security effects of automotive imports until the study is completed and subsequent tariffs (see S. 3266), S5360 [25JY]

Kids to Parks Day: designate (see S. Res. 468), S2141 [16AP]

Melcher, John: tribute (see S. Res. 474), S2262 [18AP]

Miller, Zell: tribute (see S. Res. 454), S2040 [10AP]

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act: amend (see S. 2827), S3036 [6JN]

NASA: award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden and posthumously to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson for contributions during the ‘‘Space Race’’ (see S. 3321), S5582 [1AU]

National Law Enforcement Museum: mint coins in commemoration of opening (see S. 2863), S2724 [16MY]

National Park Service: establish, fund, and provide for use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog (see S. 3172), S4734 [28JN]

National Park Week: designate (see S. Res. 478), S2321 [19AP]

National Police Week: designate (see S. Res. 512), S2725 [16MY]

National School Choice Week: designate (see S. Res. 381), S521 [25JA]

Parkland, FL: condemn shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, express condolences to friends and family of victims, and commend first responders (see S. Res. 421), S1316 [1MR]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal Multi-State Plan program (see S. 2221), S2440 [25AP]

Prematurity Awareness Month: observance (see S. Res. 319), S2794 [21MY]

Santa Fe, TX: condemn shooting at Sante Fe High School, express condolences to friends and family of victims, and commend first responders (see S. Res. 521), S2878 [23MY]

Taxation: repeal excise tax on medical devices (see S. 108), S110 [9JA]

U.S. Copyright Office: provide clarity and modernize the licensing system for musical works and ensure fairness in establishing certain rates and fees for songwriters and composers (see S. 2334), S500 [24JA] (see S. 2823), S2623 [10MY]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: modernize funding of wildlife conservation (see S. 1613), S1791 [19MR]

Bills and resolutions introduced

American Eagle Day: designate (see S. Res. 553), S4281 [20JN]

Career and Technical Education Act: reauthorize (see S. 3217), S4965 [16JY]

Drugs: address the opioid crisis (see S. 2680), S2141 [16AP]

Energy and water development: making appropriations (see S. 2975), S2924 [24MY]

FDA: reauthorize user fee programs relative to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs (see S. 2434), S1164 [15FE]

Memphis, TN: anniversary of sanitation workers’ strike (see S. Res. 404), S907 [13FE]

National Charter Schools Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 514), S2725 [16MY]

National Park Restoration Fund: establish from Federal land energy production revenues (see S. 2509), S1452 [7MR]

NIH: advance cutting-edge research initiatives (see S. 2406), S840 [8FE]

Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers Who Deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Act: revise and extend (see S. 3029), S3293 [7JN]

Schools: improve school safety and mental health services (see S. 2513), S1452 [7MR]

Cloture motions

Dept. of Agriculture: reform and continue agricultural and other programs (H.R. 2), S4491 [27JN]

Dept. of State: include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (H.R. 1625), S1919, S1979 [22MR]

Dept. of the Interior: clarify use of amounts in the White Mountain Apache Tribe Settlement Fund (S. 140), S2137 [16AP], S2240 [18AP]

Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5895), S4275 [20JN]

McWilliams, Jelena: nomination to be FDIC Board of Directors Chairperson, S2762 [17MY], S2866 [23MY]

——— nomination to the FDIC Board of Directors, S2762 [17MY], S2866 [23MY]

Pizzella, Patrick: nomination to be Deputy Sec. of Labor, S1980 [22MR], S2058 [11AP]

Ring, John F.: nomination to the NLRB, S1980 [22MR], S2028 [10AP]

Taxation: allow premium tax credit relative to unsubsidized Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) continuation coverage (H.R. 2579), S965 [14FE], S1146, S1147, S1148 [15FE]

Letters

Animal Drug User Fee Amendments: FDA, S5509–S5511 [31JY]

Animal generic drug user fee amendments: FDA, S5576 [1AU]

Lists

20 programs that have Hyde protections, prohibiting taxpayer funded abortions, in consolidated appropriations legislation, S1912 [22MR]

Motions

Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5895), S4329 [21JN]

Press releases

Report—Individual Insurance Premiums Next Year 40% Lower Under Alexander-Murray, Collins-Nelson Than if Congress Doesn’t Act: Senator Collins, S1752 [15MR]

Remarks

Abortion: prohibit taxpayer funded abortions, S1905, S1911, S1913, S1920 [22MR], S2544 [8MY]

Appropriations: legislative process, S3974 [18JN], S4325 [21JN], S4359 [25JN]

——— making continuing, S361 [20JA]

Black History Month: observance (S. Res. 413), S1189 [15FE]

Blew, James: nomination to be Assistant Sec. of Education for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, S4981 [17JY]

Campbell, William L., Jr.: nomination to be district judge, S88 [9JA]

Career and Technical Education Act: reauthorize (H.R. 2353), S5506 [31JY]

Congress: accomplishments of the 115th Congress, S3276 [7JN]

Corps of Engineers: require report on status of returning excess non-Federal funds to non-Federal project sponsors, S4021 [19JN]

Dept. of Energy: implement a pilot project to develop a process to reuse spent naval fuel in advance nuclear reactors, S4030, S4031 [19JN]

Dept. of Labor: proposed rule to expand access to health care through Small Business Health Plans, S2545 [8MY]

Dept. of the Interior: clarify use of amounts in the White Mountain Apache Tribe Settlement Fund (S. 140), House amendment, S2315 [19AP]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: hire additional Veterans Justice Outreach specialists to provide treatment court services to justice-involved veterans (S. 946), S1190 [15FE]

——— improve treatment of medical evidence provided by non-departmental medical professionals in support of disability claims compensation (H.R. 1725), S1190 [15FE]

——— include in Veterans Choice Program all veterans enrolled in departmental patient enrollment system (S. 2168), S229 [17JA]

——— protect individuals eligible for increased pension on the basis of need of regular aid and attendance from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices (H.R. 3122), S1191 [15FE]

Depts. of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies: making appropriations for military construction and veterans’ services, S3974 [18JN], S4026, S4028, S4030, S4031 [19JN], S4325 [21JN], S4359 [25JN], S4889 [11JY]

Energy and water development: making appropriations (H.R. 5895), S3973, S3974 [18JN], S4021, S4026, S4028, S4030, S4031 [19JN], S4325, S4328, S4329 [21JN], S4359 [25JN]

——— making appropriations (H.R. 5895), motion to instruct conferees, S4889 [11JY]

FDA: improve and clarify certain nutrition disclosure requirements for restaurants and similar retail food establishments and amend authority to bring certain proceedings (H.R. 772), S5341 [25JY]

——— reauthorize user fee programs relative to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs (H.R. 5554), S5473 [31JY]

——— reauthorize user fee programs relative to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs (S. 2434), S5508 [31JY], S5576 [1AU]

Federal agencies and departments: science, research, and technology programs funding, S3974 [18JN]

Foreign trade: require congressional approval before the President can adjust imports in the interest of national security, S4889 [11JY]

GPO: restrict distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the U.S. (H.R. 195), House amendment, S361 [20JA]

Immigration: authorize cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain aliens who are long-term U.S. residents and who entered the U.S. as children (S. 1615), S361 [20JA]

——— improve border security, reallocate Diversity Visa Program visas, provide a path to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program participants, and reform family-based immigration, S1152, S1155 [15FE]

Insurance: allow States to establish reinsurance programs, give States flexibility to provide affordable health insurance options outside of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges, and continue cost-sharing premium subsidies, S1751–S1753 [15MR], S1905, S1911, S1913, S1920 [22MR], S2544 [8MY]

——— proposed rule relative to extending short-term, limited-duration health plans, S2545 [8MY]

Iron and steel industry: impact of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, S5030 [18JY], S5367 [25JY]

——— imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, S1333 [5MR], S3276 [7JN]

ITC: study the well-being of the U.S. automotive industry and stay investigation into national security effects of automotive imports until the study is completed and subsequent tariffs (S. 3266), S5367 [25JY]

Legislative branch of the Government: making appropriations, S3974 [18JN], S4026, S4028, S4030, S4031 [19JN], S4325 [21JN], S4359 [25JN], S4889 [11JY]

Lexington VA Health Care System, Lexington, KY: designate and name campuses in honor of Franklin R. Sousley and Troy Bowling (H.R. 4533), S1191 [15FE]

Marcus, Kenneth L.: nomination to be Assistant Sec. of Education for Civil Rights, S3277 [7JN]

Memphis, TN: anniversary of sanitation workers’ strike (S. Res. 404), S1155 [15FE]

Muniz, Carlos G.: nomination to be Dept. of Education General Counsel, S2241 [18AP]

——— nomination to be Dept. of Education General Counsel, unanimous-consent agreement, S1999 [9AP]

National Park Restoration Fund: establish from Federal land energy production revenues (S. 2509), S1454–S1456 [7MR]

Native Americans: clarify rights of Indians and tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act, S2315 [19AP]

Norris, Mark S., Sr.: nomination to be district judge, S89 [9JA]

Parker, Thomas L.R.: nomination to be district judge, S88 [9JA]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact of implementation on health care, coverage, costs, and accessibility, S2543–S2545 [8MY]

Pizzella, Patrick: nomination to be Deputy Sec. of Labor, S2083 [12AP]

Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed en bloc, S1156 [15FE]

Richardson, Eli J.: nomination to be district judge, S89 [9JA]

Ring, John F.: nomination to the NLRB, S2054 [11AP]

Schools: improve school safety and mental health services (S. 2513), S1362 [6MR]

Senate: legislative priorities, S362 [20JA]

——— legislative program, S1191 [15FE]

Stump, Scott: confirmation as Assistant Sec. of Education for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, S5001 [17JY]

Taxation: allow premium tax credit relative to unsubsidized Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) continuation coverage (H.R. 2579), S1152, S1155 [15FE]

U.S. Copyright Office: provide clarity and modernize the licensing system for musical works and ensure fairness in establishing certain rates and fees for songwriters and composers (S. 2334), S502 [24JA]

Vanderbilt University: tribute to women’s bowling team, S2479• [26AP]

Water: repeal Corps of Engineers and EPA rule relative to the definition of ‘‘waters of the U.S.’’ under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, S4328, S4329 [21JN]

White House: removal of part of magnolia tree planted by Andrew Jackson from White House lawn, S229 [17JA]

Reports

Proposal To Lower ACA Premiums by More Than 40% and Cover 3.2 Million More: Tammy Tomczyk and Kurt Giesa, Oliver Wyman (organization), S1752 [15MR], S1912 [22MR]

Reports filed

Career and Technical Education Act Reauthorization: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 3217), S4965 [16JY]

Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (Childhood Cancer STAR) Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 292), S1629 [12MR]

Dept. of HHS Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program Reauthorization: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 2597), S2439 [25AP]

Dept. of HHS State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program Reauthorization: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 2278), S1629 [12MR]

Energy and Water Development Appropriations: Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 2975) (S. Rept. 115–258), S2923 [24MY]

Firefighter Cancer Registry Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 382), S2439 [25AP]

Maternal Health Accountability Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1112), S4843 [9JY]

Nomination of Barbara Stewart To Be Corp. for National and Community Service Chief Executive Officer: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Nomination of Brett Giroir To Be Assistant Sec. of HHS for Health and Public Health Service Regular Corps Medical Director: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Nomination of Cheryl M. Stanton To Be Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Nomination of Frank T. Brogan To Be Assistant Sec. of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1735 [14MR]

Nomination of James Blew To Be Assistant Sec. of Education for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Nomination of John F. Ring to the NLRB: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1735 [14MR]

Nomination of John Lowry III To Be Assistant Sec. of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S4410 [26JN]

Nomination of Jon P. Peede To Be National Endowment for the Humanities Chairperson: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2391 [24AP]

Nomination of Kenneth L. Marcus To Be Assistant Sec. of Education for Civil Rights: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Nomination of Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr., to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1735 [14MR]

Nomination of Mark Schneider To Be Dept. of Education Institute of Education Science Director: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1735 [14MR]

Nomination of Mitchell M. Zais To Be Deputy Sec. of Education: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Nomination of Patrick Pizzella To Be Deputy Sec. of Labor: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Nomination of Scott A. Mugno To Be Assistant Sec. of Labor for OSHA: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Nomination of Scott Stump To Be Assistant Sec. of Education for Career, Technical, and Adult Education: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S4410 [26JN]

Nomination of William Beach To Be BLS Commissioner: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S299 [18JA]

Opioid Crisis Response Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 2680), S2517 [7MY]

Over-the-Counter Drug Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 2315), S2642 [14MY]

Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 2852), S3982 [18JN]

Patient Right To Know Drug Prices Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 2554), S5516 [31JY]

Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers Who Deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Act Revision and Extension: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 3029), S4843 [9JY]

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 808), S4843 [9JY]

Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1091), S1629 [12MR]

Summaries

Allow States To Establish Reinsurance Programs, Give States Flexibility To Provide Affordable Health Insurance Options Outside of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Exchanges, and Continue Cost-Sharing Premium Subsidies, S1912 [22MR]

Tributes

Bush, Barbara Pierce, S2247 [18AP]

Cochran, Senator, S1333 [5MR], S1892 [22MR]

Jones, Senator, S1155 [15FE]

Kleeschulte, Chuck, S1751 [15MR]

Klotz, Frank G., S297 [18JA]

McConnell, Senator, S3754–S3756 [12JN]