ALEXANDER, LAMAR (a Senator from Tennessee)

ALEXANDER, LAMAR (a Senator from Tennessee)

Addresses

New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy Independence: by, S1924 [25MR]

Amendments

Dept. of Defense: authorizing appropriations for military activities, prescribing personnel strengths, and military construction (S. 1790), S3479 [13JN]

Middle East: improve defense and security assistance to Israel and Jordan, halt human rights abuses and hold abusers accountable in Syria, and allow countering of anti-Israel boycotts, divestments, or sanctions (S. 1), S801 [31JA]

Natural resources: improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (S. 47), S1016 [6FE], S1143 [7FE]

Trump, President: terminate declared national emergency to obtain funding for construction of a continuous wall or fence along southern U.S. border (H.J. Res. 46), S1910 [14MR]

Articles and editorials

Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic, Richard A. Muller, New York (NY) Times, S1923 [25MR]

Trump vs. Congress—The Emergency Declaration Should Not Be Resolved in Court, William E. Nelson, Conversation US (Internet site), S1613 [4MR]

Trump’s Emergency Exit—How He Can Declare Victory on Wall Money Without Losing a Vote, Wall Street Journal, S1859 [14MR]

Bills and resolutions cosponsored

Abortion: require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (see S. 311), S832 [4FE]

American Farm Bureau Federation: anniversary (see S. Res. 39), S800 [31JA]

Appropriations: provide for automatic continuing resolutions (see S. 104), S587 [24JA]

Black History Month: observance (see S. Res. 84), S1540 [27FE]

Budget: establish biennial budget and appropriations processes and enhance oversight and performance of the Federal Government (see S. 284), S769 [30JA]

CBO: make publicly available fiscal and mathematical models, data, and other details of computations used in cost analysis and scoring (see S. 278), S1277 [12FE]

Culver, John C.: tribute (see S. Res. 16), S143 [10JA]

Dept. of Agriculture: exempt from inspection the slaughter of animals and preparation of carcasses conducted at a custom slaughter facility (see S. 1620), S3059 [22MY]

——— release certain reversionary interests of the U.S. in a parcel of land located in Henderson, TN (see S. 644), S1621 [4MR]

Dept. of Energy: develop a national smart manufacturing plan and provide assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs (see S. 715), S1734 [7MR]

——— enhance fossil fuel technology (see S. 1201), S2744 [8MY]

——— establish advanced nuclear energy goals and provide versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source and high-assay, low-enriched uranium for research, development, and demonstration of advanced reactor concepts (see S. 903), S2043 [27MR]

——— provide for a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application in vehicle technologies (see S. 1085), S2328 [9AP]

Dept. of HHS: reauthorize certain programs to protect against pandemics and attacks from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons (see S. 1379), S2743 [8MY]

——— reauthorize Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (see S. 1173), S2433 [11AP]

Dept. of the Interior: conduct special resource study of sites associated with life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald, with a special focus on the Rosenwald Schools (see S. 1863), S4731 [9JY]

Dept. of the Treasury: require $1 coins issued during 2019 to honor George Bush and issue bullion coins during 2019 in honor of Barbara Pierce Bush (see S. 457), S3060 [22MY]

Dept. of Transportation: establish a working group to study regulatory and legislative improvements to hours of service requirements relative to transportation of livestock and insects (see S. 600), S2388 [10AP]

——— issue regulations allowing qualified drivers under the age of 21 who complete a vehicle operation and mentor-apprentice training program to move freight across State lines (see S. 569), S3216 [4JN]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: repeal requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan to offset the receipt of veterans’ dependency and indemnity compensation (see S. 622), S1621 [4MR]

Drugs: streamline, coordinate and expand research and foster increased communication between doctors and patients relative to cannabidiol and other marijuana components and their medical benefits (see S. 2032), S4700 [8JY]

Education: improve District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program, expand educational choices for the disabled, and establish a scholarship program for military children (see S. 145), S273 [16JA]

Employment: allow private sector employers to offer employees the choice between cash wages and compensatory time for overtime hours worked (see S. 1043), S2330 [9AP]

Federal employees: making appropriations to pay salaries of Federal employees working during the Government shutdown (see S. 113), S181 [14JA]

Foreign trade: require congressional approval before the President can adjust imports in the interest of national security (see S. 287), S799 [31JA]

——— 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. 365), S919 [6FE]

Franklin, Aretha L.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see S. 409), S1166 [11FE]

Health: recognize importance of vaccinations and immunizations (see S. Res. 165), S2435 [11AP]

Historic buildings and sites: provide for public and private sector partnerships to preserve, conserve, and enhance visitor experiences at significant battlefields of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War (see S. 225), S4856 [16JY]

Infrastructure: encourage research and use of innovative materials and associated techniques in construction and preservation of domestic transportation and water infrastructure system (see S. 403), S1132 [7FE]

Insurance: ensure health coverage for individuals with preexisting conditions (see S. 1125), S2386 [10AP]

Israel: oppose global boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, urge negotiated solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and support U.S.-Israel scientific and technological cooperation in civilian areas (see S. Res. 120), S4909 [17JY]

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. 121), S220 [15JA]

Kids to Parks Day: designate (see S. Res. 193), S2688 [7MY]

Land and Water Conservation Fund: provide permanent, dedicated funding (see S. 1081), S2328 [9AP]

——— reauthorize (see S. 302), S800 [31JA]

Lugar, Richard G.: tribute (see S. Res. 173), S2485 [29AP]

Mariner, Rosemary A.: tribute (see S. Res. 61), S1133 [7FE]

Medicare/Medicaid: require drug and biological product manufacturers to include truthful and non-misleading pricing information in any direct-to-consumer advertising (see S. 1437), S2787 [13MY]

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act: amend and reauthorize (see S. 1345), S2687 [7MY]

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. 590), S1540 [27FE]

National FFA Week: designate (see S. Res. 77), S1384 [14FE]

National Park Service: establish, fund, and provide for use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address maintenance backlog (see S. 500), S1382 [14FE]

National Park Week: designate (see S. Res. 167), S2435 [11AP]

National Police Week: designate (see S. Res. 209), S2816 [14MY]

National School Choice Week: designate (see S. Res. 25), S315 [19JA]

National Small Business Week: designate (see S. Res. 191), S2646 [6MY]

National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Appreciation Week: designate (see S. Res. 181), S2570 [1MY]

Natural resources: improve management of public lands, forests, national parks, sportsmen’s access, and water and power resources and reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund (see S. 47), S181 [14JA]

Nuclear Waste Administration: establish (see S. 1234), S2515 [30AP]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: repeal Multi-State Plan program (see S. 1313), S2613 [2MY] (see S. 1378), S2743 [8MY]

Presidents of the U.S.: prohibit continuation of an executive emergency declaration under the National Emergencies Act absent approval by Congress (see S. 764), S1793 [12MR]

Small business: establish additional criteria for determining when employers may join together in a group or association of employers that will be treated as an employer for purposes of sponsoring a group health plan (see S. 1170), S2433 [11AP]

Stevens, John Paul: tribute (see S. Res. 282), S5013 [23JY]

Taxation: clarify application of the net operating loss deduction (see S. 1996), S4566 [26JN]

——— establish a new tax credit for charitable donations to nonprofit organizations providing workforce training and education scholarships to qualified elementary and secondary schools (see S. 634), S1594 [28FE]

——— modify limitations on credit for plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (see S. 1094), S2329 [9AP]

——— permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit (see S. 203), S1166 [11FE]

——— repeal estate and generation-skipping taxes (see S. 215), S586 [24JA]

——— repeal excise tax on medical devices (see S. 692), S1733 [7MR]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: modernize funding of wildlife conservation (see S. 2092), S4807 [11JY]

Women: mint coins in commemoration of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution providing for women’s suffrage (see S. 1235), S2926 [16MY]

——— observe anniversary of passage and ratification of 19th Amendment to the Constitution providing for women’s suffrage and strengthen democratic participation and precedent established by such amendment (see S. Res. 212), S3008 [21MY]

World War II: award a Congressional Gold Medal to 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) known as ‘‘Merrill’s Marauders’’ for bravery and service in the jungles of Burma (see S. 743), S2044 [27MR]

Bills and resolutions introduced

American Eagle Day: designate (see S. Res. 257), S4169 [20JN]

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate): authorizing expenditures (see S. Res. 64), S1166 [11FE]

Dean Stone Bridge, Blount County, TN: designate (see S. 139), S273 [16JA]

Dept. of HHS: extend community health centers, National Health Service Corps, teaching health centers that operate graduate medical education programs, and special diabetes programs (see S. 192), S305 [18JA]

Dept. of the Interior: study suitability and feasibility of designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, TN, as a unit of the National Park System (see S. 140), S273 [16JA]

Edmonds, Rodrick W.: award Congressional Gold Medal posthumously (see S. 642), S1621 [4MR]

Health: lower health care costs by ending surprise medical bills, reducing drug prices, and improving health care transparency, public health, and exchange of health information (see S. 1895), S3843 [19JN]

Horse Protection Act: provide increased protection for horses participating in shows, exhibitions, or sales (see S. 1455), S2815 [14MY]

National Charter Schools Week: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 202), S2787 [13MY]

National parks and recreation areas: modify boundary of Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee and Mississippi and establish Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System (see S. 138), S273 [16JA]

Cloture motions

Bachus, Spencer: nomination to the Eximbank Board of Directors, S2593 [2MY], S2677 [7MY]

Beach, William: nomination to be BLS Commissioner, S1731 [7MR], S1819 [13MR]

Budget: setting forth the Federal budget for 2020–2021 (H.R. 3877), S5125 [29JY], S5281, S5288 [1AU]

Craft, Kelly Knight: nomination to be U.N. Ambassador and U.N. Security Council Representative, S5125 [29JY], S5183 [30JY]

Dept. of Homeland Security: making continuing appropriations (H.J. Res. 1), motion to proceed, S1155 [11FE]

Dhillon, Janet: nomination to be EEOC Chair, S2594 [2MY], S2711 [8MY]

Disasters: making supplemental appropriations for disaster relief (H.R. 268), S2064 [28MR], S2113 [1AP]

Norquist, David L.: nomination to be Deputy Sec. of Defense, S5126 [29JY]

Pryor, Judith DelZoppo: nomination to the Eximbank Board of Directors, S2593 [2MY], S2677 [7MY]

Public debt: suspend the public debt ceiling (H.R. 3877), S5125 [29JY], S5281, S5288 [1AU]

Reed, Kimberly A.: nomination to be Eximbank President, S2593 [2MY], S2677 [7MY]

Senate Rules: improve procedures for consideration of nominations (S. Res. 50), motion to proceed, S2082 [28MR], S2177 [2AP]

Letters

Border security funding and immigration reform: Russell T. Vought, OMB, S1570 [28FE]

Letter from Birmingham, AL, City Jail: Martin Luther King, Jr., S2309 [9AP]

Remarks

Appropriations: making continuing (H.J. Res. 28), S674 [25JA]

Budget: discretionary spending levels, S5086–S5088 [25JY]

——— reform entitlement programs, S5086–S5088 [25JY]

——— setting forth the Federal budget for 2020–2021 (H.R. 3877), S5086 [25JY]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: proposed rule to update formula used to reimburse hospitals for patient care, S4834 [16JY]

China: decision to make all forms of fentanyl a controlled substance, S2250 [4AP]

Civil rights: improve remedies for discrimination in the payment of wages based on sex (H.R. 7), unanimous-consent request, S2177 [2AP]

Congress: importance of bipartisanship, S11 [3JA]

Corker, Clifton L.: nomination to be district judge, S4885 [17JY]

Dept. of Education: address issues relative to increased levels of Federal student loan debt, S823–S826 [4FE]

——— establish an accountability system for colleges and universities based upon rates of student loans repayment, S824 [4FE]

——— proposed rule relative to Title IX protections for sexual assault and harassment victims on college campuses, S826 [4FE]

——— simplify Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, S823 [4FE]

——— use an income-based repayment plan for Federal student loans, S824 [4FE]

Dept. of Homeland Security: making continuing appropriations (H.J. Res. 1), S560 [24JA]

FDA: prohibit abusive delay tactics by pharmaceutical companies to block entry of generic drugs and biosimilar biological products from the market, S4755 [10JY]

——— require manufacturers of approved biological products to disclose and list patents, biosimilarity, and exclusivity information relative to their products and promote biosimilar competition (S. 659), S2252 [4AP]

Gottlieb, Scott: assessment of tenure as FDA Commissioner, S2321 [9AP]

Government: shutdown relative to budget process, S11 [3JA], S674 [25JA]

Green New Deal: address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (S.J. Res. 8), motion to proceed, S1922 [25MR]

Health: address high costs of health care, prescription drugs, and health insurance coverage, S2251 [4AP]

——— lower health care costs by ending surprise medical bills, reducing drug prices, and improving health care transparency, public health, and exchange of health information (S. 1895), S4755 [10JY], S4834 [16JY], S5165–S5167 [30JY]

Immigration: 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, S13 [3JA]

——— proposed construction of continuous wall or fence along southern U.S. border, S13 [3JA], S674 [25JA]

Insurance: provide that rule on definition of short-term limited duration insurance for purposes of its exclusion from individual health insurance coverage shall have no force or effect (S. 1556), unanimous-consent request, S3035 [22MY]

——— provide that rule on definition of short-term limited duration insurance for purposes of its exclusion from the definition of individual health insurance coverage shall have no force or effect (S. 1556), S3035 [22MY]

King, Martin Luther, Jr.: importance of letter from Birmingham, AL, City Jail on justice and social change, S2309 [9AP]

Mueller, Robert S., III: testimony before House committees relative to release of report on special counsel investigation of relationship between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, S5031 [24JY]

National Park Service: establish, fund, and provide for use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address maintenance backlog (S. 500), S5087 [25JY]

New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy Independence: establish, S1922 [25MR]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: revoke certain guidance relative to waivers for State innovation that weaken protections for individuals with preexisting conditions (H.R. 986), S3036 [22MY]

——— revoke certain guidance relative to waivers for State innovation that weaken protections for individuals with preexisting conditions (H.R. 986), unanimous-consent request, S3036 [22MY]

Pharmaceuticals: implement strategy to reduce prescription drug prices, S4755 [10JY]

Presidential appointments: Senate process for confirmation of judicial nominees, S1427–S1429 [25FE]

——— Senate process for confirmation of political nominees, S1427–S1429 [25FE], S1568 [28FE]

Public debt: suspend the public debt ceiling (H.R. 3877), S5086 [25JY]

Ryder, John L.: nomination to the TVA Board of Directors, S1427 [25FE], S1568 [28FE]

Senate: legislative program, S1443 [25FE]

Senate Rules: improve procedures for consideration of nominations (S. Res. 50), S1428 [25FE], S2106–S2108 [1AP]

Trump, President: declaration of a national emergency to obtain funding for construction of a continuous wall or fence along southern U.S. border, S1569 [28FE]

——— terminate declared national emergency to obtain funding for construction of a continuous wall or fence along southern U.S. border (H.J. Res. 46), S1613 [4MR], S1858 [14MR]

Vanderbilt University: tribute to baseball team, S5307• [1AU]

Reports filed

Activities During the 115th Congress: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. Rept. 116–26), S2117 [1AP]

Dept. of HHS Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1173), S4729 [9JY]

Expenditures: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. Res. 64), S1165 [11FE]

Lower Health Care Costs Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1895), S4698 [8JY]

Nomination of Arthur R. Traynor III to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of Charlotte A. Burrows to the EEOC: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S5195 [30JY]

Nomination of Cheryl M. Stanton To Be Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of Gordon Hartogensis To Be Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., Director: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2328 [9AP]

Nomination of Janet Dhillon to the EEOC: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of John Lowry III To Be Assistant Sec. of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of John P. Pallasch To Be Assistant Sec. of Labor for Education and Training: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr., to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of Mary A. Carter To Be National Endowment for the Arts Chairperson: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of Robert L. King To Be Assistant Sec. of Education for Postsecondary Education: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of Scott A. Mugno To Be Assistant Sec. of Labor for OSHA: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of Sharon Fast Gustafson To Be EEOC General Counsel: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S5195 [30JY]

Nomination of William Beach To Be BLS Commissioner: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Nomination of William I. Althen to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S1539 [27FE]

Poison Center Network Enhancement Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate) (S. 1199), S4729 [9JY]

Rules

Committee on Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions (Senate), S267–S269 [16JA]

Statements

Access to Care—Health Centers and Providers in Underserved Communities Hearing: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2429 [11AP]

Access to Primary Care Hearing: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2428 [11AP]

Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation Budget Request Hearing: by, Committee on Approprations (Senate) Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, S2380 [10AP]

Dept. of Energy Budget Request Hearing: by, Committee on Approprations (Senate) Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, S2320 [9AP]

Electronic Health Records: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2680 [7MY], S2809 [14MY]

FAFSA Simplification Hearing: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2603 [2MY]

Improve Higher Learning Accountability: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2809 [14MY]

Lower Health Care Costs Act: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S4623 [27JN]

Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2510 [30AP]

National Nuclear Security Administration Budget Request Hearing: by, Committee on Approprations (Senate) Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, S2323 [9AP]

NRC Budget Request Hearing: by, Committee on Approprations (Senate) Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, S2564 [1MY]

Reauthorizing HEA—Addressing Campus Sexual Assault and Ensuring Student Safety and Rights: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2602 [2MY]

Strengthening Accountability To Protect Students and Taxpayers Hearing: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2381 [10AP]

Vaccines Saves Lives—What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks: by, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Senate), S2509 [30AP]

Tributes

Billington, James H., S2681 [7MY]

Bryan, Ian, S1618• [4MR]

Daniel, Charlie, S736 [29JA]

Lowery, Denise, S1933 [25MR]

Lugar, Richard G., S2477 [29AP]

Rodgers, Jon (JR), S1618• [4MR]