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A resolution congratulating Seattle Sounders FC on winning the 2019 Major League Soccer Cup.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text: CR S6610-6611)

Date: November 14, 2019

A resolution recognizing the historical, cultural, and religious significance of Sikh Americans, and for other purposes.

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S6612-6613)

Date: November 14, 2019

A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation and celebrating the long history of the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation representing the farmers and ranchers of Colorado.

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6614; text: CR S6611-6612)

Date: November 14, 2019

A resolution recognizing November 2019 as "National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month".

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6614; text: CR S6611)

Date: November 14, 2019

A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Members of Congress should substitute teach at least 1 day per year in a public school to gain firsthand knowledge on how to address the prevailing challenges facing educators and how to remove obstacles to learning for students.

Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text: CR S6612)

Date: November 14, 2019

A resolution designating October 2019 as "National Down Syndrome Awareness Month" and supporting the goals and ideals of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6614; text: CR S6612)

Date: November 14, 2019

A resolution recognizing November 15, 2019, as "America Recycles Day" and expressing the sense of the Senate that recycling promotes a healthy economy and responsible environmental stewardship.

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6614; text: CR S6611)

Date: November 14, 2019

Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2019

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Date: November 14, 2019

Ensuring Access to General Surgery Act of 2019

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Date: November 14, 2019

E Visa Integrity Act of 2019

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Date: November 14, 2019

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Committee

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Jurisdiction: 1. Agricultural economics and research. 2. Agricultural extension services and experiment stations. 3. Agricultural production, marketing, and stabilization of prices. 4. Agriculture and agricultural commodities. 5. Animal industry and diseases. 6. Crop insurance and soil conservation. 7. Farm credit and farm security. 8. Food from fresh waters. 9. Food stamp programs. 10. Forestry, and forest reserves and wilderness areas other than those created from the public domain. 11. Home economics. 12. Human nutrition. 13. Inspection of livestock, meat, and agricultural products. 14. Pests and pesticides. 15. Plant industry, soils, and agricultural engineering. 16. Rural development, rural electrification, and watersheds. 17. School nutrition programs. The committee shall also study and review, on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to food, nutrition, and hunger, both in the United States and in foreign countries, and rural affairs, and report thereon from time to time.

Committee on Appropriations

The Senate Appropriations Committee is the largest committee in the U.S. Senate. Its role is defined by the U.S. Constitution, which requires "appropriations made by law" prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. The Committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis. Appropriations are generally limited to the levels set by a Budget Resolution drafted by the Senate Budget Committee. Twelve subcommittees are tasked with drafting legislation to allocate funds to government agencies within their jurisdictions. These subcommittees are responsible for reviewing the President's budget request, hearing testimony from government officials and other witnesses, and drafting the spending plans for the coming fiscal year. Their work is passed on to the full Senate Appropriations Committee, which may review and modify the bills and approve them for consideration by the full Senate. The Committee is also responsible for supplemental spending bills, which are sometimes needed in the middle of a fiscal year to compensate for emergency expenses.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is one of twenty Senate committees tasked with conducting Senate business related to specialized areas of legislative interest. Jurisdiction: - Banks, banking, and financial institutions. - Control of prices of commodities, rents and services. - Deposit insurance. - Economic stabilization and defense production. - Export and foreign trade promotion. - Export controls. - Federal monetary policy, including the Federal Reserve System. - Financial aid to commerce and industry. - Issuance and redemption of notes. - Money and credit, including currency and coinage. - Nursing home construction. - Public and private housing (including veterans housing). - Renegotiation of Government contracts. - Urban development and urban mass transit. The committee shall also study and review on a comprehensive basis, matters relating to international economic policy as it affects United States monetary affairs, credit, and financial institutions; economic growth, urban affairs, and credit, and report thereon from time to time.