PERMISSION TO PLACE INTO THE RECORD AN EXCHANGE OF LETTERS ON H.R. 7213; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 194
(House of Representatives - December 10, 2018)

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PERMISSION TO PLACE INTO THE RECORD AN EXCHANGE OF LETTERS ON H.R. 7213

  Mr. DONOVAN. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to include in the 
Record an exchange of letters between the chairman of the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce and the chairman of the Committee on Homeland 
Security on the bill, H.R. 7213.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from New York?
  There was no objection.
  Mr. DONOVAN. Mr. Speaker, I include in the Record the exchange of 
letters.

                                         House of Representatives,


                               Committee on Homeland Security,

                                Washington, DC, December 10, 2018.
     Hon. Greg Walden,
     Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: On December 3, 2018, the H.R. 7213--
     Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018 was 
     introduced. This bill was additionally referred to the 
     Committee on Energy and Commerce.
       Since similar language passed the House of Representatives 
     by voice vote earlier this year, I ask that you allow the 
     Committee on Energy and Commerce to be discharged from 
     further consideration of the bill so that it may be scheduled 
     by the Majority Leader. This discharge in no way affects your 
     jurisdiction over the subject matter of the bill, and it will 
     not serve as precedent for future referrals. In addition, 
     should a conference on the bill be necessary, I would support 
     your request to have the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
     represented on the conference committee. Finally, I would be 
     pleased to include this letter and your response in the 
     Congressional Record.
       Thank you for consideration of my request, and I look 
     forward to further opportunities to work with you the 
     remainder of this Congress.
           Sincerely,
                                                Michael T. McCaul,
     Chairman.
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                                         House of Representatives,


                             Committee on Energy and Commerce,

                                Washington, DC, December 10, 2018.
     Hon. Michael T. McCaul,
     Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman McCaul: Thank you for your letter concerning 
     H.R. 7213, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 
     2018.
       I agree to allow the Committee on Energy and Commerce to be 
     discharged from further consideration of H.R. 7213 so that it 
     may be scheduled by the Majority Leader, and I thank you for 
     your assurance that this discharge in no way affects the 
     Committee's jurisdiction over the subject matter of the bill, 
     and it will not serve as precedent for future referrals. In 
     addition, should a conference on the bill be necessary, I 
     appreciate your support for the Committee to be represented 
     on the conference.
           Sincerely,
                                                      Greg Walden,
     Chairman.

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