February 6, 2019
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The House will consider five bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.47, Natural Resources Management Act, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  1. Passage of S.1, Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, as amended: passed 77-23.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.47, Natural Resources Management Act: invoked 99-1.

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Aging
Financial Security in Retirement

Senate Banking
Organizational Meeting

House Appropriations
Impact of the Administration’s Policies Affecting the ACA

House Ways and Means
Improving Retirement Security

House Judiciary
Preventing Gun Violence

House Energy and Commerce
Climate Change Environmental/Economic Effect

House Natural Resources
Climate Change

Senate Commerce
Deployment of 5G Technology

House Energy and Commerce
Texas v. U.S. Impacts on Health Care

House Education and Labor
Threats to Workers with Preexisting Conditions

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

S.333 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to work with cybersecurity consortia for training, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 02/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

 

Energy

H.R.978 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To preserve appropriate and achievable Federal standards for greenhouse gas emissions and corporate average fuel economy for cars and light trucks through model year 2025, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 02/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Financial Services

H.R.969 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to bring the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection into the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 02/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.985 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that eligible product developers have competitive access to approved drugs and licensed biological products, so as to enable eligible product developers to develop and test new products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 02/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.965 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 02/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee...

S.340 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
Sponsor: Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (27)
Latest Action: Senate - 02/05/2019 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

 

Tax

H.R.979 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require inclusion of the taxpayers social security number to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 02/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Trade

S.335 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to ensure that ZTE Corporation complies with all probationary conditions set forth in the settlement agreement entered into between ZTE Corporation and the Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 02/05/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 02/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.