March 13, 2019
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The House will consider one bill under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #107, Neomi J. Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Agriculture
CFTC Chairman Nomination

House Energy and Commerce
Barriers to Prescription Drugs Market Competition

House Financial Services
NFIP Reauthorization

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Federal Surface Transportation Policy

House Appropriations
Stakeholder Perspectives: Building Resilient Communities

Senate Foreign Relations
United States-China competition

USDA
Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session on Hemp

House Financial Services
Deterring Financial Crimes

House Appropriations
HHS Budget

House Ways and Means
Protecting and Improving Social Security: Benefit Enhancements

House Armed Services
Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for U.S. Cyber Command and Operations in Cyberspace

House Appropriations
Securing Federal Networks and State Election Systems

Senate Small Business
Cybercrime Threats to Small Businesses

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.1689 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish the Climate Change Advisory Commission to develop recommendations, frameworks, and guidelines for projects to respond to the impacts of climate change, to issue Federal obligations, the proceeds of which shall be used to fund projects that aid in adaptation to climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 03/12/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within...

S.763 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish the Climate Change Advisory Commission to develop recommendations, frameworks, and guidelines for projects to respond to the impacts of climate change, to issue Federal obligations, the proceeds of which shall be used to fund projects that aid in adaptation to climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.757 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require a study on the public health and environmental impacts of the production, transportation, storage, and use of petroleum coke, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate - 03/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.745 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish the position of Climate Security Envoy within the Department of State, who shall develop policies to address security concerns with climate change and serve as a liaison with other Federal agencies and international partners on climate security issues, to express concern with, and improved preparedness for, growing security issues in the Arctic, to establish the position of Special Representative for the Arctic, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate - 03/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

 

Health

H.R.1682 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 03/12/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.753 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.741 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for cost sharing for oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the cost sharing provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 03/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.740 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for families and caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 03/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

H.R.1696 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make fully refundable the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, to increase the maximum amount excludable from gross income for employer-provided dependent care assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 03/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1680 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the new markets tax credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 03/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.750 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the new markets tax credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] (Introduced 03/12/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.