May 8, 2019
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 The House will consider five bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #116, Joseph F. Bianco, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Appropriations
SEC/CFTC Budget

House Financial Services
A Review of the State of and Barriers to Minority Homeownership

Senate Foreign Relations
Review of the FY 2020 USAID Budget Request

Senate Commerce
New Entrants in the National Airspace

House Administration
Election Security

House Appropriations
FY2020 Labor-HHS Appropriations Markup

House Energy and Commerce
Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission

House Financial Services
Markup

House Oversight and Reform
Veteran and Active-Duty Military Suicides

Senate Aging
The Older Americans Act

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

S.1336 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to create an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission for supervision of data security at consumer reporting agencies, to require the promulgation of regulations establishing standards for effective cybersecurity at consumer reporting agencies, to impose penalties on credit reporting agencies for cybersecurity breaches that put sensitive consumer data at risk, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 05/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Energy

H.R.2566 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to revise the Safer Choice Standard to provide for a Safer Choice label for pots, pans, and cooking utensils that do not contain PFAS, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2540 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To alleviate the ethanol blend wall under the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2533 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To assist community water systems affected by PFAS contamination, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2559 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide for the first true audit of gold owned by the United States in more than 65 years, and subsequent audits every 5 years.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2558 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To define the dollar as a fixed weight of gold.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2545 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To create an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission for supervision of data security at consumer reporting agencies, to require the promulgation of regulations establishing standards for effective cybersecurity at consumer reporting agencies, to impose penalties on credit reporting agencies for cybersecurity breaches that put sensitive consumer data at risk, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2534 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
Insider Trading Prohibition Act
Sponsor: Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1344 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to collect data and issue a report on the opportunity zone tax incentives enacted by the 2017 tax reform legislation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 05/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Health

H.R.2564 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a special enrollment period under Medicare for individuals enrolled in COBRA continuation coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the...

H.R.2552 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prevent certain payment reductions for clinic visit services furnished at excepted off-campus outpatient departments of a provider under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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...

H.R.2536 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, House Administration, Appropriations, Budget
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, House Administration, Appropriations, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by...

S.1343 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to improve Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 05/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.2560 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain disability-related first responder retirement payments from gross income.
Sponsor: Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2541 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the national limitation amount for qualified highway or surface freight transfer facility bonds.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House - 05/07/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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...

S.1355 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from gross income for AmeriCorps educational awards.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 05/07/2019) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 05/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.