Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider one bill under suspension of the rules, then will consider the motion to go to conference on H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees and continue consideration of H.R. 6147 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019. The Senate will resume consideration of Andrew S. Oldham, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 996 – The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 6147 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
      • – PASSED 230 – 183, ROLL CALL 331
        • Republican YEA – 230; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 183
    • Adoption of H. Res. 996 – The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 6147 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
      • – PASSED 229 – 184, ROLL CALL 332
        • Republican YEA – 229; NAY – 3
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 181
    • Approval of the Journal – APPROVED BY VOICE
      • House Amendment to S. 717 – POWER Act, as amended
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H. Res. 995 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation now faces a more complex and grave set of threats than at any time since the end of World War II, and that the lack of full, on-time funding related to defense activities puts servicemen and servicewomen at risk, harms national security, and aids the adversaries of the United States
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H. Res. 994 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Marine Corps faces significant readiness challenges and that budgetary uncertainty impedes the Corps’ ability to meet ongoing and unexpected national security threats, putting United States national security at risk
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H. Res. 998 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Navy’s total readiness remains in a perilous state due to high operational demands, increased deployment lengths, shortened training periods, and deferred maintenance all while the Navy is asked to “do more with less” as financial support for critical areas waned in the era of sequestration and without consistent Congressional funding
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • House Amendment to S. 488 – JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 406 – 4, ROLL CALL 333
          • Republican YEA – 227; NAY – 2
          • Democrat YEA – 179; NAY – 2
    • H.R. 4819 – DELTA Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 3030 – Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 406 – 5, ROLL CALL 334
          • Republican YEA – 224; NAY – 5
          • Democrat YEA – 182; NAY – 0
    • H.R. 4989 – Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 412 – 0, ROLL CALL 335
          • Republican YEA – 227; NAY – 0
          • Democrat YEA – 185; NAY – 0
    • H.R. 5105 – BUILD Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5480 – Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1037 – To authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 3777 – Juab County Conveyance Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 4032 – Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-of-Way, Easements and Boundary Clarification Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 4645 – East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • Amendments to H.R. 6147 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
      • DIVISION A (INTERIOR)
        • Biggs (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 1 –
          • – VOTE REQUESTED
        • Kustoff (R-TN), Comer (R-KY) – Amendment No. 2 –
          • – NOT OFFERED
        • Soto (D-FL) – Amendment No. 3
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Lance (R-NJ), Gottheimer (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 4
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Courtney (D-CT), Larson, John (D-CT), Neal (D-MA), Esty (D-CT), DeLauro (D-CT), Himes (D-CT), McGovern (D-MA) – Amendment No. 5 – 
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Courtney (D-CT) [on behalf of Blumenauer (D-OR), Turner (R-OH), Heck, Denny (D-WA), Courtney (D-CT), Smith, Adam (D-WA), Katko (R-NY), Keating (D-MA)] – Amendment No. 6
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Sewell (D-AL) – Amendment No. 7 .
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 8
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Clyburn (D-SC), Adams (D-NC), Sewell (D-AL) – Amendment No. 9
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 10
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Olson (R-TX) [on behalf of Poe (R-TX)] – Amendment No. 11
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Dingell (D-MI), Moolenaar (R-MI) – Amendment No. 12 –
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Courtney (D-CT), Larson, John (D-CT) –ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Gabbard (D-HI) [on behalf of Hanabusa (D-HI), Young, Don (R-AK)] – Amendment No. 14
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Kildee (D-MI), Walberg (R-MI) – Amendment No. 15
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Johnson (R-OH), Griffith (R-VA) – Amendment No. 16
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Johnson (R-OH), Griffith (R-VA) – Amendment No. 17
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • O’Halleran (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 18
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • O’Halleran (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 19
          • – REJECTED BY VOICE
        • Plaskett, (D-VI), Bordallo (D-GU) – Amendment No. 20
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Moore, Gwen (D-WI) – Amendment No. 21
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Welch (D-VT), Stefanik (R-NY)
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Vargas (D-CA), Davis, Susan (D-CA), Peters, Scott (D-CA) – Amendment No. 23
          • – REJECTED BY VOICE
        • Esty (D-CT), McKinley (R-WV) – Amendment No. 24
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Grijalva (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 25
          • – VOTE REQUESTED
        • Denham (R-CA) – Amendment No. 26
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • O’Halleran (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 27
          • – VOTE REQUESTED
        • Heck, Denny (D-WA) – Amendment No. 28
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Adams (D-NC) – Amendment No. 29
          • – VOTE REQUESTED
        • Soto (D-FL) – Amendment No. 30
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Langevin (D-RI), Cicilline (D-RI), Keating (D-MA), Kennedy (D-MA) – Amendment No. 31
          • – WITHDRAWN
        • Jayapal (D-WA), McEachin (D-VA), Ruiz (D-CA), Barragán (D-CA) – Amendment No. 32
          • – REJECTED BY VOICE
        • Palmer (R-AL) – Amendment No. 33
          • – NOT OFFERED
        • LaMalfa (R-CA) – Amendment No. 34
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Welch (D-VT) – Amendment No. 35
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Ruiz (D-CA) [on behalf of Polis (D-CO), King, Peter (R-NY), Renacci (R-OH)] – Amendment No. 36
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
        • Carbajal (D-CA) [on behalf of Polis (D-CO)] – Amendment No. 37
          • – REJECTED BY VOICE
        • Biggs (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 38
          • – NOT OFFERED
        • Grothman (R-WI) – Amendment No. 39
          • – VOTE REQUESTED
        • Beyer (D-VA) – Amendment No. 40
          • – REJECTED BY VOICE
        • Beyer (D-VA), Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D-TX) – Amendment No. 41
          • – REJECTED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) H.R. 1037 – To authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch / Natural Resources Committee)
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.Res. 990 – Supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Clay Higgins / Judiciary Committee)
  • Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees
  • Continue Consideration of H.R. 6147 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert / Appropriations Committee)
  • The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
  • A list of the remaining 46 amendments made in order can be found HERE.
  • Postponed Amendment Votes
    • Rep. Andy Biggs Amendment
    • Rep. Raul Grijalva Amendment
    • Rep. Tom O”Halleran Amendment
    • Rep. Alma Adams Amendment
    • Rep. Glenn Grothman Amendment

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #601, James Blew, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education; confirmed: 50-49.
    • 2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; invoked: 66-33.
    • 3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; confirmed: 66-33.
    • 4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; invoked: 50-49.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed H.R.6042: to delay the reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care services furnished without an electronic visit verification system.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, with the time until 2:00pm equally divided.
  • At 2:00pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Oldham nomination.
  • Upon disposition of the Oldham nomination, there will be an immediate cloture vote on Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Wednesday at 2:00pm – 2 roll call votes
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
    • 2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce
Energy Storage

House Energy and Commerce
Federal Trade Commission Oversight

Senate Special Aging
Americans with Disabilities Economic Stability

SEC
Open Meeting

House Agriculture
Cryptocurrencies

House Financial Services
Monetary Policy and the Economy

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Hurricane Preparedness

House Oversight and Government Reform
Census IT Preparations

House Ways and Means
Effects of Tariffs and Agriculture/Rural Communities

House Financial Services
Digital Currency

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6411 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the duties of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to ensure FinCEN works with Tribal law enforcement agencies, protects against all forms of terrorism, and focuses on virtual currencies.
Sponsor: Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] (Introduced 07/17/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6403 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to modify the beneficial ownership requirements by creating an exception for certain accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 07/17/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6402 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To extend the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 07/17/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Trade

H.R.6396 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to firms adversely affect by reduced exports resulting from tariffs imposed as retaliation for United States tariff increases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 07/17/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6395 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to certain workers adversely affect by reduced exports resulting from tariffs imposed as retaliation for United States tariff increases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] (Introduced 07/17/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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