Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider sixteen bills under suspension of the rules and will also consider the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157 – Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 and H.Res. 1071 – Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens. The Senate will resume consideration of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • H.R. 6735 – Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6740 – Border Tunnel Task Force Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6620 – Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6742 – Secure Border Communications Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 3479 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6378 – Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES ANS PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1320 – Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6511 – Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 2389 – To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 2554 – Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 2553 – Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 2278 – Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6348 – Small Business ACE Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6347 – 7(a) Real Estate Appraisal Harmonization Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6316 – Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2018
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6330 – Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6367 – Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6368 – Encouraging Small Business Innovators
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 389 – 6, ROLL CALL 400
          • Republican YEA – 214; NAY – 6
          • Democrat YEA – 175; NAY – 0
    • H.R. 6369 – Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 392 – 5, ROLL CALL 401
          • Republican YEA – 216; NAY – 5
          • Democrat YEA – 176; NAY – 0
    • H.R. 6382 – Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management Act of 2018, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 791 – Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6758 – SUCCESS Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5075 – Ashanti Alert Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6847 – Preventing Child Exploitation Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.Con.Res. 72 – Expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged.
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6580 – Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1872 – Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6013 – Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6299 – Nevada Lands Bill Technical Corrections Act of 2018
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6687 – To direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistent with Congress’ longstanding intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore’s unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for other purposes, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5420 – FDR Historic Preservation Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
    • H.R. 6599 – To modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service, and for other purposes, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5585 – To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5509 – Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6229 – National Institute of Standards and Technology Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6398 – Department of Energy Veterans’ Health Initiative Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 1595 – Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2018, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5433 – Hack Your State Department Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 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 are expected: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) H.R. 5420 – FDR Historic Preservation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Faso / Natural Resources Committee)
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 302 – FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 6332 – Improving Strategies to Counter Weapons Proliferation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Financial Services Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 4753 – Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas / Financial Services Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 5036 – Financial Technology Protection Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd / Financial Services Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 6729 – Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 6737 – Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Financial Services Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 6751 – Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mia Love / Financial Services Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 3834 – 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Crowley / Financial Services Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 754 – Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart / Financial Services Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 4809 – GOOD Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Walker / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 3398 – REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 4887 – GREAT Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 4431 – Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans’ Pensions Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 4917 – IG Subpoena Authority Act (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Russell / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 15) H.R. 5896 – Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendments Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Will Hurd / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 6846 – To require the United States Postal Services to establish new ZIP codes, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
  • Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 6157 – Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019z (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Kay Granger / Appropriations Committee)
  • H.Res. 1071 – Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Judiciary Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 1. Confirmation of Calendar #938, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019 (short-term); confirmed: 80-19.
    • 2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #941, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the full term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (long-term); invoked: 50-49.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed S.3389, a bill to re-designate a facility of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • Passed by voice vote S. 3139, Transit Rail Inspection Practices Act of 2018
    • Passed HR 4958, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018
  • Adopted the following resolutions by voice vote:
    • S. Res. 648, designating September 2018 as “Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month”.
    • S. Res. 649, Recognizing the contributions of American Viticultural Areas and winegrowing regions.
    • S. Res. 650, Recognizing the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
    • S. Res. 651, Remembering the 1 year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Irma in Florida
    • S. Res. 652, Marking the 1 year since the landfall of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands
    • Aopted S.Con.Res. 48, Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 1551.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #941, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the full term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (long-term). At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.
  • 1:45pm—1 roll call vote
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #941, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the full term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (long-term)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

SEC
Retail Investor Protection Roundtable

House Financial Services
Oversight of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management

Senate Commerce
Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Markup

House Oversight and Government Reform
Countering China

Senate Finance
Tariff Impacts on the U.S. Auto Industry

House Ways and Means
Taxpayer Online Authentication

House Financial Services
Major Sanctions Programs

House Natural Resources
Endangered Species Bills

Senate Armed Services
DOD Cyber Operational Readiness

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6892 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To streamline requirements for currency transaction reports and suspicious activity reports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/25/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6887 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve the removal of lead from drinking water in public housing.
Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/25/2018 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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…

H.R.6872 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To support the capacity of the International Monetary Fund to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorism.
Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/25/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3492 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to improve the removal of lead from drinking water in public housing.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.6886 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to modify the requirement for certain former members of the Armed Forces to enroll in Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life, and to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/25/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction…

S.3500 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct programs to address the usage of illicit drugs, particularly fentanyl, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3497 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate a provision under the Medicare Advantage program that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3496 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and submit a report on the effects of the inclusion of quality increases in the determination of blended benchmark amounts under part C of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3494 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend titles 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 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3489 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require Medicare Advantage plans offered under part C of the Medicare program and prescription drug plans offered under part D of such program to provide information relating to the safe disposal of prescription drugs that are controlled substances to certain individuals enrolled under such plans.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

 

Transportation

S.3491 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a pilot program to develop and provide to States and transportation planning organizations accessibility data sets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 09/25/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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