Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.Res. 1142 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.140, Coast Guard reauthorization.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act:
      • H.R. 2740, to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl in recognition of his acts of valor during World War II;
    • National Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization Act:
      • H.R. 4033, to reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992;
    • Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act:
      • H.R. 5636, amended, to designate additions to the Flatside Wilderness on the Ouachita National Forest;
    • Renaming the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge:
      • H.R. 6064, to rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 385 yeas to 4 nays with two answering “present”, Roll No. 416;
    • Establishing a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota:
      • S. 440, amended, to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota;
    • Establishing a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota:
      • S. 2074, amended, to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota;
    • Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2018:
      • H.R. 6146, amended, to authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona;
    • Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act:
      • Concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2615, to authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 375 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 417;
    • World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act:
      • H.R. 5706, to establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in the State of Hawai’i and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State of Hawai’i;
    • PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018:
      • H.R. 6651, amended, to extend certain authorities relating to United Sates efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria globally;
    • Amend the title so as to read:
      • “To extend certain authorities relating to United States efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria globally, and for other purposes.”.
    • Affirming strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles, and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia:
      • H. Res. 1055, to affirm strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles, and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia;
    • Affirming United States-Australia cooperation on space research, exploration, and utilization:
      • H. Res. 1052, affirming United States-Australia cooperation on space research, exploration, and utilization; and
    • Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act of 2018:
      • H.R. 6018, amended, to establish an interagency program to assist countries in the Sahel, Maghreb, and adjacent regions of Africa to improve immediate and long-term capabilities to counter terrorist threats;
    • Amend the title so as to read:
      • “To establish an interagency program to assist countries in North and West Africa to improve immediate and long-term capabilities to counter terrorist threats, and for other purposes.”.
    • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act:
      • The House agreed to take from the Speaker’s table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3359, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
    • Condemning the anti-Semitic attack on the building housing three congregations, Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, and offering condolences to and expressing support for their families, friends, and community:
      • The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 1138, condemning the anti-Semitic attack on the building housing three congregations, Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, and offering condolences to and expressing support for their families, friends, and community, as amended by Representative Foxx.

 

Today

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes are expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • H.Res. 1142 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse / Rules Committee)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) H.R. 6666 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Donovan / Natural Resources Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • House Messages:
    • Amending the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act–Agreement:
      • Senate resumed consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, taking action of the following motions and amendment proposed thereto:
        • Pending:
          • McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell (for Thune) Modified Amendment No. 4054, in the nature of a substitute.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 93 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 240), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell (for Thune) Modified Amendment No. 4054 (listed above).
      • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the House message to accompany the bill at approximately 2 p.m., on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, and Senate vote on the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell (for Thune) Modified Amendment No. 4054.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.140, Coast Guard reauthorization, with amendment #4054, as modified, post-cloture, and vote on the motion to concur.
  • Wednesday at approximately 2:15pm – 1 roll call vote
    • 1. Motion to concur in the House amendment to S.140, with amendment #4054, as modified (Coast Guard reauthorization)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Alliance for Community Health Plans
Accelerating the Adoption of Evidence Based Care: Payer-Provider Partnership

Hatch Foundation and Intermountain Health
The Root of the Issue: America’s Social Determinants of Health

Brookings Institution
Wall Street Comes to Washington Health Care Roundtable

House Financial Services
Federal Reserve Regulation of the Financial System

Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
Public Panel

House Homeland Security/House Armed Services
Defense/Homeland Security Cyber Cooperation

Senate Armed Services
DOD Cybersecurity Acquisition and Practices

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

S.3614 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to require proxy advisory firms to register as investment advisers under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 11/13/2018) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/13/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3612 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on source of income or veteran status.
Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 11/13/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/13/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.7122 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act and titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to accelerate the adoption of value-based payment and delivery arrangements among health care stakeholders intended to coordinate care, improve patient outcomes, share accountability, or lower costs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 11/13/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/13/2018 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…

S.3610 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 11/13/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/13/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Leave a Reply