Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will consider a motion to discharge S.J.Res.65, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services and will resume consideration of the nomination of Michelle Bowman, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

 

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Manage our Wolves Act–Rule for consideration:
    • The House agreed to 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 201 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 418.
  • Suspension–Proceedings Resumed:
    • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, November 13th.
  • Authorizing 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:
    • 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.

 

Today

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • House Messages:
    • Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act:
      • By 94 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. 241), Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House 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, with a further amendment proposed thereto:
        • McConnell (for Thune) Modified Amendment No. 4054, in the nature of a substitute.
  • Appointments:
    • National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence:
      • The Chair, pursuant to Public Law 115–232, on behalf of the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, appointed the following individual as a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence: Jason Matheny, of the District of Columbia.
    • United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission:
      • The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 106–398, as amended by Public Law 108–7, and in consultation with the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Finance, the re-appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission: Robin Cleveland, of Virginia, for a term expiring December 31, 2020.
    • Certain Defense Articles and Services to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain–Agreement:
      • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 11 a.m., on Thursday, November 15, 2018, and notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, Senator Paul be recognized under the order of Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in relation to S.J. Res. 65, relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services, and that the time in relation to the motion to discharge be equally divided between the proponents and opponents until 12:15 p.m., and Senate vote on or in relation to the motion at that time.
  • Bowman Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 63 yeas to 36 nays (Vote No. EX. 242), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, following disposition of the motion to discharge S.J. Res. 65, relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services, Senate continue consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, with all post-cloture time on the nomination expiring at 1:45 p.m.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am. At 11:00am, Senator Paul will be recognized to make a motion to discharge S.J.Res.65, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services, with the time until 12:15pm equally divided between proponents and opponents of the joint resolution.
  • At 12:15pm, the Senate will vote in relation to the motion to discharge, and upon disposition of the joint resolution, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Executive Calendar #909, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, with all post-cloture expiring at 1:45pm.
  • 12:15pm – 1 roll call vote
    • 1. Paul motion to discharge Senate Joint Resolution 65, relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services.
  • 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #909, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

SEC
Roundtable on the Proxy Process

Senate EPW
Wildlife Conservation, Recovery, and Management

Senate Banking
Federal Reserve Regulation of the Financial System

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Energy Nominations

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.3618 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to lease underused facilities of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 11/14/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.7133 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To clarify the definition of nonadmitted insurer under the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 11/14/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2018 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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…

 

Health

S.3621 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a permanent extension of the lower threshold for the medical expense deduction.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 11/14/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3620 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to develop and implement a plan to provide chiropractic health care services for certain covered beneficiaries as part of the TRICARE program.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 11/14/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.3619 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to restructure the payment adjustment for non-emergency ESRD ambulance transports under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 11/14/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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