Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 6784 – Manage our Wolves Act.

 

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Senate Message:
    • Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H9537.
  • Quorum Calls–Votes:
    • There were no yea and nay votes, and there were no recorded votes.
  • There were no quorum calls.
  • Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:10 p.m.

 

Today

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • H.R. 6784 – Manage our Wolves Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Natural Resources Committee)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) H.R. 5787 – Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Neal Dunn / Natural Resources Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Considered:
    • Certain Defense Articles and Services to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain:
      • By 77 yeas to 21 nays (Vote No. 243), Senate tabled 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.
  • House Messages:
    • Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018:
      • Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 2152, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for assistance for victims of child pornography.
  • Pro Forma Sessions–Agreement:
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3 p.m.; Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10 a.m.; Friday, November 23, 2018 at 12 noon; and that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 23, 2018, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, November 26, 2018.
  • Vaden Nomination–Cloture:
    • Senate began consideration of the nomination of Stephen Alexander Vaden, of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, November 15, 2018, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018.
  • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate resume consideration of the nomination at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees; and that the cloture motions filed on Thursday, November 15, 2018 ripen at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018.
  • Kelley Nomination–Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
  • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Stephen Alexander Vaden, of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.
  • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
  • Farr Nomination–Cloture:
    • Senate began consideration of the nomination of Thomas Alvin Farr, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
  • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
  • Kobes Nomination–Cloture:
    • Senate began consideration of the nomination of Jonathan A. Kobes, of South Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Thomas Alvin Farr, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
  • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
  • Kraninger Nomination–Cloture:
    • Senate began consideration of the nomination of Kathleen Laura Kraninger, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Jonathan A. Kobes, of South Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
  • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
  • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • By 64 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. EX. 244), Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2006.

 

Today

  • The Senate will meet in pro forma session.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.3653 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide that certain coal-fired power plants are eligible for loan guarantees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

S.3650 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to revise the shareholder threshold for registration under that Act for issuers that receive support through certain Federal universal service support mechanisms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3640 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prohibit certain large business entities from purchasing the securities of those entities on national securities exchanges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3633 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the consumer reporting agencies provide small business credit protections.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3628 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.7136 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend section 28 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to include eating disorders prevention within the nutrition education and obesity prevention grant program and the local wellness program; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 11/15/2018 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.3629 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require State agencies to use Federal tax return information to verify income eligibility for Medicaid, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

S.3638 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the rate of tax on estates, gifts, and generation-skipping transfers.
Sponsor: Sen. Kyl, Jon [R-AZ] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

S.3647 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to allow airport projects to be eligible to participate in the TIFIA program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3631 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to improve the transportation infrastructure finance and innovation (TIFIA) program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 11/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 11/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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