Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider five bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people.

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019:
    • The House passed H.R. 266, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 240 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 27.
  • Rejected the Calvert motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with amendments, by a yea-and-nay vote of 190 yeas to 229 nays, Roll No. 26.
  • H. Res. 28, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 264), (H.R. 265), (H.R. 266), and (H.R. 267) was agreed to Wednesday, January 9th.
  • Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
    • Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019:
      • S. 24, to provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 28.
  • Suspension–Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Thursday, January 10th.
    • Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act:
      • H.R. 221, to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 29.

 

Today

  • Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:00 p.m. At that time the House will reconvene to consider the bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Suspensions (5 bills)
    • H.R. 116 – Investing in Main Street Act of 2019 (Rep. Chu – Small Business)
    • H.R. 246 – Stimulating Innovation through Procurement Act of 2019 (Rep. Finkenauer – Small Business)
    • H.R. 206 – Encouraging Small Business Innovators Act (Rep. Rouda – Small Business)
    • H.R. 190 – Expanding Contract Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019 (Rep. Marshall – Small Business)
    • H.R. 430 – TANF Extension Act of 2019 (Rep. Neal – Ways and Means)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • Measures Considered:
    • Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act–Agreement:
      • Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill ripen at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, January 14, 2019.
  • Appointments:
    • United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission:
      • The Chair announced, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 106–398, as amended by Public Law 108–7, and in consultation with the Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Finance, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission: Ken Lewis, of Oregon, for a term expiring December 31, 2020.
  • Signing Authority–Agreement:
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senator Murkowski be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions, Friday, January 11, 2019, through Monday, January 14, 2019.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, January 14, 2019.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1.
  • Monday at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.508 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require a study and report on the housing and service needs of victims of trafficking and individuals at risk for trafficking.
Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.502 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to buy, sell, or facilitate the financing of goods or services associated with sex trafficking or drug trafficking, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 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…

 

Health

H.R.525 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a public-private partnership for purposes of identifying health care waste, fraud, and abuse.
Sponsor: Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 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…

H.R.520 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude coverage of advance care planning services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.518 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To bar Supreme Court decisions in certain Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cases from citation.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.506 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase hospital competition, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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…

 

Tax

H.R.521 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate tax and retain stepped-up basis at death.
Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.519 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for premiums for insurance which constitutes medical care.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.515 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the limitation on the deduction for certain State, local, and foreign taxes.
Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.513 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain rules related to the determination of unrelated business taxable income.
Sponsor: Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Transportation

H.R.510 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 01/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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