Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 268 – Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019. The Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.2, disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures considered:
    • H.Res. 42 — “Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.” Agreed to without objection.
    • H.R. 135 — “To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 – 0 (Roll no. 33).
    • H.R. 136 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 202 — “To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 relative to the powers of the Department of Justice Inspector General.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 113 — “To require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 247 — “To amend chapter 36 of title 44, United States Code, to make certain changes relating to electronic Government services, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 150 — “To modernize Federal grant reporting, and for other purposes.”
    • H.Res. 41 — “Rejecting White nationalism and White supremacy.” On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 – 1 (Roll no. 32).

 

Today

    • H.R. 268 – Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Bishop (GA)/Austin Scott (GA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • McGovern Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rice (SC) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Velazquez Amendment #4 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Velazquez Amendment #5 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Stewart Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Thompson (CA) Amendment #7 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Thompson (CA)/Torres Amendment #8 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Graves (LA)/Richmond Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Richmond/Graves (LA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Westerman/Panetta Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Jayapal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Sablan Amendment #13 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Sablan Amendment #14 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Radewagen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Postponed Suspensions (2 bills)
      • H.R. 190 – Expanding Contract Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019 (Rep. Marshall – Small Business)
      • H.R. 150 – Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019 (Rep. Foxx – Oversight and Reform)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • McConnell motion to table the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.2: disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation; not agreed to: 42-57.
    • Schumer motion to proceed to S.J.Res.2: disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation; agreed to: 57-42.
  • Legislative Business
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.266, Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, on the Calendar of Business.

 

Today

  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.2, disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.
  • At 12:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the joint resolution. If cloture is not invoked, the joint resolution will be returned to the Calendar.
  • Wednesday, January 16th at 12:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Motion to invoke cloture on S.J.Res.2, disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Special Aging
Fighting Elder Fraud

Senate EPW
EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing

Senate Commerce
Organizational Meeting

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.576 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To expand Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care.
Sponsor: Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] (Introduced 01/15/2019) Cosponsors: (78)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/15/2019 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.573 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from conducting or supporting any research involving human fetal tissue that is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 01/15/2019) Cosponsors: (34)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/15/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

S.131 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit Federal Medicaid funding for the administrative costs of providing health benefits to individuals who are unauthorized immigranta.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 01/15/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.130 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
Sponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE] (Introduced 01/15/2019) Cosponsors: (39)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 01/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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