Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider six bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.




  • The House was not in session.



  • 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 (6 bills)
    1. H.R. 439 – National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendments Act (Rep. Langevin – Judiciary)
    2. H.R. 498 – Clean Up the Code Act of 2019 (Rep. Chabot – Judiciary)
    3. H.R. 31 – Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)
    4. H.R. 353 – To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes (Rep. Yoho – Foreign Affair)
    5. H.R. 676 – NATO Support Act (Rep. Panetta – Foreign Affairs)
    6. H.R. 328 – Hack Your State Department Act (Rep. Lieu – Foreign Affairs)





  • Measures Passed:
    • National School Choice Week:
      • Senate agreed to S. Res. 25, designating the week of January 20 through January 26, 2019, as “National School Choice Week”.
  • Measures Considered:
    • Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act:
      • 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.



  • The Senate stands adjourned until 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.
  • Senators will have 24-hour notice before the next roll call vote is called.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today


No hearings scheduled


Notable Legislation Introduced



H.R.692 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit application of pre-existing condition exclusions and to guarantee availability of health insurance coverage in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 01/18/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and 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…

S.192 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide extensions for community health centers, the National Health Service Corps, teaching health centers that operate GME programs, and the special diabetes programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN] (Introduced 01/18/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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