Today’s Daily Update

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

 

Yesterday

  • Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019:
    • The House passed H.J. Res. 31, making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 180 nays, Roll No. 51.
  • Rejected the Granger motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 200 yeas to 214 nays, Roll No. 50.
  • H. Res. 61, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 648) and the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 31) was agreed to yesterday, January 23rd.
  • Committee Resignation:
    • Read a letter from Representative Espaillat wherein he resigned from the Committee on Education and Labor.
  • Committee Resignation:
    • Read a letter from Representative Krishnamoorthi wherein he resigned from the Committee on Education and Labor.
  • Committee Elections:
    • The House agreed to H. Res. 73, electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
  • Committee Elections:
    • The House agreed to H. Res. 74, electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Considered:
    • Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act:
      • Senate began 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.
  • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 88 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 8), Senate agreed to the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators.
    • Supplemental Appropriations Act:
      • Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
        • Pending:
          • McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 5, of a perfecting nature.
          • Schumer Amendment No. 6, of a perfecting nature.
  • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 50 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 9), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 5 (listed above).
    • By 52 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 10), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on Schumer Amendment No. 6 (listed above).

 

Today

  • The Senate stands in recess until 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 25, 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.
  • Roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session of the Senate.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.739 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To support United States international cyber diplomacy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

Energy

H.R.785 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop and publish an all-of-the-above quadrennial Federal onshore energy production strategy to meet domestic energy needs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.763 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To create a Carbon Dividend Trust Fund for the American people in order to encourage market-driven innovation of clean energy technologies and market efficiencies which will reduce harmful pollution and leave a healthier, more stable, and more prosperous nation for future generations.
Sponsor: Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction…

S.218 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to empower States to manage the development and production of oil and gas on available Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.758 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide a safe harbor for financial institutions that maintain a customer account or customer transaction at the request of a Federal or State law enforcement agency.
Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.741 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Federal financial institutions regulatory agencies to take risk profiles and business models of institutions into account when taking regulatory actions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.789 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit prescription drug plan sponsors and MA-PD organizations under the Medicare program from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 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.776 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.205 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prevent the misclassification of drugs for purposes of the Medicaid drug rebate program.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Puerto Rico

H.R.754 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make residents of Puerto Rico eligible for the earned income tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Tax

H.R.748 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.203 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Trade

H.R.764 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize the President to take certain actions relating to reciprocal trade, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 01/24/2019) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Rules
Latest Action: House – 01/24/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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 concerned.

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