Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider one bill under suspension of the rules as well as consider H.R. 790 – Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019. The Senate will resume consideration of S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, for debate only.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Motion to Adjourn
    • – REJECTED 14 – 395, ROLL CALL 55
  • H.R. 424 – Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act – 
    • ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • -PASSED BY VOICE
  • H.R. 495 – FIRST State and Local Law Enforcement Act 
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED BY VOICE
  • H.R. 428 – Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED 422 – 3, ROLL CALL 56
  • H.R. 449 – Pathways to Improving Homeland Security at the Local Level Act 
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED 412 – 12, ROLL CALL 57
  • H.R. 504 – DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED BY VOICE
  • H.R. 769 – Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2019
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED 414 – 12, ROLL CALL 58
  • Table Motion to Reconsider H.Res. 77 – Expressing the sense of Congress that financial institutions and other companies should work proactively with their customers affected by the shutdown of the Federal Government who may be facing short-term financial hardship and long-term damage to their creditworthiness through no fault of their own, as amended
    • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – ADOPTED 240 – 176, ROLL CALL 59

 

Today

  • H.R. 790 – Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019 (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform) (Subject to a Rule)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Trone Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Fletcher Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Trahan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Suspension (1 bill)
    • H.Res. 79 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Government shutdowns are detrimental to the Nation and should not occur, as amended (Rep. Wexton – Oversight and Reform)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  1. On the motion to proceed to S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019: agreed to 76-22.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, for debate only.
  • During Tuesday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on his amendment #65 (sense of Senate re: US forces withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan). The second degree amendment filing deadline is one hour prior to the cloture vote on the McConnell amendment.
  • There will be no roll call votes during Wednesday’s session. The cloture vote on the McConnell amendment would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday unless an agreement can be reached.
  • Pending amendments to S.1
    1. McConnell amendment #65 (sense of Senate re: US forces withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

CSIS The Future of CICIG

Brookings Institution/USC
Reforming Stark/Anti-Kickback Policies

BGOV & the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Blockchain Revolution: Evaluating the Role of Public-Private Partnerships

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.830 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow the repair, expansion, and construction, without elevation, of agricultural structures located in special flood hazard zones, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] (Introduced 01/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.267 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide for a general capital increase for the North American Development Bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 01/29/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 01/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.255 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits under the work opportunity credit, increase the work opportunity credit for vocational rehabilitation referrals, qualified SSI recipients, and qualified SSDI recipients, expand the disabled access credit, and enhance the deduction for expenditures to remove architectural and transportation barriers in the handicapped and elderly.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 01/29/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Health

H.R.833 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prohibit Federal funding to entities that do not certify the entities will not perform, or provide any funding to any other entity that performs, an abortion.
Sponsor: Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] (Introduced 01/29/2019) Cosponsors: (60)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.258 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to prohibit oil and gas leasing on the National Forest System land in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District located in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Elko and White Pine Counties, Nevada, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 01/29/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Transportation

H.R.858 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To make continuing appropriations for salaries and expenses of air traffic controllers for fiscal year 2019.
Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 01/29/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.