Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 87 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 790 – Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
    • – PASSED 232-190, ROLL CALL 60
  • Adoption of H. Res. 87 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 790 – Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
    • – ADOPTED 231-189, ROLL CALL 61
  •  Trone (D-MD) – Amendment No. 1 – Ensures all Secret Service employees are included
    • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
  •  Fletcher (D-TX) – Amendment No. 2 – Includes certain NASA employees
    • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
  •  Trahan (D-MA) – Amendment No. 3 – Clarifies the eligibility of any IRS employee for the pay increase
    • – ADOPTED 243 – 183, ROLL CALL 62
  •  Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 790
    • – REJECTED 206-216, ROLL CALL 63
  •  Passage of H.R. 790 – Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
    • – PASSED 259-161, ROLL CALL 64
  •  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
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – FAILED 249 – 163, ROLL CALL 65
  •  Approval of the Journal
    • – APPROVED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • No Roll Call Votes
  • No Legislative Business
  •  No Executive Business

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.
  • At 3:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell 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 amendment.
  • Thursday at 3:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    1. Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #65 to S.1
  • 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

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.932 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize certain long-term contracts for Federal purchases of energy.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor, Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, 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.880 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal loopholes for major integrated oil companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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…

 

Financial Services

H.R.923 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To promote United States competitiveness in the evolving global virtual currency marketplace.
Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.

H.R.922 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To promote fair and transparent virtual currency markets by examining the potential for price manipulation.
Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.

H.R.907 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To clarify exclusions from the definition of a deposit broker.
Sponsor: Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.868 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To repeal the restriction on the use of funds by the Internal Revenue Service to bring transparency to the political activity of certain nonprofit organizations.
Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Health

H.R.913 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to promote access to life-saving therapies for Medicaid enrollees by ensuring coverage of routine patient costs for items and services furnished in connection with participation in qualifying clinical trials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.909 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide parity among States in the timing of the application of higher Federal Medicaid matching rates for the ACA-expansion population.
Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.908 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals only enrolled in Medicare Part A to contribute to health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.900 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists.
Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 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.888 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.
Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.884 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 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.863 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.283 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.