Today’s Daily Update

The House will begin debate on the Rule providing for the consideration of H.J. Res 37. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to Attorney General, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Chamber Action:
    • Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 2 public bills, H.R. 1151–1152, were introduced.
  • Reports Filed:
    • There were no reports filed today.
  • Quorum Calls–Votes:
    • There were no yea and nay votes, and there were no recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.
  • Adjournment:
    • The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 9:03 a.m.

 

Today

  • H.J.Res. 37 – Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress (Rep. Khanna – Foreign Affairs) (Subject to a Rule)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • McGovern Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Buck Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote (1 Vote):
    • H.R. 995 – Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Palmer – Oversight and Reform)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. Passage of S.47, Natural Resources Management Act, as amended; passed: 92-8.
    2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to be Attorney General; invoked: 55-44.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed by voice vote S.461:
      • HBCU PARTNERS Act.
    • Adopted S.Res.36:
      • National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month.
    • Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.464:
      • Protecting Employees Security Clearances Act of 2019 (Cardin).

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to Attorney General, post-cloture.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Shutdown Impact on Aviation

House Homeland Security
Election Security

House Science, Space and Technology
The State of Climate Science

House Judiciary
Markup of H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112

Senate Commerce
America’s Infrastructure Needs

House Ways and Means
The Middle Class in Today’s Economy

House Energy and Commerce
Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

House Financial Services
Banking Access for Cannabis-Related Businesses

Senate Small Business
SBA Oversight

National Academy of Sciences
Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.1152 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to revise certain ethylene oxide emissions standards under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.458 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to revise certain ethylene oxide emissions standards under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

Financial Services

S.464 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the treatment of a lapse in appropriations as a mitigating condition when assessing financial considerations for security clearances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (12)
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.453 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to subject the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.463 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (34)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.455 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Medical Marijuana

H.R.1151 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To allow veterans to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana and to discuss the use of medical marijuana with a physician of the Department of Veterans Affairs as authorized by a State or Indian Tribe, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/12/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Veterans’ 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.445 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to allow veterans to use, possess, or transport medical marijuana and to discuss the use of medical marijuana with a physician of the Department of Veterans Affairs as authorized by a State or Indian Tribe, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

Tax

S.460 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion for employer-provided education assistance to employer payments of student loans.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.452 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to provide a temporary exemption for low-revenue issuers from certain auditor attestation requirements.
Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.448 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit fellowship and stipend compensation to be saved in an individual retirement account.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 02/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

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