Today’s Daily Update

The House will recess subject to the call of the Chair. Following Senate passage of the Conference Report to Accompany H.J.Res. 31, the House will reconvene to begin consideration of the Conference Report. 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

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 122 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill 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
        • – PASSED 227 – 195, ROLL CALL 78
    • Adoption of H. Res. 122 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill 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
        • – ADOPTED 228 – 193, ROLL CALL 79
    • Approval of the Journal
      • – APPROVED 215 – 199 – 1, ROLL CALL 80
    • McGovern (D-MA) – Amendment No. 1
      • – Clarifies that the joint resolution directs the removal of armed forces from hostilities directed specifically at Houthi forces and that nothing in Section 2 may be construed to modify the 2001 AUMF. The amendment also states that nothing in the joint resolution may be construed as authorizing the use of military force. Finally, the amendment makes one technical correction.
        • – NOT OFFERED
    • Buck (R-CO)   Amendment No. 2
      • – Ensures the U.S. may continue intelligence collection, analysis, and sharing operations with other nations
        • – REJECTED 252 – 177, ROLL CALL 81
    • Republican Motion to Recommit on H. J. Res. 37
      • – ADOPTED 424 – 0 – 2, ROLL CALL 82
    • Passage of 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
        • – PASSED 248 – 177 – 1, ROLL CALL 83
    • H.R. 995
      • – Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2019, as amended
        • -PASSED 418 – 0, ROLL CALL 84

 

Today

  • Following “One Minutes,” the House will recess subject to the call of the Chair.  Following Senate passage of the Conference Report to Accompany H.J.Res. 31, the House will reconvene to begin consideration of the Conference Report.
  • Conference Report to Accompany H.J.Res. 31 – Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Legislative Business
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.464:
      • Protecting Employees Security Clearances Act of 2019 (Cardin).
    • Began the Rule 14 process to place the following items on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
      • S.483, to enact into law a bill by reference [115th Congress – H.R.1029, Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018] (Roberts)
      • S.J.Res.8, recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell)

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, February 14, 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.
  • The roll call vote on confirmation of the Barr nomination will be at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader.
  • It is possible that the Senate considers the DHS conference report (with the 6 bill-minibus) during Thursday’s session. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Armed Services
Special Operations Command and Cyber Command

Senate Banking
Pending Nominations

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Energy Industry Cybersecurity

House Financial Services
Affordable Housing in Rural America

Senate Appropriations
The Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Other Emerging Health Threats

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.1158 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

 

Energy

H.R.1201 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To direct Federal departments and agencies to perform certain functions to ensure that climate change-related impacts are fully considered in the development of national security doctrine, policies, and plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Science, Space, and Technology, Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Science, Space, and Technology, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for..

H.R.1166 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, Natural Resources, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for…

H.R.1165 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To modernize the National Air Toxics Assessment, the Integrated Risk Information System, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.1159 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To encourage the research and use of innovative materials and associated techniques in the construction and preservation of the domestic transportation and water infrastructure system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure, Science, Space, and Technology, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such…

 

Financial Services

H.R.1176 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To repeal the restriction on the use of funds by the Securities and Exchange Commission to ensure that shareholders of corporations have knowledge of corporation political activity.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1173 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require that $1 coins issued during 2019 honor President George H.W. Bush and to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to issue bullion coins during 2019 in honor of Barbara Bush.
Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1167 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To create a zero interest loan program for Federal and District of Columbia employees furloughed or excepted from such furlough during a lapse in Federal appropriations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

 

Health

H.R.1215 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Medicare surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in such Accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses.
Sponsor: Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1188 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To shorten monopoly periods for prescription drugs that are the subjects of sudden price hikes.
Sponsor: Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1183 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure access to qualified acupuncturist services for military members and military dependents, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure access to acupuncturist services through the Department of Veterans Affairs, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of qualified acupuncturist services under the Medicare program; to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the appointment of qualified acupuncturists as officers in the commissioned Regular Corps and the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, 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…

S.476 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.475 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent catastrophic out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.474 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to publicly justify unnecessary price increases.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.470 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States age 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare.
Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.466 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide that certain guidance related to waivers for State innovation under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall have no force or effect.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.1196 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an increased work opportunity credit with respect to recent veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1194 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit fellowship and stipend compensation to be saved in an individual retirement account.
Sponsor: Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1175 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform taxation of alcoholic beverages.
Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 02/13/2019) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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