Today’s Daily Update

The House and The Senate are not in Session today.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 131 – The rule providing for consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany H.J.Res. 31
      • – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
        • – ADOPTED 229 – 195, ROLL CALL 85
    • Adoption of H. Res. 131 – The rule providing for consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany H.J.Res. 31
      • – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
        • – PASSED 230 – 196, ROLL CALL 86
    • Conference Report to Accompany H.J.Res. 31
      • – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
        • – PASSED 300 – 128, ROLL CALL 87
    • Approval of the Journal
      • – APPROVED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • The House is not in Session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, William Pelham Barr, to be Attorney General; confirmed: 54-45.
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31 (consolidated appropriations); invoked: 84-15.
    • Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31 (consolidated appropriations); adopted: 83-16.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.71:
      • honoring the memory of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 1 year ago.
    • Passed S.488:
      • the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2019.
    • Agreed to S.Con.Res.4:
      • enrollment correction (H.J.Res.31).
    • Adopted S.Res.75:
      • honoring the life, achievements, and distinguished public service of John David Dingell, Jr., and expressing condolences to his family on his passing.
    • Adopted S.Res.76:
      • designating March 1, 2019, as “National Speech and Debate Education Day”.
    • Adopted S.Res.77:
      • designating the week of February 16 through 23, 2019 as “National FFA Week”, recognizing the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders, and celebrating 50 years of Female membership in the National FFA Organization.
    • Agreed to S.Con.Res.1, with Menendez-Risch amendments:
      • calling for credible, transparent, and safe elections in Nigeria, and for other purposes.
    • Passed Calendar #26, S.483:
      • to enact into law a bill by reference (H.R.1029 of the 115th Congress).
  • Completed 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 is not in Session.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.491 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to reaffirm the policy of the United States with respect to management authority over public land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.487 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a natural gas demand response pilot program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.1286 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prohibit consumer credit reporting agencies and lenders from taking adverse action against federal employees and contractors impacted by the government shutdown, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1285 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish an Office for Under-Banked, Un-Banked, and Underserved Consumers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1259 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize private parties to compel the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek sanctions by filing civil actions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.527 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the earned income tax credit to account for the amount by which economic growth has outpaced income growth, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.501 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in unrelated business taxable income by amount of certain fringe benefit expenses.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Health

H.R.1290 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain emergency medical devices from the excise tax on medical devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1277 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish a State public option through Medicaid to provide Americans with the choice of a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan.
Sponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (40)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 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.1264 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission with access to certain drug payment information, including certain rebate information.
Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 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.1226 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing coordinated care for children with complex medical conditions through a health home.
Sponsor: Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.518 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.
Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (32)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.516 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the use of prescription drug monitoring programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.503 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the opportunity for responsible health savings to all American families.
Sponsor: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.489 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish a State public option through Medicaid to provide Americans with the choice of a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan.
Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1243 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan and program to assist health professionals and systems in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

S.523 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan and program to assist health professionals and systems in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

H.R.1295 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the availability of penalty-free distributions to unemployed individuals from retirement plans.
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1294 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for executive compensation unless the employer maintains profit-sharing distributions for employees.
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1291 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt student workers for purposes of determining a higher education institutions employer health care shared responsibility.
Sponsor: Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1263 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act any semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine.
Sponsor: Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1260 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the charitable deduction to all taxpayers regardless of whether a taxpayer itemizes deductions in order to encourage and increase charitable giving.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1251 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax-exempt financing of certain government-owned buildings.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.1241 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders.
Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1223 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in unrelated business taxable income by amount of certain fringe benefit expenses.
Sponsor: Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.521 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 02/14/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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