Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider seven bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • The House was not in Session.

 

Today

  • Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:30 p.m. At that time the House will reconvene to consider the bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Suspensions (7 bills)
    • H.R. 583 – PIRATE Act (Rep. Tonko – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 501 – Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019 (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 525 – Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2019 (Rep. Walden – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 539 – Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2019 (Rep. Lipinski – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.R. 425 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act (Rep. Dunn – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.R. 276 – Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act (Rep. Titus – Education and Labor)
    • H.R. 1235 – MSPB Temporary Term Extension Act (Rep. Cummings – Oversight and Reform)
  • **Members are advised that the new Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson will be sworn-in during the vote series.

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in Session.

Today

  • The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. At 5:30pm, there will be a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.311.
  • As a reminder, Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • 1) Executive Calendar #16, the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit;
    • 2) Executive Calendar #6, the nomination of Michael J. Desmond, of California, to be Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury;
    • 3) Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and
    • 4) Executive Calendar #12, the nomination of John L. Ryder, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • Each cloture motion will ripen upon disposition of the previous one and each is subject to up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate time.
  • Monday, February 25th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes
    • 1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
  • If cloture is not invoked, then:
    • 2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #16, the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

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