Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #6, Michael J, Desmond, of California, to be IRS Chief Counsel and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 145 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 and of the bill H.R. 1112 – Enhance Background Checks Act of 2019
      • – PASSED 229 – 191, ROLL CALL 90
    • Adoption of H.Res. 145 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 and of the bill H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019
      • – ADOPTED 227 – 194, ROLL CALL 91
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 144– The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.J.Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019
      • – PASSED 228 – 193, ROLL CALL 92
    • Adoption of H. Res. 144– The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.J.Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019
      • – ADOPTED 229 – 193, ROLL CALL 93
    • Passage of H.J.Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019
      • – PASSED 245 – 182, ROLL CALL 94
    • S. 47 – Natural Resources Management Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 363 – 62, ROLL CALL 95

 

Today

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour
  • Legislative Business will begin at 12:00 p.m.
  • Fifteen One Minutes per side
  • H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson / Judiciary Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Chamber Action
    • Measures Introduced:
      • Twenty-one bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows:
        • S. 552–572, and S. Res. 78–79.
  • Measures Passed:
    • Career and Technical Education Month:
      • Senate agreed to S. Res. 79, supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month.
    • Desmond Nomination–Agreement:
      • Senate resumed consideration of 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.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 84 yeas to 15 nays (Vote No. EX. 30), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that the post-cloture time on the nomination expire at 12:15 p.m., on Wednesday, February 27, 2019; and that there be two minutes of debate equally divided prior to the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
  • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 29), Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #6, Michael J, Desmond, of California, to be IRS Chief Counsel and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury, post-cloture.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Commerce
Federal Data Privacy Framework

House Agriculture
State of the Rural Economy

House Energy and Commerce
U.S. Measles Outbreak/Response Efforts

House Oversight
Michael Cohen Testimony

House Financial Services
Monetary Policy Report

House Ways and Means
U.S.-China Trade

House Budget
Tax Law’s Impact on the Budget/American Families

House Appropriations
Election Security

House Appropriations
Stakeholder Perspectives: Fair Housing

AEI
Navigating the Evolving Opioid Crisis

House Appropriations
FDA Status of Operations

House Financial Services
Financial Services Industry Diversity

Senate Homeland Security
Electric Grid Security

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.1359 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wright, Ron [R-TX-6] (Introduced 02/26/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

 

Health

H.R.1379 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide coverage for treatment of a congenital anomaly or birth defect.
Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] (Introduced 02/26/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 02/26/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the…

H.R.1375 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency of Medicare secondary payer reporting information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 02/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/26/2019 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.1371 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To conduct or support further comprehensive research for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 02/26/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1366 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the opportunity for responsible health savings to all American families.
Sponsor: Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] (Introduced 02/26/2019) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

S.570 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to conduct or support further comprehensive research for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/26/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.558 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a program on children and the media within the National Institutes of Health to study the health and developmental effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/26/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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