Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider seven bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #15, Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour
  • Legislative Business will begin at 2:00 p.m.
  • Votes are postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 762 – Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 347 – Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1138 – To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Reed / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 1381 – Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Raul Ruiz / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1271 – Vet HP Act (Sponsored by Rep. Marcy Kaptur / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 6) S. 49 – To designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation (Sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 7) H.Con.Res. 14 – Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library (Sponsored by Rep. Ben Cline / Education and the Labor Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 1) Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #15, Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; invoked: 52-43.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.92: designating the first week of April 2019 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week”.
    • Passed S.252: to authorize the honorary appointment of Robert J. Dole to the grade of colonel in the regular Army.
  • Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following items on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
    • 1) S.617: Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Grassley/Wyden)
    • 2) H.R.8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
  • Began the Rule 14 process to place H.R.1112, Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #15, Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 4:00pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Rushing nomination followed by the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #17, Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  • 4:00pm – 2 roll call votes:
    • 1)  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #15, Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
    • 2)  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #17, Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit
  • As a reminder, last week Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • Executive Calendar #15, Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit;
    • Executive Calendar #17, Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit;
    • Executive Calendar #18, Eric E. Murphy, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; and
    • Executive Calendar #11, John Fleming, of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development .
  • If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 30 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination, before proceeding to a cloture vote on the next nomination.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Electricity Sector in a Changing Climate

Senate EPW
Role of States in Protecting Air Quality

Senate HELP
Vaccine-Preventable Disease Outbreaks

Senate Judiciary
Examining Concentration and Competition in the US Economy

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.1493 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To address state-sponsored cyber activities against the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] (Introduced 03/04/2019) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/04/2019 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall…

 

Health

S.640 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require pharmacy-negotiated price concessions to be included in negotiated prices at the point-of-sale under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 03/04/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

 

Tax

H.R.1489 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require public disclosure of individual tax returns of the President, the Vice President, and Members of Congress, and candidates for such offices.
Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] (Introduced 03/04/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1483 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the foreign insurer excise tax certain insurance policies issued by United States territory and possession insurers.
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 03/04/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/04/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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