Today’s Daily Update

The House will begin Consideration of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #17, Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • H.R. 762 – Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 347 – Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1138 – To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1381 – Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 416 – 0, ROLL CALL 104
    • H.R. 1271 – Vet HP Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 49 – To designate the outstation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in North Ogden, Utah, as the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 417 – 0, ROLL CALL 105

 

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. Res. 172 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2019
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2019, Rules Committee Print (Sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes / House Administration Committee) 
  • Structured Rule, One Hour of Debate

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • 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; confirmed: 53-44.
    • 2)  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #17, Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; invoked: 53-45.
  •  Legislative Business
    •  Adopted S.Res.93, Expressing support for the designation of March 2, 2019, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day”.
    •  Completed 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 Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #17, Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, post-cloture.
  • At 4:00pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Readler nomination. Upon disposition of the Readler nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #18, Eric E. Murphy, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  • 4:00pm – 2 roll call votes:
    • 1) Confirmation of Executive Calendar #17, Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
    • 2) Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #18, Eric E. Murphy, 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:
    • 1. Executive Calendar #18, Eric E. Murphy, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; and
    • 2. 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 Aging
Reducing Prescription Drug Prices – Part I

House Appropriations
DHS Office of the Inspector General

Senate EPW
Highway Infrastructure Investment

House Financial Services
Budget Views and Estimates

House Appropriations
Electronic Health Record Modernization

Senate Finance
Protecting Americans from Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes

House Energy and Commerce
Inclusion in Tech: How Diversity Benefits All Americans

House Ways and Means
U.S. Infrastructure Improvements

Financial Stability Oversight Council
Open Meeting

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.1509 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Truth in Lending Act to address certain issues relating to the extension of consumer credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1500 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to meet its statutory purpose, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (29)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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 jurisdiction of the committee…

 

Health

H.R.1534 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide that 12 weeks of family leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform, House Administration
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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…

H.R.1533 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to mental health services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 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.1520 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the publication of a list of licensed biological products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1518 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion of Medicare coverage for hearing aids and examinations therefor, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 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.1510 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a Patient and State Stability Fund.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 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.1506 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that valid generic drugs may enter the market.
Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.1499 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prohibit brand name drug manufacturers from compensating generic drug manufacturers to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and to prohibit biological product manufacturers from compensating biosimilar and interchangeable product manufacturers to delay entry of biosimilar and interchangeable products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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…

S.660 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to address abuse of the Food and Drug Administration’s citizen petition process by brand drug manufacturers.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.658 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide for an accelerated approval pathway for certain drugs that are authorized to be lawfully marketed in other countries.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.657 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to establish requirements with respect to prescription drug benefits.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

H.R.1545 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the inclusion of certain fringe benefit expenses for which a deduction is disallowed in unrelated business taxable income.
Sponsor: Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.1525 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide tax incentives to promote economic development in Economically Distressed Zones.
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1516 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.1508 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for Move America bonds and Move America credits.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1507 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify employer-provided fringe benefits for bicycle commuting.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.651 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the age requirement with respect to eligibility for qualified ABLE programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.647 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.
Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 03/05/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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