Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider two bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #20, Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • H.R. 920 – Venezuela Arms Restriction Act, as amended
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED BY VOICE
  • H.R. 854 – Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019, as amended
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED BY VOICE
  • H.R. 1616 – European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019, as amended
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED 391 – 24, ROLL CALL 126
  • H.R. 1839 – Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED BY VOICE
  • H.R. 1477 – Russia-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act, as amended
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • “One Minutes” (15 per side)
  • Consideration of the Veto Message on H.J.Res. 46
    • – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 (Rep. Castro – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • The Veto Message allows for one hour of debate controlled by the Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • Suspensions (2 bills)
    • H.R. 1388 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019 (Rep. Huffman – Natural Resources)
    • H.R. 297 – Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019 (Rep. Gianforte – Natural Resources)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday 

 

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #20, Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 77-20.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed S.863: VA Podiatrist Grade and Pay Clarification.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #20, Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 2:15pm, all post-cloture time on the Bade nomination will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the Bade nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.8, recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell), with the time until 4:00pm equally divided.
  • At 4:00pm, the cloture motions with respect to the motions to proceed to S.J.Res.8 and H.R.268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion(s) to proceed.
  • Tuesday at 2:15pm – 1 roll call vote
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #20, Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
  • Tuesday at 4:00pm – 2 roll call votes expected
    • 1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #27, S.J.Res.8: recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell);
  • If cloture is not invoked, then:
    • 2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #15, H.R.268: making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Appropriations
Department of Energy Budget

House Budget
FY2020 HHS Budget

House Foreign Affairs
Combatting Corruption in the Americas

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Investment in U.S. Airports

House Ways and Means
Trade and Labor: Creating and Enforcing Rules to Benefit American Workers

House Energy and Commerce
Net Neutrality Bills Markup

Senate Banking
Housing Finance Reform

Senate HELP
Consumer/Provider E-Health Information Availability

Bipartisan Policy Center
Tracking Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis

House Financial Services
Markup

House Oversight and Government Reform
Improving Data Security at Consumer Reporting Agencies

Senate Armed Services
Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Responsibilities

Senate Commerce
Small Business Consumer Data Privacy Issues

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cyber

H.R.1860 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates charged for broadband internet access service.
Sponsor: Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] (Introduced 03/25/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/25/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Energy

S.859 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 03/25/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.1865 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] (Introduced 03/25/2019) Cosponsors: (113)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/25/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1862 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To abolish the Federal Insurance Office of the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 03/25/2019) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/25/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1856 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide a path to end homelessness in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/25/2019) Cosponsors: (46)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Budget
Latest Action: House – 03/25/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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 concerned.