Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider amendments to H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act, Rule Committee Print. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #15, H.R.268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Consideration of the Veto Message on H.J.Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019
      • – VETO WAS SUSTAINED 248 – 181, ROLL CALL 127
    • H.R. 1388 – Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 404 – 21, ROLL CALL 128
    • H.R. 297 – Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 403 – 21, ROLL CALL 129

 

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
  • Res. 252 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act and of the bill H.Res. 124 – Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals
  • H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act, Rule Committee Print (Sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro / Education and Labor Committee)
    • Structured Rule, One Hour of Debate
    • Nine Amendments

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday 

  •  Roll Call Votes
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #20, Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; confirmed: 78-21.
    2. 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); not invoked: 0-57, 43 Senators were present.
    3. 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; invoked: 90-10.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.68, designating April 5, 2019, as “Gold Star Wives Day”.
    • Adopted S.Res.72, honoring the 100th anniversary of Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.
    • By voice vote, adopted S.Res.117, designating March 22, 2019, as “National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day”.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #15, H.R.268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, post-cloture.
  • We expect to begin consideration of H.R.268 during Wednesday’s session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
Housing Finance Reform

House Ways and Means
Review of the 2017 Tax Law

Senate Appropriations
FY2020 Department of Transportation Budget

House Appropriations
Labor-HHS Subcommittee Member Day

House Energy and Commerce
Health Care Bills Markup

House Education and Labor
Innovations in Expanding Registered Apprenticeship Programs

House Small Business
Unlocking Small Business Retirement Security

House Science, Space and Technology Committee
Clean Water/Hydro Energy Research Programs

Senate Appropriations
SEC/CFTC Budget

Senate Commerce
The State of Airline Safety: Federal Oversight of Commercial Aviation

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.1881 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prohibit United States contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Green Climate Fund.
Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

S.883 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by Win Oil Company, Inc., for purposes of economic development by removing the Federal reversionary interest in the land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.876 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to prepare veterans for careers in the energy industry, including the solar, wind, cybersecurity, and other low-carbon emissions sectors or zero-emissions sectors of the energy industry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.1876 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To create an interdivisional taskforce at the Securities and Exchange Commission for senior investors.
Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.884 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to authorize a grant program that strengthens the capacity of community development financial institutions through alignment with national service participants.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

 

Health

H.R.1887 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish a National Institute of Nutrition within the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.1884 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve affordability of, undo sabotage with respect to, and increase access to health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (78)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 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.1879 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment of individuals under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1873 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide outreach and reporting on comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease care planning services furnished under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 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.1870 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand affordability of health insurance for working families.
Sponsor: Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1868 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve affordability and reduce premium costs of health insurance for consumers.
Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.880 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide outreach and reporting on comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease care planning services furnished under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.873 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.1875 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to facilitate nationwide availability of volunteer income tax assistance for low-income and underserved populations.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1874 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that qualified cash or deferred arrangements allow certain long-term employees to participate.
Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1872 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income interest received on certain loans secured by agricultural real property.
Sponsor: Rep. Watkins, Steve [R-KS-2] (Introduced 03/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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