Today’s Daily Update

The House and the Senate are not in Session.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Adoption of H.Res. 124 – Expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals
      • – ADOPTED 238 – 185 – 1, ROLL CALL 135
    • Approval of the Journal
      • – APPROVED 216 – 179 – 1, ROLL CALL 136

 

Today

  • The House is not in Session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday 

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #9, Nicole Nason, of New York, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration; confirmed: 95-1.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed H.R.276, Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act
    • Adopted, S.Res.124, condemning the March 15, 2019, terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, offering sincere condolences to all of the victims and their families, and expressing and standing in solidarity with the people and Government of New Zealand.
    • Adopted by voice vote S.Res.100, recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.
    • Adopted S.Res.69, designating March 29, 2019, as “Vietnam Veterans Day”.
    • Adopted S.Res.118, recognizing the importance of paying tribute to those individuals who have faithfully served and retired from the Armed Forces of the United States, designating April 18, 2019, as “Military Retiree Appreciation Day”, and encouraging the people of the United States to honor the past and continued service of military retirees to their local communities and the United States.
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.297, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

Today

  • The Senate is not in Session.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cyber

H.R.1975 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security a Chief Information Security Officer Advisory Committee.
Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Homeland Security, Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the…

 

Energy

H.R.1960 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To cap the emissions of greenhouse gases through a requirement to purchase carbon permits, to distribute the proceeds of such purchases to eligible individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 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…

S.940 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to cap the emissions of greenhouse gases through a requirement to purchase carbon permits, to distribute the proceeds of such purchases to eligible individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Financial Services

H.R.1988 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To clarify seasoning requirements for certain refinanced mortgage loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 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.1978 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To fight homelessness in the United States by authorizing a grant program within the Health Resources and Services Administration for housing programs that offer comprehensive services and intensive case management for homeless individuals and families.
Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1957 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.1981 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit payments under the Medicaid program for conversion therapy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (63)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.1970 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payment for services of radiologist assistants under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 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.1959 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to compounding pharmacies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1955 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to conduct a study on antipsychotic prescribing practices in nonnursing home settings under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 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.1948 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (93)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 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…

S.930 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to allow women greater access to safe and effective contraception.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Puerto Rico

H.R.1965 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To set forth the terms for the admission of the territory of Puerto Rico as a State of the Union.
Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

 

Tax

H.R.1987 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax incentive for the installation and maintenance of mechanical insulation property.
Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1985 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance including the limitation on dependent care flexible spending arrangements.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1977 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for 2 years the exclusion from gross income of discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness.
Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1973 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide authority to add additional vaccines to the list of taxable vaccines.
Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1967 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and make the credit fully refundable.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.932 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax-exempt financing of certain government-owned buildings.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.931 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and make the credit fully refundable.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.928 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 03/28/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance