Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider three bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.Res.50, related to procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate (Lankford)

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • H.R. 1433 – DHS MORALE Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1593 – CLASS Act of 2019, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 384 – 18, ROLL CALL 137
    • H.R. 1590 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 394 – 7, ROLL CALL 138
    • H.R. 1589 – CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2019, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • Approval of the Journal
      • – APPROVED 207 – 181 – 1, ROLL CALL 139

 

Today

  • “One Minutes” (15 per side)
  • H.Res. 271 – Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care (Rep. Allred – Energy and Commerce/Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
  • Suspensions (3 bills)
    • H.R. 540 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the “Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office” (Rep. Morelle – Oversight and Reform)
    • H.R. 829 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1450 Montauk Highway in Mastic, New York, as the “Army Specialist Thomas J. Wilwerth Post Office Building” (Rep. Zeldin – Oversight and Reform)
    • S. 725 – A bill to change the address of the postal facility designated in honor of Captain Humayun Khan (Sen. Kaine – Oversight and Reform)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

    • 1) Motion to invoke cloture on Shelby substitute amendment #201; not invoked: 44-49.
    • 2) Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.268, Supplemental Appropriations; not invoked: 46-48.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.133: honoring the life and legacy of Elizabeth Smith Friedman, Cryptanalyst.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.Res.50, related to procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate (Lankford), with the time until 12:30pm equally divided.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.Res.50.
  • 2:15pm – 1roll call vote:
    1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to  S.Res.50, related to procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate (Lankford).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

West Health/HCI
Annual Health Care Summit

Senate Aging
Alzheimer’s: New Directions in Biomedical Research and Caregiving

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Pipeline Safety: Reviewing the Status of Mandates and Examining Additional Safety Needs

House Appropriations
Budget: Environmental Protection Agency

Senate Banking
Environmental, Social, and Governance Principles

House Ways and Means
Tax/Retirement Legislation Markup

House Education and Labor
Examining Surprise Billing: Protecting Patients from Financial Pain

House Veterans Affairs
VA Office of Information and Technology

House Appropriations
NIH FY2020 Budget Request

House Energy and Commerce
The Human Impact of Rising Insulin Costs

House Appropriations
The Rural Economy

House Financial Services
The Affordable Housing Crisis in Rural America: Assessing the Federal Response

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cyber

H.R.2013 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate regulations related to sensitive personal information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2018 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Small Business Act to allow small business concerns, homeowners, or nonprofit entities to use certain Superstorm Sandy grant funds or other disaster assistance received to repay certain disaster assistance provided by the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Small Business, Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 Referred to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within..

H.R.2016 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To modify the authorized uses of certain property conveyed by the United States in Los Angeles, California.
Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, 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…

H.R.2005 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for greater spousal protection under defined contribution plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and Labor, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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…

H.R.2001 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to meet the needs of homeless children, youth, and families, and honor the assessments and priorities of local communities.
Sponsor: Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 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.2012 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide that Federal law shall not preempt State law.
Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.2011 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the treatment under section 351(k)(7) of such Act (relating to exclusivity for reference products) of certain products deemed to have a biologics license pursuant to section 7002 of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009.
Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2009 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide equal coverage of in vitro specific IgE tests and percutaneous tests for allergies under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 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.977 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to address the high cost of prescription drugs.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/01/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.967 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish limitations on cost-sharing for out-of-network services in the individual market, to prohibit balance billing for such services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/01/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.966 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize the physician self-referral prohibitions to promote care coordination in the merit-based incentive payment system and to facilitate physician practice participation in alternative payment models under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/01/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.964 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve cost-sharing subsidies.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/01/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.961 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand eligibility for the refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/01/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.2017 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the Indian employment credit.
Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2007 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the automated disclosure of taxpayer information for third-party income verification, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.972 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage retirement savings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 04/01/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/01/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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