Today’s Daily Update

The House will begin Consideration of H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #8, Jeffrey Kessler, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 274 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill S. J. Res. 7 – A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress and of the bill H. Res. 271 – Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care
      • – PASSED 231 – 191, ROLL CALL 140
    • Adoption of H. Res. 274 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill S. J. Res. 7 – A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress and of the bill H. Res. 271 – Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care
      • – ADOPTED 230 – 188, ROLL CALL 141
    • H.Res. 271 – Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • 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”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 414 – 7, ROLL CALL 142
    • 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”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
    • S. 725 – A bill to change the address of the postal facility designated in honor of Captain Humayun Khan
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. and recess immediately.  The House will reconvene at approximately 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of receiving, in a Joint Meeting with the Senate, His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.  Members are advised to be on the House Floor and seated no later than 10:30 a.m. for the Joint Meeting.
  • At the conclusion of the Joint Meeting, the House will recess subject to the call of the Chair in order to clear the Chamber.
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Rep. Bass – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order 40 amendments. A full list of amendments can be found HERE.
  • Postponed Vote (1 Vote)
    1. H.Res. 271 – Condemning the Trump Administration’s Legal Campaign to Take Away Americans’ Health Care (Rep. Allred – Energy and Commerce/Judiciary)
  • Postponed Suspension (1 Vote)
    1. 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)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 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); not invoked: 51-48.
  • Legislative Business
    • By voice vote, passed H.R.1839, Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019
    • Adopted S.Res.132, honoring the life of Ted Lindsay
    • Adopted S.Res.138, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
    • Adopted S.Res.139, to authorize the production of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
    • Began the Rule 14 process to place H.R.7, Paycheck Fairness Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

Today

  • On Wednesday, April 3rd at 11:00am, His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), will address a Joint Meeting of Congress from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. All Senators are invited to attend the joint meeting. Senators should begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 10:35am to depart as a body at 10:40am for the Hall of the House.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #8, Jeffrey Kessler, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, with the time until 2:00pm equally divided in the usual form.
  • At 2:00pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke on the Kessler nomination.
  • Additional roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.
  • Upon disposition of the Kessler nomination, there will be a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #32, Roy Kalman Altman, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
  • During today’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #87, Mark Anthony Calabria, of Virginia, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
  • 2:00pm Wednesday, April 3rd – 1 roll call vote:
    • 1)  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #8, Jeffrey Kessler, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Appropriations
EPA FY2020 Budget

House Appropriations
FDA FY2020 Budget Request

House Education and Labor
Strengthening Accountability in Higher Education

Senate Appropriations
FEMA FY2020 Budget

House Energy and Commerce
Health/Net Neutrality/Climate Change Markup

House Financial Services
Member Day

House Appropriations
FCC FY2020 Budget

House Financial Services
Putting Investors First: Reviewing Proposals to Hold Executives Accountable

House Appropriations
Defense Health Programs

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.2041 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To reauthorize the weatherization assistance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2040 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make fuel cells using electromechanical processes eligible for the energy tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2023 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require reports by the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence relating to construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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…

S.983 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to reauthorize the weatherization assistance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/02/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Health

H.R.2038 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To allow State-based, market-oriented, prescription drug negotiations to lower pharmaceutical drug prices, to encourage competition, to increase consumer choice and access, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.2035 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such title relating to lifespan respite care.
Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2020 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to require a person that possesses or intends to possess a tableting machine or encapsulating machine to obtain registration from the Attorney General, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 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.995 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such title relating to lifespan respite care.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/02/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.989 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to require a person that possesses or intends to possess a tableting machine or encapsulating machine to obtain registration from the Attorney General, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 04/02/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.988 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit prescription drug plan sponsors and MA-PD organizations under the Medicare program from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/02/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.981 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish a public health plan.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/02/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

 

Financial Services

S.994 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish a National and Community Service Administration to carry out the national and volunteer service programs, to expand participation in such programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/02/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.2042 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain tax credits related to electric cars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2032 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals to designate overpayments of income tax for disaster relief.
Sponsor: Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.2025 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the alternative fuel refueling property credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/02/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.993 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain tax credits related to electric cars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/02/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.978 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the work opportunity credit.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 04/02/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/02/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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