Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider six bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • H.R. 1222 – Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
            • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 91 – Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED 396 – 18, ROLL CALL 168
    • H.R. 317 – Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • Approval of the Journal
      • – APPROVED 227 – 182 – 1, ROLL CALL 169

 

Today

  • One Minutes (15 per side)
  • Suspensions (6 bills)
    • H.Res. 327 – Encouraging greater public-private sector collaboration to promote financial literacy for students and young adults (Rep. Foster – Financial Services)
    • H.R. 1876 – Senior Security Act of 2019 (Rep. Gottheimer – Financial Services)
    • H.Res. 328 – Supporting the protection of elders through financial literacy (Rep. Casten – Financial Services)
    • H.R. 1449 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3033 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, Illinois, as the “Captain Robert L. Martin Post Office” (Rep. Kelly (IL) – Oversight and Reform)
    • H.R. 1198 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 404 South Boulder Highway in Henderson, Nevada, as the “Henderson Veterans Memorial Post Office Building” (Rep. Lee (NV) – Oversight and Reform)
    • H.R. 828 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the “Congressman Bill Carney Post Office” (Rep. Zeldin – Oversight and Reform)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy; invoked: 63-32.
  • Legislative Business
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
      • H.R.1644: Save the Internet Act of 2019
      • H.R.1957: Taxpayer First Act of 2019
      • Adopted S.Res.172: Legal Counsel
      • Adopted S.Res.173: relative to the death of the Honorable Richard G. Lugar.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and does so under the provisions of S.Res.173 as a further mark of respect to the late Senator Richard Lugar.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy, post-cloture. At 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Cooper nomination.
  • 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy.
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #188, R. Clarke Cooper, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).
    • Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session.
  • As a reminder, Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • 1) Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy
    • 2) Executive Calendar #188, R. Clarke Cooper, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs)
    • 3) Executive Calendar #214, Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
    • 4) Executive Calendar #26, J. Campbell Barker, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas
    • 5) Executive Calendar #29, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama
    • 6) Executive Calendar #33, Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida
    • 7) Executive Calendar #34, Raul M. Arias-Marxuach, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
    • 8) Executive Calendar #36, Joshua Wolson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 2 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Then there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

National Academy of Medicine
Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Senate Banking
How do the Banking Agencies Regulate and Supervise Institutions?

House Financial Services
Housing in America

House Rules
H.R. 1384 – Medicare for All Act of 2019

House Natural Resources
Public Lands and our Clean Energy Future

House Energy and Commerce
Prescription Drug Coverage in the Medicare Program

House Appropriations
FY2020 FEMA Budget

House Financial Services
Ending Debt Traps in the Payday and Small Dollar Credit Industry

Senate Commerce
Strengthening the Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things

House Judiciary
Prescription Drug Pricing Legislation Markup

House Homeland Security
Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Science and Technology Directorate

Senate Appropriations
FY2020 Budget Request for USAID

House Appropriations
Labor-HHS Bill Markup

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.2391 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to provide investment authority to support rural infrastructure development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] (Introduced 04/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2390 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to States for use to eliminate blight and assist in neighborhood revitalization, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] (Introduced 04/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1230 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish a national usury rate for consumer credit transactions.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 04/29/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.2387 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend subsection (q) of section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the process for denying certain petitions whose primary purpose is to delay the approval of an application submitted under subsection (b)(2) or (j) of such section 505, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] (Introduced 04/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2375 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prohibit prescription drug companies from compensating other prescription drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug, biosimilar biological product, or interchangeable biological product into the market.
Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] (Introduced 04/29/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2019 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.2374 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To enable the Federal Trade Commission to deter filing of sham citizen petitions to cover an attempt to interfere with approval of a competing generic drug or biosimilar, to foster competition and facilitate the efficient review of petitions filed in good faith to raise legitimate public heath concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] (Introduced 04/29/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1224 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to enable the Federal Trade Commission to deter filing of sham citizen petitions to cover an attempt to interfere with approval of a competing generic drug or biosimilar, to foster competition and facilitate the efficient review of petitions filed in good faith to raise legitimate public health concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 04/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 04/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1223 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 04/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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