Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider three bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #116, Joseph F. Bianco, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in Session.

 

Today

  • The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour
  • Legislative Business will begin at 2:00 p.m.
  • Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 2002 – Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 2) H.Res. 273 – Reaffirming the United States commitment to Taiwan and to the implementation of the Taiwan Relations Act (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1704 – Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #116, Joseph F. Bianco, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; invoked: 51-40.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S. Res. 162, supporting the designation of April 2019 as “National Donate Life Month”.
    • By voice vote, adopted S. Res.190, promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2019, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics , and Native Hawaiians or other pacific islanders
    • Adopted S.Res.191, supporting the designation of the week of May 5 through May 11, 2019, as “National Small Business Week” and commending the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners in the United States and the impact that small business owners have on their communities.
  • Began the Rule 14 process to place the following on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
    1. S.1332, to set forth the congressional budget for the US Government for FY’20 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for FY’21 through FY’29. (Paul)
    2. H.R.9, Climate Action Now Act

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #116, Joseph F. Bianco, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • Roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session. Another message will be sent when votes are scheduled.
  • As a reminder, Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • 1) Executive Calendar #116, Joseph F. Bianco, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.
    • 2) Executive Calendar #95, Kimberly A. Reed, of West Virginia, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021.
    • 3) Executive Calendar #89, Spencer Bachus III, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2023.
    • 4) Executive Calendar #94, Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021.
    • 5) Executive Calendar #100, Janet Dhillon, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.
    • 6) Executive Calendar #117, Michael H. Park, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.
  • If cloture is invoked on the Bianco or Park nominations, there would be up to 30 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. If cloture is invoked on the Reed, Bachus, Pryor, or Dhillon nominations, there would be up to 2 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Following a vote on confirmation of a nomination, there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
Data Rights and Collection in a Digital Economy

Senate Judiciary
Intellectual Property and the Price of Prescription Drugs

Senate Appropriations
FTC/FCC

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.1327 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the credit for production of refined coal.
Sponsor: Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] (Introduced 05/06/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Financial Services

S.1335 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to eliminate the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 05/06/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.1334 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill authorizing a program to promote innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate care for individuals presenting at emergency departments with acute mental health illness.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 05/06/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1323 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to collect information under Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program related to social determinants of health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 05/06/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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