Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider nine bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #201, Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • H.R. 2116– Global Fragility Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 615 – The Refugee Sanitation Facility Safety Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1359 – Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1952 – Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 397 – 0, ROLL CALL 218
    • H.R. 753 – Global Electoral Exchange Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.Res. 106– Denouncing female genital mutilation/cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the Federal Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice 
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 393 – 0, ROLL CALL 219
    • H.R. 2480 – Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • One Minutes (15 per side)
  • H.Res. 389 – Rule Providing for Consideration of Both H.R. 1500 – Consumers First Act (Rep. Waters – Financial Services) and H.R. 1994 – Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (Rep. Neal – Ways and Means).
  • Suspensions (9 bills)
    • H.R. 2359 – Whole Veteran Act, as amended (Rep. Lamb – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 1947 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to exempt transfers of funds from Federal agencies to the Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit corporations established under subchapter IV of chapter 73 of such title from certain provisions of the Economy Act, as amended (Rep. Roe – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 1812 – Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act (Rep. Roe – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 2326 – Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer William “Bill” Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2019 (Rep. Levin (CA) – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 2333 – Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act (Rep. Brindisi – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 2340 – FIGHT Veteran Suicide Act (Rep. Rose (NY) – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 1200 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-living Adjustment Act of 2019 (Rep. Luria – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 2372 – Veterans’ Care Quality Transparency Act (Rep. Underwood – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 2045 – Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2019 (Rep. Wenstrup – Veterans’ Affairs)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #201, Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 51-43.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed Calendar #19, S. 163: to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to emission control devices and for other purposes.
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
      1. H.R.312, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
      2. H.R.2578, National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #201, Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.
  • 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 (1) confirmation of the Collins nomination and (2) on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #23, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah. Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session.
  • At 2:45pm, there will be an all-senators briefing on Iran.
  • Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations (post-cloture debate limit):
    1. Executive Calendar #201, Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit (30 hours)
    2. Executive Calendar #23, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah (2 hours)
    3. Executive Calendar #35, Stephen R. Clark, Sr., of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Easter District of Missouri (2 hours)
    4. Executive Calendar #37, Carl J. Nichols, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia (2 hours)
    5. Executive Calendar #38, Kenneth D. Bell, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina (2 hours)
  • Tuesday at 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #201, Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
    2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #23, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
Oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Senate Banking
Beneficial Ownership

Senate Judiciary
Understanding the Digital Advertising Ecosystem and the Impact of Data Privacy and Competition Policy

House Science, Space and Technology
Preparing America’s Transportation Infrastructure for Climate Change

House Energy and Commerce
Improving Drug Pricing Transparency and Lowering Prices for American Consumers

House Appropriations
FY2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Markup

House Agriculture
Animal Pest and Disease Prevention and Response Capabilities

House Homeland Security
Growing and Diversifying the Cyber Talent Pipeline

House Ways and Means
Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cannabis

H.R.2843 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To decriminalize marijuana, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] (Introduced 05/20/2019) Cosponsors: (32)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Small Business
Latest Action: House – 05/20/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for…

S.1552 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to decriminalize marijuana, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 05/20/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/20/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2852 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the National Housing Act to authorize State-licensed appraisers to conduct appraisals in connection with mortgages insured by the FHA and to require compliance with the existing appraiser education requirement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 05/20/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/20/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.2848 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 05/20/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 05/20/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

S.1544 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill 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: Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] (Introduced 05/20/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/20/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.2845 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the work opportunity credit for certain youth employees, and to extend empowerment zones.
Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 05/20/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/20/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1550 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the work opportunity credit for certain youth employees, and to extend empowerment zones.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 05/20/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/20/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1548 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rate of tax on corporations participating in labor lockouts and to prohibit deductions and credits for wages and benefits paid to temporary workers during labor knockouts.
Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 05/20/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/20/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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