Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete Consideration of H.R. 1500 – Consumers First Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #23, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Ordering the Previous Question H. Res. 389 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1500 – Consumers First Act and of the bill H.R. 1994 – Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019
      • – PASSED 227 – 191, ROLL CALL 220
    • Adoption of H. Res. 389 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1500 – Consumers First Act and of the bill H.R. 1994 – Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019
      • – ADOPTED 230 – 190, ROLL CALL 221
  • Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 2359 – Whole Veteran Act
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
            • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 2) H.R. 1812 – Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 3) H.R. 2326 – Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer William Bill Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 4) H.R. 2333 – Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 5) H.R. 2340 – FIGHT Veteran Suicide Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 6) H.R. 1200 – Veterans Compensation Cost-of-living Adjustment Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 7) H.R. 2372 – Veterans’ Care Quality Transparency Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 8) H.R. 2045 – Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 9) 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
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

  • One Minutes (15 per side)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 1500 – Consumers First Act (Rep. Waters – Financial Services)
  • The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Velazquez Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Steil Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Adams Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Lawson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Pressley Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Burgess Amendment #6 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Burgess Amendment #7 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Cohen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Bonamici Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Case Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Golden Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Escobar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Neguse Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Stevens Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • DeSaulnier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Tlaib Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Green (TX) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #201, Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; confirmed: 53-46.
    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; invoked: 52-47.
    3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #35, Stephen R. Clark, Sr., of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri; invoked: 53-45.
    4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #37, Carl J. Nichols, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; invoked: 55-42.
    5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #38, Kenneth D. Bell, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina; invoked: 56-42.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed S.1370, Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act.
    • (With respect to S.1370, the Senate reached an agreement to hold the papers at the desk, and that if the House passes a bill identical to the text of S.1370, the bill be read a third time and passed, and that upon passage of the House bill, S.1370 be indefinitely postponed.)
    • Adopted S.Res.216, recognizing the contributions made by the men and women of the Air Force who are responsible for operation and maintaining the Global Positioning System constellation and affirming the importance of continuous availability, accuracy, reliability, and resiliency of the Global Positioning System constellation.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #23, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, post-cloture.
  • At 4:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the (1) Nielson, (2) Clark, (3) Nichols, and (4) Bell nominations.
  • At 4:30pm, Wednesday, May 22nd – 4 roll call votes:
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #23, Howard C. Nielson, Jr., of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #35, Stephen R. Clark, Sr., of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
    3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #37, Carl J. Nichols, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
    4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #38, Kenneth D. Bell, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Homeland Security
Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for DHS

House Financial Services
The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System, Part II

House Budget
Single-Payer Health Care System

House Oversight and Reform
Facial Recognition Technology (Part 1): Its Impact on our Civil Rights and Liberties

House Ways and Means
Enforcement in the New NAFTA

House Floor Coverage
H.R. 1994 – SECURE Act of 2019

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.2864 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the excise tax on gasoline, diesel, and kerosene fuels.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 05/21/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Health

H.R.2883 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow chiropractors to provide items and services through private contracts with Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 05/21/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2019 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…

H.R.2874 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.
Sponsor: Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] (Introduced 05/21/2019) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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…

H.R.2862 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a national system for surveillance of vaccine rates, to authorize research on vaccine hesitancy, to increase public understanding of the benefits of immunizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] (Introduced 05/21/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Tax

H.R.2879 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide further tax incentives for dependent care assistance.
Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 05/21/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2878 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified distributions from health savings account for certain home care expenses.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 05/21/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.