Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete consideration of H.R. 2740 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations). The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • TUESDAY JUNE 18, 2019
  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Motion that the Committee Rise
      • – ADOPTED 317 – 82 – 1, ROLL CALL 323
    • Lesko (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 78 – Strikes the requirement that not less than $750,000,000 of Global Health Programs shall be made available for family planning/reproductive health
      • – REJECTED 188 – 225, ROLL CALL 324
    • Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 79 – Increases by $1,000,000 and decreases by $1,000,000 to combat the practice of Female Genital Mutilation
      • – ADOPTED 414 – 6, ROLL CALL 325
    • Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 80 – Increases by $1,000,000 and decreases by $1,000,000 to combat the trafficking of endangered species
      • – ADOPTED 339 – 79, ROLL CALL 326
    • Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 81 – None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to any Federal department or agency by this Act may be used to make assessed or voluntary contributions on behalf of the United States to or for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or the Green Climate Fund
      • – REJECTED 174 – 244, ROLL CALL 327
    • Grijalva (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 82 – Decreases then increases funding within the International Border and Water Commission for the use of taking responsibility for the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI)
      • – ADOPTED 310 – 109, ROLL CALL 328
    • Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 83 – Prohibits funds from being used for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
      • – REJECTED 170 – 248, ROLL CALL 329
    • Speier (D-CA) – Amendment No. 84 – Increases by $40 million and decreases by $40 million from Assistance for Europe and Eurasia to fund Armenian democracy assistance
      • – ADOPTED 268 – 152, ROLL CALL 330
    • Meadows (R-NC) – Amendment No. 85 – Increases assistance withheld from Pakistan over the imprisonment of Dr. Shakil Afridi from $33,000,000 to $66,000,000
      • – ADOPTED 387 – 33, ROLL CALL 331
    • Lowey En Bloc #1 Part A
      • – ADOPTED 231 – 187, ROLL CALL 332

 

Today

  • One Minutes (15 per side)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 2740 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations)
  • As of tonight, the House has completed debate on all amendments to H.R. 2740.
  • Postponed Division E (Energy and Water) Amendment Votes (8):
    • Burgess Amendment #63
    • Burgess Amendment #64
    • En Bloc #3
    • En Bloc #4
    • Mullin Amendment
    • Huffman Amendment
    • Graves (LA) Amendment
    • Banks Amendment
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 3055 – Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. Serrano – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)
  • **Members are advised that following last votes, the House will complete general debate on H.R. 3055 and begin debate on amendments, beginning with Division A (Commerce, Justice, and Science).  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed. 

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #222, Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation; invoked: 59-37.
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #222, Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation; invoked: 59-37.
    3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas; invoked: 52-44.
    4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida; invoked: 54-42.
    5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #50, James David Cain, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana; invoked: 76-20.
    6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #118, Greg Girard Guidry, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana; invoked: 53-43.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed H.J.Res.60: requesting the Secretary of the Interior to authorize unique and one-time arrangements for displays on the National Mall and the Washington Monument during the period beginning on July 16, 2019 and ending on July 20, 2019.
    • Adopted S.Res.235 with Booker amendment: Women Veterans Appreciation Day.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  • At 3:30pm the Senate will vote on confirmation of the 1) Kacsmaryk, 2) Winsor, 3) Cain, and 4) Guidry nominations, and on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Tuesday at 3:30pm – 5 roll call votes:
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas;
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida;
    3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #50, James David Cain, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana;
    4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #118, Greg Girard Guidry, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana; and
    5. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Special Aging
Complex Web of Prescription Drug Prices, Part III

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Markup

House Ways and Means
The 2019 Trade Policy Agenda

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives

House Oversight and Government Reform
Medical Experts: Inadequate Federal Approach to Opioid Treatment and the Need to Expand Care

House Energy and Commerce
Protecting Title X and Safeguarding Quality Family Planning Care

Senate Judiciary
Combating Kleptocracy: Beneficial Ownership, Money Laundering, and Other Reforms

Senate Commerce
FAST Act Reauthorization

House Education and Labor
Innovation to Improve Equity: Exploring High-Quality Pathways to a College Degree

House Energy and Commerce
Legislative Solutions to Make Our Nation’s Pipelines Safer

House Small Business
Unlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry

House Financial Services
Putting Investors First: Examining Proposals to Strengthen Enforcement Against Securities Law Violators

House Science, Space and Technology
Fossil Energy Research: Enabling our Clean Energy Future

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.3327 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require that direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription drugs and biological products include the list price of such drugs and products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] (Introduced 06/18/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/18/2019 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.3302 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the accuracy of geographic adjustment factors under the Medicare program and to permanently extend certain adjustments to such factors for certain localities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] (Introduced 06/18/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/18/2019 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…

 

Tax

H.R.3330 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To set minimum standards for tax return preparers.
Sponsor: Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] (Introduced 06/18/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.