Today’s Daily Update

The House will continue 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). The Senate will resume consideration of the joint resolutions of disapproval regarding the Saudi arms sales, S.J.Res.27 through S.J.Res.48, en bloc.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • WEDNESDAY JUNE 19, 2019
  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 445 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill 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
        • – PASSED 232 – 193, ROLL CALL 356
    • Adoption of H. Res. 445 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill 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
      • – ADOPTED 231 – 195, ROLL CALL 357
    • Two minute voting on all remaining amendments to H.R. 2740 – Division E – Energy & Water

 

Today

  • One Minutes (15 per side)
  • Continue 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)
  • The Rule, which was adopted today, allows for no further general debate, makes in order 290 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.
  • As of tonight, the House has completed debate through Cunningham/Moulton Amendment #58. Members should be prepared to offer their amendment at the appropriate time tomorrow.
  • Postponed Division A (Commerce, Justice, Science) Amendment Votes (4):
    • Rutherford Amendment
    • King Amendment
    • Blumenauer Amendment #17
    • Banks Amendment

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • 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; confirmed: 52-46.
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida; confirmed: 54-44.
    3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #50, James David Cain, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana; confirmed: 77-21.
    4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #118, Greg Girard Guidry, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana; confirmed:  53-46.
    5. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act; invoked: 88-11.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.253, designating June 19th, 2019, as “Juneteenth Independence Day” in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which news of the end of slavery reached the Slaves in the Southwestern States.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the joint resolutions of disapproval regarding the Saudi arms sales, S.J.Res.27 through S.J.Res.48, en bloc. Prior to 11:30am, Senator Risch will have 5 minutes under his control, and Senator Menendez will have 15 minutes under his control.
  • At 11:30am, there will be 3 roll call votes on passage of 1) S.J.Res.36 (Saudi bombs), 2) S.J.Res.38 (Saudi bomb fuses), and 3) the remaining resolutions en bloc.
  • At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #122, Rita Baranwal, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).
  • During Wednesday’s session, cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed to S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act. We expect to begin consideration of the bill during Thursday’s session.
  • 11:30am, Thursday, June 20th – 3 roll call votes:
    1. Passage of S.J.Res.36, disapproval regarding Saudi bombs sales
    2. Passage of S.J.Res.38, disapproval regarding Saudi bomb fuses sales
    3. Passage of S.J. Resolutions 27-35, 37, 39-48, en bloc, disapproval regarding Saudi arms sales
  • 1:45pm, Thursday, June 20th – 1 roll call vote:
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #122, Rita Baranwal, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Ways and Means
Tax Extenders Markup

House Agriculture
How Farm Policy Helps Farmers in Adverse Conditions

House Financial Services
Diversity in the Boardroom: Examining Proposals to Increase the Diversity of America’s Boards

Senate Banking
Outside Perspectives on the Collection of Beneficial Ownership Information

House Foreign Affairs
Markup

Senate Judiciary
Drug Pricing Markup

House Agriculture
The Potential Implications of Eliminating Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility for SNAP Households

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.3358 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out demonstration projects relating to advanced nuclear reactor technologies to support domestic energy needs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 06/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3355 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prohibit public companies from repurchasing their shares on the open market, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.3371 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to stabilize the Medicaid program in Puerto Rico.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.3332 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for wigs as durable medical equipment under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/19/2019 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…

S.1905 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for additional requirements with respect to the navigator program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1903 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish an interagency One Health Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1897 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish a process for updating the labeling of certain drugs with outdated labeling.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1895 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to lower health care costs.
Sponsor: Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

H.R.3368 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish a tax credit for on-site apprenticeship programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 06/19/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 06/19/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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 jurisdiction of the committee…