Today’s Daily Update

The House will continue Consideration of H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The Senate will the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #101, Robert L. King, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 476 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
      • – PASSED 232 – 197, ROLL CALL 434
    • On Agreeing to the amendment on H. Res. 476
      • – AGREED TO 234 – 197, ROLL CALL 435
    • Adoption of H. Res. 476 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
      • – ADOPTED 234 – 197, ROLL CALL 436
    • H.R. 1044 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 365 – 65, ROLL CALL 437
    • H.R. 1569 – To amend title 28, United States Code, to add Flagstaff and Yuma to the list of locations in which court shall be held in the judicial district for the State of Arizona
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 998 – Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 744 – Effective Prosecution of Possession of Biological Toxins and Agents Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 677– 21st Century President Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • Amendments to H.R. 2500:
      • Smith, Adam (D-WA), Gabbard (D-HI), Schiff (D-CA), Speier (D-CA), Cisneros (D-CA), Crow (D-CO), Engel (D-NY), Panetta (D-CA), Khanna (D-CA) – Amendment No. 1 – Increases oversight and transparency of civilian casualties
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Smith (D-WA) En Bloc #1
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
      • Speier (D-CA), Kennedy (D-MA), Brown (D-MD), Davis, Susan (D-CA), Wexton (D-VA), McEachin (D-VA), Cisneros (D-CA), Crow (D-CO), Kildee (D-MI) – Amendment No. 3 – Requires that qualifications for eligibility to serve in an armed force account only for the ability of an individual to meet gender-neutral occupational standards and not include any criteria relating to the race, color, national origin, religion, or sex (including gender identity or sexual orientation) of an individual
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Speier (D-CA), Escobar (D-TX), Hill, Katie (D-CA), Haaland (D-NM), Pressley (D-MA), Chu (D-CA), Lee, Barbara (D-CA), Schakowsky (D-IL), Brownley (D-CA), Khanna (D-CA) – Amendment No. 6 – Enhances access to high-quality family planning education by requiring DOD to establish a standardized educational program across all branches of the military to be provided during the first year of service for a member.
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Brindisi (D-NY), McKinley (R-WV) – Amendment No. 9 – Reinstates the Berry Amendment’s DoD domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware, also adding a “dinner ware” domestic sourcing requirement. Provides for a one year phase-in period
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Torres, Norma (D-CA) – Amendment No. 10 – Prohibits the President from removing items from Categories 1-3 of the United States Munitions List
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Connolly (D-VA), Norton (D-DC), Beyer (D-VA) – Amendment No. 11 – Prohibits the elimination of the Office of Personnel Management
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Connolly (D-VA), King, Peter (R-NY) – Amendment No. 12 – Codifies a DOD policy to report to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) service members who are prohibited from purchasing firearms. Requires DOD to study the feasibility of creating a database of military protective orders issued in response to domestic violence and the feasibility for reporting such MPOs to NICS
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
      • Shalala (D-FL), Porter (D-CA) – Amendment No. 14 – Requires the DOD Secretary to publish on its website the distribution of DOD Tuition Assistance Funds at institutions of higher education; audit any proprietary institution receiving DOD Tuition Assistance funds that fails to meet the Financial Responsibility Standards in the Higher Education Act of 1965 under Section 498(c) and publish the results of the audit on its website.
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Omar (D-MN) – Amendment No. 17 – Requires reporting on financial costs and national security benefits for overseas military operations, including permanent military installations and bases
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Smith (D-WA) [on behalf of Clark, Katherine (D-MA)] – Amendment No. 19 – Amends the current statutory prohibition on members of Congress contracting with the federal government to include the President, Vice President, and any Cabinet member
        • – VOTE REQUESTED
      • Smith (D-WA) En Bloc #2
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • One Minute Speeches
  • Continue Consideration of H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee)
  • Postponed Amendment Votes:
    • Rep. Smith (WA) Amendment #1
    • Rep. Speier Amendment #1
    • Rep. Speier Amendment #2
    • Rep. Brindisi Amendment
    • Rep. Torres Amendment
    • Rep. Connolly Amendment
    • Rep. Shalala Amendment
    • Rep. Omar Amendment
    • Rep. Smith (WA) Amendment #2
  • The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
  • A list of the 441 amendments made in order can be found HERE.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #47, T. Kent Wetherell II, of Florida, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Florida; confirmed: 78-15.
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #52, J. Nicholas Ranjan, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; confirmed: 80-14.
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #51, Damon Ray Leichty, of Indiana, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana; confirmed: 85-10.
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #101, Robert L. King, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; invoked: 56-39.
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #103, John P. Pallasch, of Kentucky, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; invoked: 54-41.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed S.1811: WRDA Technical Corrections.
  • Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
    • H.R. 2740: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020
    • 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

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, July 11, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #101, Robert L. King, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, post-cloture.
  • At 11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of (1) the King nomination (Education); (2) the Pallasch nomination (Labor); and (3) cloture on the Wright nomination (EPA).
  • If cloture is invoked on the Wright nomination, the post-cloture time will expire at 1:45pm and the Senate will vote on confirmation.
  • Thursday, July 11 at 11:00am, 3 roll call votes:
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #101, Robert L. King, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #103, John P. Pallasch, of Kentucky, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
    • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #13, Peter C. Wright, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Thursday, July 11 at 1:45pm, (if cloture is invoked) 1 roll call vote:
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #13, Peter C. Wright, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
A Manhattan Project for Biodefense: Taking Biological Threats Off the Table

House Energy and Commerce
Health Care Markup

House Agriculture
Building Opportunity in Rural America through Affordable, Reliable and High-Speed Broadband

Senate Banking
The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

House Appropriations
Management Challenges and Oversight of Department of State and United States Agency for International Development Programs

House Financial Services
Markup

House Foreign Affairs
The State Department and USAID FY 2020 Operations Budget

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.3693 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To prohibit private passenger automobile insurers from using certain income proxies to determine insurance rates and eligibility.
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.3685 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To reform the screening and eviction policies for Federal housing assistance in order to provide fair access to housing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3664 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To direct the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund to perform an outreach program for the new markets tax credit to underserved communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.2076 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to reform the screening and eviction policies for Federal housing assistance in order to provide fair access to housing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2075 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to disclose certain activities relating to climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.3690 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide services for birthmothers who are placing or have placed a child for adoption, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.3672 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide relief for small rural hospitals from inaccurate instructions provided by certain medicare administrative contractors.
Sponsor: Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2081 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide rebates for drugs furnished under Medicare part B for which the growth in average sales price has exceeded inflation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2080 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2074 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend section 303(g) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 823(g)) to eliminate the separate registration requirement for dispensing narcotic drugs in schedule III, IV, or V, such as buprenorphine, for maintenance or detoxification treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2067 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage States to disregard parental income and assets when determining Medicaid eligibility for disabled children.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Trade

H.R.3673 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require congressional approval of certain trade remedies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cunningham, Joe [D-SC-1] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Rules
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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 concerned.

 

Transportation

H.R.3680 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 415 North Main Street in Henning, Tennessee as the “Paula Robinson and Judy Spray Memorial Post Office Building”.
Sponsor: Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.3671 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the FAST Act to improve the Federal permitting process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Armstrong, Kelly [R-ND-At Large] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.3663 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish the complete streets program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2084 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to require transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.2077 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish the complete streets program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/10/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 07/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

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