Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete consideration of H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

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

  • One Minutes (5 per side)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Rep. Smith (WA) – Armed Services)
  • The Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, provides for no further general debate, makes in order 441 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 Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #430.  Tomorrow, the House will resume consideration of amendments, beginning with Thompson (MS) Amendment #437.  Members should be prepared to offer their amendments at the appropriate time tomorrow.
  • Postponed Amendment Votes (10):
    • Lee (CA)/Khanna Amendment #49
    • Amash Amendment #50
    • Tipton Amendment #375
    • Turner Amendment #386
    • Khanna Amendment #423
    • Lee (CA) Amendment #424
    • Lee (CA) Amendment #425
    • Garcia (TX) Amendment #428
    • Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #429
    • Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #430
  • Suspension (1 bill)
    • H.R. 1327 – Never Forgot the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Judiciary)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #101, Robert L. King, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; confirmed: 56-37.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #103, John P. Pallasch, of Kentucky, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; confirmed: 54-39.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #13, Peter C. Wright, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency; invoked: 53-39.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #13, Peter C. Wright, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency; confirmed: 52-38.

 

Today

  • The Senate is not in Session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce
Keeping the Lights On: Addressing Cyber Threats To The Grid

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

S.2095 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide for certain programs and developments in the Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and vulnerabilities of, and physical threat to, the electric grid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 07/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3702 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide disaster assistance to States, Puerto Rico, units of general local government, and Indian tribes under a community development block grant disaster recovery program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 07/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, 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.3701 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish a statute of limitations for certain actions of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] (Introduced 07/11/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.3711 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for individuals with eating disorders under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] (Introduced 07/11/2019) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2019 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.3709 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit high deductible health plans to provide chronic disease prevention services to plan enrollees prior to satisfying their plan deductible.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 07/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3695 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to promote program integrity with respect to the enrollment of certain immigrants in State plans under Medicaid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] (Introduced 07/11/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2103 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to improve access to affordable insulin.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 07/11/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2089 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to prohibit the labeling of certain opioid drugs recommending use for long-term chronic pain.
Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 07/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.