Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider fourteen bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #362, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Postponed Amendment Votes to H.R. 2500:
      • Lee, Barbara (D-CA), DeFazio (D-OR), Omar (D-MN), Pressley (D-MA) – Amendment No. 49 – Reduces funding from the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account by $16.8 billion, to prevent a topline DoD spending increase from the FY19 level. The amendment would only reduce OCO funds in the Operations and Maintenance account
        • – REJECTED 115 – 307, ROLL CALL 459
      • Amash (I-MI), Lee, Barbara (D-CA) – Amendment No. 50 – Repeals section 1022 of the FY2012 NDAA and amends Section 1021 of the FY2012 NDAA to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in the U.S., territories, or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the Constitution of the United states or by an appropriate State court
        • – REJECTED 187 – 236, ROLL CALL 460
      • Tipton (R-CO) – Amendment No. 375 – Expressing the sense of Congress that military aviation training in Colorado, including the training conducted at the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, is critical to the national security of the United States and the readiness of the Armed Forces
        • – ADOPTED 417 – 6, ROLL CALL 461
      • Turner (D-OH) – Amendment No. 386 – Strikes the provision relating to the prohibition on the use of funds for the deployment of low yield ballistic missile warheads and requires the SECDEF to certify on the availability of proportional response options
        • – REJECTED 201 – 221, ROLL CALL 462
      • Khanna (D-CA) – Amendment No. 423 – Prohibits unauthorized military force in or against Iran
        • – ADOPTED 251 – 170, ROLL CALL 463
      • Lee,Barbara (D-CA), Lewis (D-GA), Amash (I-MI), Schiff (D-CA), Pocan (D-WI), Crow (D-CO), Engel (D-NY) – Amendment No. 424 – Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military 62 Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243; 50 USC. 1541)
        • – ADOPTED 242 – 180, ROLL CALL 464
      • Lee, Barbara (D-CA) – Amendment No. 425 – Expresses the sense of Congress that the 2001 AUMF has been utilized well beyond the scope that Congress intended, that it has served a blank check for any President to wage war at any time and any place, and that any new authorization for the use of military force to replace the 2001 AUMF should include a sunset clause, a clear and specific expression of objectives, targets, and geographic scope, and reporting requirements
        • – ADOPTED 237 – 183, ROLL CALL 465
      • Garcia, Sylvia (D-TX), Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Garcia, Jesús (D-IL), Vargas (D-CA), Tlaib (D-MI), Pressley (D-MA) – Amendment No. 428 – Prevents DOD facilities from being used to house or detain unaccompanied migrant children
        • – REJECTED 198 – 223, ROLL CALL 466
      • OcasioCortez (D-NY), Pressley (D-MA), Tlaib (D-MI), Castro (D-TX) – Amendment No. 429 – Prohibits the President from deploying troops on the southern border if the purpose of this deployment is to enforce immigration law
        • – REJECTED 179 – 241 – 1, ROLL CALL 467
      • OcasioCortez (D-NY), Pressley (D-MA), Tlaib (D-MI) – Amendment No. 430 – Prohibits the President from using the authorized funds to detain undocumented immigrants in Department of Defense facilities
        • – REJECTED 173 – 245, ROLL CALL 468
    • Amendments to H.R. 2500:
      • En Bloc #17
      • Rice, Kathleen (D-NY) – Amendment No. 432 – Requires GAO to conduct an audit of ongoing and planned future DOD support for DHS operations to secure the southwest border, with a subsequent briefing and report to Congress.
    • Stanton (D-AZ), Gallego (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 433 – Directs the Secretary of Defense to modify the pre-separation counseling check-list administered to servicemembers separating from the Armed Forces to provide further information regarding the expedited naturalization resources available to them.
    • Takano (D-CA), Vargas (D-CA), Davis, Susan (D-CA), Grijalva (D-AZ), Barragán (D-CA) – Amendment No. 434 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide the Secretary of Homeland Security with a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) for each noncitizen honorably discharged from the military for the purposes of including such record in an I-213 Record of Deportable/Inadmissible Alien.
    • Aguilar (D-CA) – Amendment No. 435 – Directs DOD to debrief non-citizens on how to apply for naturalization when they transition out of the armed services.
    • Aguilar (D-CA), Garcia, Jesús (D-IL) – Amendment No. 436 – Prohibits persons with DACA or TPS from being separated from the Armed Services to be deported. This also applies to DACA or TPS recipients who were honorably discharged.
    • Pocan (D-WI),Pappas (D-NH), Lowenthal (D-CA), Lee, Barbara (D-CA), Foster (D-IL), Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Norton (D-DC), Maloney, Sean (D-NY), Takano (D-CA), Moulton (D-MA), Higgins, Brian (D-NY), Case (D-HI), Raskin (D-MD), Tonko (D-NY), Heck (D-WA), Schakowsky (D-IL), Escobar (D-TX), Kelly, Robin (D-IL), Brownley (D0CA), Schrader (D-OR), Cohen (D-TN), Omar (D-MN), Jackson Lee (D-TX), DelBene (D-WA), Brown (D-MD), Kennedy (D-MA), Shalala (D-FL), Bonamici (D-OR), Porter (D-CA), Garcia, Jesús (D-IL) -Amendment No. 439 – Requires review of the discharge 64 characterizations of former members of the military who were discharged because of their sexual orientation. Requires boards to change discharge characterizations from dishonorable to honorable in such cases.
      • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • Thompson, Bennie (D-MS), Rice, Kathleen (D-NY), Clarke, Yvette (D-NY) – Amendment No. 437 – Prohibits DoD funding to house any foreign nationals who are in the custody of and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
      • – ADOPTED 213 – 204, ROLL CALL 469
    • Malinowski (D-NJ), Cicilline (D-RI), Lieu (D-CA), Khanna (D-CA), Omar (D-MN), Trone (D-MD), Engel (D-NY), Smith, Adam (D-WA) – Amendment No. 438 – Provides for a one-year prohibition on the sale of air-to-ground munitions used in the conflict in Yemen to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, while providing an exemption for any export or license suspensions that would incur a cost to the United States Government
      • – ADOPTED 236 – 182, ROLL CALL 470
    • Dingell (D-MI) – Amendment No. 440 – Requires the EPA to list PFAS chemicals has hazardous substances under CERCLA within one year
      • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • Jayapal (D-WA) – Amendment No. 441 – Requires studies regarding potential cost savings with respect to the nuclear security enterprise and force structure from the Comptroller General, Federally funded research and development centers, a nongovernmental think tank and the CBO
      • – ADOPTED 230 – 189, ROLL CALL 471
    • Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2500
      • – REJECTED 204 – 212, ROLL CALL 472
        • Republican YEA – 188; NAY – 0
    • Passage of H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
      • – PASSED 220 – 197, ROLL CALL 473
    • H.R. 1327 Never Forgot the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 402 – 12, ROLL CALL 474

 

Today

  • Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 2:30 p.m.  At that time, the House will reconvene to consider the bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Suspensions (14 bills)
    • H.R. 2615 – United States-Northern Triangle Enhancement Engagement Act, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 2744 – USAID Branding Modernization Act (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.Res. 441 – Condemning the attack on the AMA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 1994 and expressing the concern of the United States regarding the continuing, 25-year-long delay in the resolution of this case and encouraging accountability for the attack (Rep. Deutch – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.Res. 432 – Condemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan (Rep. Kildee – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.Res. 345 – Recognizing widening threats to freedoms of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of democracy, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority of the United States in promoting democracy, human rights, and good governance on World Press Freedom Day, as amended (Rep. Schiff – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 2037 – Saudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Malinowski – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.Res. 129 – Condemning the Government of Saudi Arabia’s continued detention and alleged abuse of woman’s rights activists, as amended (Rep. Frankel – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 97 – RAWR Act (Rep. Buchanan – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 526 – Cambodia Democracy Act, as amended (Rep. Yoho – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 277 – ASCEND Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Velazquez – Small Business)
    • H.R. 2142 – To amend the Small Business Act to require the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman to create a centralized website for compliance guides, and for other purposes (Rep. Delgado – Small Business)
    • H.R. 2331 – SBA Cyber Awareness Act (Rep. Crow – Small Business)
    • H.R. 1649 – Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2019 (Rep. Chabot – Small Business)
    • H.R. 2345 – Clarifying the Small Business Runway Extension Act (Rep. Stauber – Small Business)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in Session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, July 15, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #362, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
  • During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on 4 Treaty Documents (re: Spain, Swiss Confederation, Japan, and Luxembourg). The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the Treaty Documents is 3:30pm on Monday.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Phipps nomination.
  • During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following Executive items:
    1. Executive Calendar #362, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit;
    2. Executive Calendar #1, Treaty Doc. No. 113-4, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain;
    3. Executive Calendar #2, Treaty Doc. No. 112-1, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation;
    4. Executive Calendar #3, Treaty Doc. 114-1, Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Japan;
    5. Executive Calendar #4, Treaty Doc. 111-8, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg;
    6. Executive Calendar #54, Clifton L. Corker, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee;
    7. Executive Calendar #175, Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia; and
    8. Executive Calendar #183, Donald R. Tapia, to be Ambassador to Jamaica.
  • 5:30pm, Monday July 15th – 1 roll call vote:
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #362, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.