Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 3494 – Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #362, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • 1) H.R. 2615 – United States-Northern Triangle Enhancement Engagement Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 2) H.R. 2744 – USAID Branding Modernization Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 414 – 1, ROLL CALL 475
    • 3) 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
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 4) H.Res. 432 – Condemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 414 – 1, ROLL CALL 476
    • 5) 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
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 6) H.R. 2037 – Saudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act of 2019, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 405 – 17, ROLL CALL 477
    • 7) H.Res. 129 – Condemning the Government of Saudi Arabia’s continued detention and alleged abuse of woman’s rights activists, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 8) H.R. 97 – RAWR Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 9) H.R. 526 – Cambodia Democracy Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 10) H.R. 277 – ASCEND Act of 2019, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 11) 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
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 12) H.R. 2331 – SBA Cyber Awareness Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 13) H.R. 1649 – Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 14) H.R. 2345 – Clarifying the Small Business Runway Extension Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • One Minutes (15 per side)
  • H.Res. 489 – Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress (Rep. Malinowski – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • H.R. 3494 – Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Rep. Schiff – Intelligence) (Subject to a Rule)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order 31 amendments. A full list of amendments can be found here.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #362, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; invoked: 53-40.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 16, 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, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:00pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 3:00pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Phipps nomination. Following disposition of the Phipps nomination, there will be an immediate second vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1, Treaty Doc. No. 113-4, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain.
  • 3:00pm, Tuesday July 16th – 2 roll call votes
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #362, Peter Joseph Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit
    2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1, Treaty Doc. No. 113-4, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain
  • On Thursday, July 11th, 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.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness
Corporate Governance: Making the Case for Reform

House Financial Services
Markup – Continuation

Senate Banking
Examining Facebook’s Proposed Digital Currency and Data Privacy Considerations

Senate Foreign Relations
U.S. Engagement in Central America

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Markup

House Agriculture
Reviewing the State of the U.S. Livestock and Poultry Economies

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Oversight of the Federal Transit Administration’s Implementation of the Capital Investment Grant Program

House Energy and Commerce
Oversight of Federal Efforts to Combat the Spread of Illicit Fentanyl

House Energy and Commerce
Our Wireless Future: Building a Comprehensive Approach to Spectrum Policy

Pew Charitable Trusts
Briefing on Barriers to Substance Use Treatment

House Judiciary
Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Senate Judiciary
Google and Censorship though Search Engines

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.3757 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of the minting of the Morgan dollar and the Peace dollar.
Sponsor: Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 07/15/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2120 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to prohibit the provision of Federal funds to State and local governments for payment of obligations, to prohibit the Federal Reserve Banks, the Department of the Treasury, and other Federal agencies from financially assisting State and local governments that have defaulted on their obligations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 07/15/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2114 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide the legal framework and income tax treatment necessary for the growth of innovative private financing options, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 07/15/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Health

H.R.3754 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Amash, Justin [I-MI-3] (Introduced 07/15/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2019 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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…

 

Transportation

H.R.3758 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to apportionments to small transit intensive cities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] (Introduced 07/15/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.