Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 582 – Raise the Wage Act (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor). The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #54, Clifton L. Corker, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Motion to Table
      • – ADOPTED 332 – 95 – 1, ROLL CALL 483
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 492 – The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 582 – Raise the Wage Act
      • – PASSED 231 – 194, ROLL CALL 484
    • Adoption of H. Res. 492 – The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 582 – Raise the Wage Act
      • – ADOPTED 231 – 197, ROLL CALL 485
    • S.J.Res. 36 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services
      • – PASSED 238 – 190, ROLL CALL 486
    • S.J.Res. 37 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services
      • – PASSED 238 – 190, ROLL CALL 487
    • S.J.Res. 38 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services
      • – PASSED 237 – 190, ROLL CALL 488
    • H.Res. 497 – Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform
      • – ADOPTED 230 – 198, ROLL CALL 489
  • Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 1847 – Inspector General Protection Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 2) H.R. 736 – Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, as amended
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 3) H.R. 1250 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11158 Highway 146 North in Hardin, Texas, as the “Lucas Lowe Memorial Post Office,” as amended 
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 4) H.R. 1526 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 5) H.R. 1844 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the “Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 6) H.R. 3305 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2509 George Mason Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the “Ryan Keith Cox Post Office Building”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 7) H.R. 2325 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the “65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • 8) H.R. 748 – Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 419 – 6, ROLL CALL 493
  • Postponed Amendment Votes to H.R. 3494:
    • Chabot (R-OH), Duncan (R-SC) – Amendment No. 7 – Strikes section 401 of the bill which establishes the Climate Security Advisory Council under the Director of National Intelligence
      • – ADOPTED 178 – 255, ROLL CALL 490
    • Kennedy (D-MA) – Amendment No. 11 – Establishes the Foreign Threat Response Center, comprised of analysts from all elements of the intelligence community, to provide comprehensive assessment of foreign efforts to influence United States’ political processes and elections by the Governments of Russia, Iran, North Korea, China, and any other foreign country the Director determines appropriate
      • – ADOPTED 237 – 196, ROLL CALL 491
    • Complete Consideration of H.R. 3494 – Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
      • – PASSED 397 – 31, ROLL CALL 492

 

Today

  • One Minutes (5 per side)
  • H.R. 582 – Raise the Wage Act (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor)
  • The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
    • O’Halleran Amendment

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. On the resolution of ratification of Treaties Calendar #2, Treaty Doc. No. 112-1, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation; agreed to: 95-2.
    2. On the resolution of ratification of Treaties Calendar #3, Treaty Doc. 114-1, Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Japan; agreed to: 95-2.
    3. On the resolution of ratification of Treaties Calendar #4, Treaty Doc. 111-8, Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg; agreed to: 93-4.
    4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #54,  Clifton L. Corker, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee; invoked: 55-41.
    5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #175, Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia; invoked: 55-41.
    6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #183, Donald R. Tapia, to be Ambassador to Jamaica; invoked: 67-28.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed Calendar #120, S.1833, Restore the Harmony Way Bridge Act
    • Passed Calendar #95, S.1321, Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.1327, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #54, Clifton L. Corker, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, post-cloture.
  • At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Corker (District Judge) and Blanchard (Ambassador to Slovenia) nominations.
  • At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Tapia nomination (Ambassador to Jamaica).
  • 11:30am, Thursday July 18th – 2 roll call votes
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #54, Clifton L. Corker, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #175, Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.
  • 1:45pm, Thursday July 18th – 1 roll call vote
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #183, Donald R. Tapia, to be Ambassador to Jamaica.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Axios
Future of Pain Management

Senate Agriculture
Agricultural Research and 2018 Farm Bill Implementation

SEC
Roundtable on Roundtable on Short-Term / Long-Term Management of Public Companies

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.3794 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To promote the development of renewable energy on public lands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: House – Natural Resources, Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3790 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit against tax for homebuyers purchasing residences in residential recovery zones, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 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.2155 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules requiring private funds to publicly disclose certain information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Health

H.R.3812 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to approval of abbreviated new drug applications.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3805 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To reform prescription drug pricing and reduce out-of-pocket costs by ensuring consumers benefit from negotiated rebates.
Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3796 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that coverage under Medicare is permissible for purposes of contributions to health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3815 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the transmission of HIV.
Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Reform, Veterans’ Affairs, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Armed Services, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Veterans’ Affairs, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in…

 

Medical Marijuana

H.R.3797 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to make marijuana accessible for use by qualified marijuana researchers for medical purposes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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…

 

Tax

H.R.3803 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude Federal Pell Grants from gross income.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Trade

H.R.3807 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require that any trade agreement eligible for expedited consideration by Congress include enforceable labor standards and protections, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 07/17/2019) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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