Today’s Daily Update

Both the House and Senate are in recess.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • O’Halleran (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 1 – Requires the Government Accountability Office, in consultation with specified experts, to submit a report to Congress on the economic and employment impacts (nationally, regionally, and locally) of the four minimum wage increases in the bill (standard, tipped minimum, youth, and 14(C)) with the report to be prepared after the second wage increase and before the third wage increase. Requires Congress to assess the report’s findings and to take any appropriate legislative action, including action to delay or otherwise modify the next scheduled wage increases
      • – ADOPTED 248 – 181, ROLL CALL 494
    • Motion to Recommit on H.R. 582
      • – REJECTED 210 – 218, ROLL CALL 495
    • Passage of H.R. 582 – Raise the Wage Act
      • – PASSED 231 – 199, ROLL CALL 496
    • Approval of the Journal
      • – APPROVED BY VOICE

 

Today

  • The House is not in Session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • 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; confirmed: 55-39.
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #175, Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia; confirmed: 54-40.
    3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #183, Donald R. Tapia, to be Ambassador to Jamaica; confirmed: 66-26.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed by voice vote Calendar #152, S.1694 with Peters amendment and committee-reported amendments: One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space.
    • Agreed to S.Con.Res.19: celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
    • Began the Rule 14 process to place H.R.748, to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.
    • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider H.R.1327, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, next Tuesday. There will be votes in relation to the Lee and Paul amendments (60-vote thresholds for adoption) followed by a vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended.
  • On Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:30pm:
    1. Lee Amendment #928 (limit amount available) [60 vote threshold]
    2. Paul Amendment #929   (pay-for 10years projected costs) [60 vote threshold]
    3. Passage of Cal. #153, H.R. 1327, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, as amended, if amended

 

Today

  • The Senate is not in Session.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.3848 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules requiring private funds to publicly disclose certain information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Financial Services, Judiciary, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within…

H.R.3843 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To promote international efforts in combating corruption, kleptocracy, and illicit finance by foreign officials and other foreign persons, including through a new anti-corruption action fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2019 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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…

H.R.3821 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to make improvements to the regulation of consumer reporting agencies and protect consumers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2185 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide labor standards for certain energy jobs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

 

Health

H.R.3853 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase under the Medicaid program the minimum monthly personal needs allowance for institutionalized individuals and couples, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3842 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require a State child health plan to include certain lead screening coverage and to codify such requirement under the Medicaid program.
Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3835 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of cancer care planning and coordination under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2019 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.3820 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 to direct the Office of National Drug Control Policy to publish a list of drug control grant programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2019 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, 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…

S.2161 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for reciprocal marketing approval of certain drugs, biological products, and devices that are authorized to be lawfully marketed abroad, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2157 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to expand the use of global payments to hospitals in rural areas.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.3832 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts to include rollovers for charitable life-income plans for charitable purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2156 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for S corporation reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 07/18/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.