Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 23 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.1327, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in Session.

 

Today

  • One Minutes (Unlimited)
  • **Following one-minute speeches, the House will begin debate on the 23 bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Suspensions (23 bills)
    • H.R. 36 – Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 (Rep. Johnson (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.R. 3196 – Vera C. Rubin Observation Designation Act, as amended (Rep. Johnson (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.R. 34 – Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Johnson (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.R. 1665 – Building Blocks of STEM Act (Rep. Stevens – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.R. 2397 – American Manufacturing Leadership Act, as amended (Rep. Stevens – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.R. 3153 – EFFORT Act (Rep. Wexton – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.R. 617 – Department of Energy and Veterans’ Health Initiative Act, as amended (Rep. Norman – Science, Space, and Technology)
    • H.Res. 246 – Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel, as amended (Rep. Schneider – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 1837 – United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 1850 – Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevent Act of 2019 (Rep. Mast – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.Res. 358 – Calling on the Government of Cameroon and armed groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all the violence, and to pursue a broad-based dialogue without preconditions to resolve the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest regions (Rep. Bass – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 2943 – Providing Benefits Information in Spanish and Tagalog for Veterans and Families Act, as amended (Rep. Cisneros – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 2942 – HEALTH Act (Rep. Cisneros – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 3504 – Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Bilirakis – Veterans’ Affairs)
    • H.R. 549 – Venezuela TPS Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Soto – Judiciary)
    • H.R. 2938 – HAVEN Act, as amended (Rep. McBath – Judiciary)
    • H.R. 3304 – National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Cohen – Judiciary)
    • H.R. 3311 – Small Business Reorganizing Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Cline – Judiciary)
    • H.R. 504 – LEGION Act (Sen. Sinema – Judiciary)
    • H.R. 3409 – Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
    • H.R. 1984 – DISASTER ACT (Rep. Peters – Transportation and Infrastructure)
    • H.R. 3245 – Restore Harmony Way Bridge Act (Rep. Bucshon – Transportation and Infrastructure)
    • H.R. 1307 – Post-Disaster Assistance Online Accountability Act (Rep. Meadows – Transportation and Infrastructure)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #374, Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Defense; invoked: 85-6.
  • Legislative Business
    • By voice vote, passed Cal.138, S.1199, Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019
  • Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
    • H.R.582, to provide for increases in the Federal minimum wage
    • H.R.748, to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.1327, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.
  • At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Esper nomination (Secretary of Defense). Following disposition of the Esper nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #371, Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • At 2:30pm, the Senate will vote in relation to the Lee and Paul amendments (60-vote thresholds for adoption) to H.R.1327 followed by a vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended.
  • Tuesday, July 23rd at 12:00 Noon – 2 roll call votes:
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #374, Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Defense
    2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #371, Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:30pm – 3 roll call votes:
    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
  • As a reminder, on Thursday July 18th, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
    1. Executive Calendar #374, Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Defense
    2. Executive Calendar #371, Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
    3. Executive Calendar #45, Wendy Williams Berger, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida
    4. Executive Calendar #53, Brian C. Buescher, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge of Nebraska.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.3871 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to preserve the independent funding the Office of Financial Research.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 07/22/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/22/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3872 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 07/22/2019) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/22/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of…

H.R.3871 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to preserve the independent funding the Office of Financial Research.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 07/22/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/22/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2201 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to create a safe harbor for insurers engaging in the business of insurance in connection with a cannabis-related business, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/22/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/22/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2200 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to deposit civil penalties and assessments collected for false claims and statements made with respect to public housing to a Fraud Compensation Fund at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 07/22/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/22/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.2199 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to provide patient protections with respect to the cost of insulin.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 07/22/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/22/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.