Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 15 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #371, Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Suspension of the Rules:
      • 1) H.R. 1665 – Building Blocks of STEM Act
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 2) H.R. 2397 – American Manufacturing Leadership Act, as amended
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 3) H.R. 3153 – EFFORT Act
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 4) H.R. 36 – Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 5) H.R. 3196 – Vera C. Rubin Observation Designation Act, as amended
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 6) H.R. 34 – Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019, as amended
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 7) H.R. 617 – Department of Energy and Veterans’ Health Initiative Act, as amended 
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 8) H.Res. 246 – Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel, as amended
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED 398 – 17 – 5, ROLL CALL 497
      • 9) H.R. 1837 – United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act, as amended 
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 10) H.R. 1850 – Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevent Act of 2019
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 11) 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 
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 12) H.R. 2943 – Providing Benefits Information in Spanish and Tagalog for Veterans and Families Act, as amended
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 13) H.R. 2942 – HEALTH Act
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 14) H.R. 3504 – Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019, as amended
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 15) H.R. 549 – Venezuela TPS Act of 2019, as amended 
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – FAILED 268 – 154, ROLL CALL 498
      • 16) H.R. 2938 – HAVEN Act
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 17) H.R. 3304 – National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED 417 – 1, ROLL CALL 499
      • 18) H.R. 3311 – Small Business Reorganizing Act of 2019
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE
      • 19) S. 504 – LEGION Act
        • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
          • – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

  • One Minutes (15 per side)
  • Suspensions (15 bills)
    • 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
    • H.R. 3352 – Department of State Authorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)
    • H.R. 3375 – Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, as amended (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 2035 – Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Langevin – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 776 – Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Rep. King (NY) – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 1058 – Autism CARES Act of 2019 (Rep. Smith (NJ) – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 2507 – Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Roybal-Allard – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 693 – PAST Act, as amended (Rep. Schrader – Energy and Commerce)
    • H.R. 3299 – PRIDE Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Chu – Ways and Means)
    • H.R. 1365 – To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act, as amended (Rep. San Nicolas – Natural Resources)
    • H.R. 434 – Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act (Rep. Jackson-Lee – Natural Resources)
    • H.R. 759 – Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act, as amended (Rep. Babin – Natural Resources)
    • H.R. 397 – Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (Rep. Neal – Ways and Means/Education and Labor) (Subject to a Rule)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
    • Roe Amendment
  • H.R. 3239 – Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act (Rep. Ruiz – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Kuster Amendment #1
    • Kuster Amendment #2

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #374, Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 90-8.
    2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #371, Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration; invoked: 52-45.
    3. Lee Amendment #928 (limit amount available) [60 vote threshold]; not agreed to: 32-66.
    4. Paul Amendment #929   (pay-for 10years projected costs) [60 vote threshold]; not agreed to: 22-77.
    5. 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; passed: 97-2.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.282: honoring former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States.
    • Adopted S.Res.265: National Day of the American Cowboy.
    • Adopted S.Res.194: National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #371, Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • At 11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Dickson nomination (FAA). Following its disposition, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on (1) Executive Calendar #45, Wendy Williams Berger, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida and (2) Executive Calendar #53, Brian C. Buescher, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge of Nebraska.
  • If cloture is invoked on the Berger and Buescher nominations, at 3:00pm the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.
  • Wednesday at 11:00am – 3 roll call votes:
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #371, Stephen M. Dickson, of Georgia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
    2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #45, Wendy Williams Berger, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida
    3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #53, Brian C. Buescher, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge of Nebraska
  • Wednesday at 3:00pm – 2 roll call votes:
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #45, Wendy Williams Berger, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #53, Brian C. Buescher, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge of Nebraska

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
The Next Megabank? Examining the Proposed Merger of SunTrust and BB&T

Senate Commerce
Markup

House Oversight and Reform
PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability

House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
Modernizing Legislative Information Technologies: Lessons from the States

Senate Foreign Relations
Confronting Ebola: Addressing a 21st Century Global Health Crisis

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cannabis

H.R.3884 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (29)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Small Business, Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the…

S.2227 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Cyber

H.R.3900 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 to strengthen protections relating to the online collection, use, and disclosure of personal information of children and minors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Energy

S.2223 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to facilitate a national pipeline of spectrum for commercial use, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 07/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3902 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide standards for physical condition and management of housing receiving assistance payments under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3895 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide for a general capital increase for the North American Development Bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3886 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to provide a temporary exemption for low-revenue issuers from certain auditor attestation requirements.
Sponsor: Rep. McAdams, Ben [D-UT-4] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3885 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to defer part of the compensation of senior employees of large bank holding companies (and their subsidiaries) for 10 years, to use such deferred amounts to pay any civil or criminal fines that may be levied on the bank holding company (or subsidiary), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2222 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to prohibit the Export-Import Bank of the United States from providing financing to persons with seriously delinquent tax debt.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.3925 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit States receiving Federal medical assistance for medication-assisted treatment under Medicaid from imposing utilization control policies or procedures with respect to such treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3924 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To provide for the treatment of a pharmacy counter refusal as a coverage determination under Medicare part D.
Sponsor: Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 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.3911 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to expand and expedite access to cardiac rehabilitation programs and pulmonary rehabilitation programs under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 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.3910 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve access to care for all Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries through models tested under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 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.3889 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 to make technical corrections.
Sponsor: Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 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…

H.R.3878 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify the process for registrants to exercise due diligence upon discovering a suspicious order, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 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.3922 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To establish American opportunity accounts, to modify estate and gift tax rules, to reform the taxation of capital income, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3880 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the deduction for health insurance costs in computing self-employment taxes.
Sponsor: Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3876 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure the solvency of the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund by extending the excise tax on coal.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA-3] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2235 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to discharge the qualified loan amounts of each individual, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2231 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish American opportunity accounts, to modify estate and gift tax rules, to reform the taxation of capital income, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2230 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar limitation on the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.
Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.2207 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand refundability and increase simplification of the research credit for certain small businesses.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

H.R.3904 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to repeal wage requirements applicable to laborers and mechanics employed on Federal-aid highway and public transportation construction projects.
Sponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.3898 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Corps of Engineers to consider benefits to navigation to be gained by certain projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2213 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to repay the credit risk premiums paid with respect to certain railroad infrastructure loans after the obligations attached to such loans have been satisfied.
Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 07/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 07/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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