Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 1146 – Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (Rep. Huffman – Natural Resources). The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #333, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, post-cloture.

 

The House

 

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Amendments to H.R. 1941:

McClintock (R-CA) – Amendment No. 1 – Allows (but does not mandate) the Pacific OCS planning area to be included in a future five-year leasing plan under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act – REJECTED BY VOICE

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 2 – Changes the name of the bill to the Russian Energy Reliance and U.S. Poverty Act – REJECTED 161 – 272, ROLL CALL 522

Lesko (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 3 – Requires the Department of the Interior, in consultation with the Department of Defense, to confirm that this legislation poses no national security risk due to potential increases in dependence on foreign oil. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Langevin (D-RI) – Amendment No. 4 – Requires a GAO study on the impacts of offshore drilling on coastal communities and coastal economies – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Rouda (D-CA) – Amendment No. 5 – Adds a provision to the bill that would direct the Department of the Interior to make the information from the inspections and payments made into the ‘Ocean Energy Safety Fund’ required by the bill available to the public, including information related to the operators, facilities, amounts paid into the fund, and inspection results – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Levin, Andy (D-MI), Van Drew (D-NJ), Beyer (D-VA) – Amendment No. 6 – Establishes a moratorium on oil, gas, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the Atlantic Ocean – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 7 – Allows the bill to go into effect when DOI, in consultation with DOL, certifies that the offshore energy moratorium in the bill will not kill a substantial number of minority and women jobs – REJECTED 179 – 252, ROLL CALL 523

Rouda (D-CA) – Amendment No. 8 – Adds a provision to the bill that would require the Department of Commerce to complete an economic impact study/assessment of potential damage related to offshore oil drilling – including tourism, commercial fishing, recreational fishing, boating, transportation, and other waterfront-related and coastal-related business – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 1941 – REJECTED 194 – 233, ROLL CALL 524

Passage of H.R. 1941 – Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act – PASSED 238 – 189, ROLL CALL 525

Amendments to H.R. 205 –

Crist (D-FL), Buchanan (R-FL), Hastings (D-FL), Shalala (D-FL), Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Deutch (D-FL), Frankel (D-FL), Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), Murphy (D-FL), Soto (D-FL) – Amendment No. 1 – Codifies the Well Control Rule and the Production Safety Systems Rule in their original forms – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Barragán (D-CA) – Amendment No. 2 – Contracts the study entitled “Review and Update of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Inspection Program” to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 3 – Allows the bill to go into effect when DOI, in consultation with DOL, certifies that the offshore energy moratorium in the bill will not kill a substantial number of minority and women jobs – REJECTED 182 – 251, ROLL CALL 520

Passage of H.R. 205 – Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019 – PASSED 248 – 180, ROLL CALL 521

 

Today

 

One Minutes (5 per side)

H.R. 1146 – Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (Rep. Huffman – Natural Resources)

The Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Young Amendment

Gosar Amendment #2

Gosar Amendment #3

 


 

The Senate

 

Yesterday

 
Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #174, Stephen Akard, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador; confirmed: 90-2.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #246, Dale Cabaniss, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management; confirmed: 54-38.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #294, James Byrne, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs; confirmed: 81-11.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #333, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; invoked: 62-31.

5.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #335, Thomas Feddo, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security; invoked: 92-1.

6.       Motion to invoke cloture Executive Calendar #407, Jennifer Nordquist, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; invoked: 94-0.

7.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #233, Stephanie L. Haines, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; confirmed: 94-0.

8.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #326, Ada E. Brown, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas; confirmed: 80-13.

9.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #327, Steven D. Grimberg, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; confirmed: 75-18.

10.   Confirmation of Executive Calendar #352, Steven C. Seeger, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; confirmed: 90-1.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.267: National Memorial Trail.

Passed Calendar #99, S.178: Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, with committee-reported substitute.

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #344, Mary S. McElroy, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #346, Stephanie A. Gallagher, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland.

 

Today

 

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #333, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, post-cloture.

At 12:15pm, all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bowman (Federal Reserve) and Nordquist (International Bank) nominations. At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Feddo (Treasury) nomination.

12:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

1.       Executive Calendar #333, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

2.       Executive Calendar #407, Jennifer Nordquist, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Executive Calendar #335, Thomas Feddo, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security.

 


 

HEARINGS COVERED

House Judiciary

Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 3: Role of Data and Privacy in Competition

House Financial Services

The Future of Identity in Financial Services: Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities

Senate Banking

Developments in Global Insurance Regulatory and Supervisory Forums

Senate Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2020 Markup

 


 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.4291 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To help reduce household energy burdens by expanding access to solar energy for low-income households, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 09/11/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, 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 the…

Tax

H.R.4280 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to update eligibility for the supplemental security income program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] (Introduced 09/11/2019) Cosponsors: (20)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2468 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require employers to provide training to employees whose jobs are in danger of being changed or replaced due to technology, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 09/11/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/11/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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