Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and the Senate are not in session.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Amendments to H.R. 1146:

Young (R-AK) – Amendment No. 1 – States that the repeal shall not take effect until the Alaska Natives who live and work closest to the proposed oil and gas development in the Coastal Plain of ANWR are thoroughly consulted regarding the effect of the bill on their quality of life and future – REJECTED 193 – 230, ROLL CALL 527

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 2 – 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 Native American, minority and women jobs – REJECTED 184 – 237, ROLL CALL 528

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 3 – Allows the bill to go into effect when DOI, in consultation with DOL, certifies that the bill will not harm Caribou herd populations – REJECTED 187 – 237, ROLL CALL 528

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 1146 – REJECTED 189 – 229, ROLL CALL 529

Passage of H.R. 1146 – Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act – PASSED 225 – 193, ROLL CALL 530

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #333, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; confirmed: 60-31.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #335, Thomas Feddo, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security; confirmed: 85-1.

 Legislative Business

Passed H.R.1200, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2019

Adopted S.Res.310, recognizing the semiquincentennial of the community of Wheeling, West Virginia.

Adopted S.Res.311, expressing support for the designation of the week of September 11 through September 17 as “Patriot Week”.

Adopted S.Res.312, designating the week beginning September 8, 2019, as “National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week”.

The Senate authorized the Secretary of the Senate to request from the House of Representatives the return of the papers to S.1790 to provide for a correction. When the papers were returned to the Senate, the amendment at the desk was agreed to and the papers were returned to the House. The amendment corrected a blue slip issue, so that we can go to conference on the Senate passed bill. 

Executive Business

By voice vote, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #407, Jennifer Nordquist, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

RAND Corporation

Preparing for the Future of Fentanyl: Tracking the Synthetic Opioid Crisis

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.4318 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide economic stabilization resources to distressed rural communities directly impacted by the closure of an electric generating station, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 09/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Natural Resources, Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 09/12/2019 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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 the committee…

Financial Services

H.R.4320 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To ensure that irresponsible corporate executives, rather than shareholders, pay fines and penalties.

Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 09/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4302 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize public housing agencies to share certain data regarding homeless individuals and families for the provision of housing and services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 09/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4300 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide federal housing assistance on behalf of youths who are aging out of foster care, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 09/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

S.2477 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish a National Commission on Fibrotic Diseases.

Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 09/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.4317 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and expand the new energy efficient home credit, to extend the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction, to eliminate the basis reduction for low-income housing properties receiving certain energy benefits, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 09/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2476 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide a temporary increase in the limitation on deductible contributions made for relief efforts related to Hurricane Dorian.

Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 09/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2471 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to give middle-class families access to the maximum Federal Pell Grant, to increase college transparency, and State maintenance of efforts, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 09/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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