Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider six bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #399, John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

One Minutes (Unlimited)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 3:30 p.m. At that time the House will reconvene to consider the six bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Motion to Go to Conference and Republican Motion to Instruct Conferees on S. 1790 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

Suspensions (6 bills)

H.R. 2211 – STURDY Act (Rep. Schakowsky – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 1618 – Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019 (Rep. Kuster – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 806 – Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019 (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 4285 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 (Rep. Brindisi – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 2134 – Helen Keller National Center Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Pocan – Education and Labor)

H.R. 2486 – FUTURE Act, as amended (Rep. Adams – Education and Labor)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #399, John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates; invoked: 55-27.

Legislative Business

Agreed to S.Con.Res.25, recognizing September 11, 2019, as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance”.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #399, John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, post-cloture.

At 12:00 noon, all post-cloture time on the Rakolta nomination will expire, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the Rakolta nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #288, Kenneth Howery, of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Sweden.

Following the Howery cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Howery nomination, all post-cloture time will expire at 3:30pm, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the Howery nomination, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Destro, McIntosh, and Callanan nominations. If cloture is invoked on those nominations, the confirmation votes are expected to occur during Wednesday’s session.

During today’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2740, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. That cloture vote is expected to occur during Wednesday’s session.

Tuesday, September 17 at 12:00 noon – 2 roll call votes:

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #399, John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #288, Kenneth Howery, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden.

Tuesday, September 17 at 3:30pm – 4 roll call votes:

1.       If cloture is invoked, confirmation of Executive Calendar #288, Kenneth Howery, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #223, Robert Destro, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #419, Brent McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #418, Brian Callanan, of New Jersey, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury.

If cloture is invoked on the nominations, then expected at TBD Wednesday September 18 – 4 roll call votes:

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #223, Robert Destro, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #419, Brent McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #418, Brian Callanan, of New Jersey, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2740, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Appropriations

T-HUD Subcommittee Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Senate Appropriations

Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Markup

Senate Judiciary

Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws

Senate Appropriations

Agriculture-FDA Subcommittee Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.4335 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules that prohibit officers and directors of certain companies from trading securities in anticipation of a current report, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 09/16/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4336 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to align open enrollment periods for Exchange plans with the deadline for filing Federal income tax returns, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 09/16/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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