Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 558 – Rule providing for Consideration of H.R. 1423 – FAIR Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #223, Robert Destro, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 2211- STURDY Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 1618 – Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 806 – Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4285 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – VOTE REQUESTED

H.R. 2134 – Helen Keller National Center Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 2486 – FUTURE Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Republican Motion to Instruct Conferees -This Motion to Instruct Conferees on NDAA would urge inclusion of Senate provision 2906, which authorizes appropriations to backfill $3.6 billion in military construction projects throughout the country and the world – REJECTED 198 – 219, ROLL CALL 531

Motion to Close Portions of Conference – ADOPTED 407 – 4, ROLL CALL 532

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.Res. 558 – Rule providing for Consideration of H.R. 1423 – FAIR Act (Rep. Johnson (GA) – Judiciary)

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote)

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

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #399, John Rakolta, Jr., of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates; confirmed: 63-30.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #288, Kenneth Howery, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden; invoked: 63-29.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #288, Kenneth Howery, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden; confirmed: 62-32.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #223, Robert Destro, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; invoked: 49-44.

5.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #419, Brent McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury; invoked: 54-40.

6.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #418, Brian Callanan, of New Jersey, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury; invoked: 55-37.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.314: honoring the centennial of the Aerospace Industries Association.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #223, Robert Destro, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, post-cloture.

At 11:00am, all post-cloture time on the Destro, McIntosh, and Callanan nominations will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.

Cloture has also been filed 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. If no agreement is reached, that vote would occur immediately upon disposition of the Callanan nomination. Another message will be sent when the timing of that vote is expected.

There is also an effort to go to conference on NDAA before the end of the week.

Wednesday at 11:00am – 3 roll call votes expected:

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.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services

Markup

Senate Commerce

Mass Violence, Extremism, and Digital Responsibility

House Science, Space and Technology

The Next Mile: Technology Pathways to Accelerate Sustainability within the Transportation Sector

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.4364 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to make certain adjustments to the fiscal terms for fossil fuel development and to make other reforms to improve returns to taxpayers for the development of Federal energy resources, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McAdams, Ben [D-UT-4] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.4348 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To terminate certain rules issued by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce relating to endangered and threatened species, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (23)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.2491 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to terminate certain rules issued by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce relating to endangered and threatened species, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (10)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.4367 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To support the capacity of the International Monetary Fund to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorism.

Sponsor: Rep. Rose, John W. [R-TN-6] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4366 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require oversight of licenses involving financial services and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Riggleman, Denver [R-VA-5] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4351 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require certain grantees under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to submit a plan to track discriminatory land use policies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4344 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek and Federal courts to grant disgorgement of unjust enrichment, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McAdams, Ben [D-UT-4] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2488 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill 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: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4350 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 09/17/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2019 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…

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