Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 4378 – Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #417, Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 558 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1423 – FAIR Act – PASSED 228 – 195, ROLL CALL 533

Adoption of H.Res. 558 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1423 – FAIR Act – ADOPTED 228 – 196, ROLL CALL 534

H.R. 4285 Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 417 – 1, ROLL CALL 535

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.R. 4378 – Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

Suspensions (9 bills)

H.R. 3625 – PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Financial Services)

H.R. 3619 – Appraisal Fee Reform Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Clay – Financial Services)

H.R. 2290 – Shutdown Guidance for Financial Institutions Act, as amended (Rep. Wexton – Financial Services)

H.R. 2613 – Advancing Innovation to Assist Law Enforcement Act (Rep. Gonzalez (OH) – Financial Services)

H.R. 550 – Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Garamendi – Financial Services)

H.R. 1396 – Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act, as amended (Rep. Bernice Johnson – Financial Services)

H.R. 3589 – Greg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act, as amended (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Financial Services)

H.R. 1830 – National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act, as amended (Rep. Sean Maloney – Financial Services)

S. 239 – Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 (Sen. Shaheen – Financial Services)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 49-44.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #419, Brent McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury; invoked: 54-38.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #418, Brian Callanan, of New Jersey, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury; invoked: 55-39.

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; not invoked: 51-44.

5.       Motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference on S.1790, NDAA; invoked: 87-7.

Legislative Business

By voice vote, the Senate adopted the compound motion to go to conference on S.1790, NDAA.

Agreement on S.1790, NDAA: It will be in order for the following motions to instruct, which are at the desk, to be considered at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, but prior to September 26th, in the form of Senate resolutions, taken up and considered on the same day with no amendments in order.

–          Van Hollen (Russia)

–          Cotton (Huawei)

–          Jones (Widows Tax)

–          Schatz (FMLA)

–          Peters (PFAS)

–          McSally (Backfill)

–          McConnell or designee (FMLA)

The following Senators were appointed as conferees with respect to S.1790:

INHOFE, WICKER, FISCHER, COTTON, ROUNDS, ERNST, PERDUE, SCOTT OF FLORIDA, BLACKBURN, REED, SHAHEEN, BLUMENTHAL, HIRONO, KAINE, KING, HEINRICH, WARREN, PETERS, MANCHIN, DUCKWORTH, AND JONES.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #417, Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury.

During Wednesday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the McGuire nomination.  We expect to reach an agreement to set the cloture vote for 12:00 noon on Thursday, and that if cloture is invoked, the confirmation vote occur at 1:45pm on Thursday.

Thursday September 19 at 12:00pm – 1 roll call vote expected:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #417 Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury

Thursday September 19 at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote expected (if cloture is invoked):

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #417 Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services

Markup

Senate HELP

Eugene Scalia Secretary of Labor Confirmation Hearing

SEC

Investor Advisory Committee

Senate Appropriations

T-HUD, Financial Services and General Government, Agriculture-FDA Markup

House Agriculture

To Review the Implementation of Federal Farm and Disaster Programs

House Science, Space, and Technology

Science and Technology at the Environmental Protection Agency

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Markup

House Energy and Commerce

Profits Over Consumers: Exposing How Pharmaceutical Companies Game the System

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.4384 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to ensure that certain custodial deposits of a well capitalized insured depository institution are not considered to be funds obtained by or through a deposit broker, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] (Introduced 09/18/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4393 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a State option under the State Medicaid plan to provide DNA sequencing clinical services for certain children, provide for a study by the National Academy of Medicine on the use of genetic and genomic testing to improve health care, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] (Introduced 09/18/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4386 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the Medicare and disability insurance benefits waiting periods for disabled individuals.

Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 09/18/2019) Cosponsors: (33)

Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 09/18/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within…

H.R.4379 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require qualified health plans to have in place a process to remove from publicly accessible provider directories of such plans providers that are no longer within the network of such plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 09/18/2019) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2500 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a loan repayment program for mental health professionals to relieve workforce shortages, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 09/18/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 09/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

S.2497 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain dependent income when calculating modified adjusted gross income for the purposes of eligibility for premium tax credits.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 09/18/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2496 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the Medicare and disability insurance benefits waiting periods for disabled individuals.

Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 09/18/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2495 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an exception to the penalty on early distributions from qualified plans for individuals diagnosed with certain terminal illnesses.

Sponsor: Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] (Introduced 09/18/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.