Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: 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

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Jordan (R-OH), Collins, Doug (R-GA), Lesko (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 1 – Strikes from the bill safe-harbor provisions that allow unions and union employees to keep and enforce union-negotiated pre-dispute mandatory binding arbitration agreements with employers or other unions, while the bill’s other provisions abrogate non-union employees’ rights to keep and enforce their own agreements – REJECTED 161 – 253, ROLL CALL 539

Fletcher (D-TX) – Amendment No. 2 – Clarifies that nothing in this act shall be construed to prohibit the use of arbitration on a voluntary basis when consent is given after the dispute arises – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Passage of H.R. 1423 – FAIR Act – PASSED 225 – 186, ROLL CALL 540

Approval of the Journal – APPROVED BY VOICE

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, September 23, 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. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the McGuire nomination.

During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

1.       Executive Calendar #176, Joseph Cella, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to Fiji and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu.

2.       Executive Calendar #367, Daniel Jorjani, of Kentucky, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.

3.       Executive Calendar #292, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for a term expiring January 19, 2025.

In addition to nominations, next week we expect to consider the motions to instruct re: NDAA,

the Emergency Designation Termination, and the Continuing Resolution.

Monday September 23rd at 5:30pm – 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

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.4450 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States to use 3 percent of its profits for administrative expenses.

Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 09/20/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/20/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4455 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary payment increase under the Medicare program for certain biosimilar biological products to encourage the development and use of such products.

Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] (Introduced 09/20/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/20/2019 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…

H.R.4453 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 09/20/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/20/2019 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…

H.R.4439 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases.

Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] (Introduced 09/20/2019) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/20/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.