Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider six bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #417, Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, 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.

Suspensions (6 bills)

H.R. 2229 – First Responders Passport Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Chabot – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 1632 – Southeast Asia Strategy Act, as amended (Rep. Wagner – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 2327 – Burma Political Prisoners Assistance Act, as amended (Rep. Levin (MI) – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 3190 – BURMA Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)

H.Res. 127 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the importance and vitality of the United States alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and our trilateral cooperation in the pursuit of shared interests, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)

H.Res. 444 – Reaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons, as amended (Rep. Lieu – Foreign Affairs)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #417 Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury; invoked: 82-6.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.4285, Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act

Passed S.1340, Ebola Eradication Act of 2019, w/Menendez-Lee amendment and committee-reported substitute amendment as amended

Adopted S.Res.323, designating September 2019 as “National Kinship Care Month”.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

–          H.R.2486: Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act

–          H.R.4378: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019

Reminder –

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-Schumer (Huawei)

–          Jones (Widows Tax)

–          Schatz (FMLA)

–          Peters (PFAS)

–          McSally (Backfill)

–          McConnell or designee (FMLA)

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 24, 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, post-cloture.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Cella (Ambassador to Fiji), Jorjani (Interior), and Black (Social Security) nominations.

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

At 2:15pm, the Senate will resume consideration of the McGuire nomination (Treasury).

At 3:30pm, if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time on the McGuire, Cella, Jorjani and Black nominations will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.

Tuesday, September 24 at 11:30am – 3 roll call votes:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on 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.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #367, Daniel Jorjani, of Kentucky, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #292, David Fabian Black, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for a term expiring January 19, 2025

Tuesday, September 24 at 3:30pm, if cloture is invoked – 4 roll call votes:

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

2.       Confirmation of 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

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

4.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #292, David Fabian Black, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for a term expiring January 19, 2025

HEARINGS COVERED

Partnership for Safe Medicines

House Briefing

Senate HELP

Vote on the Nomination of Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor

House Financial Services

Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop on the Beat

House Natural Resources

Fossil Fuel Development: Protecting Taxpayers and Eliminating Industry Giveaways

Partnership for Safe Medicines

Senate Briefing

CFTC

Global Markets Advisory Committee

House Natural Resources

Legislative Hearing

House Financial Services

Examining the Racial and Gender Wealth Gap in America

Senate Judiciary

Competition in Digital Technology Markets: Examining Acquisitions of Nascent or Potential Competitors by Digital Platforms

Senate Commerce

Improving Air Traffic Control for the American People: Examining the Current System

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Challenges and Opportunities for Commuter Railroads

House Science, Space, and Technology

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Inter-American Dialogue

Judicial Uncertainty: The Future of Accountability in Guatemala