Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 2203 – Homeland Security Improvement Act (Subject to a Rule). The Senate will discharge S.J.Res.54, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, from the Armed Services Committee and will proceed to its immediate consideration with the time until 12:15pm equally divided between the Leaders or their designees.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

1) H.R. 2229 – First Responders Passport Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

2) H.R. 1632 – Southeast Asia Strategy Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

3) H.R. 2327 – Burma Political Prisoners Assistance Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

4) H.R. 3190 – BURMA Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 394 – 21, ROLL CALL 541

5) 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 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

6) 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 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.R. 2203 – Homeland Security Improvement Act (Rep. Escobar – Homeland Security) (Subject to a Rule)

H.Res. 576 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the whistleblower complaint of August 12, 2019, made to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (Rep. Schiff – Intelligence) (Subject to a Rule)

Suspension (1 bill)

H.R. 1595 – SAFE Banking Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Perlmutter – Financial Services)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

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; invoked: 55-37.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #367, Daniel Jorjani, of Kentucky, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior; invoked: 50-41.

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; invoked: 66-25.

4.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #417 Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury; confirmed: 88-6.

5.       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; confirmed: 56-38.

6.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #367, Daniel Jorjani, of Kentucky, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior; confirmed: 51-43.

7.       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; confirmed: 68-26.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.325: expressing the sense of the Senate that the whistleblower complaint received on August 12, 2019, by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community shall be transmitted immediately to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

Passed Calendar #109, H.R.1590: Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act.

Passed Calendar #113, H.R.1158: DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act, with Hassan substitute amendment.

Adopted S.Res.313: designating the week of September 22 through September 28, 2019, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week”.

Adopted S.Res.326: recognizing the 25th anniversary of AmeriCorps.

Adopted S.Res.327: designating September 23, 2019 as “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day” to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults.

Adopted S.Res.328: honoring the life, legacy, and achievements of Marca Bristo.

Adopted S.Res.329: designating September 2019 as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month”.

Executive Business

During Tuesday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #415, John E. Hyten, to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:30am.

At 10:30am, S.J.Res.54, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, will be discharged from the Armed Services Committee and the Senate will proceed to its immediate consideration with the time until 12:15pm equally divided between the Leaders or their designees.

At 12:15pm, there will be a roll call vote on passage of S.J.Res.54.

Following disposition of the joint resolution, the Senate will proceed to the concurrent consideration of the below Senate resolutions (motions to instruct re:NDAA) as under the previous order:

·       Van Hollen (MTI re:Russia)

·       Cotton-Schumer (MTI re:Huawei)

·       Jones (MTI re:Widows Tax)

·       Schatz (MTI re:FMLA)

·       Peters (MTI re:PFAS)

·       McSally (MTI re:Backfill)

·       McConnell or designee (MTI re:FMLA)

At 3:45pm, the Senate will vote on passage of the resolutions with 2 minutes of debate equally divided prior to each vote.

Wednesday at 12:15pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Passage of S.J.Res.54: relating to a national emergency declared by the President of February 15, 2019.

Wednesday at 3:45pm – up to 7 roll call votes:

1.       Adoption of S.Res.___: Van Hollen (MTI re:Russia)

2.       Adoption of S.Res.___: Cotton-Schumer (MTI re:Huawei)

3.       Adoption of S.Res.___: Jones (MTI re:Widows Tax)

4.       Adoption of S.Res.___: Schatz (MTI re:FMLA)

5.       Adoption of S.Res.___: Peters (MTI re:PFAS)

6.       Adoption of S.Res.___: McSally (MTI re:Backfill)

7.       Adoption of S.Res.___: McConnell or designee (MTI re:FMLA)

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking

Facilitating Faster Payments in the U.S.

House Financial Services

Promoting Financial Stability: Assessing Threats to the U.S. Financial System

Senate Agriculture

Perspectives on the Livestock and Poultry Sectors

House Appropriations

Federal Trade Commission: Protecting Consumers and Fostering Competition in the 21st Century

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Markup

House Appropriations

Investments in Medical Research at Five Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health

House Budget

America’s Infrastructure: Today’s Gaps, Tomorrow’s Opportunities, and the Need for Federal Investment

SEC

Open Meeting

House Homeland

Markup

Senate Foreign Relations

U.S. Policy in Mexico and Central America: Ensuring Effective Policies to Address the Crisis at the Border

House Energy and Commerce

Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable: Legislation to Negotiate a Better Deal for Americans

House Foreign Affairs

Assessing the Impact of Cutting Foreign Assistance to Central America

House Appropriations

FAA Aviation Certification

Senate Special Aging

Promoting Healthy Aging: Living Your Best Life Long Into Your Golden Years

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.4483 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to increase State and local involvement in management plans.

Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 09/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.2542 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property and qualified manure resource recovery property eligible for the energy credit and to permit renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/24/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Financial Services

H.R.4476 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend securities, commodities, and banking laws to make the information reported to financial regulatory agencies electronically searchable, to further enable the development of RegTech and Artificial Intelligence applications, to put the United States on a path towards building a comprehensive Standard Business Reporting program to ultimately harmonize and reduce the private sector’s regulatory compliance burden, while enhancing transparency and accountability and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (1) Committees: House – Financial Services, Agriculture Latest Action: House – 09/24/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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 concerned.

H.R.4458 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to issue reports on cybersecurity with respect to the functions of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4460 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide funding for programs and activities under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Education and Labor, Financial Services Latest Action: House – 09/24/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Education and Labor, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for…

H.R.4457 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for additional preventive care for individuals with chronic conditions without the imposition of cost sharing requirement, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/24/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and 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…

Tax

H.R.4471 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XX of the Social Security Act to provide grants to support job creation initiatives, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4469 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit 529 plans to be used for certain non-degree technical training certificate programs and apprenticeship programs.

Sponsor: Rep. Hagedorn, Jim [R-MN-1] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/24/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2538 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement for unique health identifiers.

Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 09/24/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/24/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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