Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider S.J.Res. 54 – A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. The Senate is not in session.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 591 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill S. J. Res. 54 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 – PASSED 230 – 187, ROLL CALL 549

Adoption of H. Res. 591 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill S. J. Res. 54 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 – ADOPTED 229 – 186, ROLL CALL 550

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 3525 – REJECTED 202 – 213, ROLL CALL 551

Passage of H.R. 3525 – U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act -PASSED 230 – 184, ROLL CALL 552

Suspension of the Rules:

  1. H.R. 2528 – STEM Opportunities Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  2. H.R. 335 – South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  3. H.R. 3710 – Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  4. H.R. 2589 – Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  5. H.R. 3691 – TRANSLATE Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  6. H.R. 3675 – Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  7. H.R. 3694 – Helping Families Fly Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  8. H.R. 3722 – Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – VOTE ORDERED
  9. H.R. 3246 – Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  10. H.R. 3526 – Counter Terrorist Network Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE
  11. H.R. 3106 – Domestic and International Terrorism DATA Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

One Minute Speeches

S.J.Res. 54 – A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall / Armed Services Committee)

H. Res.        – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the actions of the Speaker of the House, Mrs. Pelosi of California, to initiate an impeachment inquiry against the duly elected President of the United States, Donald J. Trump (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy)

Postponed Suspension Vote:

  1. H.R. 3722 – Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Langevin / Homeland Security Committee)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Paul Amendment #942 (re: 2 percent across-the-board cut) to H.R. 4378: CR; not agreed to: 24-73.
  2. Passage of H.R. 4378, Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019 (60 vote threshold); passed: 81-16.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #415 Gen. John E. Hyten to be Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs; confirmed: 75-22.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #450 Eugene Scalia, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Labor; confirmed: 53-44.

Legislative Business

Passed by voice vote Calendar #180, S.737: Building Blocks of STEM Act, with Rosen-Crapo substitute amendment.

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2593, End Government Shutdowns (Portman).

Executive Session

The Senate confirmed 28 nominees for the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. A full list can be viewed here.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Friday, September 27th at 11:40am;

Tuesday, October 1st at 12:00 Noon;

Friday, October 4th at 4:30pm;

Tuesday, October 8th at 12:00 Noon; and

Friday, October 11th at 2:15pm.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will stand adjourned until 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

On Tuesday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #422, Barbara Barrett, to be Secretary of Air Force.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Barrett nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.       Executive Calendar #422, Barbara Barrett, to be Secretary of Air Force;

2.       Executive Calendar #359, Frank Volk, to be District Judge Southern District of West Virginia;

3.       Executive Calendar #363, Charles Eskridge, to be District Judge of Southern District of Texas;

4.       Executive Calendar #328, David Novak, to be District Judge of Eastern District of Virginia; and

5.       Executive Calendar #348, Rachel Kovner, to be District Judge of Eastern District of NY.

HEARINGS COVERED

Alliance for Health Policy

Unpacking Policy Options to Promote Prescription Drug Affordability

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.4520 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate certain fuel excise taxes and impose a tax on greenhouse gas emissions to provide revenue for maintaining and building American infrastructure, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Education and Labor, Transportation and Infrastructure, Science, Space, and Technology, Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Education and Labor, Transportation and Infrastructure, Science, Space, and Technology, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently…

Financial Services

H.R.4535 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To modernize the authority of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to conduct research, development, demonstration, and information programs.

Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.4523 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 to expand the types of commercial insurance authorized for risk retention groups serving nonprofit organizations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4501 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to provide that the consumer transaction account deposits of an insured depository institution are not considered to be funds obtained by or through a deposit broker, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2572 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to limit the collection of annual premiums under the FHA program for mortgage insurance for single family housing, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2567 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide rental assistance to low-income tenants of certain multifamily rural housing projects, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2563 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve laws relating to money laundering, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4538 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to limit the orphan drug exclusion under the drug discount program under section 340B of such title.

Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4537 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the provision of mobile medical health care services to certain underserved areas and populations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4534 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the public health system in tribal communities and increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives pursuing health careers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4527 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide an option for first responders age 50 to 64 who are separated from service due to retirement or disability to buy into Medicare.

Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.4519 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health to make awards to outstanding scientists, including physician-scientists, to support researchers focusing on pediatric research, including basic, clinical, translational, or pediatric pharmacological research, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4499 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide that the authority of the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to make certain research endowments applies with respect to both current and former centers of excellence, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2586 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve maternal health care.

Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2574 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the ability of Medicare and Medicaid providers to access the National Practitioner Data Bank for the purpose of conducting employee background checks.

Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2552 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide an option for first responders age 50 to 64 who are separated from service due to retirement or disability to buy into Medicare.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.4530 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.

Sponsor: Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4518 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strike the provision of the American Opportunity Tax Credit that denies the credit to students with felony drug convictions.

Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4509 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the limitation on downward attribution of stock ownership in applying the constructive ownership rules to controlled foreign corporations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4506 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and update the credit for nonbusiness energy property.

Sponsor: Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2589 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the limitation on downward attribution of stock ownership in applying the constructive ownership rules to controlled foreign corporations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2588 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and update the credit for nonbusiness energy property.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.2571 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a business credit for gain from the sale of real property for use as a manufactured home community, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2553 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strike the provision of the American Opportunity Tax Credit that denies the credit to students with felony drug convictions.

Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2550 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for advertising and promotional expenses for tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems.

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.4531 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to modify the permitted uses of grant funds for certain grants, to allow States to reallocate certain funds provided for national priority safety programs, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to award grants to improve interoperability among State and national traffic data systems, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 09/26/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2576 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to establish a discretionary spending limit for infrastructure spending.

Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 09/26/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Budget

Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.