Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider eight bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #422, Barbara Barrett, to be Secretary of Air Force.

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 eight bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (8 bills)

H.R. 3289 – Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Smith (NJ) – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 4270 – PROTECT Hong Kong Act, as amended (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs)

H.Res. 543 – Recognizing Hong Kong’s bilateral relationship with the United States, condemning the interference of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong’s affairs, and supporting the people of Hong Kong’s right to protest, as amended (Rep. Sherman – Foreign Affairs)

H.Res. 521 – Commending the Government of Canada for upholding the rule of law and expressing concern over actions by the Government of the People’s Republic of China in response to a request from the United States Government of Canada for the extradition of a Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., executive (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 95 – Homeless Veteran Families Act (Rep. Brownley – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 2385 – To permit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program (Rep. Lamb – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 1199 – VA Website Accessibility Act of 2019 (Rep. Luria – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 2334 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the ‘‘Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic” (Rep. Conaway – Veterans’ Affairs)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

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.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.4657 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider greenhouse gas emissions related to natural gas pipelines, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4646 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and update the new energy efficient home credit.

Sponsor: Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services

H.R.4664 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to require the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to issue a quarterly report on debt collection complaints and enforcement actions, and to prohibit rules that would allow a debt collector to send unlimited email and text messages to a consumer.

Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4669 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for intelligent assignment of certain subsidy eligible individuals auto-enrolled under Medicare prescription drug plans and MA-PD plans.

Sponsor: Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 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.4667 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the 21st Century Cures Act to reauthorize funding for NIH innovation projects, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4666 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide certain low-income territorial residents with automatic eligibility for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 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.4665 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for certain vision items and services under part B of the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 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.4663 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to pay a Medicare part B rebate for certain drugs if the price of such drugs increases faster than inflation.

Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 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.4661 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the automatic qualification of certain Medicaid beneficiaries for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 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.4655 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for certain rules regarding the treatment of eligible retirement plans in determining the eligibility of individuals for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 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.4650 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for certain dental items and services under part B of the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 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.4649 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a cap on beneficiary liability under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 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.4640 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require persons who undertake Federally funded research and development of drugs to enter into reasonable pricing agreements with the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4631 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code to impose an excise tax on opioid manufacturers, to make the funds collected through such tax available for opioid (including heroin) abuse prevention and treatment programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] (Introduced 10/11/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Budget

Latest Action: House – 10/11/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of…