Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will vote on four bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #5, Treaty Document #116-1,  Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Macedonia. During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell offered date change amendments to fill the amendment tree and filed cloture on the treaty.

THE HOUSE

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Huizenga (R-MI) – Amendment No. 1 – Exempts issuers from making these disclosures if they are required to make a CEO pay ratio disclosure or disclosures relating to conflict minerals – REJECTED 184 – 229, ROLL CALL 565

Hill, French (R-AR) – Amendment No. 2 – Requires disclosure of the information under the bill only if that information is material information for investors – REJECTED 187 – 224, ROLL CALL 566

Passage of H.R. 3624 – Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2019 – PASSED 226 – 184, ROLL CALL 567

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

Suspensions (4 bills)

H.R. 4406 – Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Golden – Small Business)

H.R. 4405 – Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2019 (Rep. Davids – Small Business)

H.R. 4407 – SCORE for Small Business Act of 2019 (Rep. Hern – Small Business)

H.R. 4387 – To establish Growth Accelerator Fund Competition within the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes (Rep. Espaillat – Small Business)

THE SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #5, Treaty Document #116-1,  Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Macedonia. During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell offered date change amendments to fill the amendment tree and filed cloture on the treaty.

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

As a reminder, Senator McConnell has also filed cloture on the following items:

1.       Executive Calendar #441, the nomination of Andrew P. Bremberg, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

2.       Motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the Senate’s “domestic minibus”, Calendar #141, H.R.3055. The House bill is Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020. Between now and Tuesday we will know what will be included in the Senate substitute.

3.       Motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the “Defense minibus” Calendar #140, H.R.2740. The House bill is the  Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020.

Monday, October 21st at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #5, Treaty Document #116-1,  Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Macedonia

If cloture is invoked on the treaty, debate is limited to up to 30 hours. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the pending amendments will be disposed of, and the Senate would vote on the resolution of ratification.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.4762 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to codify certain qualifications of individuals as accredited investors for purposes of the securities laws.

Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 10/18/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4756 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish an Office of Housing Innovation in the Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist in exploring and developing new approaches for increasing and diversifying the supply of housing and for meeting the challenges of housing shortages, housing affordability, and traffic congestion, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 10/18/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Tax

H.R.4751 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 31, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to regulate tax return preparers.

Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 10/18/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.4759 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To increase emergency and disaster relief response, build safer communities, strengthen Second Amendment rights, streamline administrative reviews, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Hern, Kevin [R-OK-1] (Introduced 10/18/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 10/18/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Leave a Reply