Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 2513 – Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule). 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 North Macedonia, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

1) H.R. 4406 – Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2019, as amended  – PASSED 375 – 25, ROLL CALL 569

2) H.R. 4405 – Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act of 2019 – PASSED BY VOICE

3) H.R. 4407 – SCORE for Small Business Act of 2019 – PASSED 389 – 8, ROLL CALL 570

4) H.R. 4387 – To establish Growth Accelerator Fund Competition within the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes – PASSED BY VOICE

Motion to Table H.Res. 630 – Condemning and censuring Adam Schiff, Representative of California’s 28th Congressional District – ADOPTED 218 – 185, ROLL CALL 568

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.R. 2513 – Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Burgess Amendment

Hill (AR) Amendment

Brown Amendment

Levin (MI) Amendment

Davidson Amendment

Suspensions (8 bills)

H.R. 835 – Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Jackson-Lee – Judiciary)

H.R. 2426 – CASE Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary)

S. 693 – National POW/MIA Flag Act (Sen. Warren – Judiciary)

H.R. 724 – PACT Act, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Judiciary)

H.R. 1123 – Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019 (Rep. Crawford – Judiciary)

H.R. 598 – Georgia Support Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Foreign Affairs)

H.Res. 552 – Calling on the Government of the Russian Federation to provide evidence of wrongdoing or to release United States citizen Paul Whelan (Rep. Stevens – Foreign Affairs)

H.Con.Res. 32 – Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999 (Rep. Zeldin – Foreign Affairs)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

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 North Macedonia; invoked: 84-2.

Legislative Business

Agreed to S.Con.Res.27, providing for the use of the catafalque situated in the Exhibition Hall of the Capitol Visitors’ Center.

Adopted S.Res.368, Legal counsel

Passed Calendar #200, H.R.150, Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2019

Completed the Rule 14 process to place S.2644 (Turkey sanctions) on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, October 22, 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 North Macedonia, post-cloture.

At 12:00 noon, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, the pending amendments (date changes) will be disposed of, and the Senate will vote on the resolution of ratification. Following disposition of the treaty, there will be an immediate second vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #441, 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.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Bremberg nomination, we expect to vote on confirmation of the nomination early afternoon Tuesday.

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

1.       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.

2.       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.

Tuesday, October 22nd at 12:00pm – 2 roll call votes:

1.       On the resolution of ratification for Executive Calendar #5, Treaty Document #116-1,  Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #441, 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.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Ways and Means

Markup of Drug Pricing Legislation

Senate Banking

Oversight of the Consolidated Audit Trail

House Financial Services

The End of Affordable Housing? A Review of the Trump Administration’s Plans to Change Housing Finance in America

Senate Judiciary

Sanctuary Jurisdictions: The Impact on Public Safety and Victims

House Homeland Security

Preparing for the Future: An Assessment of Emerging Cyber Threats

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.4767 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To promote innovation in financial services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 10/21/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 10/21/2019 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.

S.2649 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to improve the examination of depository institutions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (Introduced 10/21/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4769 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 10/21/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/21/2019 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…

S.2650 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 10/21/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2648 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the benchmarking process for the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 10/21/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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