Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 4617 – SHIELD Act (Subject to a Rule). The Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.50, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to “Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits”.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

Floor Wrap Up

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 646 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 2513 – Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 – PASSED 228 – 194, ROLL CALL 571

Adoption of H. Res. 646- The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 2513 – Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 – ADOPTED 227 – 195, ROLL CALL 572

Amendments to H.R. 2513:

Burgess (R-TX) – Amendment No. 1 – Requires an annual report to Congress of anonymized data on the number of beneficial owners per reporting corporation or LLC, the industry of each reporting corporation or LLC, and the location of the beneficial owners – ADOPTED 395 – 23, ROLL CALL 573

Hill, French (R-AR) – Amendment No. 2 – Requires FinCEN to develop a regime by which entities may gain access to the beneficial ownership database. Also requires FinCEN to report to Congress annually on: 1) the number of times law enforcement, banks, or other third parties have accessed the beneficial ownership database; 2) the number of times the database was inappropriately accessed; and 3) the number of subpoenas obtained to gain access to the database – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Brown (D-MD) – Amendment No. 3 – Adds refresher training no less than every 2 years for local, Tribal, State, or Federal law enforcement agencies who have access to beneficial ownership information to ensure the privacy of beneficial owners – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY) [on behalf of Levin, Andy (D-MI)] – Amendment No. 4 – Ensures FinCEN may use the information obtained by this bill to notify industry and the public about criminal trends, while maintaining safeguards on personal privacy – ADOPTED 235 – 188, ROLL CALL 574

Davidson (R-OH) – Amendment No. 5 – Strikes the bill’s reporting mandate on small businesses, terminates the Customer Due Diligence Rule, and requires Treasury to conduct a study about all existing federal information databases available to law enforcement to discern the beneficial ownership of companies – REJECTED 166 – 258, ROLL CALL 575

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2513 – REJECTED 197 – 224, ROLL CALL 576

Passage of H.R. 2513 – Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 – PASSED 249 – 173, ROLL CALL 577

Suspension of the Rules (8 bills):

1) H.R. 835 – Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

2) H.R. 2426 – CASE Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 410 – 6, ROLL CALL 578

3) S. 693 – National POW/MIA Flag Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

4) H.R. 724 – PACT Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

5) H.R. 1123 – Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

6) H.R. 598 – Georgia Support Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

7) H.Res. 552 – Calling on the Government of the Russian Federation to provide evidence of wrongdoing or to release United States citizen Paul Whelan – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

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

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.R. 4617 – SHIELD Act (Rep. Lofgren – House Administration) (Subject to a Rule)

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

DeSaulnier Amendment

Lesko Amendment

Lynch Amendment

Levin (MI) Amendment

Langevin Amendment

Swalwell Amendment

Brown Amendment

Delgado Amendment

Houlahan Amendment

Slotkin Amendment

Sherrill Amendment

Cunningham Amendment #12

Cunningham Amendment #13

Spanberger Amendment

Suspension (1 bill)

H.R. 777 – Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Judiciary)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

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; agreed to: 91-2.

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; invoked: 50-43.

3.       Confirmation of 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; confirmed: 50-44.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #141, H.R.3055: legislative vehicle for Commerce and Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations; agreed to: 92-2.

Legislative Business

Passed by voice vote Calendar #232, S.1590: Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act of 2019.

Adopted S.Res.373: expressing support for the month of September 2019 as “Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month” in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to complications from sickle cell disease and conditions related to sickle cell disease.

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.J.Res.59, expressing the sense of Congress on the precipitous withdrawal of United states Armed Forces from Syria and Afghanistan, and Turkey’s unprovoked incursion into Syria (McConnell-Burr-Graham-Inhofe-Risch).

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.50, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the

Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to “Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits”.

At 2:45pm, all debate time on the joint resolution will expire and the Senate will vote on passage of S.J.Res.50.

As a reminder, during Tuesday’s session the motion to proceed to H.R.3055 was adopted by voice vote. The substitute amendment #948 (Senate texts of THUD, Ag, Interior, and CJS appropriations) and a placeholder amendment #950 were made pending.

Wednesday, October 23rd at 2:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Passage of S.J.Res.50: SALT CRA

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce

Sabotage: The Trump Administration’s Attack on Health Care

House Financial Services

An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors

Senate Commerce

The Reauthorization of STELAR

House Homeland Security

Markup of H.R. 4237, The “Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act”; H.R. 4402, H.R.____, The “National Commission on Online Platforms and Homeland Security Act”

House Oversight and Government Reform

Examining the Oil Industry’s Efforts to Suppress the Truth About Climate Change

House Energy and Commerce

Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for Planes, Trains and Everything Beyond Automobiles

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

S.2666 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to promote the development of renewable energy on public land, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] (Introduced 10/22/2019) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 10/22/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.4783 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to require each enterprise to include a preferred language question on the form known as the Uniform Residential Loan Application, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 10/22/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/22/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4800 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit sale or transactions relating to human fetal tissue.

Sponsor: Rep. Watkins, Steve [R-KS-2] (Introduced 10/22/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/22/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4793 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a stewardship fee on the production and importation of opioid pain relievers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 10/22/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/22/2019 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…

Tax

H.R.4795 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for employer contributions to ABLE accounts, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] (Introduced 10/22/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/22/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.4780 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish a Government corporation to provide loans and loan guarantees for infrastructure projects, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] (Introduced 10/22/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 10/22/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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