Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #457, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 650 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4617 – SHIELD Act – PASSED 223 – 180, ROLL CALL 579

Adoption of H. Res. 650 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4617 – SHIELD Act – ADOPTED 226 – 180, ROLL CALL 580

H.R. 777 – Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 402 – 1, ROLL CALL 584

Amendments to H.R. 4617:

DeSaulnier (D-CA) – Amendment No. 1 – Requires the FEC to notify states within 30 days of making a determination that a foreign national has initiated or attempted to initiate a disinformation campaign targeted at an election in a state – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Lesko (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 2 – Strikes Section 313 – REJECTED 180 – 231, ROLL CALL 581

Lynch (D-MA) – Amendment No. 3 – Generally prohibits the use of deepfakes within 60 days of a federal election and establishes corresponding criminal and civil penalties – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Levin, Andy (D-MI), McCaul (R-TX), Rouda (D-CA), Speier (D-CA), Slotkin (D-MI) – Amendment No. 4 – Prohibits foreign nationals from influencing American elections by setting up shell companies – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Langevin (D-RI), Slotkin (D-MI) – Amendment No. 5 – Directs the Federal Elections Commission to commission an independent study and report on media literacy with respect to online political content consumption among voting-age Americans – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Swalwell (D-CA) – Amendment No. 6 – Includes a candidate’s immediate family members among those whose direct or indirect contacts or communications with a covered foreign national may amount to a reportable foreign contact with the term immediate family member meaning a candidate’s parent, parent-in-law, spouse, adult child, or sibling. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Brown (D-MD) – Amendment No. 7 – Requires the FBI to confirm receipt when a political committee issues a notification that they have been contacted by a reportable foreign contact. Additionally, requires the FBI to submit a report to Congress on how they are managing and responding to notifications from political committees – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Delgado (D-NY) – Amendment No. 8 – Require the Federal Election Commission to do an analysis of the extent to which illicit foreign money was used to carry out disinformation and propaganda campaigns focused on depressing turnout among rural communities and the success or failure of these efforts, together with recommendations to address these efforts in future elections – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Houlahan (D-PA) – Amendment No. 9 – Codifies the FEC definition of “substantial assistance” for an illegal foreign transaction and defines what it means to “knowingly” abet a foreign entity, consistent with FEC regulations  – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Slotkin (D-MI) – Amendment No. 10 – Directs GAO to conduct an assessment of current exemptions of FARA registration requirements and what adjustments should be made to prevent foreign funding from influencing U.S. elections and political processes – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Sherrill (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 11 – Expands from 60 days before an election to 90 days the provisions on knowingly prohibiting deceptive practices in federal elections, including knowingly providing false information about the time or place of voting, qualifications for voting, or public endorsements – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Cunningham (D-SC) – Amendment No. 12 – Requires the Federal Election Commission to include in its report to Congress an analysis of disinformation campaigns focused on depressing turnout among African-American and other minority communities – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Cunningham (D-SC) – Amendment No. 13 – Requires the Federal Election Commission to include in its report to Congress an analysis of disinformation campaigns focused on influencing military servicemembers and veterans along with recommendations to address these efforts – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Spanberger (D-VA) – Amendment No. 14 – Requires that online platform records of purchase requests for qualified political advertisements include a statement that a person is acting as the agent of a foreign principal and the identification of the foreign principal involved, when applicable. Qualified political advertisements include ads related to national legislative issues of public importance. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 4617 – REJECTED 182 – 225, ROLL CALL 582

Passage of H.R. 4617 – SHIELD Act – PASSED 227 – 181, ROLL CALL 583

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Passage 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”; not passed: 43-52.

Legislative Business

Completed 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 10:00am on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #457, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.

The Senate will recess from 10:30am until 12:00 noon to allow for the Lying in State Honoring Rep. Elijah Cummings.

At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Walker nomination.

If cloture is invoked, at 1:45pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Walker nomination.

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 CJS, Ag, Interior, and THUD appropriations) and a placeholder amendment #950 were made pending.

Thursday, October 24th at 12:00 noon – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #457, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.

Thursday October 24th at 1:45pm – if cloture is invoked, 1 roll call vote:

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #457, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.

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LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.4818 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To impose sanctions with respect to the provision of certain vessels for the construction of Russian energy export pipelines, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services; Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such…

Financial Services

H.R.4841 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the prudential banking regulators to provide annual testimony to Congress on their supervision and regulation activities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4813 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To prohibit large platform utilities from being a financial institution or being affiliated with a person that is a financial institution, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 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.2689 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to prohibit the use of biometric recognition technology and biometric analytics in certain federally assisted rental dwelling units, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 10/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2685 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require that a consumer authorize the release of certain information.

Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 10/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4850 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for certain additional requirements with respect to patent disclosures.

Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.4838 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow payments under the Medicare program for certain items and services furnished by off-campus outpatient departments of a provider to be determined under the prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 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.4834 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an exception to the definition of an off-campus outpatient department of a provider under the Medicare program for certain departments of a provider if such provider was forced to relocate its campus.

Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 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.4814 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To improve reporting of the distribution of controlled substances, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.4812 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for the modification, transfer, and termination of a registration to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances or list I chemicals, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.4810 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To facilitate responsible, informed dispensing of controlled substances and other prescribed medications, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4806 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize the debarment of certain registrants, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.2686 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve reporting of the distribution of controlled substances, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Judiciary

Latest Action: Senate – 10/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.4805 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from gross income for interest on certain small business loans.

Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.4819 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to allow States to use funding provided under the surface transportation block grant program and the congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program to develop and implement vision zero plans in eligible localities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 10/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2684 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require Community Development Block Grant and Surface Transportation Block Grant recipients to develop a strategy to support inclusive zoning policies, to allow for a credit to support housing affordability, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 10/23/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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