Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 1373 – Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources). The Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.52, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers”.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 655 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H. Res. 296 – Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide – PASSED 224 – 189, ROLL CALL 587

Adoption of H. Res. 655 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H. Res. 296 – Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide – ADOPTED 223 – 191, ROLL CALL 588

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 656 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1373 – Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act and of the bill H.R. 2181 – Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 and of the bill H.R. 823 – Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act – PASSED 222 – 191, ROLL CALL 589

Adoption of H. Res. 656 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1373 – Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act and of the bill H.R. 2181 – Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 and of the bill H.R. 823 – Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act – ADOPTED 221 – 187, ROLL CALL 590

Passage of H.Res. 296 – Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide – PASSED 405 – 11 – 3, ROLL CALL 591

Suspension of the Rules (4 bills):

1) H.R. 4695 – Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 403 – 16, ROLL CALL 592

2) H.R. 1623 – Help America Run Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

3) H.Res. 107 – SFC Sean Cooley and SPC Christopher Horton Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship Program Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

4) H.R. 4842 – EXPO Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.R. 1373 – Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)

The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Lesko Amendment

Gosar Amendment #2

Gosar Amendment #3

H.R. 2181 – Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 (Rep. Lujan – Natural Resources)

The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Lujan Amendment

Gosar Amendment #2

Gosar Amendment #3

Arrington Amendment

Begin Consideration of H.R. 823 – Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)

The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Curtis Amendment

Brown Amendment

Tipton Amendment #3

Tipton Amendment #4

Tipton Amendment #5

Crow Amendment

**Members are advised that the House will complete general and amendment debate on H.R. 823 tomorrow.  The House will vote on amendments, motion to recommit, and final passage on Thursday.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Legislative Business

Adopted Calendar #233, S.Res.183, reaffirming the vital role of the United States-Japan alliance in promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, and for other purposes.

By voice vote, adopted Calendar #234, S.Res.236, reaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms.

Adopted Calendar #235, S.Res.277, remembering the 25th Anniversary of the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and recommitting to efforts to uphold justice for the 85 victims of the attacks.

Passed Calendar #237, S.1678, Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019

Adopted S.Res.367, condemning the horrific attack in Dayton, Ohio, and expressing support and prayers for all those impacted by that tragedy.

Began the Rule 14 process to place H.R.4334, Dignity in Aging Act of 2019, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.            

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.52, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers”.

At 12:15pm, all remaining debate time will expire, and the Senate will vote on passage of S.J.Res.52. Upon disposition of the joint resolution, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Shelby substitute amendment #948 (CJS/Ag/Interior/THUD appropriations).

As a reminder, Senator McConnell has also filed cloture on the underlying appropriations bill H.R.3055, and on the motion to proceed to H.R.2740, (Defense/LaborH/Energy and Water/State, Foreign Ops appropriations).

Amendments Pending to H.R.3055

Shelby substitute amendment #948 (Senate texts of CJS, Ag, Interior, and THUD appropriations)

McConnell amendment #950 (date change)

Wednesday, October 30th at 12:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

1.       Passage of S.J.Res.52, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “State Relief and Empowerment Waivers”.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Shelby substitute amendment #948 (Senate texts of CJS, Ag, Interior, and THUD appropriations) to H.R.3055.

HEARINGS COVERED

Bipartisan Policy Center

Surprise Medical Billing

House Transportation and Infrastructure

The Boeing 737 Max: Examining the Design, Development, and Marketing of the Aircraft

House Energy and Commerce

Safeguarding Pharmaceutical Supply Chains in a Global Economy

House Financial Services

Markup – Continued

Senate EPW

Nomination of Sean O’Donnell to be Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency

House Energy and Commerce

Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Power Sector

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.4910 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To prohibit the use of eminent domain for the construction or expansion of a natural gas pipe line through land conserved by certain land trusts and local governments, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.4909 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To expand the scope of the matters required to be evaluated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in considering the costs and benefits of its proposed regulations and orders, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Dusty [R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.4895 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

S.2734 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide a duplication of benefits fix for Sandy CDBG-DR recipients, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 10/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2724 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to exclude the audits of privately held, non-custody brokers and dealers that are in good standing from certain requirements under title I of that Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 10/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4906 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide patient protections with respect to the cost of insulin.

Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 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.4900 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a national telehealth program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 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.4899 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the National Health Service Corps Rural Provider Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4898 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a rural health center innovation awards program and a rural health department enhancement program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2723 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reduce drug storages, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 10/29/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.4897 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the amount excluded from gross income by reason of distributions from governmental retirement plans for health and long-term care insurance for public safety officers.

Sponsor: Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.4912 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To prohibit the recoupment of Federal disaster and emergency assistance from individuals and households, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.4905 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a program to provide secured loans to private entities to carry out projects for the transportation of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] (Introduced 10/29/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 10/29/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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