Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 660 – Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3055, minibus appropriations II (cjs/thud/interior/ag).

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

Amendments to H.R. 2181:

Lujan (D-NM) – Amendment No. 1 – Amends a finding to further clarify that this legislation only impacts federal lands and federal minerals and has no impact on valid existing rights, including the development rights of any Indian Tribe or member of an Indian Tribe – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 2 – Allows conveyance or exchange of federal land within the Withdrawal Area to or with State trust land entities, as well as Indian tribes – REJECTED 191 – 233, ROLL CALL 593

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 3 – Delays permanent mineral withdrawal until Secretary of the Interior determines that the withdrawal won’t impact the ability to develop or the economic value of mineral rights held by Native Americans in the withdrawal area or the great Chaco region – REJECTED 181 – 243, ROLL CALL 594

Arrington (R-TX) – Amendment No. 4 – Allows operators to continue new oil and gas development in the proposed exclusionary zone if operators have previously been in accordance with the ‘‘Historic Preservation Act’’ as well as existing rules and regulations for archaeological sites and areas of sensitivity in Chaco Canyon Historical Park – REJECTED 181 – 245, ROLL CALL 595

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2181 – REJECTED 199 – 222, ROLL CALL 596

Passage of H.R. 2181 – Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 – PASSED 245 – 174, ROLL CALL 597

Amendments to H.R. 1373:

Gosar (R-AZ) [on behalf of Lesko (R-AZ)] – Amendment No. 1 – Specifies the Act shall not become effective until the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, finds that the withdrawal will not adversely affect jobs available to Native Americans, other minorities, and women – REJECTED 185 – 240, ROLL CALL 598

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 2 – Excludes lands in the 4th Congressional District of Arizona from the permanent mineral withdrawal under the Act – REJECTED 178 – 243, ROLL CALL 599

Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 3 – Delays permanent mineral withdrawal under the Act until the Secretary of the Interior completes a mineral survey of proposed withdrawal area (including uranium, rare earth elements, geothermal resources and oil and natural gas) and determines there are no mineral resources, geothermal resources, or critical minerals present other than uranium – REJECTED 186 – 237, ROLL CALL 600

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 1373 – REJECTED 196 – 226, ROLL CALL 601

Passage of H.R. 1373 – Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act – PASSED 236 – 185, ROLL CALL 602

Amendments to H.R. 823:

Curtis (R-UT) – Amendment No. 1 – States that this bill shall not apply to any lands or waters within the Third Congressional District of Colorado – VOTE REQUESTED

Brown (D-MD) – Amendment No. 2 – Adds veteran outreach and engagement activities in the management plan for the Camp Hale Historic Landscape – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Tipton (R-CO) – Amendment No. 3 – States that regarding the Curecanti National Recreation Area, nothing in this Act constitutes an express or implied Federal reservation of any water or water rights – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Tipton (R-CO) – Amendment No. 4 – Ensures grazing permitted at the time of enactment may continue in Thompson Divide – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Tipton (R-CO) – Amendment No. 5 – Limits lands being transferred from Forest Service to National Park Service based on management under a current memorandum of understanding – VOTE REQUESTED

Crow (D-CO), Brown (D-MD) – Amendment No. 6 – Reaffirms the critical importance of Federal public lands to the Colorado High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (“HAATS”), which the National Guard Bureau has confirmed would not be adversely affected by this bill – VOTE REQUESTED

Today

One Minutes (5 per side)

H.Res. 660 – Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes (Rep. McGovern – Rules)

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

As of tonight, the House has completed general and amendment debate on H.R. 823.

Postponed Amendment Votes (3):

Curtis Amendment

Tipton Amendment #5

Crow Amendment

THE SENATE

Yesterday

No 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”; not passed: 43-52.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Shelby substitute amendment #948 (Senate texts of CJS, Ag, Interior, and THUD appropriations) to H.R.3055; invoked: 88-5.

Legislative Business

The Senate reached an agreement that on Thursday, October 31st, the following amendments to H.R.3055 be called up and adopted en bloc:

Tester #953 (Ag Research)

               Smith #1023 (Rental Assistance)

               Hirono #1037 (Orchids)

               Brown #1088 (1890 Institutions) as modified

               Baldwin #1099 (Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network)

               Murkowski #1121 (Ocean Ag Working Group)

               Thune #1133 (Tribal Students Program)

               Capito #1143 (Rural Decentralized Water Systems)

               Smith #1149 (Rural Housing Service)

               Rosen #1161 (Distance Learning and Telemedicine)

               McSally #1163 (Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance)

               Reed #1217 (Eastern Equine Encephalitis)

               Stabenow #1223 (Urban Ag and Innovation Production)

               Cornyn #1224 (Food Insecurity)

               Warner #951 (Ashanti Alert Act)

               Capito #1077 (Select USA)

               Cantwell #1094 (Supercomputer Capacity)

               Toomey #1129 (Report on Automotive Imports)

               Durbin #1146 (Opioids)

               Gardner #1150 (COPS)

               McSally #1234 (Animal Welfare)

               Sinema #1025 (Tribal Detention Facilities)

               Ernst #1079 (Contractor Payments)

               Ernst #1081 (OMB Report)

               Cornyn #1151 (Waste Water)

               Cardin #1159 (Holocaust Museum)

               Rosen #1160 (Lake Tahoe)

               Thune #1162 (Indian Tribes)

               Peters #1182 (Geographic Programs)

               Cornyn #1193 (Smithsonian Latino Center)

               Menendez #1199 (Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers)

               Blunt #1211 (African American History Commission)

               McSally #1215 (Four Forest Restoration Initiative)

               Collins #1220 (Women’s History Initiative)

               Schumer #1227 (Outdoor Recreation)

               Hassan #956 (Rental Payments)

               Collins #1002 (Technical Correction)

               Shaheen #1005 (Emergency Medical Kits)

               Kaine #1010 (Remote Tower Pilot Program)

               Cortez Masto #1061 (Smart Cities)

               Cortez Masto #1062 (ITS Program Advisory Committee)

               Heinrich #1114 (HUD VASH)

               Shaheen #1130 (Manufactured Home Communities)

               Hoeven #1214 (Flight Schools-Vets)

               Portman #1235 (Family Unification Program HUD)

Adopted S.Res.377: Nuclear Weapons Program Workers.

Adopted S.Res.389: National Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Adopted S.Res.390: honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Senator Kay Hagan.

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

Began the Rule 14 process to place S.2755, to require a report on the plan to secure the enduring defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.            

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, October 31, 2019, under the provisions of S.Res.390 and does so as a further mark of respect for the late Senator Kay Hagan.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3055, minibus appropriations II (cjs/thud/interior/ag).

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on adoption of (1) Lee amendment #1209 (LWCF), (2) Jones amendment #1141 (Rostenkowski Test), and (3) passage of H.R.3055, as amended. A package of amendments (included below) will also be agreed to.

At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2740, minibus appropriations I (defense/laborH/foreign ops/energy and water).

Thursday at 11:30am – 3 roll call votes:

1.       Adoption of Lee Amendment #1209 (LWCF)

2.       Adoption of Jones amendment #1141, as modified (Rostenkowski Test)

[up to 2 minutes of debate]

3.       Passage of H.R.3055, as amended, minibus II (cjs/thud/interior/ag, 60-vote threshold)

Thursday at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2740, minibus appropriations I (defense/laborH/foreign ops/energy and water)

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Supply Chain Security, Global Competitiveness, and 5G

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.4918 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for a 5 year extension of certain exemptions and reduced disclosure requirements for companies that were emerging growth companies and would continue to be emerging growth companies but for the 5-year restriction on emerging growth companies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Steil, Bryan [R-WI-1] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4932 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/30/2019 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.4925 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support community-based coverage entities to carry out a coverage program that provides to qualifying individuals health coverage and educational and occupational training, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 10/30/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.4913 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require PDP sponsors of a prescription drug plan under part D of the Medicare program that use a formulary to include certain generic drugs and biosimilar biological products on such formulary, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/30/2019 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.2751 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to innovative new medical devices furnished to individuals with end stage renal disease under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a new device add-on payment adjustment under such part.

Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2741 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2740 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.4927 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the applicable percentage under the premium assistance tax credit for households with young adults.

Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (16)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4922 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for angel investors in start-up businesses, to provide a credit for wages paid by start-up businesses to their first employees, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2753 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to update eligibility for the supplemental security income program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2738 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for angel investors in start-up businesses, to provide a credit for wages paid by start-up businesses to their first employees, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2735 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the applicable percentage under the premium assistance tax credit for households with young adults.

Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 10/30/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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