Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and the Senate are in recess.  

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on 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 – PASSED 231 – 196, ROLL CALL 603

Adoption of 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 – ADOPTED 232 – 196, ROLL CALL 604

Postponed Amendment Votes 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 – REJECTED 180 – 240, ROLL CALL 605

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 – REJECTED 185 – 231, ROLL CALL 606

Crow (D-CO) – 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 – ADOPTED 410 – 6, ROLL CALL 607

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 823 – REJECTED 199 – 210, ROLL CALL 608

Passage of H.R. 823 – Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act – PASSED 227 – 182, ROLL CALL 609

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Adoption of Lee Amendment #1209 (LWCF); not adopted: 29-64.

2.       Adoption of Jones Amendment #1141, as modified (Rostenkowski Test); adopted: 82-11.

3.       Passage of H.R.3055, as amended, minibus II (cjs/thud/interior/ag, 60-vote threshold); passed: 84-9.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2740, minibus appropriations I (defense/laborH/foreign ops/energy and water); not agreed to: 51-41.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.2423: to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, giving women in the United States the right to vote.

Adopted S.Res.345: recognizing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Adopted S.Res.399: designating November 2, 2019, a “National Bison Day”.

Adopted S.Res.400: recognizing October 2019 as “National Women’s Small Business Month”.

Adopted S.Res.401: recognizing the month of October 2019 as Filipino American History Month and celebrating the history and culture of Filipino Americans and their immense contributions to the United States.

Adopted S.Res.402: honoring the life, work, and legacy of Toni Morrison.

Adopted S. Res.403: designating October 2019 as “National Farm to School Month”.

Adopted S.Res.394: honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the mission that killed Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and for other purposes.

Adopted the following amendments to H.R.3055 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)

Completed 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.            

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.4966 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the chief executive officers of global systemically important bank holding companies to provide annual testimony to Congress, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4956 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide that the Executive order entitled “Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing” shall have the force and effect of law, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4936 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish a grant program to provide temporary housing to homeless individuals, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4964 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the employer credit for paid family and medical leave, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.4963 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues that are imported or offered for import are to be regulated, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 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.4946 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equal access of Medicare beneficiaries to community pharmacies in underserved areas as network pharmacies under Medicare prescription drug coverage, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (11)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 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.4945 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude ventilators from competitive acquisition programs under the Medicare program for 5years, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 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.4938 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII to strengthen ambulance services furnished under part B of the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 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.4953 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax rate for excise tax on investment income of private foundations.

Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4947 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the deduction for qualified business income, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/31/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2762 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitation on the amount individuals filing jointly can deduct for certain State and local taxes.

Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/31/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2756 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to facilitate program-related investments by private foundations.

Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 10/31/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/31/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.