Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider nine bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #387, Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

One Minutes (Unlimited)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:00 p.m.  At that time the House will reconvene to consider the nine bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (9 bills)

H.R. 4625 – Protect the GI Bill Act, as amended (Rep. Levin (CA) – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 4477 – Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act, as amended (Rep. Pappas – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 4771 – VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act (Rep. Cunningham – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 4360 – VA Overpayment Accountability Act (Rep. Kim – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 4356 – Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act, as amended (Rep. Harder – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 4162 – GI Bill Planning Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Bergman – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 3996 – VA Design-Build Construction Enhancement Act of 2019 (Rep. Banks – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 1424 – Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act (Rep. Gonzalez (OH) – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 3224 – Deborah Sampson Act, as amended (Rep. Brownley – Veterans’ Affairs)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

On Tuesday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #387, Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Wolf nomination.

As a reminder, cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.       Executive Calendar #387, Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

2.       Executive Calendar #486, Steven J. Menashi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

Tuesday, November 12th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #387, Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.5021 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act improve consumer protections relating to debt collection practices, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] (Introduced 11/08/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5013 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To apply the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to small businesses to the same extent as such Act applies to consumers, to require the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to define “small business” for purposes of such Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] (Introduced 11/08/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5003 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide enhanced protection against debt collector harassment of members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 11/08/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5001 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to clarify that the definition of a debt collector includes, in all cases, a person in a business the principal purpose of which is the enforcement of security interests.

Sponsor: Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] (Introduced 11/08/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5017 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to treat as misbranded cosmetics with packaging or labeling using the term “natural” unless the product meets certain standards, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 11/08/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 11/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5014 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To improve the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of diagnosis in health care, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Introduced 11/08/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 11/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5010 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize the establishment of, and provide support for, State-based universal health care systems that provide comprehensive health benefits to State residents, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] (Introduced 11/08/2019) Cosponsors: (15)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform; Armed Services; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 11/08/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Oversight and Reform, Armed Services, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such…

H.R.4995 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve obstetric care and maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 11/08/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 11/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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