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, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

1) H.R. 4625 – Protect the GI Bill Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

2) H.R. 4477 – Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

3) H.R. 4771 – VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

4) H.R. 4360 – VA Overpayment Accountability Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

5) H.R. 4356 – Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

6) H.R. 4162 – GI Bill Planning Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 408 – 0, ROLL CALL 610

7) H.R. 3996 – VA Design-Build Construction Enhancement Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

8) H.R. 1424 – Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

9) H.R. 3224 – Deborah Sampson Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 398 – 11, ROLL CALL 611

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

Suspensions (9 bills)

H.R. 1663 – Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2019 (Rep. Chabot – Judiciary)

H.R. 4803 – Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)

H.R. 4258 – Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019 (Rep. Stanton – Judiciary)

H.R. 3537 – Veteran Entrepreneur Training Act of 2019 – (Rep. Schneider – Small Business)

H.R. 3661 – Patriotic Employer Protection Act of 2019, as amended – (Rep. Kim – Small Business)

H.R. 499 – Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act (Rep. Chabot – Small Business)

H.R. 3734 – SERV Act, as amended (Rep. Davids – Small Business)

H.R. 1615 – VA-SBA Act, as amended (Rep. Kelly (MS) – Small Business)

H.R. 1773 – Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Speier – Financial Services)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

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; invoked: 54-40.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.1865, National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act, w/ Blunt amendment

Adopted S.Res.419, permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate buildings.

Began the Rule 14 process to place S.2840, Essential National Security Authorities Act for Fiscal Year 2020, on the Legislative Calendar of business.

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

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, post-cloture.

At 11:00am, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Wolf nomination. Following disposition of the Wolf nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #486, Steven J. Menashi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:00pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00am – 2 roll call votes:

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

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

HEARINGS COVERED

Axios

Health Care in 2020

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: The Year in Review

House Energy and Commerce

Health Care Markup

House Financial Services

Markup of Various Measures

House Judiciary

Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 4: Perspectives of the Antitrust Agencies

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.5051 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To increase transparency and accountability with respect to World Bank lending for China, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5050 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Truth in Lending Act to extend the consumer credit protections provided to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents under title 10, United States Code, to all consumers.

Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5034 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to prohibit debt collectors from collecting, or attempting to collect, on a debt of a consumer with respect to which the statute of limitations has expired, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2839 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to regulate industrial bank holding companies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 11/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2834 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan.

Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 11/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2833 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to extend the consumer credit protections provided to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents under title 10, United States Code, to all consumers. Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 11/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.5057 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To clarify the treatment of pass-through status under the Medicare outpatient payment system for certain drugs.

Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/12/2019 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.5039 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To lower the prices of excessively costly life-sustaining prescription drugs under part D of the Medicare program by requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate their prices, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/12/2019 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.2836 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from taking any action to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the final rule, entitled “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority”.

Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (29)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 11/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.5043 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a surtax on high income individuals.

Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.5047 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Administrator of General Services to conduct an annual audit of properties leased to private parties, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 11/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 11/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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