Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will begin consideration of H.R. 4863 – United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #486, Steven J. Menashi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

1) H.R. 1663 – Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

2) H.R. 4258 – Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

3) H.R. 3537 – Veteran Entrepreneur Training Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 424 – 1, ROLL CALL 612

4) H.R. 3661 – Patriotic Employer Protection Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

5) H.R. 499 – Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 423 – 0, ROLL CALL 613

6) H.R. 3734 – SERV Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 421 – 3, ROLL CALL 614

7) H.R. 1615 – VA-SBA Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

8) H.R. 1773 – Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 4863 – United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 (Rep. Waters – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Torres Amendment #1

Torres Amendment #2

Burgess Amendment

McAdams Amendment

Davidson Amendment

Tlaib Amendment

Case Amendment

Speier Amendment

Ruiz Amendment

Meng Amendment #10

Meng Amendment #11

Meng Amendment #12

Meng Amendment #13

Brown Amendment

Lamb Amendment

Rouda Amendment #16

Rouda Amendment #17

Stevens Amendment

Horn Amendment

Levin (MI) Amendment

Torres Small Amendment #21

**Following last votes on Thursday, the House will begin consideration of H.R. 4863.  The House will vote on amendments, motion to recommit, and final passage on Friday.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 54-41.

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; invoked: 51-44.

Legislative Business

Passed S.2851, with Blunt amendment: GPO Technical Fix.

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

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #486, Steven J. Menashi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, post-cloture.

At 1:45pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Menashi nomination.

Thursday, November 14th at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Nomination of Peter T Gaynor to be Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

House Ways and Means

Caring for Aging Americans

House Financial Services

Markup of Various Measures – Continued

House Agriculture

Safeguarding American Agriculture from Wild, Invasive, and Non-Native Species

House Veterans’ Affairs

Cybersecurity Challenges and Cyber Risk Management at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Nomination Hearing: Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy

House Small Business

A Fair Playing Field? Investigating Big Tech’s Impact on Small Business

House Oversight and Reform

Examining State Efforts to Undermine Access to Reproductive Health Care

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.5077 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide protections and certainty for private landowners related to resurveying certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the Forest Service, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] (Introduced 11/13/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 11/13/2019 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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 concerned.

S.2854 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to provide for the expansion of emergency planning zones and the development of plans for dry cask storage of spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 11/13/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 11/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.5072 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To create an equitable and stable rental housing market, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] (Introduced 11/13/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 11/13/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within…

Health

H.R.5076 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide information regarding vaccines for seniors as part of the Medicare & You handbook and to ensure that the treatment of cost sharing for vaccines under Medicare part D is consistent with the treatment of vaccines under Medicare part B, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] (Introduced 11/13/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/13/2019 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.2842 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to expand and expedite access to cardiac rehabilitation programs and pulmonary rehabilitation programs under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 11/13/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 11/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.2844 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide that certain executives of publicly traded utility companies may not receive bonuses or severance payments, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 11/13/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 11/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.5059 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for the authority to reimburse local governments for interest expenses, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] (Introduced 11/13/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 11/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.