Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 713 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1309 – Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #488, Barbara Lagoa, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

1) Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 708 – The Rule providing consideration of Senate Amendment to H.R. 3055 – Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 – PASSED 228 – 192, Roll Call Vote 628

2) H.Res. 708 – The Rule providing consideration of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3055 – Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 – ADOPTED 230 – 194, Roll Call Vote 629

3) H.R. 5084 – Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 281 – 135, Roll Call Vote 630

3) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3055 – Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 – PASSED 231- 192, Roll Call Vote 631

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.Res. 713 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1309 – Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (Rep. Courtney – Education and Labor)

Suspensions (9 bills)

H.R. 182 – To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission (Rep. Keating – Natural Resources)

H.R. 255 – Big Bear Land Exchange Act, as amended (Rep. Cook – Natural Resources)

H.R. 263 – To rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Rep. Suozzi – Natural Resources)

H.R. 737 – Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Natural Resources)

H.R. 925 – North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Natural Resources)

H.R. 1088 – FIRST Act (Rep. Marshall – Natural Resources)

H.R. 1446 – Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Rep. Clay – Natural Resources)

H.R. 1472 – To rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park (Rep. Smith (NE) – Natural Resources)

H.R. 1487 – Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act, as amended (Rep. Lieu – Natural Resources)

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #487, Robert J. Luck, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; confirmed: 64-31.

2.    Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #488, Barbara Lagoa, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; invoked: 80-15.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #238, S.1838, with Rubio substitute amendment: Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

Passed S.2710, with Merkley amendments: to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force.

Passed H.R.4258: Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019.

Adopted S.Res.430: Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day.

Adopted S.Res.431: supporting the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month.

Adopted S.Res.432: National College Application Month.

Adopted S.Res.433: Blue Star Mother’s Day.

Adopted S.Res.434: honoring the life of Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti.

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #488, Barbara Lagoa, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture.

At 11:30am, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Lagoa nomination. Upon disposition of the Lagoa nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #454, Adrian Zuckerman, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador of the United States to Romania.

The confirmation vote on the Zuckerman nomination is expected during the afternoon.

The Senate will also consider the continuing resolution before the end of the week.

Wednesday, November 20th at 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #488, Barbara Lagoa, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #454, Adrian Zuckerman, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador of the United States to Romania.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Pipeline Bill Markup

Senate Banking

Nomination Hearing/TRIA Vote

Senate HELP

Nomination of Stephen M Hahn, MD, to serve as FDA Commissioner

House Science, Space, and Technology

Fighting Flu, Saving Lives: Vaccine Science and Innovation

House Ways and Means

U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements

House Judiciary

Markup

Senate Finance

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Barriers to Diagnosis, Treatment and Care Coordination

House Veterans Affairs

Go-Live March 2020: The Status of EHRM Readiness

Senate Armed Services

Biological Threats to U.S. National Security

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.5175 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [R-AR-1] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (18)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2019 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of…

Financial Services

H.R.5185 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide economic empowerment opportunities in the United States through the modernization of public housing, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (14)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5180 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to restore the separation between banking and commerce by prohibiting bank holding company ownership of nonfinancial assets, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5172 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to combat the opioid crisis by promoting access to non-opioid treatments in the hospital outpatient setting.

Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2019 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.2901 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a special task force on ensuring Medicare beneficiary access to innovative diabetes technologies and services.

Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 11/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2897 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to reauthorize the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 11/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2895 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate selective androgen receptor modulators, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Judiciary

Latest Action: Senate – 11/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2892 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions to help combat the opioid crisis.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 11/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.5163 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit for zero-emission buses.

Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5162 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit for zero-emission heavy vehicles.

Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5161 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for previously-owned qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.

Sponsor: Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] (Introduced 11/19/2019) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.