Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete Consideration of H.Res. 326 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

McHenry (R-NC) – Amendment No. 1 – Clarifies “relating to the market,” adds an explicit personal benefit test, and strikes the Rule of Construction. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Huizenga (R-MI) – Amendment No. 2 -Strikes the term “aware of” included in the bill and replaces with the term “using” – REJECTED 196 – 231, ROLL CALL 648

Passage of H.R. 2534 – Insider Trading Prohibition Act – PASSED 410 – 13, ROLL CALL 649

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 741 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4 – Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 and of the bill H.Res. 326 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution – PASSED 228 – 196, ROLL CALL 650

Adoption of H. Res. 741 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4 – Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 and of the bill H.Res. 326 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution – ADOPTED 226 – 196, ROLL CALL 651

Today

One Minutes (5 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.Res. 326 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution (Rep. Lowenthal – Foreign Affairs)

The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Complete Consideration of H.R. 4 – Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (Rep. Sewell – Judiciary)

The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #479, Richard Ernest Myers II, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina; confirmed: 68-21.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #489, Sherri A. Lydon, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; confirmed: 76-13.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #386, Robert M. Duncan, of Kentucky, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2025; confirmed: 89-0.

Legislative Business

Passed by voice vote Calendar #212, H.R.2486: FUTURE Act, with Alexander-Murray substitute amendment.

Passed S.743: Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act.

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services

Robots on Wall Street: The Impact of AI on Capital Markets and Jobs in the Financial Services Industry

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.5330 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, to prohibit consumer reporting agencies from issuing consumer reports containing information about debts related to medically necessary procedure, about and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5322 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish or modify requirements relating to minority depository institutions, community development financial institutions, and impact banks, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Small Business

Latest Action: House – 12/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, 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.5319 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5318 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend certain banking laws to establish requirements for bank mergers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5315 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to establish a Financial Agent Mentor-Protégé Program within the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2992 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2982 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to expand eligibility for certain housing programs for qualified volunteer first responders.

Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.5326 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities from using pre-dispute arbitration agreements with respect to residents of those facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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 the committee…

H.R.5321 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand, enhance, and improve public health data systems, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2986 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend part A of title XI of the Social Security Act to establish an interagency council on social determinants of health, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.2994 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require information reporting with respect to the qualified opportunity zone tax incentives enacted by the 2017 tax reform legislation, to require public reports related to such tax incentives, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 12/05/2019) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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