Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider sixteen bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

THE HOUSE

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Adoption 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 – ADOPTED 226 – 188 – 2, ROLL CALL 652

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 4 – REJECTED 200 – 215, ROLL CALL 653

Passage of H.R. 4 – Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 – PASSED 228 – 187, ROLL CALL 654

Today

One Minutes (Unlimited)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 3:00 p.m.  At that time the House will reconvene to consider the sixteen bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (16 bills)

H.R. 4372 – MSI STEM Achievement Act (Rep. Bernice Johnson – Science, Space, and Technology)

H.R. 4373 – Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Bernice Johnson – Science, Space, and Technology)

H.R. 2051 – Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Lipinski – Science, Space, and Technology)

H.R. 5213 – NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Horn – Science, Space, and Technology)

S. 737 – Building Blocks of STEM Act (Sen. Rosen – Science, Space, and Technology)

H.R. 4355 – IOGAN Act (Rep. Gonzalez (OH) – Science, Space, and Technology)

H.R. 4566 – Virginia Beach Strong Act (Rep. Luria – Ways and Means)

H.R. 3669 – Weatherizing Infrastructure in the North and Terrorism Emergency Readiness Act of 2019 (Rep. Slotkin – Homeland Security)

H.R. 4761 – DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2019 (Rep. Higgins (LA) – Homeland Security)

H.R. 4739 – Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act (Rep. Clarke – Homeland Security)

H.R. 4727 – Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé Program Act of 2019 (Rep. McEachin – Homeland Security)

H.R. 3318 – Emerging Transportation Security Threats Act of 2019 (Rep. Joyce (PA) – Homeland Security)

H.R. 4713 – Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Authorization Act (Rep. Green (TX) – Homeland Security)

H.R. 4402 – Inland Waters Security Review Act (Rep. Lesko – Homeland Security)

H.R. 3469 – Covert Testing and Risk Mitigation Improvement Act of 2019 (Rep. Cummings – Homeland Security)

S. 256 – Esther Martinez Native Languages Programs Reauthorization Act (Sen. Udall – Education and Labor)

THE SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

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

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.       Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

2.       Executive Calendar #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

3.       Executive Calendar #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia

4.       Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.

5.       Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.5335 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Energy to establish or designate the Distributed Energy Opportunity Board to carry out a program to facilitate a voluntary streamlined processes for local permitting of distributed renewable energy, energy storage, and electric vehicle charging systems, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 12/06/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/06/2019 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…

Financial Services

H.R.5340 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Hazel M. Johnson, in recognition of her achievements and contributions to the environmental justice movement.

Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 12/06/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs

Latest Action: House – 12/06/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.5336 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit mandatory predispute arbitration agreements, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 12/06/2019) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5332 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] (Introduced 12/06/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5357 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a pilot program to develop, expand, and enhance the commercialization of biomedical products, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 12/06/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5333 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] (Introduced 12/06/2019) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/06/2019 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…

Tax

H.R.5351 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain shipping from the harbor maintenance tax.

Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] (Introduced 12/06/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5339 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit certain expenses associated with obtaining or maintaining recognized postsecondary credentials to be treated as qualified higher education expenses for purposes of 529 accounts.

Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] (Introduced 12/06/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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