Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 729 – Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act (Rep. Kilmer – Natural Resources). The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 4372 – MSI STEM Achievement Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4373 – Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of 2019, as amended — ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 2051 – Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

S. 737 – Building Blocks of STEM Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4355 – IOGAN Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4566 – Virginia Beach Strong Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 3669 – Weatherizing Infrastructure in the North and Terrorism Emergency Readiness Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4761 – DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 393 – 1, ROLL CALL 655

H.R. 4739 – Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 393 – 0, ROLL CALL 656

H.R. 4727 – Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé Program Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 3318 – Emerging Transportation Security Threats Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4713 – Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Authorization Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4402 – Inland Waters Security Review Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 3469 – Covert Testing and Risk Mitigation Improvement Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

S. 256 – Esther Martinez Native Languages Programs Reauthorization Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.R. 729 – Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act (Rep. Kilmer – Natural Resources)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate, makes in order 29 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

Suspensions (2 bills)

H.R. 5035 – Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019 (Rep. Doyle – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 5363 – FUTURE Act, as amended (Rep. Adams – Education and Labor/Ways and Means)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 47-41.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.448: designating December 3, 2019, as “National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day”.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, December 10, 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, post cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bumatay nomination. Following the cloture vote on the Vandyke nomination, the Senate will proceed to legislative session for the consideration of S.2740, the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act, with 2 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote on passage of the bill.

Tuesday at 2:15pm – 3 roll call votes:

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

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

3.       Passage of S.2740: the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act

Wednesday at 12:00 noon:

1.       Passage of H.R.2333: Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act.

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.

HEARINGS COVERED

Bipartisan Policy Center

Examining Pharmaceutical Patent Practices & Their Impact on Drug Prices

House Energy and Commerce

Securing the U.S. Drug Supply Chain: Oversight of FDA’s Foreign Inspection Program

House Financial Services

Markup

Senate Banking

Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission/Nomination Votes

Senate Judiciary

Encryption and Lawful Access: Evaluating Benefits and Risks to Public Safety and Privacy

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

IMO 2020

House Energy and Commerce

Proposals to Achieve Universal Health Care Coverage

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.5360 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to collect more data on race and wealth, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 12/09/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/09/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5364 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an annual reference price for insulin products for purposes of Federal health programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 12/09/2019) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs; Oversight and Reform; Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 12/09/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Oversight and Reform, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for…

H.R.5361 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To improve and coordinate interagency Federal actions and provide assistance to States for responding to public health challenges posed by emerging contaminants, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 12/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology

Latest Action: House – 12/09/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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…

H.R.19 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for certain reforms with respect to the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, the Medicaid program under title XIX of such Act, the Food and Drug Administration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 12/09/2019) Cosponsors: (111)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 12/09/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of…

S.3001 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide for certain extensions with respect to the Medicare and Medicaid programs under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] (Introduced 12/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3000 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow PDP sponsors of prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage organizations offering MA-PD plans to share with enrollees a portion of savings from switching to lower cost therapeutic alternative medications.

Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 12/09/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2999 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals with direct primary care service arrangements to remain eligible individuals for purposes of health savings accounts.

Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 12/09/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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