Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 5038 – Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 (Rep. Lofgren – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule). The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #534, Lawrence VanDyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 748 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 729 – Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act  – PASSED 226 – 188, ROLL CALL 657

Adoption of H. Res. 748 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 729 – Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act – PASSED 226 – 189, ROLL CALL 658

H.R. 5035 – Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 5363 – FUTURE Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 319 – 96, ROLL CALL 657

Passage of H.R. 729 – Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act – PASSED 262 – 151, ROLL CALL 667

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.R. 5038 – Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 (Rep. Lofgren – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)

Conference Report to Accompany S. 1790 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Rep. Smith (WA) – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 3 – Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 (Rep. Pallone/Rep. Neal/Rep. Scott (VA) – Energy and Commerce/Ways and Means/Education and Labor) (Subject to a Rule)

Postponed Vote (1 Vote)

Motion to Table the Motion to Reconsider H.R. 729 – Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; confirmed: 53-40.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #534, Lawrence VanDyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 53-40.

3.       Passage of S.2740: the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act; passed: 91-2.

Legislative Business

As provided for under the previous order of Monday, December 2nd, passed by voice vote H.R.4566: to accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of the families of victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 31, 2019.

Passed by voice vote H.R.5363: FUTURES Act.

Adopted S.Res.451, congratulating astronauts Dr. Jessica U Meir and Christina H. Koch for the historic accomplishment of completing the first all-female spacewalk.

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #534, Lawrence VanDyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post cloture.

At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R.2333, the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act. Additional roll call votes in relation to the below nominations are expected during Wednesday’s session.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

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

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

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

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

Wednesday at 12:00 noon:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services

Markup – Continued

House Transportation and Infrastructure

The Boeing 737 MAX: Examining the Federal Aviation Administration’s Oversight of the Aircraft’s Certification

CFTC

Market Risk Advisory Committee

House Agriculture

Member Day

SEC

Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee

Telephonic Meeting

House Oversight and Reform

FITARA 9.0

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.3003 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide requirements for the appropriate Federal banking agencies when requesting or ordering a depository institution to terminate a specific customer account, to provide for additional requirements related to subpoenas issued under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 12/10/2019) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.5382 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To create a mechanism whereby insulin manufacturers may sell directly to consumers at current net prices.

Sponsor: Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] (Introduced 12/10/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5381 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of a drug to list the country of origin of each of the drug’s active ingredients.

Sponsor: Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] (Introduced 12/10/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3013 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for the offering of additional prescription drug plans under Medicare part D.

Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] (Introduced 12/10/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.5377 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act

Sponsor: Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] (Introduced 12/10/2019) Cosponsors: (39)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.