Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider eighteen bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the conference report accompanying S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

THE HOUSE

Friday

The House was not in session.

Today

One Minutes (Unlimited)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 2:45 p.m.  At that time the House will reconvene to consider the eighteen bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until Tuesday.

Suspensions (18 bills)

H.R. 4920 – Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act (Rep. Takano – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 4183 – Identifying Barriers and Best Practices Study Act (Rep. Khanna – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 3530 – Improving Confidence in Veterans’ Care Act (Rep. Cloud – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 2726 – Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019 (Rep. Norton – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 2548 – HELP ACT, as amended (Rep. Fletcher – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 4719 – FISH SAFE Act, as amended (Rep. Golden – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 3362 – Small Airport Mothers’ Room Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Miller – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 4998 – Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 4779 – To extend Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006 (Rep. McMorris Rodgers – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 4229 – Broadband DATA Act (Rep. Loebsack – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 4227 – MAPS Act (Rep. McEachin – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 2647 – SOFFA, as amended (Rep. Matsui – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 3172 – Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Cardenas – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 150 – GREAT Act, as amended (Rep. Foxx – Oversight and Reform)

S. 216 – Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act (Sen. Cantwell – Natural Resources)

H.R. 722 – Miracle Mountain Designation Act (Rep. Curtis – Natural Resources)

S. 50 – Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act (Sen. Merkley – Natural Resources)

H.R. 453 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act (Rep. Fleischmann – Natural Resources)

THE SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the conference report accompanying S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the NDAA conference report.

Monday, December 16th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report accompanying S.1790, NDAA.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health

H.R.5432 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count toward the determination of full time equivalency for graduate medical education under the Medicare program time spent in an approved medical residency training program for training in culturally and linguistically appropriate care.

Sponsor: Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] (Introduced 12/13/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/13/2019 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.5429 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to enable greater participation by seniors and Medicare beneficiaries in State Medicaid programs for working people with disabilities.

Sponsor: Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] (Introduced 12/13/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Trade

H.R.5430 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Sponsor: Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] (Introduced 12/13/2019)(by request) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Natural Resources; Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Budget; Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 12/13/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs, the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, and…

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