Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 779 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 535 – PFAS Action Act of 2019 (Rep. Dingell – Energy and Commerce). The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Quorum Call – Establishing a quorum in the House of Representatives for the Second Session of the 116th Congress – PRESENT 384, ROLL CALL 1

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.Res. 779 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 535 – PFAS Action Act of 2019 (Rep. Dingell – Energy and Commerce)

Suspensions (8 bills)

H.R. 3763 – Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 5078 – Prison to Proprietorship, as amended (Rep. Velazquez – Small Business)

H.R. 5065 – Prison to Proprietorship for Formerly Incarcerated Act (Rep. Jeffries – Small Business)

H.R. 5130 – Capturing All Small Businesses Act of 2019 (Rep. Veasey – Small Business)

H.R. 5146 – Unlocking Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Hagedorn – Small Business)

H.Res. 575 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all stakeholders in the deployment of 5G communications infrastructure should carefully consider and adhere to the recommendations of “The Prague Proposals”, as amended (Rep. Flores – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 2881 – Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Spanberger – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 4500 – Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Walberg – Energy and Commerce)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration; confirmed: 88-5.

No Legislative Business

No Additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

At 11:00am, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Solomson (US Court of Federal Claims), Roumel (US Court of Federal Claims), and DeSombre (Ambassador to Thailand) nominations.

If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, at 5:00pm on Wednesday, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.

During Tuesday’s session of the Senate, Senator McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. That cloture petition ripens on Thursday.

Wednesday at 11:00am – 3 roll call votes:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to Thailand

If cloture is invoked, Wednesday at 5:00pm – 3 roll call votes:

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to Thailand

HEARINGS COVERED

SEC

Open Meeting

House Energy and Commerce

Legislation to Improve Americans’ Health Care Coverage and Outcomes

House Energy and Commerce

Americans At Risk: Manipulation and Deception in the Digital Age

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.5545 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To promote the domestic manufacture and use of advanced, fuel efficient vehicles and zero emission vehicles, encourage electrification of the transportation sector, create jobs, and improve air quality, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 01/07/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 01/07/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, 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.5547 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide assistance for the acquisition and preservation of manufactured housing communities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 01/07/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 01/07/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5551 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and title 5, United States Code, to require group health plans, health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage, and Federal Employees Health Benefits Program health benefits plans to meet certain requirements with respect to medical child support orders, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 01/07/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/07/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and 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…

S.3152 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to incorporate data on maternal health outcomes into its broadband health maps.

Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 01/07/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 01/07/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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