Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of H.R. 535 – PFAS Action Act of 2019 (Rep. Dingell – Energy and Commerce).

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 781 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H. Con. Res. 83 – Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran – PASSED 227 – 191, ROLL CALL 05

Adoption of H. Res. 781 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H. Con. Res. 83 – Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran – ADOPTED 226 – 193, ROLL CALL 06

Approval of the Journal – APPROVED BY VOICE

H.R. 5078 – Prison to Proprietorship Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 370 – 41, ROLL CALL 08

Passage of H.Con.Res. 83 – Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran – PASSED 224 – 194, ROLL CALL 07

Today

One Minutes (5 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 535 – PFAS Action Act of 2019 (Rep. Dingell – Energy and Commerce)

The Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, provides for no further debate and made in order 22 amendments.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

As of tonight, the House has completed general and amendment debate through Axne Amendment #18.  Tomorrow, the House will resume amendment debate, beginning with Tlaib Amendment #19.

Postponed Amendment Votes (3):

Burgess Amendment

Balderson Amendment

Pappas Amendment

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke 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; invoked: 50-45.

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget; confirmed: 50-44.

Legislative Business

By voice vote, passed Calendar #289, S.2629, United States Public Health Service Modernization Act of 2019

By voice vote, passed H.R. 263, to rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Passed S.J.Res.265, providing for the reappointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

Passed S.J.Res.266, providing for the appointment of Denise O’Leary as a citizen of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Passed S.J.Res.267, providing for the reappointment of Risa Lavizzo-Mourney as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

By voice vote, passed H.R. 925, North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act, w/ Barrasso amdts

Passed S. 1982, Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, w/Sullivan substitute amdt

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #541, Cynthia L. Attwood, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring April 27, 2025.  (Reappointment)

Executive Calendar #542, Amanda Wood Laihow, of Maine, to be a Member of Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for the remainder of a term expiring April 27, 2023.

NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Executive Calendar #552, Crosby Kemper III, of Missouri, to be Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a term of four years.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cyber

H.R.5573 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

Sponsor: Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] (Introduced 01/09/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/09/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health

H.R.5572 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish a grant program for family community organizations that provide support for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families.

Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] (Introduced 01/09/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/09/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5569 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to identify, review, and implement effective interventions in Head Start programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 01/09/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 01/09/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.5566 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow all individuals to contribute to health savings accounts, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] (Introduced 01/09/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/09/2020 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…

S.3180 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to restrict direct-to-consumer drug advertising.

Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] (Introduced 01/09/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 01/09/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3179 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish a grant program for family community organizations that provide support for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families.

Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 01/09/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 01/09/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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