Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider eight bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

THE HOUSE

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Remaining amendments to H.R. 535:

Tlaib (D-MI), OcasioCortez (D-NY), Barragán (D-CA) – Amendment No. 19 – Adds the term “disproportionately exposed communities” to “disadvantaged communities.” Disproportionately exposed communities are defined as those in which climate change, pollution, or environmental destruction have exacerbated systemic racial, regional, social, environmental, and economic injustices by disproportionately affecting indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, or youth – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Malinowski (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 20 – Adds stain resistant, water resistant, and grease resistant coatings that are not subject to requirements under section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to the list of products eligible for a voluntary label indicating an absence of PFAS – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Levin, Andy (D-MI) – Amendment No. 21 – Requires within 5 years a study of EPA actions under CERCLA to clean up PFAS contamination sites – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Slotkin (D-MI) – Amendment No. 22 – Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with other relevant government agencies, to report to Congress on efforts to identify viable alternatives to firefighting foam and other related equipment containing PFAS – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Postponed amendment votes to H.R. 535:

Burgess (R-TX) – Amendment No. 2 – Strikes Section 2, which directs the EPA to designate PFAS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act – REJECTED 161 – 247, ROLL CALL 09

Balderson (R-OH) – Amendment No. 6 – Prevents implementation of the underlying bill until after the EPA Administrator certifies that its own PFAS Action Plan is completed – REJECTED 170 – 239, ROLL CALL 10

Pappas (D-NH), Rouda (D-CA), Delgado (D-NY), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Kuster (D-NH), Cisneros (D-CA), Kildee (D-MI) – Amendment No. 13 – Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to review and develop effluent standards, pretreatment standards, and water quality criteria for PFAS under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Authorizes $100,000,000 in federal grants for each of the fiscal years 2021 through 2025, to publicly owned treatment works to implement pretreatment standards – ADOPTED 242 – 168, ROLL CALL 11

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 535 – REJECTED 187 – 219, ROLL CALL 12

Passage of H.R. 535 – PFAS Action Act of 2019 – PASSED 247 – 159, ROLL CALL 13

Today

The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour

Legislative Business will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.J.Res. 80 – Approving the request of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for a waiver under section 1703E(f) of title 38, United States Code (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 4302 – Homeless Assistance Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.R. 4335 – 8-K Trading Gap Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / Financial Services Committee)

4) H.R. 4841 – Prudential Regulators Oversight Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dean Phillips / Financial Services Committee)

5) H.R. 5315 – Expanding Opportunities for MDIs Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joyce Beatty / Financial Services Committee)

6) H.R. 4458 – Cybersecurity and Financial System Resilience Act of 2019, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry / Financial Services Committee)

7) H.R. 2398 – Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Peters / Financial Services Committee)

8) S. 457 – President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Financial Services Committee)

Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour

THE SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Gaynor nomination.

Monday, January 13th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.5574 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Preserving Small Business Lending Act of 2020

Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 01/10/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 01/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5578 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for the mandatory recall of drugs regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 01/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5575 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Primary and Behavioral Health Care Access Act of 2020

Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 01/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/10/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, 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…

Tax

H.R.5576 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Double Dip Elimination Act

Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] (Introduced 01/10/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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