Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 790 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1230 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor). 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, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

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 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4302 – Homeless Assistance Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4335 – 8-K Trading Gap Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 384 – 7, ROLL CALL 14

H.R. 4841 – Prudential Regulators Oversight Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 5315 – Expanding Opportunities for MDIs Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4458 – Cybersecurity and Financial System Resilience Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 2398 – Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 362 – 31, ROLL CALL 15

S. 457 – President George H.W. Bush and First Spouse Barbara Bush Coin Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

H.Res. 790 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1230 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor) and H.J.Res. 76 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability” (Rep. Lee (NV) – Education and Labor)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

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; invoked: 76-8.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.468,relative to the death of the Honorable Jocelyn Burdick, former United States Senator for the State of North Dakota.

By voice vote, passed H.R. 434, to amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the study of the Emancipation National Historic Trail.

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, under the provisions of S.Res.468 as a further mark of respect for the late Honorable Jocelyn Burdick, former United States Senator for the State of North Dakota.

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, post-cloture.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gaynor nomination.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

Tuesday, January 14th at 11:30am – 1 roll call vote:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

SEC

Asset Management Advisory Committee

House Energy and Commerce

A Public Health Emergency: State Efforts to Curb the Opioid Crisis

House Transportation and Infrastructure

The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation

House Veterans Affairs

Making HUD-VASH Work for all Veteran Communities

House Financial Services

The Community Reinvestment Act: Reviewing Who Wins and Who Loses with Comptroller Otting’s Proposal

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

H.R.5594 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for greater county and State consultation with regard to petitions under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 01/13/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.5591 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to add requirements to the designation of areas as critical habitats, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] (Introduced 01/13/2020) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.5588 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide for consideration of the totality of conservation measures in determining the impact of proposed Federal agency action.

Sponsor: Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] (Introduced 01/13/2020) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.5585 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require review of the economic cost of adding a species to the list of endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] (Introduced 01/13/2020) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Health

H.R.5587 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the regulation of hemp-derived cannabidiol and hemp-derived cannabidiol containing substances.

Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] (Introduced 01/13/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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…