Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider a resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States and H.R. 1230 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor). The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and be in a period of morning business. Roll call votes may be possible during the session.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 790 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1230 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act and of the bill 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” – PASSED 226 – 191, ROLL CALL 16

Adoption of H. Res. 790 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1230 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act and of the bill 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” – ADOPTED 216 – 200, ROLL CALL 17

Today

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

A resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States

H.R. 1230 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott / Education and Labor Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Reps. DeSaulnier / Davis (IL) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reps. Davis (IL) / Pingree / Stefanik / Stevens / Gonzalez-Colon Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Rep. Rick Allen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Rep. Anthony Brown Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security; confirmed: 81-8.

Legislative Business

Adopted Calendar #339, S.Res.375: recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

Adopted Calendar #379, S.Res.260: recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to global nutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy.

Passed Calendar #363, S.2547, with Romney amendment: Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019.

Began the Rule 14 process to place S.3193: Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting Fentanyl Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

HEARINGS COVERED

The Wilson Center

A Conversation with the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Senate HELP

Markup of H.R. 5430, to Implement the USMCA

House Financial Services

A Persistent and Evolving Threat: An Examination of the Financing of Domestic Terrorism and Extremism

House Energy and Commerce

Cannabis Policies for the New Decade

House Oversight & Reform

Facial Recognition Technology (Part III): Ensuring Commercial Transparency & Accuracy

House Energy and Commerce

Lifting Voices: Legislation to Promote Media Marketplace Diversity

House Financial Services

Overseeing the Standard Setters: An Examination of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.5599 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 to require the deposit of enterprise guarantee fees in the Housing Trust Fund, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] (Introduced 01/14/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 01/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5596 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and improve health savings accounts, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21] (Introduced 01/14/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3193 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 01/14/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Latest Action: Senate – 01/14/2020 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

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…

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