Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider one bill under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 811 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 3621 – Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 and of the bill H.R. 550 – To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II – PASSED 227 – 184, ROLL CALL 25

Adoption of H. Res. 811 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 3621 – Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 and of the bill H.R. 550 – To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II – ADOPTED 223 – 189, ROLL CALL 26

H.R. 5338 – Global Hope Act of 2019, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

H.Res. 752 – Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4331 – Tibet Policy and Support Act of 2019, as amended – PASSED 392 – 22, ROLL CALL 27

H.R. 2153 – Keeping Girls in School Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

One Minutes (15 per side)

Suspension (1 bill)

S. 3201 – Temporary Reauthorization and Study of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act (Sen. Graham – Energy and Commerce)

H.R. 3621 – Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020 (Rep. Pressley – Financial Services)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

No Roll Call Votes

No Legislative Business

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States. At that time the question period for senators will start, with questions alternating between the Majority and Minority sides for up to 8 hours during Wednesday’s session.

The question period will be completed over two days.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

S.3247 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 01/28/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.5698 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the United States Executive Directors at the international financial institutions on United States policy regarding international financial institution assistance with respect to advanced wireless technologies.

Sponsor: Rep. Timmons, William R. IV [R-SC-4] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 01/28/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5693 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare Rural Health Clinic Services and Federally Qualified Health Center Services to include physical therapy services.

Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/28/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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 jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.5691 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary to conduct a study and issue a report on the affordability of insulin.

Sponsor: Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/28/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5688 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for grants to enable States to carry out activities to reduce administrative costs and burdens in health care.

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/28/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3244 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 01/28/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3238 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of preventive home visits under Medicare, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 01/28/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3237 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the annual wellness visit under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 01/28/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3233 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to skilled nursing facility services for hemophilia patients.

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 01/28/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3230 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of funding for technical assistance to small practices and practices in health professional shortage areas under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 01/28/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

PFAS

S.3227 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 01/28/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 01/28/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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