Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider nineteen bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will convene as a Court of Impeachment, and vote on the Articles of Impeachment.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Adoption of the House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 550 – No War Against Iran Act – ADOPTED 228 – 175, ROLL CALL 33

Adoption of the House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 550 – To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 – ADOPTED 236 – 166, ROLL CALL 34

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (19 bills)

H.R. 4305 – PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, as amended (Rep. Stivers – Veterans’ Affairs)

H.R. 4044 – Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, as amended (Rep. Malinowski – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 1132 – San Francisco Bay Restoration Program, as amended (Rep. Speier – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 2247 – PUGET SOS Act, as amended (Rep. Heck – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 1620 – Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act, as amended (Rep. Luria – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 4031 – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019 (Rep. Joyce – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 4275 – To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Graves (LA) – Transportation and Infrastructure)

H.R. 5214 – Representative Payee Fraud Protection Act of 2019 (Rep. Tlaib – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 3830 – Taxpayer Right-to-Know Act, as amended (Rep. Walberg – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 3941 – FedRAMP Authorization Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 2382 – USPS Fairness Act (Rep. DeFazio – Oversight and Reform)

S. 375 – Payment Information Integrity Act of 2019 (Sen. Carper – Oversight and Reform)

S. 394 – Presidential Transition Act Enhancement Act of 2019 (Sen. Johnson – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 3976 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Aretha Franklin Post Office Building” (Rep. Lawrence – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 4794 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8320 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office Building” (Rep. Rose (NY) – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 4981 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2505 Derita Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the “Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office” (Rep. Adams – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 5037 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3703 North Main Street in Farmville, North Carolina, as the “Walter B. Jones, Jr. Post Office” (Rep. Murphy (NC) – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 3317 – To permit the Scipio A. Jones Post Office in Little Rock, Arkansas, to accept and display a portrait of Scipio A. Jones, and for other purposes (Rep. Hill – Oversight and Reform)

H.R. 4279 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 445 Main Street in Laceyville, Pennsylvania, as the “Melinda Gene Piccotti Post Office” (Rep. Keller – Oversight and Reform)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

No Roll Call Votes

No Legislative Business

No Executive Business

Today

Upon dissolution of the joint session, the Senate will stand adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

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

At 4:00pm, the Senate will convene as a Court of Impeachment, and vote on the Articles of Impeachment.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce

Modernizing the Natural Gas Act to Ensure it Works for Everyone

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Tracking Toward Zero: Improving Grade Crossing Safety and Addressing Community Concerns

Senate EPW

Oversight of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

House Education and Labor

The Future of Work: Protecting Workers’ Civil Rights in the Digital Age

House Ways and Means

More Cures for More Patients: Overcoming Pharmaceutical Barriers

House Armed Services

Exceptional Family Member Program – Are the Military Services Really Taking Care of Family Members?

House Foreign Affairs

The Wuhan Coronavirus: Assessing the Outbreak, the Response, and Regional Implications

Treasury Department

Advisory Committee on Risk Sharing Mechanisms

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health

H.R.5754 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to revise regulations to remove the requirement under the Medicare program that an off-campus facility or organization shall be located within a 35-mile radius of a hospital or critical access hospital, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7] (Introduced 02/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/04/2020 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.5749 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to establish the American Insulin Program to provide for lower prices for insulin drugs, to maintain effort throughout the insulin supply chain, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] (Introduced 02/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/04/2020 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…

Transportation

H.R.5753 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To modify the authorization for a project for navigation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] (Introduced 02/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.