Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 826 – Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid (Rep. Veasey – Energy and Commerce). The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session with no business conducted at 11:30am.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 4305 – PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4044 – Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 355 – 62, ROLL CALL 35

H.R. 1132 – San Francisco Bay Restoration Program, as amended  – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 2247 – PUGET SOS Act, as amended  – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 1620 – Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act, as amended  – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4031 – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2019  – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 373 – 45, ROLL CALL 36

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 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS –

H.R. 5214 – Representative Payee Fraud Protection Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 3830 – Taxpayer Right-to-Know Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 3941 – FedRAMP Authorization Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 2382 – USPS Fairness Act  – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 309 – 106, ROLL CALL 37

S. 375 – Payment Information Integrity Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

S. 394 – Presidential Transition Act Enhancement Act of 2019  – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.Res. 826 – Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid (Rep. Veasey – Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 2474 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order 16 amendments.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Is the respondent, Donald John Trump, guilty or not guilty [Article I: Abuse of Power]; not guilty: 48-52.

2.      Is the respondent, Donald John Trump, guilty or not guilty [Article II: Obstruction of Congress]; not guilty: 47-53.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.493: Legal Counsel.

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session with no business conducted at 11:30am on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

After adjourning on Thursday, the Senate will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, February 10, 2020.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services

Protecting Consumers or Allowing Consumer Abuse? A Semi-Annual Review of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

House Ways and Means

Trade Infrastructure for Global Competitiveness

House Homeland Security

About Face: Examining the Department of Homeland Security’s Use of Facial Recognition and Other Biometric Technologies, Part II

Senate Armed Services

United States Special Operations Command and Cyber Command

House Energy and Commerce

Clearing the Air: Legislation to Promote Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cyber

H.R.5760 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for a comprehensive interdisciplinary research, development, and demonstration initiative to strengthen the capacity of the energy sector to prepare for and withstand cyber and physical attacks, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 02/05/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Homeland Security

Latest Action: House – 02/05/2020 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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…

Health

H.R.5763 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to advance telehealth by developing a plan for adoption and coordination by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large] (Introduced 02/05/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/05/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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