Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 5687 – Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations).

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Motion to Table on H.Res. 832 – Disapproving of Speaker Pelosi’s actions during the State of the Union Address – ADOPTED 224 – 193, ROLL CALL 38

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 833 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H. Res. 826 – Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid and of the bill H.R. 2474 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 and of the bill H.R. 5687 – Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 – PASSED 224 – 194, ROLL CALL 39

Adoption of H. Res. 833 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H. Res. 826 – Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid and of the bill H.R. 2474 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 and of the bill H.R. 5687 – Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 – ADOPTED 224 – 194, ROLL CALL 40

Passage of H.Res. 826 – Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid – PASSED 223 – 190, ROLL CALL 51

Amendments to H.R. 2474:

Stevens (D-MI) [on behalf of Morelle (D-NY)] – Amendment No. 1 – Clarifies that the ABC test included in the PRO Act does not preempt any State laws governing the wages, work hours, workers’ compensation, or unemployment insurance of employees – ADOPTED 241 – 178, ROLL CALL 41

Foxx (R-NC) – Amendment No. 2 – Strikes provision requiring that employers turn over employees’ personal information to a labor union within two days of the National Labor Relations Board ordering a representation election – REJECTED 190 – 229, ROLL CALL 42

Norcross (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 3 – Requires that pre-election hearings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are conducted on a day-to-day basis – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Roe (R-TN) – Amendment No. 4 – Strikes provision allowing unions to be certified without winning a secret ballot election under certain circumstances and replaces with a requirement that all unions win a

secret-ballot election in order to be certified – REJECTED 187 – 235, ROLL CALL 43

Wild (D-PA) – Amendment No. 5 – Clarifies that this bill shall not be construed to affect the privacy of employees with respect to voters’ lists provided to labor organizations by employers pursuant to elections directed by the Board – ADOPTED 242 – 178, ROLL CALL 44

Allen (R-GA) – Amendment No. 6 – Strikes provision overturning state right-to-work laws – REJECTED 187 – 232, ROLL CALL 45

Hayes (D-CT) – Amendment No. 7 – Codifies the current precedent of the National Labor Relations Board governing voluntary recognition of a union by an employer which ensures collective bargaining between the union and employer can proceed for a reasonable period of time (one year) without requiring an intervening election – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Keller (R-PA) – Amendment No. 8 – Strikes provisions of H.R. 2474 that allow intermittent strikes and that makes it illegal for employers to replace striking workers permanently – REJECTED BY VOICE

Stevens (D-MI) – Amendment No. 9 – Directs the GAO to conduct a report on sectoral bargaining in other countries – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Meadows (R-NC), Norman (R-SC), Budd (R-NC), Wright (R-TX), Lamborn (R-CO), Yoho (R-FL), Kustoff (R-TN), Weber (R-TX), Gohmert (R-TX), Spano (R-FL), Bucshon (R-IN) – Amendment

No. 10 – Strikes provisions that impair States’ ability to enact right-to-work laws – REJECTED 186 – 235, ROLL CALL 46

Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 11 – Provides whistleblower protections to employees who report violations of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). This amendment covers employees of employers as well as employees of labor unions – ADOPTED 404 – 18, ROLL CALL 47

Rooney (R-FL) – Amendment No. 12 – Allows employees to petition for a union certification election when fewer than 50% of current ‘unit members’ were members during the last election – REJECTED BY VOICE

Vargas (D-CA) – Amendment No. 13 – Requires regional directors to transmit the Notice of Election at the same time as the Direction of Election. Both the Notice and the Direction must be transmitted electronically– including by email or fax–and if neither are possible, must be transmitted by over-night mail – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Tlaib (D-MI) – Amendment No. 14 – Requires employers to post a Notice of a Petition for Election within two days after the NLRB notifies an employer and union about a preelection hearing, thereby restoring the 2014 Election Rule – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Lawrence (D-MI) – Amendment No. 15 – Eliminates the waiting period for union elections and returns the requirement that NLRB’s regional directors schedule elections as “early as practicable.” The amendment ensures that the election will happen no later than 20 days after it’s directed, unless extraordinary circumstances warrant otherwise – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Rouda (D-CA) – Amendment No. 16 – Clarifies that nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the jurisdictional standards of the NLRB with respect to small businesses – ADOPTED 249 – 173, ROLL CALL 48

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2474 – REJECTED 195 – 223, ROLL CALL 49

Passage of H.R. 2474 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 – PASSED 224 – 194, ROLL CALL 50

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

H.R. 5687 – Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations)

The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Shalala Amendment

Gonzalez-Colon/DeLauro Amendment

Plaskett Amendment

Crenshaw/Fletcher Amendment

Tlaib Amendment

Levin (MI) Amendment

THE SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.5776 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to ensure community accountability for areas repetitively damaged by floods, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 02/06/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 02/06/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5794 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand research and education with respect to endometrial cancer, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] (Introduced 02/06/2020) Cosponsors: (30)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/06/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5790 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] (Introduced 02/06/2020) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 02/06/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.5771 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.

Sponsor: Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] (Introduced 02/06/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 02/06/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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…

Tax

H.R.5792 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the restrictions on which designated beneficiaries may receive over the life of the beneficiary the required distributions from a defined contribution plan.

Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] (Introduced 02/06/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/06/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5782 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit against tax for qualified special law enforcement officers.

Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 02/06/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/06/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.


Transportation

H.R.5797 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to funding the recreational trails program, to require a study to determine the best available estimate of the total amount of nonhighway recreational fuel taxes received by the Secretary of the Treasury, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 02/06/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/06/2020 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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…

H.R.5783 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to modify the transportation finance infrastructure and innovation program with respect to community development financial institutions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 02/06/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/06/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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