Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider nine bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

THE HOUSE

Friday

Amendments to H.R. 5687:

Shalala (D-FL), GonzálezColón, Jenniffer (R-PR), Hastings (D-FL), McGovern (D-MA), Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL) – Amendment No. 1 – Increases funding to conduct a study on the impacts on educational attainment, long-term economic opportunities and well-being of students from Puerto Rico who have had to disrupt or change their educational path due to a natural disaster – ADOPTED 257 – 149, ROLL CALL 52

GonzálezColón, Jenniffer (R-PR), DeLauro (D-CT), Soto (D-FL), Velázquez (D-NY), Serrano (D-NY) – Amendment No. 2 – Increases the amount for Puerto Rico disaster nutrition assistance to $210,000,000 – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Plaskett (D-VI) – Amendment No. 3 – Increases Department of Energy technical assistance for the post-disaster recovery of electrical grids in U.S. territories by $3 million – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Crenshaw (R-TX), Fletcher (D-TX) – Amendment No. 4 – Appropriates an additional $45,000,000 for the implementation of revised duplication of benefits rules for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Tlaib (D-MI), Velázquez (D-NY), OcasioCortez (D-NY) – Amendment No. 5 – Ensures meaningful access to individuals with limited English proficiency to the public information maintained by grantees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Fund – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Levin, Andy (D-MI) – Amendment No. 6 – Increases and decreases amount for Community Development Fund by $1,000,000 to prioritize funding for renewable energy projects that will enhance the long-term resiliency of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 5687 – REJECTED 178 – 223, ROLL CALL 53

Passage of H.R. 5687 – Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 – PASSED 237 – 161, ROLL CALL 54

Today

“One Minutes” (Unlimited)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 3:30 p.m.  At that time the House will reconvene to consider the nine bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (9 bills)

H.R. 1494 – Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Homeland Security Partnerships Act, as amended (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security)

S. 2107 – Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 (Sen. Peters – Homeland Security)

H.R. 5273 – Securing America’s Ports Act (Rep. Torres Small – Homeland Security)

H.R. 3413 – DHS Acquisition Reform Act of 2019 (Rep. Crenshaw – Homeland Security)

H.R. 504 – DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act, as amended (Rep. Bacon – Homeland Security)

H.R. 2932 – Homeland Security for Children Act, as amended (Rep. Payne – Homeland Security)

H.R. 4737 – Department of Homeland Security Climate Change Research Act, as amended (Rep. Clarke – Homeland Security)

H.R. 4432 – Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act (Rep. Richmond – Homeland Security)

H.R. 4753 – Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act (Rep. Crenshaw – Homeland Security)

THE SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Brasher nomination.

Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit

2.      Executive Calendar #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be US District Judge for the District of Alaska

3.      Executive Calendar #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri

4.      Executive Calendar #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

5.      Executive Calendar #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York

Monday, February 10th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health

H.R.5817 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require health plans to provide to participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees an advanced explanation of benefits with respect to items and services scheduled to be received from providers and facilities and to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require health care providers and health care facilities to provide good faith estimates of the expected charges for furnishing such items and services.

Sponsor: Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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…

H.R.5816 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and title XI of the Social Security Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide for certain coverage in the case of a change in a provider’s network status, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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…

H.R.5809 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers to include certain information on any health insurance membership card issued by such plan or issuer.

Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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…

H.R.5808 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of rural emergency medical access services under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.5807 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the availability and accuracy of provider directory information made available by group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individuals health insurance coverage.

Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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…

H.R.5800 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To end surprise medical billing and increase transparency in health coverage.

Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA-3] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as…


Transportation

H.R.5812 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Transportation to set aside certain amounts provided under the BUILD program for rural areas, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.5811 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Transportation Security Administration to provide nursing facilities and paid parental leave for Administration personnel, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Homeland Security

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.5805 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To reauthorize the high-speed rail corridor development program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] (Introduced 02/07/2020) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/07/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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