Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 844 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2546 – Protecting America’s Wilderness Act (Rep. DeGette – Natural Resources). The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 1494 – Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Homeland Security Partnerships Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

S. 2107 – Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 5273 – Securing America’s Ports Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 3413 – DHS Acquisition Reform Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 380 – 4, ROLL CALL 56

H.R. 504 – DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 2932 – Homeland Security for Children Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 374 – 11, ROLL CALL 55

H.R. 4737 – Department of Homeland Security Climate Change Research Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4432 – Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4753 – Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.Res. 844 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2546 – Protecting America’s Wilderness Act (Rep. DeGette – Natural Resources) and H.J.Res. 79 – Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment (Rep. Speier – Judiciary)

Suspension (1 bill)

H.R. 1980 – Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – House Administration)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; invoked: 46-41.

Legislative Business

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.5687: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations.

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

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, post-cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:15pm, all post cloture time on the Brasher nomination will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon its disposition, there will then be cloture votes on the Kindred, Schelp, Kness, and Halpern nominations.

Tuesday, February 11th at 2:15pm – 5 Roll Call Votes:

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

2.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #563 Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska

3.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #565 Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri

4.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #461 John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

5.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #535 Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cyber

H.R.5823 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act

Sponsor: Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (14)

Committees: House – Homeland Security

Latest Action: House – 02/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Health

H.R.5833 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the use of certain psychological evaluation via telehealth for Medicare coverage of neurostimulation services for the treatment of chronic pain.

Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/10/2020 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.5826 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2020

Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (31)

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

Latest Action: House – 02/10/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such…

H.R.5825 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting by certain investors with respect to certain specified medical care providers.

Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5821 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

HOSPICE Act

Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/10/2020 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…

S.3261 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified distributions from health savings accounts for certain home care expenses.

Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.5837 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit treatment of child care payments as elective deferrals for purposes of employer matching contributions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 02/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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