Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider eight bills under suspension of the Rules.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 2227 – Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4852 – GIVE Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – VOTE ORDERED

H.R. 3749 – Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 4613 – VA Reporting Transparency Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 561 – Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (8 bills)

H.R. 35 – Emmett Till Antilynching Act, as amended (Rep. Rush – Judiciary)

H.R. 560 – Northern Mariana Islands Relief Act, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Natural Resources)

H.R. 2427 – Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Rep. Sarbanes – Natural Resources)

H.R. 473 – To authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)

H.R. 2490 – To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes (Rep. Fortenberry – Natural Resources)

H.R. 2819 – Gold Star Mothers Families National Monument Extension Act, as amended (Rep. Kim – Natural Resources)

H.R. 3399 – To amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 to include California in the program, and for other purposes (Rep. Harder – Natural Resources)

H.R. 1492 – Yucca House National Monument Expansion Act (Rep. Tipton – Natural Resources)

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote)

H.R. 4852 – GIVE Act (Rep. Torres – Veterans’ Affairs)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands; confirmed: 97-0.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico; invoked: 96-1.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior; invoked: 59-38.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #420, S.3275, A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes; not invoked: 53-44.

5.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or an attempted abortion; not invoked: 56-41.

6.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico; confirmed: 96-0.

7.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior; confirmed:  58-38.

8.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court; invoked: 91-5.

Legislative Business

Began the Rule 14 proceed to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business: S.3339, to restore military priorities, and for other purposes.    (Durbin)

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

HEARINGS COVERED

The Hill

America’s Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned and a Way Forward

House Appropriations

FY 2021 HHS Budget

CFTC

Technology Advisory Committee

House Natural Resources

Legislative Hearing

House Energy and Commerce

In the Dark: Lack of Transparency in the Live Event Ticketing Industry

House Ways and Means

U.S. China Trade and Competition

House Energy and Commerce

HHS Budget/Coronavirus

House Financial Services Committee

Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health

H.R.5958 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create senior health planning accounts funded by the proceeds of the sale or assignment of life insurance contracts.

Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] (Introduced 02/25/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/25/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5952 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to skilled nursing facility services for hemophilia patients.

Sponsor: Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] (Introduced 02/25/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/25/2020 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…

Transportation

H.R.5953 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to waive certain debts owed to the United States related to covered assistance provided to an individual or household, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] (Introduced 02/25/2020) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/25/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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