Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider four bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #357, S.2657, the legislative vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 5931 – Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2020, as amended – ON MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 5003 – Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 355 – 0, ROLL CALL 79

H.R. 5932 – Ensuring Chinese Debt Transparency Act of 2020, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 356 – 0, ROLL CALL 80

H.R. 4351 – Yes In My Backyard Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (4 bills)

H.Res. 387 – Condemning continued violence against civilians by armed groups in the Central African Republic and supporting efforts to achieve a lasting political solution to the conflict, as amended (Rep. Cicilline – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 4508 – Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, as amended (Rep. Jeffries – Foreign Affairs)

S. 1678 – Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019, as amended (Sen. Gardner – Foreign Affairs)

H.Res. 230 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States condemns all forms of violence against children globally and recognizes the harmful impacts of violence against children, as amended (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #357, S.2657: Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act; invoked: 84-3.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.5671: to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II.

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #357, S.2657, the legislative vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act, post-cloture.

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

All time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2657.

Roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Energy & Natural Resources

Nomination Business Meeting

House Energy and Commerce

Combatting an Epidemic: Legislation to Help Patients with Substance Use Disorders

INGAA

Conference Call

House Appropriations

Agriculture-FDA Subcommittee Member Day

Senate HELP

An Emerging Disease Threat: How the U.S. Is Responding to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus

House Ways and Means

The Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

House Small Business

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.: Online Sales Taxes and their Impact on Main Street

AOPL

Conference Call

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.3371 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to create a database of owners of properties receiving tenant-based assistance, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 03/02/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3368 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to set the rate of pay for employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection in accordance with the General Schedule.

Sponsor: Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] (Introduced 03/02/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3367 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to establish a Diversity Advisory Group to study and make recommendations on strategies to increase gender, racial, and ethnic diversity among the members of the board of directors of issuers, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to make disclosures to shareholders with respect to gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 03/02/2020) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.6049 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide enhanced security for the medical supply chain.

Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] (Introduced 03/02/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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