Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will begin Consideration of H.R. 1140 – Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020. 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.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 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 378 – 7, ROLL CALL 81

H.R. 4508 – Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 374 – 16, ROLL CALL 82

S. 1678 – Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – VOTE ORDERED

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 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 1140 – Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

      Gonzalez-Colon Amendment

      Rose (NY) Amendment

      Underwood Amendment

      Peters Amendment

      Brown Amendment

      Kim Amendment

      Cisneros Amendment

      Spanberger Amendment

      Schrier Amendment

Possible Consideration of Emergency Supplemental Funding Related to the Coronavirus

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote)

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

THE SENATE

Yesterday

No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #196, S.1869: Secure Federal LEASEs Act.

Passed by voice vote H.R.5214: to amend title 5, United States Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees.

Adopted S.Res.497, with Cotton amendment: commemorating the life of Dr. Li Wenliang and calling for transparency and cooperation from the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Communist Party of China.

Passed by voice vote Calendar #280, H.R.4334, with Collins amendment: to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.

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

House Appropriations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Budget Request for FY2021

House Financial Services

The Traffickers’ Roadmap: How Bad Actors Exploit Financial Systems to Facilitate the Illicit Trade in People, Animals, Drugs, and Weapons

House Appropriations

Department of the Treasury Budget Request for FY2021

House Appropriations

National Institutes of Health Budget Request for FY 2021

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Funding a Robust Freight and Passenger Rail Network

Senate Commerce

5G Supply Chain Security: Threats and Solutions

House Budget

Department of Health and Human Services FY 2021 Budget

House Agriculture

The State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

House Ways and Means

Examining the Impact of the Tax Code on Native American Tribes

House Oversight and Reform

Making IT a Priority for The Federal Government

House Armed Services

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for U.S. Cyber Command and Operations in Cyberspace

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health

H.R.6070 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for all hazards preparedness in the border area including bioterrorism, infectious disease, and noncommunicable emerging threats, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2] (Introduced 03/03/2020) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs

Latest Action: House – 03/03/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.6062 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend certain provisions in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act relating to the discontinuance or interruption in the production of life-saving drugs so as to apply such provisions with respect to life-saving devices, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 03/03/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

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

S.3383 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans continue to be prohibited.

Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 03/03/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 03/03/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3374 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.

Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 03/03/2020) Cosponsors: (13)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 03/03/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Transportation

H.R.6066 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Federal Railroad Administration and Amtrak to implement and carry out certain National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] (Introduced 03/03/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/03/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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