Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of H.R. 1140 – Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020. The Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #357, S.2657, the American Energy Innovation Act.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 877 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1140 – Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 – PASSED 219 – 194, ROLL CALL 83

Adoption of H. Res. 877 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1140 – Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 – ADOPTED 220 – 192, ROLL CALL 84

S. 1678 – Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 415 – 0, ROLL CALL 85

H.R. 6074 – Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 415 – 2, ROLL CALL 86

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 1140 – Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security)

The Rule, which was adopted today, provides for no further 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

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2657, American Energy Innovation Act; agreed to: 90-4.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #395, S.893, with Cornyn substitute amendment: Secure 5G and Beyond Act.

Adopted S.Res.529: designating February 29, 2020, as “Rare Disease Day”.

Adopted S.Res.530: designating March 4, 2020, as “National Assistive Technology Awareness Day”.

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

Executive Calendar #572, Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, to be Lieutenant General in the Air Force

Executive Calendar #586, Lt. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, to be Lieutenant General in the Air Force

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #357, S.2657, the American Energy Innovation Act.

At 11:15am, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.6074, making emergency supplemental appropriations (Coronavirus). The only amendment in order will be the Paul amendment #1506, with 20 minutes of debate prior to Noon under the control of Senator Paul or his designee.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote in relation to the Paul amendment, and upon disposition of the Paul amendment, the time until 1:45pm will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended, with a 60-affirmative vote threshold required for passage; the last 10 minutes of debate will be under the control of Senators Leahy and Shelby.

Thursday, March 5th at 12:00 Noon – 1 roll call vote:

1.      In relation to Paul amendment #1506

Thursday, March 5th at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Passage of H.R.6074, as amended, if amended: making emergency supplemental appropriations (Coronavirus).

Amendments Pending to S.2657: American Energy Innovation Act

Murkowski SA #1407 (substitute)

McConnell for Ernst SA #1419 (wind technicians)

HEARINGS COVERED

House Veterans Affairs

Getting It Right: Challenges with the Go-live of Electronic Health Record Modernization

House Appropriations

Defense Health Program

MedPAC

Realigning Incentives in Medicare Part D

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.6086 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To hold China, Russia, and other major shareholders of the International Monetary Fund accountable to the principles of the Fund, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6081 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the President to report on financial institutions’ involvement with officials of the Iranian Government, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3389 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide the National Credit Union Administration Board flexibility to increase Federal credit union loan maturities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 03/04/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3387 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to increase funding for the Capitol Investment Grant program of the Federal Transit Administration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 03/04/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3386 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to consider whether a foreign person that is a party to a transaction undergoing review by the Committee is connected to a foreign country that has installed information and communications technology designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons owned or controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of, a foreign adversary, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 03/04/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.6080 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reduce drug shortages and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3385 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to strengthen the use of patient-experience data within the benefit-risk framework for approval of new drugs.

Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 03/04/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.6091 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income certain combat zone compensation of civilian employees of the United States.

Sponsor: Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.6071 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to modify the Federal share requirement and establish a period of performance requirement for the hazard mitigation grant program, to amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to modify the Federal share requirement of emergency management performance grants, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] (Introduced 03/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.