Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and the Senate are in recess.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Amendments to H.R. 1140:

Rogers (R-AL) [on behalf of GonzálezColón, Jenniffer (R-PR)] – Amendment No. 1 – Requires GAO to study rates of pay for Transportation Security Administration employees with duty stations in the territories, Alaska, and Hawaii with those in the contiguous 48 states based on pay systems – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Rose, Max (D-NY) – Amendment No. 2 – States that nothing in this Act shall be construed as to contradict existing law regarding terrorism transcending national boundaries, harboring or concealing terrorists, or providing material support to terrorists – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Underwood (D-IL), Hayes (D-CT) – Amendment No. 3 – Ensures the Secretary continues to prevent the hiring of individuals for TSA who have been convicted of a sex crime, an offense involving a minor, a crime of violence, or terrorism – NOT OFFERED

Peters (D-CA), Moulton (D-MA), Rice, Kathleen (D-NY) – Amendment No. 4 – Requires a GAO report to Congress within one year of enactment, studying TSA’s recruitment efforts in general, and specifically efforts to recruit veterans and military families. The report will include recommendations to improve such recruitment efforts – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Brown (D-MD) – Amendment No. 5 – Reaffirms that the Transportation Security Administration’s workforce should be provided protections and benefits under Title 5 because of the critical role they play in securing the nation’s transportation systems – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Kim (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 6 – Directs the TSA Administrator to engage and consult with entities associated with the Federal Air Marshal Service to address concerns related to (but not limited to) mental health, suicide, morale, and recruitment. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Cisneros (D-CA) – Amendment No. 7 – Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the hiring of veterans and related preference eligible individuals, including disabled veterans and widows or widowers of veterans, for positions within the Transportation Security Administration – ADOPTED 415 – 2, ROLL CALL 87

Spanberger (D-VA) – Amendment No. 8 – Codifies the Administration’s ban on TSA employees using or installing the Chineseowned video app TikTok (or any successor application) on U.S. Government-issued mobile devices – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) [on behalf of Schrier (D-WA)] – Amendment No. 9 – Would ensure the Administrator of TSA in coordination with the Director of CDC and NIAID shall ensure that TSA employees are provided the proper guidance regarding prevention and protections against coronavirus, including guidance and resources – ADOPTED 403 – 0, ROLL CALL 88

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 1140 – ADOPTED 227 – 175, ROLL CALL 89

Passage of H.R. 1140 – Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020 – PASSED 230 – 171, ROLL CALL 90

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Graham motion to table Paul amendment #1506; tabled: 80-16.

2.      Passage of H.R.6074: making emergency supplemental appropriations (Coronavirus); passed: 96-1.

Legislative Business

Passed S. 1757, Army Rangers Vets of WW2 Congressional Gold Medal

Passed H.R.4803, Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act

Passed Calendar #370, S.2683, Child Care Protection Improvement Act with Alexander substitute amendment

Passed S.3414, VA Medical Facility Projects

Passed S. 2321, Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial, with Blunt substitute amendment

Adopted S.Res.535, designating March 5, 2020, as “National ‘Slam the Scam’ Day”.

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.6127 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to risk-based examinations of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations.

Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 03/05/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/05/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6116 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to make the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection an independent Consumer Financial Protection Commission, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 03/05/2020) Cosponsors: (25)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/05/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.6102 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of in vitro clinical tests, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 03/05/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/05/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6099 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To ensure equal treatment of faith-based organizations participating in programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 03/05/2020) Cosponsors: (21)

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

Latest Action: House – 03/05/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall…

Tax

H.R.6126 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the transfer of a silencer after the end of the 90-day period beginning with the application for such transfer.

Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] (Introduced 03/05/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 03/05/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 concerned.

H.R.6124 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to firms adversely affected by reduced exports resulting from tariffs imposed as retaliation for United States tariff increases, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 03/05/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/05/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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