Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider four bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of S.2657, the legislative vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act.

THE HOUSE

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (4 bills)

H.R. 6020 – To require an evaluation by the Government Accountability Office of the social, economic, and historic contributions that Minor League Baseball has made to American life and culture (Rep. Trahan – Oversight and Reform)

H.Res. 756 – Implementing recommendations adopted by the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, as amended (Rep. Kilmer – House Administration)

S. 760 – Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 (Sen. Peters – Education and Labor)

H.R. 3598 – FREED Vets Act, as amended (Rep. Lamb – Education and Labor)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      On the motion to invoke cloture on Murkowski substitute amendment #1407, as modified; not invoked: 47-44.

2.      On the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill S.2657; not invoked: 15-73.

Legislative Business

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.3422: Great American Outdoors Act (Gardner).

No Executive Business

Today

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

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2657, the legislative vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:10pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

As a reminder, the cloture motions on the Murkowski substitute amendment #1407 and the underlying bill, S.2657, were not agreed to during Monday’s session. Senator McConnell entered motions to reconsider the failed cloture votes.

It’s also possible that the Senate could consider the Borrower Defense CRA during Tuesday’s session.

Amendments Pending to S.2657: American Energy Innovation Act

Murkowski SA #1407 as modified (substitute)

Portman-Shaheen SA #1514 (building codes)

Shaheen SA #1525 to SA #1514 (date change)

HEARINGS COVERED

SEC

Conference on Disclosure in the Secondary Market for Municipal Securities

Senate Banking

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress

Senate Judiciary

Competition in Digital Technology Markets: Examining Self-Preferencing by Digital Platforms

House Agriculture

U.S. Agricultural Trade: Stakeholder Perspectives

House Appropriations

Department of State Budget Request for FY2021

House Armed Services

National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activities in the Greater Middle East and Africa

House Appropriations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Budget Request for FY 2021

House Armed Services

Department of Defense Tactical and Rotary Aircraft Acquisition and Modernization Programs in the Fiscal Year 2021 President’s Budget Request

Executive Office of the President

Building the addiction physician expert workforce in health and treatment systems

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.6154 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To clarify which Federal agencies regulate digital assets, to require those agencies to notify the public of any Federal licences, certifications, or registrations required to create or trade in such assets, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] (Introduced 03/09/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.6152 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

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: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] (Introduced 03/09/2020) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and 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…

Health

H.R.6159 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to renew the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] (Introduced 03/09/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6155 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 to make improvements with respect to the transition of biological products, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] (Introduced 03/09/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6139 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect employees in the health care sectors and other employees at elevated risk from exposure to SARS-CoV-2, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA-3] (Introduced 03/09/2020) Cosponsors: (20)

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

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2020 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the…

H.R.6136 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections for consumers against excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory increases in premium rates.

Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/09/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6135 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require Exchanges to establish network adequacy standards for qualified health plans.

Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/09/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation

H.R.6156 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To develop and improve the transportation workforce, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 03/09/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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