Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider S.J.Res. 68 – To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress. The Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.56, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability”.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

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

2) H.Res. 756 – Implementing recommendations adopted by the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 395 – 13, ROLL CALL 93

3) S. 760 – Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – VOTE ORDERED

4) H.R. 3598 – FREED Vets Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

Approval of the Journal – APPROVED 212 – 185 – 2, ROLL CALL 94

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

S.J.Res. 68 – To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress (Sen. Kaine – Foreign Affairs) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R. 6172 – USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 (Rep. Nadler/Rep. Schiff – Judiciary/Intelligence) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the respective Chairs and Ranking Members of the Committees on Judiciary and Intelligence.

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote)

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

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to proceed to S.J.Res.56, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability”; agreed to: 55-41.

Legislative Business

Concurred in the House amendment to S.1822, Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

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

No additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.56, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability”.

Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, the vote on passage will occur on the House-passed version which is H.J.Res.76, Borrower’s Defense CRA. At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on passage of H.J.Res.76.

During Tuesday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #587, James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. If no agreement is reached, that cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 2 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 11th – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Passage of H.J.Res.76, Borrower’s Defense CRA

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce

Health Care Legislative Markup

House Oversight and Reform

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

House Science, Space, and Technology

Reauthorization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

House Transportation and Infrastructure

FEMA’s Priorities for 2020 and Beyond: Coordinating Mission and Vision

House Appropriations

Treasury Budget Request

House Appropriations

Food and Drug Administration Budget Request for FY2021

House Homeland Security

A Review of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Science and Technology Directorate

House Oversight and Reform

Examining Travel Insurance for Coronavirus-Related Cancellations

House Armed Services

Reviewing Department of Defense Science and Technology Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Fiscal Year 2021: Maintaining a Robust Ecosystem for Our Technological Edge

House Appropriations

Impact of PFAS Exposure on Servicemembers

Senate Armed Services

Personnel Programs in the Department of Defense

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health

H.R.6179 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 03/10/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/10/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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 jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.6173 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to cover COVID-19 testing without cost sharing.

Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 03/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3432 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to support the advanced manufacturing technologies program of the Food and Drug Administration, to establish National Centers of Excellence in Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 03/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.6175 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rehabilitation credit.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/10/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.6184 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to modify the reporting requirement for the nationally significant freight and highway projects program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] (Introduced 03/10/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6171 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to publish a national strategic action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] (Introduced 03/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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