Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #587, James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. At 11:45am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Danly nomination.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 891 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill S.J.Res. 68 – A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress and of the bill House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486 – Access to Counsel Act of 2020 and of the bill House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486 – NO BAN Act – PASSED 226 – 186, ROLL CALL 95

Adoption of H. Res. 891 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill S.J.Res. 68 – A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress and of the bill House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486 – Access to Counsel Act of 2020 and of the bill House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486 – NO BAN Act – ADOPTED 223 – 188, ROLL CALL 96

S. 760 – Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 412 – 0, ROLL CALL 97

H.R. 6172 – USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 – PASSED 278 – 136, ROLL CALL 98

Buck (R-CO) – Amendment to the Title of H.R. 6172 – REJECTED 35 – 376, ROLL CALL 99

Republican Motion to Recommit on S.J.Res 68 – REJECTED 198 – 212 – 1, ROLL CALL 100

Independent YEA – 0, NAY – 1

S.J.Res. 68 – A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress – PASSED 227 – 186, ROLL CALL 101

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

H.R. 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Reps. Lowey/Scott (VA)/Neal/Bishop (GA)/DeLauro/Pallone – Appropriations/Education and Labor/Ways and Means/Agriculture/Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule)

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Passage of H.J.Res.76, Borrower’s Defense CRA; passed: 53-42.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.540: recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni to the lives of the people of the United States.

Adopted S.Res.541: recognizing and celebrating the 200th anniversary of the entry of Maine into the Union as the 23rd State.

Passed Calendar #407, S.227: to direct the Attorney General to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols appropriate to address missing and murdered Indians, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #417, S.982: to increase intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat violent crime within Indian lands and of Indians.

Concurred in the House amendment to S.1678: to express United States support for Taiwan’s diplomatic alliances around the world.

Agreed to H.Con.Res.91: authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the Chinese-American veterans of World War II.

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #587, James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. At 11:45am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Danly nomination.

If cloture is invoked, at 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Danly nomination.

Additional roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session.

Thursday, March 12th at 11:45am – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #587, James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Thursday, March 12th at 1:45pm, if cloture is invoked – 1 roll call vote:

Confirmation of Executive Calendar #587, James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

HEARINGS COVERED

National Institute on Retirement Security

Rural Communities & Small Towns Benefit Substantially from Pension Spending

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.6197 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health

H.R.6213 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for coverage (without cost sharing or utilization management requirements) under group health plans and individual and group health insurance coverage of testing for COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (17)

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

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the…

H.R.6209 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a program to allow qualified group practices to furnish certain items and services at qualified skilled nursing facilities to individuals entitled to benefits under part A and enrolled under part B of the Medicare program to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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 jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.6206 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide that the President may provide additional Federal assistance for an emergency related to a public health emergency, including a pandemic or virus threat, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6201 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Sponsor: Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, 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 jurisdiction of the…

H.R.6198 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide emergency paid leave benefits to certain individuals affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6193 — 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 provide benefits under such plan or such coverage for a 30-day refill of prescription drugs to individuals who reside in emergency areas during emergency periods.

Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Trade

H.R.6210 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Ensuring that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China do not enter the United States market, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (11)

Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Ways and Means; Judiciary; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the…

H.R.6205 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to certain workers adversely affected by disruptions in global supply chains from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] (Introduced 03/11/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.