Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and the Senate are in recess.

THE HOUSE

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

 Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #587, James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; invoked: 54-40.

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #587, James P. Danly, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; confirmed: 52-40.

Legislative Business

Agreed to H.Con.Res.87, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.

Passed H.R.4920, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an exception to certain small business contracting requirements applicable to the Department of Veterans Affairs procurement of certain goods and services covered under the Ability One program, and for other purposes, with Tester substitute amendment

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.6172: to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to prohibit the production of certain business records

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

 H.R.6270 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to make certain disclosures relating to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6269 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require business continuity planning for insured depository institutions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6265 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide the sense of Congress related to the joint release on Coronavirus issued by Federal and State financial regulators, to require a report analyzing the effectiveness of the joint release, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6257 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To modify rules relating to 403(b) plans.

Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.6254 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to extend exemptions for securities offered as part of employee pay to other individuals providing labor or services for remuneration, to temporarily preempt certain provisions of State law with respect to wage rates and benefits, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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 jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.6253 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To expand certain securities exemptions to respond to COVID-19, to establish an X-prize for creating an effective COVID-19 vaccine, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.6252 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to provide an exemption for certain micro-offering transactions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6249 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To temporarily prohibit the Federal financial regulators from requiring compliance with the CECL Rule by persons impacted by Coronavirus, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 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.6243 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing financial services by United States financial institutions to the government of Iran, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6242 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To temporarily permit certain in-person meeting requirements under the securities laws to be met by using videoconferencing, to allow for the electronic delivery of certain documents, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6241 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to allow for touchless transactions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.6263 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive cost sharing under the Medicare program for certain visits relating to testing for COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 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.6260 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for reciprocal marketing approval of certain drugs, biological products, and devices that are authorized to be lawfully marketed abroad, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Rules

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.6258 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for reciprocal marketing approval of certain drugs, biological products, and devices that are authorized to be lawfully marketed abroad, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6238 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the amount of the orphan drug tax credit, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 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.6232 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the National Disaster Medical System, to provide for certain laboratory reimbursement for diagnostic testing for COVID-19 in uninsured individuals.

Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6231 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To ensure affordable coverage of certain vaccines and testing services under group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Sponsor: Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6214 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of testing for COVID-19 at no cost sharing under the Medicare Advantage program.

Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 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.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.6218 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify congressional intent and preserve patient access to home infusion therapy under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 03/12/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/12/2020 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…