Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of H.R. 2 – Moving Forward Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #483, S.4049: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 1028 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 2 – To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes – PASSED 230 -180, ROLL CALL 130

Adoption of H. Res. 1028 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 2 – To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes – ADOPTED 222 – 183, ROLL CALL 131

DeFazio (D-OR) En Bloc #1 – ADOPTED 229 – 189, ROLL CALL 132

Lipinski (D-IL) En Bloc #2 – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Pallone (D-NJ) En Bloc #3 – ADOPTED 234 – 178, ROLL CALL 133

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 2 – Moving Forward Act (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure/Education and Labor/Financial Services/Energy and Commerce/Ways and Means/Oversight and Reform/Natural Resources)

The Rule provides for no further general debate.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

As of tonight, the House has completed general and amendment debate through En Bloc #3.  Tomorrow, the House will resume amendment debate, beginning with En Bloc #4.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

Passed S.4104: to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay Initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, and for other purposes.

Passed S.4116: to extend the authority for commitments for the paycheck protection program and separate amounts authorized for other loans under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #414, S.2864: to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on information sharing between the Department of Veterans Affairs and designated relatives and friends of veterans regarding the assistance and benefits available to the veterans, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #422, S.123: to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract or other agreement with a third party to review appointees in the Veterans Health Administration who had a license terminated for cause by a State licensing board for care or services rendered at a non-Veterans Health Administration facility and to provide individuals treated by such an appointee with notice if it is determined that an episode of care or services to which they received was below the standard of care, and for other purposes.

Passed S.3758, with Merkley substitute: to amend the Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000 to make certain technical corrections.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.7259, Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

No Executive Business 

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #483, S.4049: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

No roll call votes are currently scheduled but are possible during Wednesday’s session as discussions on amendments to the NDAA bill continue.

As a reminder, during Tuesday’s session Senator McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #718, Russell Vought, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. By the rules, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination will be one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, July 2nd.

Amendments Pending to S.4049, NDAA:

Inhofe substitute amendment #2301

Portman amendment #2080 (cyber annual report)

HEARINGS COVERED


House Armed Services Markup

H.R. 6395 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

House Foreign Affairs

The Trump Administration’s Response to COVID-19

in Latin America and the Caribbean


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED


Energy

H.R.7429 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity.

Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 06/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 06/30/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall…


Financial Services

H.R.7422 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Federal financial regulators to issue guidance to encourage depository institutions to establish programs to educate customers at risk of unwittingly becoming money mules.

Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 06/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 06/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Tax

H.R.7436 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand tax benefits related to dependent care assistance programs.

Sponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 06/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 06/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7418 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide matching payments for retirement savings contributions by certain individuals.

Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] (Introduced 06/30/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 06/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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