Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of H.R. 8294 – National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The Senate will meet in a Pro Forma session. 


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 1224 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 8294 – National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 – PASSED 227 – 169

Adoption of H. Res. 1224 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 8294 – National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 – ADOPTED 229 – 170

Scott (D-VA) En Bloc #1

Beyer (D-VA), Pressley (D-MA) – Amendment No. 1 – Ensures the accessibility of apprenticeship programs and promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities within those programs

Brown (D-MD) – Amendment No. 2 – Requires at least one of the nine employers or association representatives on the National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships must be from a women, minority, or veteran-owned business

Cárdenas (D-CA) – Amendment No. 3 – Changes “an apprentice” to “a program participant” for a potential member of the national advisory committee on apprenticeships, which would make the committee inclusive of pre-apprentices and youth apprentices

Castro (D-TX) – Amendment No. 4 – Adds “media and entertainment” to the list of non-traditional industries eligible for consideration when the Administrator is awarding grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to expand program offerings in the national apprenticeship program

Crow (D-CO) – Amendment No. 5 – Includes education occupations in the expansion of programs under the national apprenticeship system and ensures that individuals in these programs can access apprenticeship funds

Horsford (D-NV) – Amendment No. 6 – Ensures adequate equity and opportunity in the national apprenticeship system

Meng (D-NY) – Amendment No. 10 – Includes user-friendly formats and languages that are easily accessible in efforts to promote youth apprenticeships and greater diversity in national apprenticeship system. Includes the FCC under the Ex Officio nonvoting members section of the National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships

Moore (D-WI) – Amendment No. 11 – Makes a range of changes to strengthen efforts to ensure that low-income individuals and others with barriers to employment are able to participate in apprenticeships, including in fields where such groups are underrepresented

Pappas (D-NH) – Amendment No. 12 – Allows for demonstration projects to provide for innovation in the national apprenticeship system, including activities responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency

Ryan (D-OH), Rice, Kathleen (D-NY) – Amendment No. 13 – Adds “adult” education to the list with “secondary and postsecondary” education regarding the grants for educational alignment with programs under the national apprenticeship system

Smith, Adam (D-WA), Langevin (D-RI) – Amendment No. 14 – Allows pre-apprenticeship programs that receive grant funds under Title II to use funds to provide stipends to pre-apprentices for costs incurred during the pre-apprenticeship program such as housing, transportation, childcare, and other outof-pocket expenses

Stefanik (R-NY) – Amendment No. 16 – Strikes the requirement that the Secretary must also approve an alternative time-based model that reflects industry standards and hazards of the occupation, leaving such approval at the discretion of the state registration agency – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Scott (D-VA) En Bloc #2

Kilmer (D-WA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA) – Amendment No. 7 – Adds computer science as a nontraditional apprenticeship industry or occupation

Lamb (D-PA), Taylor (R-TX) – Amendment No. 8 – Incorporates veterans into the underlying bill by: adding veterans service organizations (VSOs) to the list of partner organizations involved in the national apprenticeship system; adding VSOs to the entities that should be contacted for promoting and raising awareness about apprenticeship opportunities; and adding veterans’ status as one of the demographic

identifiers for reporting on apprenticeships under the bill. The revised version combines amendments 23, 24, and 25 into one amendment

Titus (D-NV), Bilirakis (R-FL), Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL), Welch (D-VT), Norton (D-DC), Brown (D-MD), Panetta (D-CA), Peters (D-CA), Case (D-HI), Sablan (D-MP), Horsford (D-NV), Soto (D-FL), Lee, Susie (D-NV) – Amendment No. 17 – Adds “hospitality and tourism” to the list of nontraditional apprenticeship industries that are eligible under the Modernizing the Apprenticeship System for the 21st Century Grants program – ADOPTED BY VOICE  

Today   

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 8294 – National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 (Rep. Davis (CA) – Education and Labor)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

The Senate was not in session.


Today   
The Senate will meet in a Pro Forma session at 8:15 a.m.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Ways and Means

Hearing with the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.8790 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To extend the wildfire and hurricane indemnity program to cover certain crop losses in calendar year 2020, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 11/19/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

H.R.8786 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to prohibit limitations on closed-end companies investing in private funds, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] (Introduced 11/19/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Tax

H.R.8787 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit withdrawals from certain retirement plans for repayment of student loan debt, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 11/19/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Education and Labor; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor.

Transportation

H.R.8783 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 40, United States Code, to add certain California counties to the region of the Southwest Border Regional Commission, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] (Introduced 11/19/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 11/19/2020 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services.