June 12, 2019

Case Study Caption

June 12, 2019

The House will continue consideration of H.R. 2740 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations). The Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:45am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

The House

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

  • Motion to Adjourn
    • – REJECTED 146 – 244, ROLL CALL 249
  • Second Motion to Adjourn
    • – REJECTED 140 – 254 – 1, ROLL CALL 250
  • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 436 – The rule providing for further consideration of the bill H.R. 2740 – Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020
    • – PASSED 230 – 184, ROLL CALL 264
  • Adoption of H. Res. 436 – The rule providing for further consideration of the bill H.R. 2740 – Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020
    • – ADOPTED 232 – 189, ROLL CALL 265
  • Amendments to H.R. 2740:
    • Cole (R-OK), Roe (R-TN), Fleischmann (R-TN), Hern (R-OK), Smith, Jason (R-MO), Olson (R-TX), Gaetz (R-FL), Latta (R-OH), Timmons (R-SC), Williams (R-TX), Posey (R-FL), Lamborn (R-CO), Duncan (R-SC), LaMalfa (R-CA), Duffy (R-WI), Norman (R-SC), Hice (R-GA), Conaway (R-TX), Hartzler (R-MO), Cline (R-VA), Bucshon (R-IN), Hunter (R-CA) – Amendment No. 1 – Strikes rider in underlying bill that blocks conscience protections at the Department of Health and Human Services
      • – REJECTED 192 – 230, ROLL CALL 266
    • McGovern (D-MA), Porter (R-CA) – Amendment No. 2- Ensures medically-tailored nutrition interventions are included in evidence-based practices for enhancing senior nutrition under the Older Americans Act.
      • – ADOPTED 338 – 83, ROLL CALL 251
    • Raskin (D-MD), DeSaulnier (D-CA) – Amendment No. 3 – Increases funding for NIH’s Building and Facilities account by $5 million to help to address an estimated $2 billion backlog in maintenance and repairs
      • – WITHDRAWN
    • Shalala (D-FL) – Amendment No. 4 – Increases funding for refugee and entrant assistance by $10 million
      • – ADOPTED 243 – 179, ROLL CALL 252
    • DeSaulnier (D-CA) – Amendment No. 5 – Increases and decreases funding for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by $1 million to allow the Bureau of Labor Statistics to collect data on job loss due to automation; job loss due to shifting employees to contractors; and mass layoffs and the causes of them
      • – ADOPTED 290 – 134, ROLL CALL 253
    • DeSaulnier (D-CA), Carter, Buddy (R-GA), Raskin (D-MD) – Amendment No. 6 – Increases and decreases funding for the National Cancer Institute by $1 million to support a National Cancer Institute study on how to improve communication between cancer care providers, cancer patients, and survivors
      • – ADOPTED 381 – 42, ROLL CALL 254
    • DeSaulnier (D-CA), Thompson, Glenn (R-PA) – Amendment No. 7 – Increases and decreases funding for Innovation and Improvement at the Department of Education by $1 million to encourage the Department to ensure that Statewide Family Engagement Center grantees receive full and adequate funding
      • – ADOPTED 347 – 76, ROLL CALL 255
    • DeSaulnier (D-CA), Raskin (D-MD) – Amendment No. 8 – Increases and decreases funding for Children’s Mental Health Services Grants by $5 million to support school-based, early childhood mental health interventions
      • – ADOPTED 369 – 55, ROLL CALL 256
    • Roby (R-AL), Duncan (R-SC), Olson (R-TX), Palmer (R-AL), Gaetz (R-FL), Biggs (R-AZ), Grothman (R-WI), King, Steve (R-IA), Meadows (R-NC), Posey (R-FL), Mooney (R-WV), Cole (R-OK), Smith, Jason (R-MO), Conaway (R-TX), Timmons (R-SC), Latta (R-OH), Walberg (R-MI), Williams (R-TX), Bilirakis (R-FL), Lamborn (R-CO), Walorski (R-IN), Duffy (R-WI), LaMalfa (R-CA), Rose, John (R-TN), Roy (R-TX), Norman (R-SC), Marshall (R-KS), Graves, Garret (R-LA), Abraham (R-LA), Hice (R-GA), Hartzler (R-MO), Cline (R-VA), Guthrie (R-KY), Bucshon (R-IN), Rouzer (R-NC), Hunter (R-CA) – Amendment No. 9 – Strikes the language that prevents the implementation of the Administration’s rule requiring all Title X grant recipients to be “physically and financially separate from abortion-providing facilities.” In the underlying bill, there is language that prevents any funds from implementing said rule
      • – REJECTED 191 – 231, ROLL CALL 267
    • Waters (D-CA) – Amendment No. 10 – Removes and adds $1,000,000 from this account for the purpose of instructing the Administration for Children and Families to conduct an audit of the Head Start Program to ensure that the grant funding selection and evaluation processes do not result in a disparate impact on minority communities
      • – WITHDRAWN
    • Smith, Christopher (R-NJ) – Amendment No. 11 – Redirects $2 million from Program Administration under Departmental Management at the Department of Education to Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Lyme Disease
      • – ADOPTED 413 – 11, ROLL CALL 257
    • Scott, Bobby (D-VA) – Amendment No. 12 – Prohibits the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from using funds appropriated in this Act to finalize or implement a proposed rule to weaken health protections in OSHA’s existing beryllium standards that cover construction and maritime workers
      • – ADOPTED 241 – 181, ROLL CALL 258
    • DeFazio (D-OR), Newhouse (R-WA), Gianforte (R-MT), Schrader (D-OR) – Amendment No. 13 – Prohibits any funds appropriated to the Job Corps program from being used to either alter or terminate the Interagency Agreement between the U.S. Departments of Labor and Agriculture that governs the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) program. It would also prohibit any funds appropriated to the Job Corps program from being used to close any of the 25 CCCs that are currently operating
      • – ADOPTED 313 – 109, ROLL CALL 259
    • Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 14 – Increases and decreases by $10,000,000 increase in funding to support greater diversity in the pool of diabetes research professionals and patients participating in clinical trials.
      • – ADOPTED 317 – 105, ROLL CALL 260
    • Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 15 – Increases and decreases by $10,000,000 to support programs providing outreach and support services targeting program participants at greatest risk of not completing a college degree
      • – ADOPTED 312 – 109, ROLL CALL 261
    • Pascrell (D-NJ), Collins, Chris (R-NY) – Amendment No. 16 – Increases FY20 funding for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) by $900,000, with the intent to obligate that $900,000 to the Firefighter Cancer Registry within NIOSH. It offsets this increase by reducing General Departmental Management funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by $900,000
      • – ADOPTED 413 – 10, ROLL CALL 262
    • Davis, Danny K. (D-IL), Burgess (R-TX), Butterfield (D-NC) – Amendment No. 17 – Increases funding to the account of Birth Defects, Development Disabilities, Disabilities and Health by $2,000,000, and decrease the administration account in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services by $2,000,000. Currently under this account, there are zero dollars allocated for the Public Health Approach to Blood Disorders Program for Sickle Cell Disease that will support the CDC’s sickle cell disease surveillance program to better identify affected individuals, to understand their health outcomes, and to evaluate strategies to prevent complications and risk factors that affect individuals living with this disease
      • – ADOPTED 410 – 12, ROLL CALL 263
    • Buchanan (R-FL) – Amendment No. 18 – Increases and decreases by $6,250,000 the funding for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences under the National Institute of Health in order to support research into the impact of red tide and other Harmful Algal Blooms on human health.
      • – ADOPTED 401 – 23, ROLL CALL 268
    • Langevin (D-RI) – Amendment No. 19 – Increases funding for the Lifespan Respite Care Program
      • – ADOPTED 356 – 67, ROLL CALL 269
    • Foster (D-IL), Kelly, Mike (R-PA) – Amendment No. 20 – Strikes Section 510 of the Labor-HHS Appropriations bill which currently prohibits HHS from spending any federal dollars to promulgate or adopt a national patient identifier
      • – ADOPTED 246 – 178, ROLL CALL 270
    • Foster (D-IL), Kim (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 21 – Adds and removes $1 from the Substance Abuse Treatment fund to instruct HHS to prioritize funding for Medication Assisted Treatment
      • – ADOPTED 336 – 87, ROLL CALL 271
    • Foster (D-IL), Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Pappas (D-NH), Stevens (D-MI) – Amendment No. 22 – Adds and removes $1 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the purpose of instructing BLS to accept a wider and more forward-looking range of inputs into its range of projections for its workforce of the future and should conduct the Contingent Worker and Alternative Work Arrangement Supplement (CWS) to the Current Population Survey. BLS should submit to Congress an estimate of the resources it would need to make a range of forward looking estimates, including consultation with those industries that are driving rapid technological change and those that will be affected by that change to account for the increasing rate of technological job displacement
      • – ADOPTED 260 – 164, ROLL CALL 272
    • Foster (D-IL) – Amendment No. 23 – Increases the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority account by $1,000,000 to support increased R&D for biosecurity
      • – ADOPTED 358 – 66, ROLL CALL 273
    • Schiff (D-CA) – Amendment No. 24 – Decreases the Health and Human Services General Departmental Management fund by $5 million and then increases the same fund by $5 million for the purposes of highlighting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s work in coordinating a national public health campaign to fight vaccine misinformation, funding vaccine communication research to strengthen the evidence base for what works in fighting vaccine hesitance, and encouraging vaccine counseling
      • – ADOPTED 341 – 83, ROLL CALL 274
    • McKinley (R-WV), Doyle (D-PA) – Amendment No. 25 – Fully funds Sec. 7081 of the SUPPORT Act, preventing overdoses while in emergency rooms. The program would create a coordinated care model for overdose patients who present in the emergency room
      • – ADOPTED 415 – 9, ROLL CALL 275
    • Butterfield (D-NC) – Amendment No. 26 – Provides funding to expand the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being to include a study of children impacted by a parent’s substance addiction to better understand the opioid epidemic’s impact on maltreated children
      • – ADOPTED 356 – 68, ROLL CALL 276
    • Johnson, Bill (R-OH), Tonko (D-NY) – Amendment No. 27 – Funds Section 7101 of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act at the authorized level to establish Regional Centers of Excellence in Substance Use Disorder Education
      • – ADOPTED 408 – 15, ROLL CALL 277
    • Moore (D-WI) – Amendment No. 28 – Provides additional resources to the CDC to address and better understand the causes of the thousands of sudden unexpected deaths of children and infants that occur annually in our nation
      • – ADOPTED 405 – 19, ROLL CALL 278
    • Moore (D-WI), Speier (D-CA), Pressley (D-MA) – Amendment No. 29 – Increases funding for the CDC’s Domestic Violence Community Projects
      • – ADOPTED 348 – 75, ROLL CALL 279
    • Moore (D-WI) – Amendment No. 30 – Provides $1,000,000 for the distribution of Fentanyl Sticks
      • – WITHDRAWN
    • Hudson (R-NC) – Amendment No. 31 – Increases and decreases by $25,000,000 for funding for the Office of Head Start’s Designation Renewal System
      • – NOT OFFERED
    • Matsui (D-CA) – Amendment No. 32 – Increases by $2 million the administration for community living aging and disability services programs to support innovative programs that assist young people with developmental disabilities in obtaining and sustaining long term employment, and that prepare employers to support the success of those employees and decreases general department management by $2 million
      • – ADOPTED 376 – 48, ROLL CALL 280
    • Barr (R-KY) – Amendment No. 33 – Increases the Substance Abuse Treatment program by $1, 000, 000 with the intention of this increase in funding being allocated to the Building Communities of Recovery program. This increase will strengthen our communities’ response to the opioid epidemic by promoting prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives for individuals struggling with substance abuse
      • – ADOPTED 420 – 4, ROLL CALL 281
    • Cleaver (D-MO) – Amendment No. 34 – Increases funding for the substance abuse and mental health services administration by $6.5 million in order to support youth suicide prevention strategies. This funding would supplement the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program
      • – ADOPTED 356 – 38, ROLL CALL 282
    • Grothman (R-WI) – Amendment No. 35 – Reduces the amount of funding provided by Division A by 4.5 percent across-the-board
      • – NOT OFFERED
    • Castor (D-FL), Underwood (D-IL), Barragán (D-CA), DeSaulnier (D-CA), Spanberger (D-VA), Moore (D-WI) – Amendment No. 36 – None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer or enforce the Trump administration’s short-term, limited duration insurance rule
      • – ADOPTED 236 – 188, ROLL CALL 283
    • Hill, French (R-AR) – Amendment No. 37 – Transfers $90 million from the ACA navigator program to the National Institute of Mental Health
      • – REJECTED 186 – 237, ROLL CALL 284
    • Hill, French (R-AR) – Amendment No. 38 – Allows grant funds for apprenticeships to be used for apprenticeship programs registered with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as well as industry-recognized apprenticeship programs
      • – REJECTED 158 – 266, ROLL CALL 285
    • Pressley (D-MA) – Amendment No. 39 – Increases CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education program
      • – ADOPTED 401 – 23, ROLL CALL 286
    • Khanna (D-CA), Gonzalez, Anthony (R-OH) – Amendment No. 40 – Increases funding for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease by $3 million with the intent to support the Consortium of Food Allergy Research. Reduces funding for the Office of the Secretary of Education’s administrative account
      • – ADOPTED 356 – 68, ROLL CALL 287
    • Richmond (D-LA) – Amendment No. 41 – Increases funding for Maternal and Child Health accounts by $7,000,000
      • – ADOPTED 365 – 59, ROLL CALL 288
    • Banks (R-IN) – Amendment No. 42 – Reduces spending for each amount in Division A by 14 percent
      • – REJECTED 150 – 273, ROLL CALL 289
    • Keating (D-MA) – Amendment No. 43 – Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 to propose a study to examine how HHS can facilitate ways to include programs for social determinants of health under the same roof as traditional health services, and estimate what amount of additional funding might be required
      • – ADOPTED 283 – 141, ROLL CALL 290
    • Miller (R-WV) – Amendment No. 44 – Increases funding for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome research by $2 million, offset by spending in the office of the Secretary
      • – ADOPTED 421 – 3, ROLL CALL 291
    • Cicilline (D-RI) – Amendment No. 45 – Increases funding for American History and Civics National Activities under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by $500,000
      • – ADOPTED 327 – 97, ROLL CALL 292
    • Bera (D-CA), Murphy (D-FL), Soto (D-FL) – Amendment No. 46 – Subtracts and then adds $1 from SAMHSA Mental Health account to specify that SAMHSA should explore using its funds to explore peer to peer mental health programs for first responders. The LHHS report includes language encouraging SAMHSA to examine PTSD among first responders
      • – ADOPTED 396 – 27, ROLL CALL 293
    • Castro (D-TX) – Amendment No. 47 – Ensures that the Office of Refugee Resettlement reports all children’s deaths that occur while children are in their custody
      • – ADOPTED 355 – 68, ROLL CALL 294
    • Jeffries (D-NY) – Amendment No. 48 – Prohibits funds from being used to limit the functions of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Maloney, Sean (D-NY) – Amendment No. 49 – Increases and decreases by $5,000,000 for fund to be used specifically study the impact of firearm violence in elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Adams (D-NC), Huffman (D-CA), Davis, Susan (D-CA), Moulton (D-MA), Bonamici (D-OR), Lowenthal (D-CA) – Amendment No. 50 – Increases the Higher Education account by $500,000. Funding intended to be used to keep open the National Center for College Students with Disabilities.
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Adams (D-NC) – Amendment No. 51 – Increase funding for the Children and Families Services Programs account by $3 million. Decreases the Departmental Management account by $3 million
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Beyer (D-VA) – Amendment No. 52 – Increases and decreases funds by $500,000 to support the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a feasibility study on allowing geolocation services with respect to the location of callers to the suicide prevention lifeline referred to in section 520E–3 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 6 290bb–3c)
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Beyer (D-VA) – Amendment No. 53 – Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Office of Refugee Resettlement, to disclose to committees of jurisdiction and legal orientation providers a monthly census per facility, broken down by gender and age group, of unaccompanied alien children in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, including locations operated through a contract with any other entity (including a Federal, State, or local agency)
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Blunt Rochester (D-DE) – Amendment No. 54 – Increases and decreases $1 from the Health Resources and Services Administration with respect to the health workforce and health professional staffing shortages
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Gomez (D-CA) – Amendment No. 55 – Increases and decreases by $1,500,000 for funding towards the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. The funds will go into assisting homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness find housing
      • – NOT OFFERED
    • Murphy (D-FL), Gomez (D-CA), Delgado (D-NY), Soto (D-FL), Hill, Katie (D-CA), McAdams (D-UT), Porter (D-CA), Moulton (D-MA), Stevens (D-MI), Davids (D-KS), Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), Gottheimer (D-NJ), Spanberger (D-VA), Gallego (D-AZ), Fletcher (D-TX), San Nicolas (D-GU), Pappas (D-NH), Crow (D-CO), Rose, Max (D-NY), Sherrill (D-NJ), Barragán (D-CA), Neguse (D-CO), Swalwell (D-CA), Finkenauer (D-IA), Brindisi (D-NY), Underwood (D-IL) – Amendment No. 56 – Increases Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Mental Health by $2,000,000, with the additional funding intended for the Garrett Lee Smith-Youth Suicide Prevention State and Campus grants budget activities within the Mental Health Programs of Regional and National Significance. Reduces Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Surveillance and Program Support by $2,000,000
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) – Amendment No. 57 – Increases and decreases the HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis Prevention account by $15 million in order to support Opioid Related Infectious Disease under the Center for Disease Control
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Correa (D-CA) – Amendment No. 58 – Strikes a rider that prevents the use of any funds for “any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance in Schedule I” of the CSA. Academics and scientists report that provisions like this create sigma and insurmountable logistical hurdles to researching schedule I drugs like psilocybin and MDMA which have shown promise in end of life therapy and treating PTSD
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • McAdams (D-UT) – Amendment No. 59 – Increases CDC Injury Prevention and Control suicide program funding to enhance youth suicide awareness, research, and prevention efforts, with a corresponding reduction in HHS General Departmental Management account
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Schrier (D-WA) – Amendment No. 60 – Clarifies that early childhood developmental screenings can be considered an allowable medical service for donation to children in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Lee, Susie (D-NV), Porter (D-CA) – Amendment No. 61 – Increases funding for Graduate Medical Education slots and cuts funding from the Office of the Secretary of Education’s departmental fund
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Craig (D-MN) – Amendment No. 62 – Increases by $1 million the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Health Programs to prioritize ongoing coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s establishment of a Rural Health Liaison as directed by P.L.115-334 (Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018)
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Craig (D-MN), Stauber (R-MN) – Amendment No. 63 – Increases and decreases by $14,523,544,000 the Department of Education’s grants to states under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to support funding for special education
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Craig (D-MN) – Amendment No. 64 – Increases and decreases funding for Career, Technical, and Adult Education in order to support the Department of Education in carrying out the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins Act) and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Porter (D-CA) – Amendment No. 65 – Increases funding for the Senior Medicare Patrols within the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account by $2,000,000
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Porter (D-CA), Kuster (D-NH), Moore (D-WI) – Amendment No. 66 – Provides funding to support the Intimate Partner Violence Strategy at the Health Resources and Services Administration across the relevant bureaus at the agency
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Porter (D-CA) – Amendment No. 67 – Ensures that ACA open enrollment data is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, preferred language, age and sex to support better understanding of enrollment information
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) – Amendment No. 68 – Allocates an additional $5 million to the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF), which would improve prevention, care, and treatment for racial and ethnic minorities impacted by HIV/AIDS
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Omar (D-MN) – Amendment No. 69 – Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 funding to the Student Aid Administration in order to express concern with the impact of student loan debt on the economy
      • – NOT OFFERED
    • Levin, Andy (D-MI), Davis, Susan (D-CA), McBath (D-GA), Harder (D-CA), Adams (D-NC), Courtney (D-CT), Sablan (D-MP), Trone (D-MD), Stevens (D-MI), Bonamici (D-OR), Hayes (D-CT), Jayapal (D-WA) – Amendment No. 70 – Increases funding for the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Education by $4 million
      • – VOTE ORDERED
    • Pressley (D-MA) – Amendment No. 71 – Provides an additional $5,000,000 to fund School-Based Health Centers to support preventative and mental health services for children and adolescents in school
      • -VOTE ORDERED

Today

  • One Minutes (5 per side)
  • Continue Consideration of H.R. 2740 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations)
  • The first Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for no further general debate, makes in order the first 106 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.
  • The second Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, makes in order 115 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.
  • **Members are advised that the House will continue consideration of amendments to H.R. 2740 after last votes.  Members should be prepared to offer their amendment at the appropriate time today.
  • Postponed Division A (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education) Amendment Votes (22):
    • Jeffries Amendment
    • Maloney, Sean (NY) Amendment
    • Adams Amendment #50
    • Adams Amendment #51
    • Beyer Amendment #52
    • Beyer Amendment #53
    • Blunt Rochester Amendment
    • Murphy Amendment
    • Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #57
    • Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #58
    • McAdams Amendment
    • Schrier Amendment
    • Lee (NV) Amendment
    • Craig Amendment #62
    • Craig Amendment #63
    • Craig Amendment #64
    • Porter Amendment #65
    • Porter Amendment #66
    • Porter Amendment #67
    • Mucarsel-Powell Amendment
    • Levin (MI) Amendment
    • Pressley Amendment #71

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #42, Pamela A. Barker, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; confirmed: 91-5.
    2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #43, Corey Landon Maze, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama; confirmed: 62-34.
    3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #44, Rodney Smith, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida; confirmed: 78-18.
    4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #46, Thomas Barber, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida; confirmed: 77-19.
    5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #49, Jean-Paul Boulee, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; confirmed: 85-11.
    6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #193, David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs); invoked: 93-4.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.246, honoring the memory of the victims of the heinous attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.
    • By voice vote, passed H.R.299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.
    • By voice vote, adopted S.Res.248, honoring the victims of the mass shooting on May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.Adopted S.Res.249, commemorating the victory of the University of Maryland in the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse Championship

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:45am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • At 10:45am, Senator Paul or his designee will be recognized to make motions to discharge S.J.Res.20 (Bahrain) and S.J.Res.26 (Qatar), which are joint resolutions of disapproval of proposed arms sales.  The motions to discharge will be debated concurrently with the time until 11:30am equally divided between the opponents and the proponents with 7 minutes reserved for Senator Risch and Senator Menendez respectively.
  • At 11:30am, the Senate will vote in relation to the motions to discharge in the order listed. Following disposition of the joint resolutions, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Crawford nomination. If cloture is invoked on the Crawford nomination, at 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Stilwell nomination and the Crawford nomination.
  • 11:30am, Thursday June 13 – 3 roll call votes expected in relation to the following:
    1. Motion to discharge S. J. Res. 20, A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services
    2. Motion to discharge S. J. Res. 26, A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services
    3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland
  • 1:45pm, Thursday June 13 – 2 roll call votes expected
    1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #193 David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
    2. If cloture is invoked, Confirmation of Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Intelligence
National Security Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media, and “Deepfakes”

Senate Agriculture
Certainty in Global Markets for the U.S. Agriculture Sector

House Energy and Commerce
Ensuring Safe Storage and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Solving the Climate Crisis: Ramping Up Renewables

Notable Legislation Introduced

Cybersecurity

H.R.822 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules relating to the collection of data with respect to the availability of broadband services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1808 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Secretary of State to design and establish a Vulnerability Disclosure Process to improve the Department of State cybersecurity and a bug bounty program to identify and report vulnerabilities of Internet-facing information technology of the Department of State, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.1799 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to require the Principal Cyber Advisor of the Department of Defense to conduct a study to determine the optimal strategy for structuring and manning elements of the Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber organizations, Joint Mission Operations Centers, and Cyber Operations-Integrated Planning Elements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.1798 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to improve cyber governance structures in the Department of Defense and to require designation of principal advisors on military cyber force matters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

 

Energy

H.R.3225 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to make certain adjustments in leasing on Federal lands for oil and gas drilling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Natural Resources, Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2019 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3242 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the charter of the Export Import Bank of the United to States to create a new office within the Bank.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.3235 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for expanded coverage of services furnished by genetic counselors under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2019 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…

S.1820 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to improve the integrity and safety of horseracing by requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program to be developed and enforced by an independent Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1801 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to ensure medications are affordable.
Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.1793 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
A bill to establish a grant program for the purpose of public health data system modernization.
Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 06/12/2019) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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