Friday, February 7, 2020
House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
9:00 a.m. Legislative Business
Five “One Minutes” Per Side
First Votes/Last Votes: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Under a Rule (1 bill):

H.R. 5687 – Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations)

This is a $4.67 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill to provide support to Puerto Rico following a series of recent earthquakes.

Click here for a summary from the Committee on Appropriations.

Click here for a section by section summary from the Committee on Appropriations.

The Rule, which was adopted yesterday, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Shalala Amendment
Increases Department of Education funding by $1 million to conduct a study on the impacts on students from Puerto Rico who have had to disrupt or change their educational path due to a natural disaster.
Gonzalez-Colon/DeLauro Amendment
Increases the amount for Puerto Rico disaster nutrition assistance to $210,000,000.
Plaskett Amendment
Increases Department of Energy technical assistance for the post-disaster recovery of electrical grids in U.S. territories by $3 million.
Crenshaw/Fletcher Amendment
Appropriates an additional $45,000,000 for prior year disasters.
Tlaib Amendment
Ensures meaningful access to individuals with limited English proficiency to the public information maintained by grantees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Fund.
Levin (MI) Amendment
Increases and decreases amount for Community Development Fund by $1,000,000 to prioritize funding for renewable energy projects that will enhance the long-term resiliency of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all our dreams today, there is none more important – or so hard to realize – than that of peace in the world.”

Lester B. Pearson