|FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Bills Under Rule:
H.R. 266– Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
Appropriations Committee One-Pager: Interior-Environment Bill Reopens National Parks
Appropriations Committee Fact Sheets and Social Media Resources on the Trump Shutdown
S. 24 – Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 (Sen. Cardin – Oversight andReform)
This bill requires employees of the federal government or a District of Columbia public employer who are furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations beginning on or after December 22, 2018, to be compensated for the period of the lapse. The employees must be compensated on the earliest date possible after the lapse ends, regardless of scheduled pay dates. Employees required to work during the lapse in appropriations may use leave.
H.R. 221 – Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act (Rep. Smith (NJ) – Foreign Affairs)
The Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti- Semitism Act requires that the Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism be a position presidentially-appointed and Senate confirmed; with the rank of Ambassador; who reports directly to the Secretary of State. It also requires the President nominate a Special Envoy no later than 90 days after the bill’s enactment, and no more than 120 days after the position becomes vacant.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I refuse to accept the idea that the ‘isness’ of man’s present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the ‘oughtness’ that forever confronts him.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, December 11, 1964.