|FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill):
This joint resolution terminates Proclamation 9844, a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, relating to the southern border. Pursuant to Section 202 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622), a national emergency declared by the President can be terminated through the enactment of such a joint resolution.
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The Rule, which was adopted yesterday, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Postponed Suspension (1 vote):
This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a Joint Task Force within the Department of Homeland Security to prevent synthetic opioids from entering the United States. This bill authorizes collaboration with both governmental and private sector organizations. Collaboration with private sector organizations under this bill must be for a period not exceeding two years. All costs associated with such agreement must be borne by the private sector actor. The Secretary of Homeland Security is directed to subsequently report on its effectiveness. A prior version of this bill passed the House in the 115th Congress by a voice vote.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.”