Monday, June 29, 2020
House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
9:00 a.m. Morning Hour
10:00 a.m. Legislative Business
Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side
First Votes: 2:30 p.m.  5:30 p.m.
Last Votes: 5:30 p.m.  7:30 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 (4 bills):

H.R. 1425 – Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (Reps. Pallone/Neal/Scott (VA) – Energy and Commerce/Ways and Means/Education and Labor)

This bill will provide relief for working families by expanding affordable access to health care and life saving prescriptions. This legislation expands tax credits to lower Americans’ Marketplace health insurance premiums and allows more middle-class individuals and families to qualify for subsidies, ensuring that no person buying coverage in the ACA Marketplace will pay more than 8.5 percent of their income for meaningful comprehensive coverage. It also includes Title I from H.R. 3, which provides the Secretary of HHS with the authority to negotiate lower prescription drug prices by establishing a Fair Price Negotiation Program.

Click here for a one-pager from the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Click here for a section-by-section from the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Rule provides for three hours of debate equally divided among and controlled by the respective Chairs and Ranking Members of the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor.

H.R. 7301 – Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020 (Rep. Waters – Financial Services)

This bill directly addresses the needs of renters and homeowners who have been severely impacted by the pandemic through targeted relief measures. The provisions of this bill were included in the Heroes Act, which passed the House last month.

Click here for a one-pager from the Financial Services Committee.

Click here for a section-by-section from the Financial Services Committee.

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committees on Financial Services.

Complete Consideration of H.R. 5332 – Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019 (Rep. Gottheimer – Financial Services)

This bill makes improvements to the credit reporting system and installs new guidelines that the credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) must follow.  The bill improves transparency in the credit scoring processes, enhances consumer rights, and increases accountability for inaccuracies and privacy.  It creates an online consumer portal where consumers will have free and unlimited access to their consumer reports and credit scores.

Click here for a one-pager from the Financial Services Committee.

Click here for a section-by-section from the Financial Services Committee.

Compete Consideration of H.J.Res. 90Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency relating to “Community Reinvestment Act Regulations” (Rep. Waters – Financial Services)

This Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval on the Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s (OCC) Community Reinvestment Act Rule, would overturn the recent rule-making OCC issued which undermines the Community Reinvestment Act, harming low-income and minority communities who are victims of discriminatory redlining where banks reject applicants for mortgages disproportionately based on their race or ethnic background.  The new rule has been criticized by consumer and civil rights groups for allowing banks to receive passing ratings under the CRA even while they reduce their lending to low-income borrowers and underserved communities.

Click here for a one-pager from the Financial Services Committee.

                 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Mother Teresa