Monday, March 9, 2020
House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
12:00 p.m. Morning Hour
2:00 p.m. Legislative Business
Unlimited “One Minutes” Per Side
First/Last Votes: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 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:

Suspensions (6 bills):

  1. H.R. 2877 – To add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program (Rep. Neal – Judiciary)

This bill would make Irish nationals eligible for admission into the United States on temporary E-3 visas if: (1) Ireland provides reciprocal treatment for U.S. nationals; and (2) the sponsoring employer participates in E-Verify, the electronic employment eligibility verification system administered by the Department of Homeland Security.

  1. Senate Amendment to H.R. 1365 – To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act (Rep. San Nicolas – Natural Resources)

This bill makes technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act, (Title 17, Public Law 114-328) to allow for the release of available funds that are being set aside to pay Guam WWII Survivor Claims.

  1. H.Res. 754 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote democracy and human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase political and financial pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega, as amended (Rep. Sires – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution brings attention to human rights abuses in Nicaragua, including acts of violence committed against peaceful protesters. It also calls for the international community to continue to hold the Nicaraguan government accountable.

  1. H.Res. 410 – Encouraging reunions of divided Korean-American Families (Rep. Bass – Foreign Affairs)This resolution calls on the United States and North Korea to allow Korean-Americans to participate in family reunification efforts, which might include video reunions, participation in a divided family member registry, and information sharing amongst family members who are willing to participate in a pilot program.
  2. H.R. 2444Eastern European Security Act, as amended (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)

This bill authorizes the Secretary of State to make FMF loans to NATO allies at a lower rate than currently allowed by law to help them replace their old Soviet or Russian equipment with NATO-interoperable equipment. The loans are meant to complement current US security assistance efforts and require certification that the recipient country has upheld NATO’s democratic values.

  1. H.R. 1771 – Divided Families Reunification Act (Rep. Meng – Foreign Affairs)This bill encourages the Department of State to regularly consult with South Korean officials, as well as representatives of Korean Americans who have family members in North Korea, regarding efforts to reunite families, including potential opportunities for video reunions for Korean Americans with their family members. It also amends existing reporting requirements to include descriptions of such consultations.
  

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.”

Malcolm X