THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019                                                                                                         

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
10:00am Morning Hour

Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side

12:00 p.m. Legislative Business

First/Last Votes: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 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:

Bills Under Rule:

H.R. 265 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 (Rep. Bishop (GA) – Appropriations)

Appropriations Committee One-Pager: Agriculture Appropriations Bill Protects Families’ SNAP Benefits

H.R. 267 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 (Rep. Price – Appropriations)

Appropriations Committee One-Pager: Transportation-HUD Bill Restores Services for Homebuyers, Renters

Appropriations Committee Fact Sheets and Social Media Resources on the Trump Shutdown

Trump Shutdown: Hurting American Families, Businesses, and Communities

Instead of Trump’s $5 Billion Wall, America Can Invest in Real Priorities

Number of Federal Employees Without Pay State-By-State Twitter Graphics

Number of Federal Employees Without Pay State-By-State Facebook/Instagram Graphics

SNAP Beneficiaries at Risk State-By-State Twitter Graphics

SNAP Beneficiaries at Risk State-By-State Facebook/Instagram Graphics

Suspensions (5 bills)

  1. H.R. 31 – Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)

This legislation imposes new sanctions on Syria’s government and its patrons and partners. These sanctions can be suspended if the Syrian government were to cease the violence against the Syrian people.

  1. H.R. 115 – Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (Rep. Castro – Foreign Affairs)

This legislation directs the State Department to establish a policy on location-tracking consumer devices at U.S. diplomatic and consular facilities around the world and requires employees to be briefed on the policies and procedures during routine security briefings. It also requires the Secretary of State to coordinate with heads of any other agencies whose employees are deployed to or stationed at U.S. facilities in formulating this policy.

  1. H.R. 133 – United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act (Rep. Cuellar – Foreign Affairs)

This legislation requires the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to prioritize and expand educational and professional exchange programs with Mexico through the framework of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative and to deepen economic cooperation between our two countries. The required strategy predominantly focuses on academic, business and medical exchanges.

  1. H.R. 192 – Trans-Sahara Counter-terrorism Partnership Act (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)

Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership is a bill cosponsored by Reps. McCaul and Keating to authorize an interagency program to counter terrorism and violent extremism in North and West Africa. This bill requires the Administration to submit a comprehensive, interagency strategy that articulates the manner in which TSCTP programs are to be coordinated, monitored, and evaluated to measure performance and progress.

  1. 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:

“No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected.”

                                                                 Harry S. Truman