|THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Bill Under Rule (1 bill)
H.J.Res 28 – Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations)
This is a continuing resolution (CR) covering all seven remaining appropriations bills through February 28.
The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations.
Resources on the Trump Shutdown from the Appropriations Committee:
This information, which was gathered using OPM data, reflects an estimate of the number of federal employees in each state or are either working without pay or furloughed. Please note that, because of federal data constraints, this information does not total the overall figure of at least 800,000 federal employees who are either working without pay or being furloughed.
Suspensions (2 bills)
This legislation is pursuant to Section 216 of The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, (CAATSA) and prevents the termination of sanctions on three companies: Rusal, EN+, and EuroSibEnergo, that are currently controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch.
H.R. 251, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Extension Act of 2019, as amended by the Senate, would extend the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) authority to regulate security standards at high risk chemical facilities for a period of 15 months. The current authority is set to expire on January 17, 2019. Under CFATS, facilities with threshold quantities of dangerous chemicals are required to register with DHS, conduct security vulnerability assessments, and adopt site security plans.
Postponed Suspension (1 bill)
The bill would require the Office of Management and Budget, jointly the Department of Health and Human Services, to: (1) establish government-wide data standards for information reported by grant recipients, (2) issue guidance directing federal agencies to apply those standards, and (3) require the publication of recipient-reported data collected from all agencies on a single public website.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“To secure the public good, and private rights, against the danger of…faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and form of popular government, is then the great object on which our inquiries are directed.”
James Madison [The Federalist, Number 10, 1787]