THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
9:00 a.m. Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” Per Side

First Votes/ Last Votes: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 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:

Under a Rule (1 bill):

Continue Consideration of H.R. 2740 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations)

This bill is a package of four bills reported by the Appropriations Committee for FY2020, and is the first set of FY2020 appropriations bills the House will consider this year. Labor, Health & Human Services, Education will be completed today and State, Foreign Operations will be considered.

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education Materials:

The Labor-Health & Human Services-Education bill provides $190 billion, an $11.8 billion increase from FY2019, and includes robust funding for National Institutes of Health, early childhood programs, federal student aid, workforce and job training programs, and includes for the first time in 20 years, funding for NIH and CDC research for gun violence prevention.

Click here for a fact sheet on the Labor-Health & Human Services-Education bill.

Click here for a summary of the Labor-Health & Human Services-Education bill.

Click here for the Committee Report.

State, Foreign Operations, & Related Programs Materials:

The State-Foreign Operations bill provides $56.4 billion, an increase of $2.2 billion from FY2019.  This level rejects the Trump Administration cuts to the State Department and USAID, restoring both agencies to 2016 personnel levels.  It also prohibits the use of funds to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Click here for a fact sheet on the State, Foreign Operations & Related Programs bill.

Click here for a summary of the State, Foreign Operations & Related Programs bill.

Click here for the Committee Report.

The first Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for no further general debate, makes in order the first 106 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

The second Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, makes in order 115 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

**Members are advised that the House will continue consideration of amendments to H.R. 2740 after last votes.  Members should be prepared to offer their amendment at the appropriate time today.

Division A (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education) amendments to be considered today:

Escobar #72 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 in the HHS General Departmental Management account and allocates the funds to the US-Mexico Border Health Commission to address health issues affecting the general population along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Escobar #73 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to ensure compliance with civil rights laws and prohibit discrimination.

Spanberger Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the CDC’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion program by $3,000,000 to be directed towards colorectal cancer and reduces funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $3,000,000.

Delgado Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for CDC’s Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases account by $1,000,000 to fund the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease.  Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $1,000,000.

Crow Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding to support the Department of Education’s Project SERV program by $5,000,000.

Houlahan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Department of Education’s Education for the Disadvantaged account by $1,000,000 with the intent to support Comprehensive Literacy Development Grants.

Pocan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the implementation of a new HHS policy announced on June 5, 2019, that would restrict fetal tissue research.

Pascrell #2 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Provides initial funding of $10,000,000 for Sec. 7091 of the SUPPORT Act by $10,000,000 for the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department program.

Division D (State and Foreign Operations) Amendments:

Lesko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes the requirement that not less than $750,000,000 of Global Health Programs shall be made available for family planning/reproductive health.

Jackson Lee #79 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases by $1,000,000 and decreases by $1,000,000 for Global Health Programs to combat the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

Jackson Lee #80 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases by $1,000,000 and decreases by $1,000,000 for conservation programs to combat the trafficking of endangered species.

Luetkemeyer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prevents funds in this Act from being made available to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or the Green Climate Fund.

Grijalva Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Decreases by $4,000,000 then increases by $4,000,000 construction funding within the International Border and Water Commission for the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI).

Gosar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits funds from being used for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Speier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases by $40,000,000 and decreases by $40,000,000 for Assistance for Europe and Eurasia to fund Armenian democracy assistance.

Meadows Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases assistance withheld from Pakistan over the imprisonment of Dr. Shakil Afridi by $33,000,000 (total withheld is now $66,000,000).

Cohen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump-related business listed in the amendment.

Grothman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces the amount of funding provided by Division D by 2.1 percent across-the-board.

Foster Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces the Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs account by $10,000,000 and increases the account by the same amount to promote scientific diplomacy and peace in the Middle East

Walker Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Eliminates $23,989,000,000 in funding for humanitarian, bilateral health and economic assistance, and independent agencies such as the Peace Corps and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Connolly Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the use of funds for International Military Education and Training for Saudi Arabia.

Palmer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes the paragraph that prevents the U.S.’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and strikes the paragraph that allows for a contribution to the Paris Agreement.

Keating #92 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding by $5,000,000 in the Assistance for Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia account to develop a strategy for, and technical assistance on, foreign investment screening for national security and other purposes.

Keating #93 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 for the activities in subsections of the BUILD Act of 2018 for energy security in Europe and Eurasia.

Arrington Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prevents funds from being used to contribute to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Cicilline Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits funds from being used to establish the proposed Department of State Commission on Unalienable Rights.

Marshall Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes section 7064 (relating to assistance for foreign nongovernmental organizations) which prohibits the Mexico City policy.

Boyle Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases by $1,500,000 the Economic Support Fund for the International Fund for Ireland.

Banks Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces spending for each amount in Division D, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.

Panetta Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits any funds from being used to withdraw the United States from NATO.

Krishnamoorthi Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used in violation of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018.

Murphy #101 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the amount designated for democracy promotion in Venezuela by $3,000,000.

Espaillat Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the amount designated for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative by $2,000,000.

Cox Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and then decreases by $1,500,000 in the Assistance for Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia account for demining and regional rehabilitation services in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Cunningham Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and then decreases the Development Assistance account by $5,000,000to combat illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in foreign waters.

Spanberger #105 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases $1 for State Department operations for the purpose of discussing a Government Accountability Office study on how vacancies at the Department of State have impacted the United States’ ability to meet national security priorities and objectives.

Levin (MI) #106 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the use of funds in this Act for assistance to the Armed Forces of Haiti.

Sherman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the United States Agency for Global Media International Broadcasting account by $500,000 to initiate broadcasting in the Sindhi language in Pakistan and decreases funding in the Capital Investment Fund account by the same amount.

Allen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces spending in Division D by 1 percent across the board.

Kildee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding by $500,000 for the Great Lakes Fisheries Commissions to address grass carp and decreases funding for State Department operations by the same amount.

Bost Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and then decreases State Department operations by $1,000,000 to expand opportunities for grants and contracts for veteran and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses.

Rouda Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and then decreases by $2,000,000 the Refugee Assistance account to discuss the Administration’s deportation policy towards certain populations from Vietnam and Laos.

Postponed Division A (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education) Amendment Votes (22):

Jeffries Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits funds from being used to limit the functions of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Maloney, Sean Amendment (NY) (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding to the CDC’s Injury Prevention and Control Center by $5,000,000 for fund to be used specifically study the impact of firearm violence in elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions.

Adams #50 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Higher Education account by $500,000. Funding intended to be used to keep open the National Center for College Students with Disabilities. Decreases funding for the Department of Education’s Program Administration account.

Adams #51 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increase funding for the Children and Families Services Programs account by $3,000,000 to increase funding for Community Resource Centers. Decreases the HHS General Departmental Management account by $3 million.

Beyer #52 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by $500,000 to support the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a feasibility study on allowing geolocation services with respect to the location of callers to the suicide prevention lifeline referred to in section 520E–3 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 6 290bb–3c).

Beyer #53 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for Refugee and Entrant Assistance in the Administration for Children and Families by $500,000.

Blunt Rochester (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding by $1 for the Health Resources and Services Administration with respect to the health workforce and health professional staffing shortages.

Murphy Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Mental Health by $2,000,000 for the Garrett Lee Smith-Youth Suicide Prevention State and Campus grants. Reduces Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Surveillance and Program Support by $2,000,000.

Ocasio-Cortez #57 (Amendment 10 minutes of debate)

Increases the HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis Prevention account at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by $15,000,000 and decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $15,000,000.

Ocasio-Cortez #58 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes the provision that prevents the use of any funds for “any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance in Schedule I” of the CSA.

McAdams Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for CDC Injury Prevention and Control by $2,000,000 to enhance youth suicide awareness, research, and prevention activities. Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $2,000,000.

Schrier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Clarifies that early childhood developmental screenings can be considered an allowable medical service for donation to children in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Lee, Susie (NV) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for Graduate Medical Education slots by $5,000,000 and decreases funding from the Department of Education’s Program Administration account by $5,000,000.

Craig #62 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Health Programs by $1,000,000.  Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $1,000,000.

Craig #63 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 the Department of Education’s Grants to States under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Craig #64 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for Career, Technical, and Adult Education by $1,000,000.

Porter #65 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Senior Medicare Patrols program by $2,000,000 within the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account.

Porter #66 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration by $1,000,000 to support the HRSA Intimate Partner Violence Strategy.  Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $1,000,000.

Porter #67 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Ensures that ACA open enrollment data is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, preferred language, age and sex to support better understanding of enrollment information.

Mucarsel-Powell Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative by $5,000,000.

Levin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Education by $4,000,000.  Decreases funding for Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards by $4,000,000.

Pressley Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for Health Centers by $5,000,000 to support school-based health centers.  Decreases funding for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services $5,000,000.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges.”

Barack Obama