|THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill):
The bill is a continuing resolution with limited anomalies to extend federal government funding through Nov. 21 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.
The legislation also includes a package of health extenders negotiated by the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees and provides for Market Facilitation Payments to farmers while requiring transparency for the costs of the Trump trade war.
Suspensions (9 bills):
This bill would create awards and furnish protection for whistleblowers who come forward to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board with information that leads to monetary penalties against entities under the Board’s jurisdiction.
This bill makes reforms to the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC), providing them greater flexibility, adds a representative of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the ASC, and provides consumers with greater transparency in the disclosure of fees paid for appraisals.
This bill would require regulators to issue guidance to encourage financial institutions to help consumers and businesses affected by a shutdown in a manner consistent with safety and soundness.
This bill provides that the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) conduct a study and report to Congress on the use of emerging technologies such as AI and digital identity technologies, within FinCEN and how these technologies can be better utilized and leveraged.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.