THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
10:00 a.m. Morning Hour

12:00 p.m. Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side

First Votes: 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Last Votes: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 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):

  1. H.R. 4378 – Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations)

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.

The text of the legislation, H.R. 4378, is available here. A division-by-division summary of the legislation is available here.

Suspensions (9 bills):

  1. H.R. 3625 – PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Financial Services)

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.

  1. H.R. 3619 – Appraisal Fee Reform Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Clay – Financial Services)

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.

  1. H.R. 2290 – Shutdown Guidance for Financial Institutions Act, as amended (Rep. Wexton – Financial Services)

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.

  1. H.R. 2613 – Advancing Innovation to Assist Law Enforcement Act (Rep. Gonzalez (OH) – Financial Services)

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.

  1. H.R. 550 – Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Garamendi – Financial Services)
  2. H.R. 1396 – Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act, as amended (Rep. Bernice Johnson – Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 3589 – Greg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act, as amended (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Financial Services)
  4. H.R. 1830 – National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act, as amended (Rep. Sean Maloney – Financial Services)
  5. S. 239 – Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 (Sen. Shaheen – Financial Services)
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.

Cesar Chavez