|Tuesday, December 3, 2019
|House Meets at…
||Votes Predicted at…
|2:00 p.m. Legislative Business
Unlimited “One Minutes” Per Side
|First/Last Votes: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 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:
Suspensions (8 bills):
- H.R. 4803 – Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act, as amended (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to recognize as “residing in the United States,” children who are residing in the legal and physical custody of a U.S. citizen parent who is (1) stationed abroad as an employee of the federal government or as a member of the U.S. armed forces; or (2) residing in marital union with such an employee or member. This will allow lawful permanent resident children born outside the United States who are unable to establish U.S. residency because of a parent’s overseas service commitment, to be automatically recognized as U.S. citizens.
- H.R. 565 – AMIGOS Act, as amended (Rep. Cicilline – Judiciary)
This bill adds Portugal to the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States on temporary E-1 “treaty trader” or E-2 “treaty investor” visas. However, Portuguese nationals can only apply for and receive such visas if a reciprocal agreement to provide similar visas to U.S. nationals is finalized between the United States and Portugal.
- H.R. 4018 – To provide that the amount of time an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Judiciary)
This bill corrects an oversight in current law by providing that the amount of time an elderly offender must serve in federal prison before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good conduct credits earned by the prisoner.
- H.Res. 517 – Supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)
This resolution supports the progress made by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis and affirms the United States’ historical commitment to supporting the Fund, which saw the largest ever commitments from donors around the world at its conference in October.
- H.R. 3460 – End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act (Rep. Smith (NJ) – Foreign Affairs)
This bill highlights the impact that neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have on low and middle income countries, and encourages USAID to expand its efforts to combat NTDs and the State Department to advocate for others to do the same through the UN, Global Fund, and G-20.
- H.Res. 546 – Disapproving the Russian Federation’s inclusion in future Group of Seven summits until it respects the territorial integrity of its neighbors and adheres to the standards of democratic societies (Rep. Sires – Foreign Affairs)
This resolution calls on all G7 leaders to oppose Russia’s readmission to the G7 unless and until it has ended its occupation of Ukraine’s territory and has halted its attacks on democracies worldwide.
- H.Res. 585 – Reaffirming support for the Good Friday Agreement and other agreements to ensure lasting peace in Northern Ireland (Rep. Suozzi – Foreign Affairs)
This resolution reaffirms U.S. support for the Good Friday Agreement and other peace agreements aimed at ensuring peace in Northern Ireland, urges the United Kingdom and European Union to ensure that Brexit does not undermine the peace process, and insists that any U.S.-U.K. free trade agreement require the conditions of the Good Friday Agreement to be met.
- S. 178 – UIGHUR Act of 2019, as amended (Sen. Rubio – Foreign Affairs)
This is a House amendment to S.178, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, which incorporates elements of Rep. Sherman’s H.R. 1025. This legislation addresses the gross violations of human rights against the predominantly Turkic Muslim ethnic minorities in Western China by updating U.S. policy toward China, calling for Global Magnitsky sanctions against human rights violators in China, and requiring a license for the export of certain U.S. technologies which provide the Chinese government a critical capability to oppress human rights.