|TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedures
Under a Rule (1 bill)
H.J.Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 (Rep. Castro – Transportation and Infrastructure)
This joint resolution terminates Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019, in which the President declared a national emergency concerning the U.S. southern border. Pursuant to Section 202 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622), a national emergency declared by the President can be terminated through the enactment of such a joint resolution.
The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Begin Consideration of H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Judiciary)
Begin Consideration of H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 (Rep. Clyburn – Judiciary)
**Members are advised that the House is only expected to consider the Rule for H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 on Tuesday.
Suspension (1 bill)
S. 47 – Natural Resources Management Act (Sen. Murkowski – Natural Resources)
S. 47 includes components of over one hundred individual bills, permanently authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), designates over 1 million acres of wilderness, and protects over 1 million acres of public land from future mining operations, including a sensitive area at the gateway of Yellowstone National Park.
Additional resources from the House Natural Resources and Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committees below:
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
– Theodore Roosevelt