|TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Suspensions (8 bills)
This is a continuing resolution (CR) covering all seven remaining appropriations bills through February 1.
The bill would strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government.
H.R. 136 would provide interns in the federal government with the same protections against discrimination as federal employees, including discrimination based on race, sex, religion, age, and disability.
H.R. 202 would provide authority to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice to investigate allegations made against attorneys in the Department. Currently, on the Office of Professional Responsibility has this authority.
H.R. 113 would prohibit federal agencies from using funds to procure a U.S. flag unless such flag has been 100% manufactured in the United States from materials that have been grown or 100% U.S.produced or manufactured, with limited exceptions.
The bill would rename the Office of E-Government & Information Technology (E-Gov) as the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (Federal CIO). The office shall be headed by a Federal Chief Information Officer who shall report directly to the Director of OMB. The bill would also established a Federal Chief Information Security Officer.
The bill would require the Office of Management and Budget, jointly the Department of Health and Human Services, to: (1) establish government-wide data standards for information reported by grant recipients, (2) issue guidance directing federal agencies to apply those standards, and (3) require the publication of recipient-reported data collected from all agencies on a single public website.
This resolution cites the comments by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) related to white nationalism and white supremacy, and affirms that white nationalism and white supremacy are abhorrent and repugnant to the ideals of the United States.
Postponed Suspension (1 bill)
This bill amends the Small Business Act to eliminate the inclusion of option years in the award price for sole source contracts to provide more opportunities for small businesses to compete for federal contracting opportunities. It also requires contracting officers to notify and coordinate with the SBA to ensure eligible small businesses are winning sole-source awards.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“We are going to be made to repent, not just for the hateful words and deeds of bad people, but for the appalling silence of good people.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.