TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
12:00 p.m. Morning Hour

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 (23 bills):

  1. H.R. 36 – Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 (Rep. Johnson (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology)

This bill provides for research on the causes, consequences and prevalence of, as well as interventions for preventing, sexual harassment in the STEM workforce. The bill also directs coordination among federal science agencies efforts to address sexual harassment involving federally funded researchers.

  1. H.R. 3196 – Vera C. Rubin Observation Designation Act, as amended (Rep. Johnson (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology)

This bill names the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

  1. H.R. 34 – Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Johnson (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology)

This bill ensures the intensity of energy and water is considered in the Department of Energy’s energy research, development, and demonstration programs to help guarantee efficient, reliable, and sustainable delivery of energy and clean water resources.

  1. H.R. 1665 – Building Blocks of STEM Act (Rep. Stevens – Science, Space, and Technology)

This bill directs the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood.

  1. H.R. 2397 – American Manufacturing Leadership Act, as amended (Rep. Stevens – Science, Space, and Technology)

This bill reauthorizes (through 2024) and amends the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act of 2014 (originally sponsored by Tom Reed and Joseph P. Kennedy, III).

  1. H.R. 3153 – EFFORT Act (Rep. Wexton – Science, Space, and Technology)

This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research related to opioid addiction.

  1. H.R. 617 – Department of Energy and Veterans’ Health Initiative Act, as amended (Rep. Norman – Science, Space, and Technology)

This bill authorizes the DOE to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct research to improve veterans’ healthcare.

  1. H.Res. 246 – Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel, as amended (Rep. Schneider – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution opposes efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel by the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement; supports a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states living side by side in peace, security, and mutual recognition; and affirms Americans’ constitutionally protected right to protest and criticize the policies of U.S. or foreign governments.

  1. H.R. 1837 – United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Foreign Affairs)

This bill authorizes the 10-year assistance memorandum of understanding with Israel signed by President Obama; authorizes and encourages new avenues for cooperation between the United States and Israel; and provides a path forward for the resumption of assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, including humanitarian, economic, people-to people and security assistance.

  1. H.R. 1850 – Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevent Act of 2019 (Rep. Mast – Foreign Affairs)

This bill mandates new sanctions against state-sponsors of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  It includes a broad humanitarian exception to ensure that humanitarian assistance can be provided to vulnerable Palestinians.

  1. H.Res. 358 – Calling on the Government of Cameroon and armed groups to respect the human rights of all Cameroonian citizens, to end all the violence, and to pursue a broad-based dialogue without preconditions to resolve the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest regions (Rep. Bass – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution calls on the Government of Cameroon to respect the fundamental rights of all Cameroonian citizens and follow through on initiatives developed to address grievances in the Anglophone region. It also urges separatist groups to engage with Cameroonian government officials, civil society, and religious leaders to express grievances and engage in efforts to resolve the conflict, and to stop committing human rights abuses and inciting violence and hate speech.

  1. H.R. 2943 – Providing Benefits Information in Spanish and Tagalog for Veterans and Families Act, as amended (Rep. Cisneros – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to make veteran benefits fact sheets available both in print and online in Spanish and Tagalog.

  1. H.R. 2942 – HEALTH Act (Rep. Cisneros – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out a women’s health transition training pilot program to improve understanding and access to health care benefits VA provides to transitioning women service members. The pilot also requires a report at the end of the pilot on the number of participates, the number of courses held and the locations in which the program operated.

  1. H.R. 3504 – Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Bilirakis – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill modifies and increases the amounts of assistance in the Department of Veterans Affairs adaptive housing grant. The legislation also expands the military survivors scholarship program.

  1. H.R. 549 – Venezuela TPS Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Soto – Judiciary)

This bill designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for an initial 18-month period beginning on the date of enactment. Such designation would allow eligible nationals of Venezuela who are in the United States on the date of enactment to register for TPS benefits, including temporary immigration status and employment authorization.

  1. H.R. 2938 – HAVEN Act, as amended (Rep. McBath – Judiciary)

The bill provides that certain veterans’ disability benefits should not be treated as income for purposes of the Bankruptcy Code’s means test.

  1. H.R. 3304 – National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Cohen – Judiciary)

The bill extends the temporary authorization exempting certain qualifying reserve component members of the Armed Services and National Guard members from the Bankruptcy Code’s means test for four years.

  1. H.R. 3311 – Small Business Reorganizing Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Cline – Judiciary)

The bill requires the appointment of an individual to serve as the trustee in a small business chapter 11 bankruptcy case; require such trustee to monitor the debtor’s progress toward confirmation of a reorganization plan; and authorizes the court to confirm a plan over the objection of the debtor’s creditors, under certain circumstances. The bill also includes two provisions, not limited to small business chapter 11 cases, pertaining to preferential transfers.

  1. S. 504 – LEGION Act (Sen. Sinema – Judiciary)

The bill amends the American Legion’s charter to expand the individuals the organization can consider for membership.

  1. H.R. 3409 – Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill reauthorizes, strengthens, and supports the United States Coast Guard in its critical missions to save lives, safeguard our shores, protect living marine resources, and help ensure a 21st century maritime transportation system for America. H.R. 3409 authorizes a total of $11.1 billion in discretionary funding for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2020, and $11.6 billion for fiscal year 2021 to execute their eleven statutory missions and support their 41,000 member force.

  1. H.R. 1984 – DISASTER ACT (Rep. Peters – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill directs the Office of Management and Budget to compile, aggregate, and organize all federal disaster relief assistance information it currently collects into an annually produced, user-friendly, publicly-available report.

  1. H.R. 3245 – Restore Harmony Way Bridge Act (Rep. Bucshon – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill directs the transfer of a bridge over the Wabash River from the White County Bridge Commission (in Indiana) to the New Harmony River Bridge Authority and the New Harmony and Wabash River Bridge Authority.

  1. H.R. 1307 – Post-Disaster Assistance Online Accountability Act (Rep. Meadows – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This establishes a centralized online repository for the submission of details, updates, and expenditures of specific disaster recovery activities by federal agencies. The bill would also make the submitted information publicly available through a subpage on USASpending.gov.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.”

Frederick Douglass