Tuesday, October 15, 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.



Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Suspensions (8 bills):

  1. H.R. 3289 – Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Smith (NJ)  – Foreign Affairs)This bill requires the Department of State to provide an annual report on the autonomy of Hong Kong and whether it still warrants special treatment by the U.S.  It also requires the Administration to list individuals responsible for undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and human rights and impose sanctions on them, assess the risks posed to U.S. citizens by possible extradition to the Chinese mainland from Hong Kong, and report on China’s efforts to use Hong Kong to evade U.S. export controls and sanctions.
  2. H.R. 4270 – PROTECT Hong Kong Act, as amended (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs)This bill requires the President to prohibit the issuance of export licenses for nonlethal crowd control items and defense articles to the Hong Kong police. This prohibition includes a U.S. national interest waiver. This prohibition will be terminated once the Hong Kong police have stopped engaging in a pattern of gross human rights abuses and there has been an independent investigation conducted on policy brutality.
  3. H.Res. 543 – Recognizing Hong Kong’s bilateral relationship with the United States, condemning the interference of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong’s affairs, and supporting the people of Hong Kong’s right to protest, as amended (Rep. Sherman – Foreign Affairs)This resolution calls on the Hong Kong government to address protesters’ five demands, condemns police brutality against peaceful protesters, and condemns Chinese efforts to falsely accuse U.S. diplomats of fueling unrest.
  4. H.Res. 521 – Commending the Government of Canada for upholding the rule of law and expressing concern over actions by the Government of the People’s Republic of China in response to a request from the United States Government of Canada for the extradition of a Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., executive (Rep. McCaul– Foreign Affairs)This resolution calls for the immediate release of two Canadian citizens who have been arbitrarily detained – and due process for another Canadian citizen sentenced to death – by China as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a Chinese technology company executive.
  5. H.R. 95 – Homeless Veteran Families Act (Rep. Brownley – Foreign Affairs)This bill would authorize VA to pay a partial per diem to VA’s Homeless Grant Per Diem service providers supporting our nation’s homeless veterans with children.
  6. H.R. 2385 – To permit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program (Rep. Lamb – Veterans’ Affairs)This bill permits the Secretary of VA to use grants rather than federal contracts to fund cemetery research programs and produce educational materials as part of the Veterans Legacy Program.
  7. H.R. 1199  VA Website Accessibility Act of 2019 (Rep. Luria – Veterans’ Affairs) This bill directs the Secretary of VA to conduct a study regarding the accessibility of VA websites to individuals with disabilities and its compliance under current federal law.
  8. H.R. 2334 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the ‘‘Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic” (Rep. Conaway – Veterans’ Affairs) This bill directs the Secretary of VA to conduct a study regarding the accessibility of VA websites to individuals with disabilities and its compliance under current federal law.

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Winston Churchill