|Tuesday, October 29, 2019|
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
H.Res. 656 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1373 – Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources), H.R. 2181 – Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 (Rep. Lujan – Natural Resources), and H.R. 823 – Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)
Under a Rule (1 bill):
H.Res. 296 – Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide (Rep. Schiff – Foreign Affairs)
This bill would commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance; reject efforts to associate the United States Government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide; and encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide.
The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Suspensions (4 bills):
This bill holds Turkey accountable for its invasion of northern Syria. H.R. 4695 takes significant action by imposing mandatory sanctions to be lifted only if Turkey withdraws from northern Syria. It deploys tough, but targeted sanctions against Turkey and highlights the negative consequences of Turkey’s invasion and President Trump’s decision to step back and let it happen.
This bill allows the authorized committee of a candidate (who does not currently hold federal office) to pay for certain personal uses, such as child or elder care and health insurance if it will allow for the candidate to run for office. If the candidate is also drawing a salary using campaign funds to pay their salary, that amount is reduced by the amount used for permissible personal uses.
This bill establishes in the House the Congressional Gold Star Fellowship Program for eligible individuals (child, spouse, or sibling of Members of the Armed Forces who are hostile casualties or have died from training-related injuries).
This bill provides the Department of State the authority to fund a U.S. pavilion at the 2020 Dubai World Expo, provided that the funding be made available on a cost-matching basis from other private sources to the maximum extent practicable. The bill requires notification and a report from the Department of State regarding source of the funding, the human rights record of the UAE, and certification of compliance with labor and human trafficking laws.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg