Wednesday, February 26, 2020
House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
10:00 a.m. Morning Hour
12:00 p.m. Legislative Business
Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side
First/ Last Votes: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 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 (8 bills):

  1. H.R. 35 – Emmett Till Antilynching Act, as amended (Rep. Rush – Judiciary)

    This bill amends section 249 of title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a hate crime under federal law. It corrects a longstanding omission from Federal civil rights law.

  2. H.R. 560 – Northern Mariana Islands Relief Act, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Natural Resources)

    This bill provides for permanent resident status in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for an estimated 2,875 CNMI long-term workers and 56 foreign investors who were originally admitted when the CNMI controlled its immigration laws and were able to stay in the islands indefinitely. It is companion legislation to H.R. 559 that was enacted into law on June 26, 2019. H.R. 560 does not confer any U.S. immigration benefit – these individuals will not be able to live and work in any state or other U.S. territory. They will simply be able to lawfully remain in the CNMI as they were able to before U.S. immigration laws applied to the Commonwealth.

  3. H.R. 2427 – Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Rep. Sarbanes – Natural Resources)

    This bill extends the authorization of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network from 2019 to 2025. The Network, originally authorized through 2003, has been reauthorized several times.

  4. H.R. 473 – To authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)

    This bill authorizes the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate the women’s suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution.

  5. H.R. 2490 – To amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes (Rep. Fortenberry – Natural Resources)

    This bill amends the National Trails System Act by directing the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail. The trail would extend approximately 550 miles from Niobrara, Nebraska, to Ponca City, Oklahoma, following the route taken by Chief Standing Bear and the Ponca people during the Federal Indian Removal.

  6. H.R. 2819 – Gold Star Mothers Families National Monument Extension Act, as amended (Rep. Kim – Natural Resources)

    This bill extends the authorization for the establishment of the Commemorative Work to Gold Star Mothers Families, originally authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (P.L. 112-239, Sec. 2859), by an additional four years to January 2, 2024.

  7. H.R. 3399 – To amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 to include California in the program, and for other purposes (Rep. Harder – Natural Resources)

This bill amends the Nutria Eradication and Control Act so that any state with nutria infestations is eligible for funding under the Act. The bill adjusts the grant authority so that support is based upon the actual level of nutria infestation in the impacted area.

  1. H.R. 1492 – Yucca House National Monument Expansion Act (Rep. Tipton – Natural Resources)

This bill authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to accept approximately 160 acres of donated land near the Yucca House National Monument, and then requires the Secretary to adjust the boundary of the National Monument to include the donated land.

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote):

  1. H.R. 4852 – GIVE Act (Rep. Torres – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make available to veterans information about post-secondary educational institutions’ religious affiliation, whether its determined that the institution serves minorities or the institution is gender specific.

  

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt