WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour

12:00 p.m. Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” Per Side

First Votes: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Last Votes: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

 

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Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Under a Rule (1 bill):

Begin Consideration of H.R. 2740 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations)

This bill is a package of four bills reported by the Appropriations Committee for FY2020, and is the first set of FY2020 appropriations bills the House will consider this year. Labor, Health & Human Services, Education will be considered first.

Labor, Health & Human Services, Education Materials:

The Labor-Health & Human Services-Education bill provides $190 billion, an $11.8 billion increase from FY2019, and includes robust funding for National Institutes of Health, early childhood programs, federal student aid, workforce and job training programs, and includes for the first time in 20 years, funding for NIH and CDC research for gun violence prevention.

Click here for a fact sheet on the Labor-Health & Human Services-Education bill.

Click here for a summary of the Labor-Health & Human Services-Education bill.

Click here for the Committee Report.

The two combined Rules provide for one hour of general debate, make in order the first 221 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.

Division A (Labor, HHS, Ed) amendment descriptions can be found below:

Cole Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes a general provision in the underlying bill that blocks the Trump Administration’s revised regulations relating to conscience protections at the Department of Health and Human Services.

McGovern Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Ensures medically-tailored nutrition interventions are included in evidence-based practices for enhancing senior nutrition under the Older Americans Act.

Raskin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for NIH’s Building and Facilities account by $5,000,000 to help to address an estimated $2 billion backlog in maintenance and repairs. Decreases funding for the Department of Education’s Program Administration account by $5,000,000.

Shalala Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for refugee and entrant assistance by $10,000,000.

DeSaulnier #5 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by $1,000,000 to support data collection on job loss and mass layoffs.

DeSaulnier #6 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the National Cancer Institute by $1,000,000 to support a National Cancer Institute study on how to improve communication between cancer care providers, cancer patients, and survivors.

DeSaulnier #7 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for Innovation and Improvement at the Department of Education by $1,000,000 to encourage the Department to ensure that Statewide Family Engagement Center grantees receive full and adequate funding.

DeSaulnier #8 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for Children’s Mental Health Services Grants by $5 million to support school-based, early childhood mental health interventions.

Roby Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes the language that prevents the implementation of the Trump Administration’s rule requiring all Title X grant recipients to be “physically and financially separate from abortion-providing facilities.” In the underlying bill, there is language that prevents any funds from implementing the Trump Administration’s rule.

Waters Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Administration for Children and Families by $1,000,000 to instruct the Administration to conduct an audit of the Head Start Program to ensure that the grant funding selection and evaluation processes do not result in a disparate impact on minority communities.

Smith (NJ) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Lyme Disease by $1,000,000. Decreases funding for the HHS General Departmental Management account by $1,000,000.

Scott (VA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from using funds appropriated in this Act to finalize or implement a proposed rule to weaken health protections in OSHA’s existing beryllium standards that cover construction and maritime workers.

DeFazio Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits any funds appropriated to the Job Corps program from being used to either alter or terminate the Interagency Agreement between the U.S. Departments of Labor and Agriculture that governs the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) program. It would also prohibit any funds appropriated to the Job Corps program from being used to close any of the 25 CCCs that are currently operating.

Jackson Lee #14 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases by $10,000,000 to support greater diversity in the pool of diabetes research professionals and patients participating in clinical trials.

Jackson Lee #15 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for higher education by $10,000,000 to support programs providing outreach and support services targeting program participants at greatest risk of not completing a college degree.

Pascrell #16 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases FY20 funding for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) by $900,000, with the intent to obligate that $900,000 to the Firefighter Cancer Registry within NIOSH. Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $900,000.

Davis, Danny (IL) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding to the account of Birth Defects, Development Disabilities, Disabilities and Health by $2,000,000 for sickle cell research. Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $2,000,000.

Buchanan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences under the National Institute of Health by $6,250,000, in order to support research into the impact of red tide and other Harmful Algal Blooms on human health.

Langevin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Lifespan Respite Care Program by $4,500,000. Decreases funding for HHS’s  General Departmental Management account by $5,000,000.

Foster #20 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes the provision that currently prohibits HHS from spending any federal dollars to promulgate or adopt a national patient identifier (Section 510 of the Labor-HHS Appropriations bill).

Foster #21 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Adds and removes $1 from the Substance Abuse Treatment account to instruct HHS to prioritize funding for Medication Assisted Treatment.

Foster #22 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases $1 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the purpose of instructing BLS to accept a wider and more forward-looking range of inputs into its range of projections for its workforce of the future and to conduct the Contingent Worker and Alternative Work Arrangement Supplement (CWS) to the Current Population Survey.

Foster #23 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority account by $1,000,000 to support increased R&D for biosecurity. Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $1,000,000.

Schiff Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding to the Health and Human Services General Departmental Management fund by $5,000,000 for the purposes of highlighting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s work in coordinating a national public health campaign to fight vaccine misinformation, funding vaccine communication research to strengthen the evidence base for what works in fighting vaccine hesitance, and encouraging vaccine counseling.

McKinley / Doyle Amendment  (10 minutes of debate)

Provides initial funding of $10,000,000 for Sec. 7081 of the SUPPORT Act, preventing overdoses while in emergency rooms. The program would create a coordinated care model for overdose patients who present in the emergency room. Decreases funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Health Surveillance and Program Support account by $10,000,000.

Butterfield Amendment  (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being by $2,000,000 to include a study of children impacted by a parent’s substance addiction to better understand the opioid epidemic’s impact on maltreated children. Decreases funding for HHS’s  General Departmental Management account by $2,000,000.

Johnson (OH) / Tonko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Provides initial funding of $2,000,000 for Section 7101 of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to establish Regional Centers of Excellence in Substance Use Disorder Education. Decreases funding for HHS’s  General Departmental Management account by $2,000,000.

Moore #28 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion by $500,000 to address and better understand the causes of the thousands of sudden unexpected deaths of children and infants that occur annually in our nation. Decreases funding that may be transferred to the Working Capital Fund at the CDC by $500,000 from the CDC-Wide Activities and Program Support account.

Moore #29 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the CDC’s Injury Prevention and Control Center by $4,500,000 for Domestic Violence Community Projects. Decreases funding for the Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Services’ Program Management account by $4,500,000.

Moore #30 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by $1,000,000 for the distribution of Fentanyl Test Sticks.

Hudson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Office of Head Start’s Designation Renewal System by $25,000,000.

Matsui Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Administration for Community Living Aging and Disability Services Programs by $2,000,000 to support innovative programs that assist young people with developmental disabilities in obtaining and sustaining long term employment, and that prepare employers to support the success of those employees. Decreases funding for HHS’s  General Departmental Management account by $2,000,000.

Barr Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Substance Abuse Treatment program by $1,000,000 with the intention of this increase in funding being allocated to the Building Communities of Recovery program. Decreases funding for SAMHSA’s Health Surveillance and Program Support account by $1,000,000.

Cleaver Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by $6,500,000 in order to support youth suicide prevention strategies. Decreases funding for SAMHSA’s Health Surveillance and Program Support account by $6,500,000.

Grothman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces the amount of funding provided by Division A by 4.5 percent across-the-board.

Castor Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer or enforce the Trump administration’s short-term, limited duration insurance rule.

Hill (AR) Amendment #37 (10 minutes of debate)

Eliminates $100,000,000  in designated funding for ACA Navigators, as well as outreach, enrollment, and advertising during the ACA open enrollment period.

Hill (AR) #38 (10 minutes of debate)

Allows unregistered apprenticeship programs to receive funding intended only for registered apprenticeship programs. This would remove worker protections and programmatic safeguards.

Speier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education program by $5,570,000.  Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account.

Khanna Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease by $3000,000 with the intent to support the Consortium of Food Allergy Research. Reduces funding for the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health by $3,000,000

Richmond Amendment (10 minutes of debate)      

Increases funding for HRSA’s Bureau of Maternal and Child Health by $7,000,000. Decreases funding for HRSA’s Program Management account.

Banks Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces spending for each amount in Division A by 14 percent.

Keating Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding to Health Resources and Services Administration by $1,000,000 to propose a study to examine how HHS can facilitate ways to include programs for social determinants of health under the same roof as traditional health services and estimate what amount of additional funding might be required.

Miller Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome research by $2,000,000 at the CDC’s Center for Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities and Health. Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account.

Cicilline Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for American History and Civics National Activities under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by $500,000. Decreases funding for the Department of Education’s Program Administration account.

Bera Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increase and decreases funding from SAMHSA Mental Health account by $1 to specify that SAMHSA should explore using its funds to explore peer to peer mental health programs for first responders. The LHHS report includes language encouraging SAMHSA to examine PTSD among first responders.

Castro Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Ensures that the Office of Refugee Resettlement reports all children’s deaths that occur while children are in their custody.

Jeffries Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits funds from being used to limit the functions of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Maloney, Sean Amendment (NY) (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding to the CDC’s Injury Prevention and Control Center by $5,000,000 for fund to be used specifically study the impact of firearm violence in elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions.

Adams #50 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Higher Education account by $500,000. Funding intended to be used to keep open the National Center for College Students with Disabilities. Decreases funding for the Department of Education’s Program Administration account.

Adams #51 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increase funding for the Children and Families Services Programs account by $3,000,000 to increase funding for Community Resource Centers. Decreases the HHS General Departmental Management account by $3 million.

Beyer #52 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by $500,000 to support the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a feasibility study on allowing geolocation services with respect to the location of callers to the suicide prevention lifeline referred to in section 520E–3 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 6 290bb–3c).

Beyer #53 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for Refugee and Entrant Assistance in the Administration for Children and Families by $500,000.

Blunt Rochester (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding by $1 for the Health Resources and Services Administration with respect to the health workforce and health professional staffing shortages.

Gomez Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program by $1,500,000 to assist homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness find housing.

Murphy Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Mental Health by $2,000,000 for the Garrett Lee Smith-Youth Suicide Prevention State and Campus grants. Reduces Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Surveillance and Program Support by $2,000,000.

Ocasio-Cortez #57 (Amendment 10 minutes of debate)

Increases the HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis Prevention account at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by $15,000,000 and decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $15,000,000.

Ocasio-Cortez #58 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes the provision that prevents the use of any funds for “any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance in Schedule I” of the CSA.

McAdams Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for CDC Injury Prevention and Control by $2,000,000 to enhance youth suicide awareness, research, and prevention activities. Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $2,000,000.

Schrier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Clarifies that early childhood developmental screenings can be considered an allowable medical service for donation to children in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Lee, Susie (NV) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for Graduate Medical Education slots by $5,000,000 and decreases funding from the Department of Education’s Program Administration account by $5,000,000.

Craig #62 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Health Programs by $1,000,000.  Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $1,000,000.

Craig #63 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 the Department of Education’s Grants to States under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Craig #64 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for Career, Technical, and Adult Education by $1,000,000.

Porter #65 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Senior Medicare Patrols program by $2,000,000 within the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account.

Porter #66 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration by $1,000,000 to support the HRSA Intimate Partner Violence Strategy.  Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $1,000,000.

Porter #67 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Ensures that ACA open enrollment data is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, preferred language, age and sex to support better understanding of enrollment information.

Mucarsel-Powell Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative by $5,000,000.

Omar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding to the Student Aid Administration account by $1,000,000 in order to express concern with the impact of student loan debt on the economy.

Levin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Education by $4,000,000.  Decreases funding for Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards by $4,000,000.

Pressley Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for Health Centers by $5,000,000 to support school-based health centers.  Decreases funding for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services $5,000,000.

Escobar #72 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 in the HHS General Departmental Management account and allocates the funds to the US-Mexico Border Health Commission to address health issues affecting the general population along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Escobar #73 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to ensure compliance with civil rights laws and prohibit discrimination.

Spanberger Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the CDC’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion program by $3,000,000 to be directed towards colorectal cancer and reduces funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $3,000,000.

Delgado Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for CDC’s Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases account by $1,000,000 to fund the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease.  Decreases funding for HHS’s General Departmental Management account by $1,000,000.

Crow Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding to support the Department of Education’s Project SERV program by $5,000,000.

Houlahan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for the Department of Education’s Education for the Disadvantaged account by $1,000,000 with the intent to support Comprehensive Literacy Development Grants.

Pocan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the implementation of a new HHS policy announced on June 5, 2019, that would restrict fetal tissue research.

Pascrell #2 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Provides initial funding of $10,000,000 for Sec. 7091 of the SUPPORT Act by $10,000,000 for the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department program.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

Mahatma Gandhi