WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019                                                                                                           

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

12:00 p.m. Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side

First Votes/Last Votes: 1-:15 p.m. – 3:30 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: 

Under a Rule (2 bills):

  1. Complete 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.

Energy and Water Development, & Related Agencies Materials

The Energy and Water bill provides $46.4 billion, an increase of $1.8 billion from FY2019.  It rejects the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy and adds $2.53 billion above the President’s budget request for Army Corps of Engineers.

Click here for a fact sheet on the Energy and Water Development & Related Agencies bill.

Click here for a summary of the Energy and Water Development & Related Agencies bill.

Click here for the Committee Report.

As of last night, the House has completed debate on all amendments to H.R. 2740

Postponed Division E (Energy and Water) Amendment Votes (8):

Burgess Amendment #63 (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces spending in Division E by 5 percent.

Burgess Amendment #64 (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes Section 108 in Division E that prohibits Army Corps Civil Works funds from being used for a border wall.

En Bloc #3

The following amendments will be included in En Bloc #3

Wasserman Amendment

States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue a permit under section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for the discharge of dredged or fill material from a project within Water Conservation Areas in the Everglades.

Langevin Amendment

This amendment decreases by $5,000,000 and increases by $5,000,000 the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account in support of low-enriched uranium (LEU) research for naval reactors.

Grijalva Amendment

Increases DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Program by $2,000,000 and decreases DOE Fossil Energy Research and Development by $2,400,000.

Castor Amendment

None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to finalize the Department of Energy’s proposed rule to rollback efficiency standards for certain light bulbs.

Bera Amendment

Increases by $2,000,000 and decreases by $2,000,000 the Bureaus of Reclamation’s Water and Related Resources account to support the WaterSMART grant program.

Boyle Amendment

Prevents funds from being used to reject any application for a grant due to the use of the term “global warming” or the term “climate change” in the application.

Omar Amendment

Clarifies that the Department of Energy’s Section 1703 Loan Program may provide loan guarantees only to clean energy projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases. This is a restatement of current law.

Lee, S. Amendment

Increases by $3,000,000 the DOE Office of Science account for funding for DOE ARPA-E and decreases by $3,000,000  the Department of Energy Departmental Administration account.

Garcia Amendment

Increases by $5,000,000 funding for DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account and decreases by $5,000,000  for the DOE Fossil Fuel Research and Development account.

En Bloc #4

The following amendments will be included in En Bloc #3

Fleischmann Amendment

Increases by $123,000,000 and decreases by $123,000,000 the DOE National Nuclear Security Weapons Activities account for construction of critical infrastructure in NNSA.

Norton Amendment

Decreases by $5,000,000 and increases by $5,000,000 the Army Corps Investigations fund to instruct USACE to prioritize funding for the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Program.

Wilson Amendment

Increases by $6.5 million and decreases by $6,500,000 million the DOE Defense Environmental Cleanup account to highlight the Savannah River Community and Regulatory Support under the Savannah River Site.

Velazquez Amendment

Decreases by $45,000,000 and increases by $45,000,000 the Army Corps of Engineers Construction projects account to support the Caño Martín Peña environmental restoration project in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Graves, S. Amendment

Increases by $4,000,000 Army Corps Investigations account and decreases Army Corps Expenses account by the same amount.  The intent of this amendment is for the funding to be used to study natural disasters that occurred in 2019, such as flooding in the Midwest.

Walberg Amendment

Increases funding for the office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the Department of Energy by $3,000,000 to improve cybersecurity and emergency response for the bulk power system. Decreases by $3,000,000  the Departmental Administration account at the Department of Energy.

Richmond Amendment #74

Increases the Army Corps Operation and Maintenance accounts by $4,000,000and decreases the Army Corps  Expenses account by $4,000,000.

Richmond Amendment #75

Increases and decreases funding to the Army Corps  Operation and Maintenance Accounts by $75,000,000 to support dredging activities.

Richmond Amendment #76

Increases by $5,000,000 Army Corps Construction account and decreases Army Corps Expenses account by the same amount to support the Louisiana Coastal Area Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Program.

Lipinski Amendment

Reduces by $15,000,000 and increases by $15,000,000 the Department of Energy Office of Science account to support the Argonne National Laboratory Leadership Computing Facility.

McKinley Amendment  

Increases by $3,000,000 the DOE Fossil Energy Research and Development account at the Department of Energy. Reduces the DOE Departmental Administration account by the same amount.

Loebsack Amendment

Increases by $5,000,000  and reduces by $5,000,000 the DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account with the intent of supporting the advancement of distributed wind technologies and research.

Welch Amendment

Increases by $40,000,000 million and decreases by $40,000,000 the Army Corps Construction account to support dam rehabilitation work authorized by Section 3202 of the 2018 America’s Water Infrastructure Act.

Kuster Amendment

Reduces by $3,000,000 the Departmental Administration account of the Department of Energy. Increases by $3,000,000 the Northern Border Regional Commission, a rural economic development agency that supports job creation efforts and infrastructure projects in economically distressed rural communities.

Perry Amendment

Decreases funding for the DOE Departmental Administration account by $2,000,000 and increases by $2,000,000 the DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program with the intent of supporting the Water Power Technologies Office.

Foster Amendment

Decreases by $1 and increases by $1 the DOE Nuclear Energy account to support the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reporting requirement with the intent to include a review of accelerator driven systems in its evaluation of the merits and viability of different nuclear fuel cycles and technology options, including both existing and future technologies.

Hudson Amendment

Decreases by $1,317,808,000 and then increases $1,317,808,000 the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy to support the creation of a microreactor pilot program.

Bera Amendment

Increases by $3,000,000 the Army Corps Operation and Maintenance account and decreases by $3,000,000 the Corps Expenses account to support the National Levee Safety Inventory.

Ruiz Amendment

Increases by $2,000,000 and decreases by $2,000,000 within the Bureau of Reclamation Water and Related Resources Account to support projects with a public health benefit.

Rouzer Amendment

Decreases by $2,000,000 the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and increases by $2,000,000 funding for the Army Corps Operation and Maintenance account to carry out Section 1149 of the WIIN Act (PL-114- 322).

Estes Amendment

Decreases by $5,000,000 and increases by $5,000,000 the Bureau of Reclamation Water and Related Resources account to highlight the importance of ground water restoration projects.

Rice, K. Amendment

Increases by $16,308,000 and decreases by $16,308,000 the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account to support the Wind Energy Technologies Office.

Plaskett Amendment

Increases by $100,000,000 and decreases by $100,000,000 the Army Corps Construction account to support flood and storm damage reduction projects.

Cloud Amendment #99

Increases by $3,000,000 the DOE Nuclear Energy account and decreases by $3,000,000 the DOE Departmental Administration account.

Cloud Amendment #100

Increases by $3,000,000 the DOE Fossil Energy Research and Development account and decreases by $3,000,000 the DOE Departmental Administration account.

Blunt Rochester Amendment

Decreases by $1,000,000 and increases by $1,000,000 the Army Corps Investigations account to highlight  projects where the Army Corps oI is in arrears with project partners across the country, such as the Indian River Inlet project in Delaware.

Lamb Amendment

Reduces by $1,000,000 and increases by $1,000,000 funding to the DOE Nuclear Energy account to emphasize the importance of research into increasing the cost effectiveness and efficiency of the domestic commercial nuclear fleet.

O’Halleran Amendment

Increases the Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Account by $1,000,000 to support the Solar Ready Vets Program. Decreases by $1,000,000 the DOE Departmental Administration account.

Rouda Amendment

Decreases by $5,000,000 and increases by $5,000,000 the Army Corps of Engineers Construction account for the purpose of highlighting reauthorization of Section 1043 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014.

Levin, M. Amendment

Decreases by $500,000 and increases by $500,000 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Salaries and Expenses account to highlight the need to finalize a rulemaking on aggregated distributed energy resource participation in wholesale energy markets.

Craig Amendment #110

Increases by $1,000,000 the Army Corps Investigations account to support the National Flood Risk Management Program to address flood planning for disaster prone regions. Increases by $1,000,000 the Army Corps  Operation and Maintenance account to support the Corps Water Management System to assist with river flow tracking during flooding. Decreases by $2,500,000 million the Army Corps Expenses account.

Craig Amendment #111

Decreases by $7,500,000 million and increases by $7,500,000 million the Army Corps Construction account to support the Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Pilot Program.

McAdams

Increases by $5,000,000 the Department of Interior Central Utah Project Completion Act account for the purposes of completing water project development and decreases by $2,000,000 the Bureau of Reclamation Policy and Administration account and decreases by $4,000,000 the Bureau of Reclamation Water and Related Resources account.

Levin, A. Amendment (MI)

Reduces by $30,000,000 and increases by $30,000,000 the Army Corps Construction account to highlight ongoing efforts to improve water quality in Lake St. Clair, Michigan, including by improving the Chapaton Retention Basin, a Macomb County Combined Sewer Overflow System.

Mullin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance that references or relies on analysis of the cost of social carbon under certain Technical Support Documents published by the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon.

Huffman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

States that none of the funds in this act can be used for the Army Corps of Engineers to finalize the environmental impact statement for the proposed Pebble Mine project.

Graves (LA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes Section 106 of Division E, which states that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to reorganize or to transfer the Civil Works functions or authority of the Corps of Engineers or the Secretary of the Army to another department or agency.

Banks Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces spending for each amount in Division E, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.

  1. Begin Consideration of H.R. 3055 – Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. Serrano – Appropriations)

This bill is a package of five bills reported by the Appropriations Committee for FY2020, and is the second set of FY2020 appropriations bills the House will consider this year. It includes Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations.

The rule which will be considered today, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order 290 amendments. It also adopts a manager’s amendment from Chairwoman Lowey which will allow the federal government, including the Legislative Branch, to employ people who have employment authorization under DACA, notwithstanding any other restrictions on employment of non-citizens by Federal agencies.

**Members are advised that following last votes, the House will complete general debate on H.R. 3055 and begin debate on amendments, beginning with Division A (Commerce, Justice, and Science). Any recorded votes requested will be postponed.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Every year we must remind successive generations that this event triggered a series of events that one by one defines the challenges and responsibilities of successive generations. That’s why we need this holiday.”

Texas Democratic Rep. Al Edwards on Juneteenth