WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 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: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 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 (1 bill):

Complete Consideration of H.R. 3351 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. Quigley – Appropriations)

The FSGG bill provides $24.6 billion, an increase of $1.4 billion from FY2019 and includes a $697 million increase for the IRS, a $50 million increase for Community Development Financial Institutions, $600 million for Election Security Grants, $150 million for Small Business Development Centers and $30 million for Women’s Business Centers. The bill also removes previously included policy riders intruding on the District of Columbia’s home rule and enabling dark money in campaign finance. In addition, the bill includes a 3.1 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees.

Materials from the House Appropriations Committee:

Click here for a fact sheet.

Click here for a summary.

Click here for the Committee Report.

The Rule, which was adopted today, allows for no further general debate, made in order 46 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc. A full list of amendments can be found here.

As of last night, the House has completed debate through Pascrell Amendment #10.  Members are advised that they should be prepared to offer their amendment at the appropriate time tomorrow.

Amendments to be considered today:

Graves, G. Amendment

Increases and decreases the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program by $1,000,000 in order to urge the SBA Administrator to consider a SBA Disaster Loan recipient’s duplication of benefits relief eligibility, under Section 312 of the Stafford Act, before pursuing enforcement actions.

Clay Amendment

Increases the Office of National Drug Control Policy Other Federal Drug Control Programs account by $250,000 to increase funding from $1,250,000 to $1,500,000 for the Model Acts Program, which provides guidance for State plans to address the various substance use disorders that harm families and communities. Reduces the General Services Administration Real Property Activity/Federal Buildings Fund/Limitations on Availability of Revenue account for rental of space by $250,000.

Grothman Amendment

Reduces each amount appropriated or made available in this Act by 3.1 percent.

Castor Amendment

Increases and decreases the Federal Trade Commission Salaries and Expenses account by $3,000,000 to encourage the FTC to take enforcement action against companies that fail to protect children’s privacy.

Kustoff / Foster Amendment #15

Increases and decreases the Office of National Drug Control Policy High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program account by $1,000,000.

Cohen Amendment

Prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in President Trump’s Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization’s website (the specific properties are listed in the amendment).

Dunn Amendment

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 the Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Services account to prioritize tax counseling services for victims of recent natural disasters.

Connolly Amendment

Prohibits the Office of Personnel Management from carrying out any furloughs or reductions in force of its employees.

Banks Amendment

Reduces spending for each amount made available by this act, except amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.

Foster #20 Amendment

Increases and decreases the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Salaries and Expenses Account by $1 to encourage the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and its partners to take proactive efforts to identify and bring into compliance unregistered money transmitters, particularly virtual currency exchangers, administrators, and crypto-mixers that seek to conceal the source of the transmission of virtual currency to combat the threat of money laundering and other forms of illicit financing.

Cheney Amendment

Increases and decreases the Federal Communications Commission Salaries and Expenses account by $1 million to prioritize funding for the FCC to combat unwanted robocalls intended to scam seniors.

Beatty Amendment

Increases and decreases the Department of the Treasury Departmental Offices Salaries and Expenses account by $20 to instruct the printing of $20 Federal Notes which prominently feature the abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, and a public release of its draft.

Guest Amendment

Increases the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account Bank Enterprise Award Program by $1 million. Decreases the General Services Administration Real Property Activity/Federal Buildings Fund/Limitations on Availability of Revenue account for rental of space by $1,000,000.

Plaskett (VI) Amendment

Provides for inclusion of the island territories of the United States within the meaning of the terms “high-poverty area” and “persistent poverty counties”.

Steil Amendment

Increases and decreases the Department of the Treasury Departmental Offices Salaries and Expenses account by $500,000 to convey the sense of Congress that Treasury should continue to support the Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s (FLEC) work to serve historically disadvantaged individuals.

Suozzi Amendment

Increases the Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs account by $1,000,000 for the SBA’s Veterans Business Outreach Centers. Decreases the Department of the Treasury Departmental Offices Salaries and Expenses account by $1,000,000.

Lee, S. Amendment

Increases the Office of National Drug Control Policy Other Federal Drug Control Programs account by $1,000,000 for the Drug-Free Communities Program to support local governments’ critical opioid response efforts in communities hit hardest by the opioid crisis. Decreases the General Services Administration Real Property Activity/Federal Buildings Fund/Limitations on Availability of Revenue account for rental of space by $1,000,000.

Jayapal Amendment

Increases and decreases the Federal Election Commission Salaries and Expenses account by $1,000,000 to support enforcement of prohibitions against the solicitation, acceptance, or receipt of anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election pursuant to 52 USC 30121.

Panetta Amendment

Increases and decreases the Internal Revenue Service Office Taxpayer Services account by $1,000,000  to support marketing activities promoting free federal tax filing programs and free federal tax services for military servicemembers

Omar Amendment

Increases the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account by $1,000,000 for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. Decreases the General Services Administration Real Property Activity/Federal Buildings Fund/Limitations on Availability of Revenue account for rental of space by $1,000,000.

Trahan Amendment

Increases and decreases the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Salaries and Expenses account by $1 to highlight the importance of completing its investigation into the sale of geolocation data by wireless carriers to third party location aggregators.

Dean Amendment

Increases the funding limit dedicated for Integration for Individuals with Disabilities within the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account by $2,000,000 to increase financial and technical assistance, and allow more CDFIs to respond to the housing, transportation, education, and employment needs of underserved, low-income individuals with disabilities.

Tlaib Amendment

Increases the Small Business Administration Microloan Program loans subsidy by $5,000,000. Reduces the Department of the Treasury Departmental Salaries and Expenses account by $5,000,000.

Finkenauer Amendment

Prohibits the use of funds to provide new funding for the “Minimum Performance Tier” as defined by the Federal Communications Commission.

Kim Amendment

Increases funding for the Small Business Administration Entrepreneurial Development Programs account by $1,000,000 to be directed towards Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. Decreases the Small Business Administration Salaries and Expenses account by $1,000,000.

Porter Amendment

Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission from finalizing a draft declaratory ruling that would overturn local ordinances that promote broadband competition.

Neguse Amendment

Increases and decreases the United States Postal Service Payment to the Postal Service Fund account by $1,000,000 to express the importance of improving delivery services and shortening post office wait times in rural areas.

McBath Amendment #38

Increases the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Salaries and Expenses account by $1,500,000. Decreases the General Services Administration Real Property Activity/Federal Buildings Fund/Limitations on Availability of Revenue account for rental of space by $1,500,000.

McBath Amendment #39

Increases the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account by $2,000,000 for financial and technical assistance. Decreases the General Services Administration Real Property Activity/Federal Buildings Fund/Limitations on Availability of Revenue account for rental of space by $2,000,000.

Malinowski Amendment

Increases the minimum amount to be directed toward IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program within the Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Services account by $1,000,000.

Ocasio-Cortez Amendment

Increases the Department of the Treasury Departmental Offices Office of Inspector General Salaries and Expenses account by $3,000,000. Decreases the Executive Office of the President Office of Administration Salaries and Expenses account by $3,000,000.

Craig Amendment

Prohibits the use of funds by the FCC, when surveying internet service providers to determine where broadband internet service is available, to include areas where a provider could provide service but does not do so as areas in which service is “available”.

Waters Amendment #43

Prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from proposing, implementing, administering, or enforcing any rule that would revise the reliance of certain advisors on the proxy solicitation exemption under 240.14a-2(b) of Title 17, Code of Federal Regulations.

Waters Amendment #44

Prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from using funds to amend or revise section 240.14a-8 of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations.

Waters Amendment #45

Prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from implementing, administering, enforcing, or publicizing the final rules and interpretations of the Securities and Exchange Commission rule entitled “Regulation Best Interest: The Broker-Dealer Standard of Conduct” (File No. S7-07-18).

Waters Amendment #46

Increases the Small Business Administration Entrepreneurial Development Programs account by $5,000,000 in order to further support the training and counseling needs of small businesses through the national network of development centers and women’s business centers. Decreases the General Services Administration Real Property Activity/Federal Buildings Fund/Limitations on Availability of Revenue account for rental of space by $5,000,000.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt