Wednesday, March 11, 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 Votes: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Last Votes: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 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):

S.J.Res. 68 – To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress (Sen. Kaine – Foreign Affairs)

This joint resolution directs the President to not engage in further hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran unless explicitly authorized by Congress by a declaration of war or a specific authorization for use of military force against Iran. This resolution passed the Senate and was introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA).

Click here for a fact sheet from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R. 6172 – USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 (Rep. Nadler/Rep. Schiff – Judiciary/Intelligence)

This bill is a bipartisan agreement sponsored by Chairman Jerry Nadler and Chairman Adam Schiff. The bill reauthorizes three sunsetting FISA authorities for three years, and also makes important reforms to protect Americans‘ civil liberties.  The reforms in the agreement place new limits on certain surveillance authorities, increase transparency and accountability of the FISA process, and expand privacy protections in FISA cases.

Click here for a fact sheet from the Judiciary Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Click here for a section by section from the Judiciary Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the respective Chairs and Ranking Members of the Committees on Judiciary and Intelligence.

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote):

  1. S. 760 – Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 (Sen. Peters – Education and Labor)This bill will increase veterans’ access to financial assistance to use in connection with a registered apprenticeship program by requiring the Department of Labor to provide information to the Department of Veterans Affairs on newly registered apprenticeship programs.  It will also ensure that employers grant advanced standing or credit—and increased wages for such standing—to veterans or other eligible individuals demonstrating competencies, experience, training, or skills acquired through military service.
  

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.”

Gloria Steinem