|WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedures
Under a Rule (1 bill):
H.R. 312 – Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act (Rep. Keating – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule)
This bill would reaffirm the status of the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation and make clear that the Tribe is entitled to be treated the same way as other federally recognized tribes.
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate, equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
Suspension (1 bill):
This bill amends the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for all federally recognized Indian Tribes regardless of the tribe’s federal recognition date.
Postponed Suspension Vote (1 vote):
This bill makes technical corrections regarding the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), a framework for the missions and goals of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is required every four years. Among the key provisions are refinements to the deadline, more specificity on outreach to stakeholders, and requirements for supporting documentation. A previous version of this bill was reported from the Committee on a voice vote in the 115th Congress (HR 1297), and passed the House under suspension 415-0 (3/20/17).
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”