WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 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: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Last Votes: 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 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 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):

  1. H.R. 375 – To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes (Rep. Cole – Natural Resources)

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):

  1. H.R. 1892 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2019 (Rep. Watson Coleman – Homeland Security)

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.”

  • Vince Lombardi