Wednesday, May 27, 2020
House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
10:00 a.m. Morning Hour
12:00 p.m. Legislative Business
Fifteen “One Minutes”
First Votes: 3:20 p.m. — 3:40 p.m.
Last Votes: ???

 

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):

Concurring in the Senate Amendments to H.R. 6172 – USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 (Rep. Nadler/Rep. Schiff – Judiciary/Intelligence)

This 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. The Lee-Leahy amendment further strengthens these reforms, including by enhancing the role of the amicus curiae and by requiring the government to disclose all relevant information to the court, including information that may cast doubt on its case.

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

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

Suspensions (3 bills):

  1. S. 3744 – Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (Sen. Rubio – Foreign Affairs)

    This bill imposes sanctions on foreign individuals and entities responsible for human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and requires various reports to Congress, including on human rights abuses in XUAR and sanctions imposed; efforts to protect U.S. citizens and residents from harassment or intimidation by the Chinese government; the security and economic implications of the Chinese government’s policies in XUAR; and a classified report on the U.S. government’s ability to collect and analyze relevant information on the human rights violations in XUAR.

  2. S. 2746 – Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act (Sen. Cortez Masto – Judiciary)

    This bill requires the FBI to establish a program to gather data and report to Congress on suicides by current and former law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level.

  3. H.R. 6509 – Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)

    This bill establishes that COVID-19 infection by a public safety officer constitutes a line-of-duty injury for disability or death benefits under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program, unless the officer was not on duty in the relevant time period. It ensures that officers who were injured or disabled in the line of duty in relation to the attacks of 9/11/2001, and whose injuries—in combination with a line of duty COVID-19 illness—rendered them disabled or caused their death, will receive benefits under the PSOB program. It also establishes that the COVID-19-related disability standard is based on whether a PSOB claimant is permanently prevented from performing any gainful work as a public safety officer due to their COVID-19 illness.

                    

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.”

Barack Obama