Wednesday, November 13, 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/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:

Suspensions (9 bills):

  1. H.R. 1663 – Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2019 (Rep. Chabot – Judiciary)

    This bill revises the federal charter for the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association. Specifically, it makes the following changes: eliminates the provision that requires the foundation to be incorporated and domiciled in the District of Columbia; requires the board of directors to decide, and specify in the bylaws, the location of the principal office; specifies that the bylaws—not the charter—must provide for the terms of membership, the responsibilities of the board of directors, and the election of officers; prohibits a director or officer, in his or her corporate capacity, from contributing to, supporting, or participating in political activities; allows income and assets of the corporation to be used to reasonably compensate or reimburse expenses of an officer, director, or member; to award a grant to the Federal Bar Association chapter of an officer, director, or member; and to reasonably compensate employees; expands a prohibition on loans for directors and officers to include members and employees; and specifies that on dissolution or final liquidation, any remaining assets must be distributed as provided by the board of directors instead of deposited in the Treasury.

  2. H.R. 4803 – Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)

    Current citizenship law disadvantages some children of parents whose service to our country abroad prevents them from establishing U.S. residency-a condition which is required for their child to obtain citizenship without going through a lengthy naturalization process. This bipartisan bill fixes this problem and provides greater flexibility for those who have dedicated their careers to serving our nation. By allowing lawful permanent resident children of members of the U.S. armed forces or federal government employees who are residing overseas to automatically acquire citizenship once certain conditions are met, parents can avoid the inconvenience, expense, and paperwork delays required under current law, and continue their service commitment without interruption.

  3. H.R. 4258 – Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019 (Rep. Stanton – Judiciary)

    This bill would permanently authorize the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to provide protection for Justices, Supreme Court officers and employees, and official guests outside the grounds of the Supreme Court Building, both domestically and internationally.  Permanent authority will allow for long-term management of protective activities and remove the threat of security gaps caused by having an authority that periodically expires.

  4. H.R. 3537 – Veteran Entrepreneur Training Act of 2019 – (Rep. Schneider – Small Business)

This bill authorizes The Small Business Administration’s Boots to Business program for 5 years and improves reporting.

  1. H.R. 3661 – Patriotic Employer Protection Act of 2019, as amended – (Rep. Kim – Small Business)

    This bill supports entrepreneurs serving in the National Guard and Reserve by modernizing eligibility requirements for SBA loan programs.

  2. H.R. 499 – Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act (Rep. Chabot – Small Business)

    This bill amends the Small Business Act to clarify the treatment of surviving spouses for purposes of the service-disabled veteran-owned small business definition.

  3. H.R. 3734 – SERV Act, as amended (Rep. Davids – Small Business)

    This bill requires the SBA Administrator to report on the veterans interagency task force and a report by the Comptroller General on access to credit for small businesses owned by veterans.

  4. H.R. 1615 – VA-SBA Act, as amended (Rep. Kelly (MS) – Small Business)

This bill transfers the responsibility of verifying small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans to the Small Business Administration.

  1. H.R. 1773 – Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Speier – Financial Services)

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.”

Thomas Paine