WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 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: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Last Votes: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 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):

  1. H.R. 2203 – Homeland Security Improvement Act (Rep. Escobar – Homeland Security)

This bill addresses our nation’s immigration challenges at the southwest border in a responsible and humane manner by ensuring accountability, transparency, and oversight. The Thompson Manager’s Amendment establishes an Ombudsman for Border and Immigration Enforcement Related Concerns within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and related mechanisms to enhance the Ombudsman’s effectiveness.

Click here for the text of Rep. Thompson’s Manager’s Amendment.

Click here for a summary of Rep. Thompson’s Manager’s Amendment from the House Committee on Homeland Security.

  1. H.Res. 576 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the whistleblower complaint of August 12, 2019, made to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (Rep. Schiff – Intelligence)

H.Res. 576 will be amended to be identical to S.Res. 325, which the Senate adopted yesterday by unanimous consent.

As amended, the resolution would express the sense of the House that the whistleblower complaint received on August 12, 2019, by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community should be transmitted immediately to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

Suspensions (1 bill):

  1. H.R. 1595 – SAFE Banking Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Perlmutter – Financial Services)

This bill establishes a safe harbor for any depository institution that chooses to provide banking services to a cannabis-related legitimate business that holds and maintains a license from a state or local government to engage in manufacturing, growing, or producing cannabis, as well as any business that handles, sells, transports, displays or distributes cannabis or cannabis products. It also requires a GAO study and annual regulator reports to Congress to monitor that there is equal access to credit and reduced barriers to marketplace entry for potential and existing minority-owned and women-owned cannabis-related legitimate businesses.

Click here for a fact sheet from the House Financial Services Committee.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.”

Roberto Clemente