Wednesday, September 30, 2020
House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
9:00 a.m. Morning Hour
11:00 a.m. Legislative Business
Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side
First Votes: ???
Last Votes: ???

 

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Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Complete Consideration of H.R. 6270 – Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020 (Rep. Wexton – Financial Services)

This bill would require publicly traded companies to review their supply chains and report under Regulation S-K any imports of manufactured goods or materials that originate in or are sourced from the XUAR. Companies would also be required to report if the goods are made in or sourced from factories implicated in forced labor schemes as well as any revenue attributable to the imports, and if the company plans to continue doing business with the entity using forced labor.

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services.

House Amendment to the Senate Amendments to H.R. 925 – Updated Heroes Act (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations)

The bill includes many of the provisions of the original Heroes Act, like state and local funding; testing, tracing, and treatment; an additional round of direct payments; an employee retention credit to help businesses keep employees on the payroll; provisions to protect worker safety; extension of enhanced unemployment payments; housing, food, and health care assistance; and support for our elections, the Census, and the Postal Service.

Click here for an updated version of the Heroes Act.

 

Click here for a one-pager from the Appropriations Committee.

 

Click here for a section-by-section from the Appropriations Committee.

 

Click here for additional information on the state and local relief provisions.

Suspensions (9 bills)

1. H.R. 5901Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act, as amended (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would codify GSA’s Centers of Excellence program by authorizing GSA, upon request by an executive agency, to provide the following services:  modernizing information technology and customer service; improving cooperation between commercial and executive agency information technology sectors; assisting executive agencies with planning and adoption of a more efficient commercial cloud computing system; efficient use of data management, analysis, and reporting; and optimizing infrastructure (including data centers) to reduce operating costs.

2. H.R. 7340Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require federal agencies to create evidence-based reentry plans for employees required to return to federal offices after a public health emergency  The bill would require agency officials to develop and make public the requirements and specifications for how the government would protect the health and safety of federal employees while continuing operations and providing vital services to the public.

3. H.R. 7496COVID PREPARE Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Schneider – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require each Federal agency, within 30 days of enactment, and quarterly thereafter to submit to Congress an initial report with an action plan for addressing and managing any resurgence in coronavirus cases.  The plan would include:  measurable goals and timelines for each agency priority; plans for addressing anticipated challenges and issuing relevant guidance; and plans for consulting with Congress, the public, state and local governments, and other relevant stakeholders.

4. H.R. 5736 – Transnational White Supremacist Extremism Review Act, as amended (Rep. Rose (NY) – Homeland Security)

This bill would direct the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis to develop and disseminate a terrorist threat assessment and reference aid regarding the threat posed by foreign, violent white supremacist extremist groups, including a guide to the symbols that such groups use.

5. H.R. 5780 – Safe Communities Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Underwood – Homeland Security)

This bill would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to maintain and make an online Security Resources Clearinghouse available to critical infrastructure owners and operators. This bill also directs CISA to develop a strategy to ensure that CISA is delivering infrastructure security services across sectors and throughout regions.

6. H.R. 5823 – State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, as amended (Rep. Richmond – Homeland Security)

This bill would authorize a new DHS grant program to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities on State and local government networks. The new grant program would be authorized at $400 million with a graduating cost-share that incentivizes States to increase funding for cybersecurity in their budgets. Under the bill, State, tribal, and territorial governments would be required to develop comprehensive cybersecurity plans to guide the use of grant funds.

7. H.R. 5822 – Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program Act, as amended (Rep. Titus – Homeland Security)

This bill would authorize an acquisition professional career program (APCP) within DHS. This program, which DHS established in 2008, is a pipeline for a cadre of acquisition professionals to support the Department’s multi-billion dollar investments in goods and services.

8. H.R. 5811 – TSA Personnel Workplace Improvement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Katko – Homeland Security)

This bill would require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure personnel have adequate access to facilities designated for use by nursing mothers in the workplace. The bill requires that such facilities be assessed for cleanliness, safety, and accessibility, provided free of charge, private and free from intrusion, and available for personnel to use with a reasonable break time.

9. H.R. 5804 – DHS Blue Campaign Enhancement Act, as amended (Rep. Crenshaw – Homeland Security)

This bill would enhance human trafficking prevention training opportunities and the development of such trainings and materials. The bill requires DHS Blue Campaign, a Department-wide coordinated effort to address human trafficking, to develop and provide online training videos to individuals including, law enforcement officers and transportation sector personnel (e.g. airline employees), among others.

Postponed Suspensions (2 votes)

1. H.R. 4764 – TRANSPLANT Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Matsui – Energy and Commerce)

This bill reauthorizes the C.W. Bill Young Transplantation Program (the Program) at level funding of $30 million each year from fiscal year (FY) 2021 through FY 2025. The bill also requires Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation to meet at least twice a year and requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the state of the science related to adult stem cells and birthing tissues for the purpose of potentially including these innovative therapies in the Program. In addition, the bill would reauthorize the cord blood inventory program under the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 at level funding of $23 million for each year from FY 2021 through FY 2025.

2. H.R. 5572 – Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020 (Rep. Trone – Energy and Commerce)

This bill would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to support family community organizations that develop, expand, and enhance evidence-informed family support services for families and family members living with substance use disorders or addiction.  The grants may be used to build connections between family support networks, with behavioral health and primary care providers, and foster care services, among others.  The grant may also be used to reduce stigma around addiction and addiction treatment, family support outreach activities, and connect families to peer support programs.

                   

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher, can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai