Daily Whipline

April 29, 2019

MAJORITY WHIPLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At…

Votes Predicted At…

2:00 p.m. Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes” Per Side

First/ Last Votes: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 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 Procedures

Suspensions (3 bills):

  1. H.R. 1222 – Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (Rep. Kind – Natural Resources)

This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to authorize a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for expanding or constructing a public target range. Under the current law, the state is only authorized to pay up to 75% of this cost. This bill also allows a state to allocate 10% of its federal wildlife restoration funding to building public target ranges.

  1. H.R. 91 – Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act (Rep. Blumenauer – Natural Resources)

The bill authorizes the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to assess sanitation and safety conditions on land set aside to provide Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and to enter into contracts with tribes or tribal organizations to improve the identified conditions. The sites were intended to be used primarily for in-season fishing and some temporary camping. However, out of both a need for housing and a desire to be closer traditional fishing areas, many tribal members now use these areas as permanent residences. These sites were not designed for and cannot sustainably accommodate this use, and many tribal members are now living in extremely distressed, unsafe, and unsanitary conditions.

  1. H.R. 317 – Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. LaMalfa – Natural Resources)

The bill reaffirms the recent actions by the Secretary of the Interior to take approximately 1,400 acres of land into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians in California. The Tribe has long-standing cultural and spiritual ties to the property and the surrounding territory, and the Tribe plans to construct 143 single-family homes for their members. Even though the Tribe has no intention of using these lands for gaming, there is a gaming prohibition included the bill language. The previous version of this legislation (H.R. 1491 in the 115th Congress) passed the House by voice vote on November 28, 2017.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Each person must live their life as a model for others.”

       – Rosa Parks