Daily Whipline

March 11, 2019

MAJORITY WHIPLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At…

Votes Predicted At…

12:00 p.m. Morning Hour

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 (4 bills)

  1. H.R. 1122 – Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019 (Rep. Cleaver – Financial Services)

This bill authorizes HUD to implement a demonstration program that would encourage public housing agencies to form regional collaboratives to work together to reduce barriers that prevent families with children with Housing Choice Vouchers from moving to higher-opportunity areas. Rigorous research shows that children in families that used housing vouchers to move to higher-opportunity areas fared substantially better than a control group, including a significantly higher likelihood of attending college and higher average incomes as adults.

  1. H.R. 974 – Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act (Rep. Gottheimer – Financial Services)

This bill mandates that in the absence of a Vice Chair of Supervision at the Federal Reserve, someone from the Federal Reserve Board is designated to appear before Congress to testify on supervisory issues. It also requires written testimony alongside an appearance before Congress.

  1. H.R. 1414 – FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019 (Rep. Wexton – Financial Services)

This bill would update the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) authorizing statute to recognize tribal law enforcement agencies, prioritize protection against all types of terrorism, and ensure a focus on emerging methods of terrorism and illicit finance, including cryptocurrencies. As written, the duties and powers of FinCEN are specific to “international terrorism” and leave out tribal law enforcement and do not address emerging technologies.

  1. H.R. 758 – Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2019 (Rep. Hill (AR) – Financial Services)

This bill provides a narrow safe harbor for financial institutions that keep a customer account open at the request of a Federal, State, Tribal or local law enforcement agency.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

        – Harriet Tubman