U. S. House Legislative Update: Schedule for September 16 – 20, 2019.

When:
September 13, 2019 – September 19, 2019 all-day
2019-09-13T00:00:00-05:00
2019-09-20T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington
DC
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Steny Hoyer
(202) 225-4131

NOTES: Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website)

  • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).
  • 9,442 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.
  • This week, our representatives are scheduled to vote on 19 bills.
  • No votes are scheduled for Monday.
  • Majority Leader’s view of the schedule.
  • Here is another way to communicate with your representatives about legislation. (Issue Voter)
  • Committee Schedule

LEGISLATION LIKELY TO PASS BY RECORDED VOTE:

H.R. 1423 – FAIR Act (Rep. Johnson (GA) – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule). This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of an employment, consumer, antitrust, or civil rights dispute. (222 Cosponsors including Representative Craig)

Possible Motion to Go to Conference and Republican Motion to Instruct Conferees on S. 1790 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. This bill authorizes FY2020 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE). It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. (0 Cosponsors)

H.R. TBD – Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

LEGISLATION LIKELY TO PASS BY VOICE VOTE OR WITHOUT OBJECTION:

Energy and commerce

H.R. 2211 – STURDY Act (Rep. Schakowsky – Energy and Commerce). This bill requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission to revise the safety standards for freestanding clothing storage units such as a dressers, bureaus, or chests of drawers. Such standards must include specified testing related to tip overs and new warning requirements for all such products entering the U.S. market. (23 Cosponsors including Representative Craig)

H.R. 3170 – Safe Cribs Act of 2019 (Rep. Schakowsky – Energy and Commerce). To prohibit the manufacture for sale, offer for sale, distribution in commerce, or importation into the United States of any crib bumper, and for other purposes. (10 Cosponsors)

H.R. 3172 – Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2019 (Rep. Cardenas – Energy and Commerce). To prohibit the manufacture for sale, offer for sale, distribution in commerce, or importation into the United States of any inclined sleeper for infants, and for other purposes. (18 Cosponsors)

H.R. 1618 – Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019 (Rep. Kuster – Energy and Commerce). To encourage States to require the installation of residential carbon monoxide detectors in homes, and for other purposes. (7 Cosponsors)

H.R. 806 – Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019 (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Energy and Commerce). This bill addresses the safety of portable flammable liquid fuel containers. The bill requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a final rule for flame mitigation devices in portable flammable liquid fuel containers that impede the propagation of flame into the container, unless the CPSC publishes a determination that a voluntary standard developed by a standard development organization meets the intent of this bill. (52 Cosponsors)

Veterans’ Affairs

H.R. 4285 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 (Rep. Brindisi – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and modify certain authorities and requirements relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. (1 Cosponsor)

Education and Labor

H.R. 2134 – Helen Keller National Center Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Pocan – Education and Labor). This bill allows a tax credit for investments in qualified nuclear energy property placed in service before January 1, 2026. The credit applies to any amounts paid or incurred for refueling or other specified expenditures for a nuclear power plant for which an application for license renewal was or will be submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before January 1, 2026. (31 Cosponsors)

H.R. 2486 – FUTURE Act, as amended (Rep. Adams – Education and Labor). To reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions. (17 Cosponsors)

Financial Services

H.R. 3625 – PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Financial Services). To establish a whistleblower program at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and for other purposes. (0 Cosponsors)

H.R. 3619 – Appraisal Fee Reform Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Clay – Financial Services). To amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to provide the Appraisal Subcommittee with the authority to modify annual registry fees for appraisal management companies, to maintain a registry of trainees and charge a lower trainee registry fee, and to allow grants to States to assist appraiser and potential appraiser compliance with the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, and for other purposes. (2 Cosponsors)

H.R. 2290 – Shutdown Guidance for Financial Institutions Act, as amended (Rep. Wexton – Financial Services). To require the Federal financial regulators to issue guidance encouraging financial institutions to work with consumers and businesses affected by a Federal Government shutdown, and for other purposes.(0 Cosponsors)

H.R. 2613 – Advancing Innovation to Assist Law Enforcement Act, as amended (Rep. Gonzalez (OH) – Financial Services). To require the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to carry out a study on the use of emerging technologies within the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and for other purposes. (1 Cosponsor)

H.R. 550 – Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 (Rep. Garamendi – Financial Services). To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II. (298 Cosponsors including Representative Craig)

H.R. 1396 – Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act (Rep. Bernice Johnson – Financial Services). To award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden, to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race. (311 Cosponsors including Representative Craig)

H.R. 3589 – Greg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Financial Services). To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Greg LeMond, in recognition of his service to the Nation as an athlete, activist, role model, and community leader. (298 Cosponsors)

H.R. 1830 – National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act (Rep. Sean Maloney – Financial Services). This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. The bill limits the issuance of such coins to the one-year period beginning on January 1, 2021. The bill prescribes surcharges for coin sales, which shall be paid to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc., to support the mission of such organization, including capital improvements to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor facilities. (304 Cosponsors including Representative Craig)

S. 239 – Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 (Sen. Shaheen – Financial Services). This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 350,000 $1 silver coins in commemoration of Christa McAuliffe, a teacher tragically killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. (83 Cosponsors)

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