Saturday, March 7, 2020

House Floor Schedule

From the floor colloquy:
The House will consider H.R. 2214, the NO BAN Act. This bill would repeal the President's Muslim travel ban and prevent the administration from putting in place other discriminatory travel bans.

In addition, the House will consider H.R. 5581, Access to Counsel Act. This legislation would make certain that those held or detained while attempting to enter the United States are guaranteed access to legal counsel. That legal counsel, Mr. Speaker, would not be paid for by the government.

The current FISA authorization expires March 15, requiring action in this House. Conversations are ongoing, and I hope to bring legislation to the floor next week.

Lastly, following Senate passage of Senator Kaine's bipartisan War Powers resolution, it is possible that the House could also consider the resolution as early as next week.
Full floor colloquy on next week's House schedule

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 2877 – To add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Neal / Judiciary Committee)

2) Senate Amendment to H.R. 1365 – To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael San Nicolas  / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.Res. 754 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote democracy and human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase political and financial pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Albio Sires / Foreign Affairs Committee)

4) H.Res. 410 – Encouraging reunions of divided Korean-American Families (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Foreign Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 2444 – Eastern European Security Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee)

6) H.R. 1771 – Divided Families Reunification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng / Foreign Affairs Committee)

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 6020 – To require an evaluation by the Government Accountability Office of the social, economic, and historic contributions that Minor League Baseball has made to American life and culture (Sponsored by Rep. Lori Trahan / Oversight and Reform Committee)

2) H.Res. 756 – Implementing recommendations adopted by the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (Sponsored by Rep. Derek Kilmer / House Administration Committee)

3) S. 760 – Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Education and Labor Committee)

4) H.R. 3598 – FREED Vets Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Conor Lamb / Education and  Labor Committee)

Rep. Chu House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486NO BAN Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu / Judiciary Committee)

Rep. Jayapal House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486Access to Counsel Act of 2020 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal / Judiciary Committee)

Possible Consideration of S.J.Res. 68 – A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Sen. Tim Kaine / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to FISA Reauthorization

Text of Bills for the Week of March 9, 2020

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