Saturday, January 11, 2020

House Committee Schedule

Monday — January 13, 2020

• H.R. 1230 — Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act;
• H.J. Res. 76 — Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".

Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov

House Floor Schedule

From the floor colloquy on the legislative program for the coming week:
We will consider several bills under suspension of the rules. The complete list of suspensions will be announced by the close of business today.

The House will consider H.R. 1230, the Protect Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. This bill ensures that victims of age discrimination in the workplace can enforce their rights so that older Americans are able to strengthen our economy by continuing to contribute their talents to the workforce, a proposition that I personally believe is very important.

In addition, the House will consider H.J.Res. 76, a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval of the Department of Education's borrower defense to repayment rule that leaves student loan borrowers who were defrauded by their educational institutions with little or no recourse.

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Environment and Public Works
Business meeting to consider H.R. 5430, to implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Budget
Business meeting to markup H.R. 5430, to implement the Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada attached as an Annex to the Protocol Replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management AgencyDepartment of Homeland Security, and votes on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

USMCA Advanced to Full Senate by Committee


Floor Outlook

Resolution to Submit Trump Impeachment Articles to the Senate Could Be Introduced Next Week: Pelosi

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House Approves Iran War Powers Resolution, Seeking to Limit Military Options
• Lawmakers From Both Sides Buck Parties

House Passes Bill to Address PFAS Contamination, Regulate Drinking Water Standard
• denies protection for unborn children

House denies protection for unborn children from drinking water contaminants

Friday, the House of Representatives voted on a motion to recommit (MTR) H.R. 535, PFAS Action Act of 2019.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) offered the MTR to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to add “any unborn child” to the list of subpopulations at greater risk of being affected by contaminants in drinking water.

Currently, Section 1458 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 USC § 300g-1) identifies subpopulations that include “infants” and “pregnant women.”

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