Daily Digest

Friday, September 20, 2019

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, September 23, 2019.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 28 public bills, H.R. 4429–4456; and 6 resolutions, H. Res. 569–574 were introduced.
Pages H7864–66

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H7867

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H7839, H7853

Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act: The House passed H.R. 1423, to amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration, by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 540.
Pages H7840–53

Pursuant to the Rule, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 116–32 modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–210, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill.
Pages H7848–49

Agreed to:

Fletcher amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–210) that clarifies that nothing in this act shall be construed to prohibit the use of arbitration on a voluntary basis when consent is given after the dispute arises.
Pages H7850–51, H7852


Jordan amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–210) that sought to strike from the bill safe-harbor provisions that allow unions and union employees to keep and enforce union-negotiated pre-dispute mandatory binding arbitration agreements with employers or other unions, while the bill's other provisions abrogate non-union employees' rights to keep and enforce their own agreements (by a recorded vote of 161 ayes to 253 noes, Roll No. 539).
Pages H7849–50, H7851–52

H. Res. 558, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1423) was agreed to Wednesday, September 18th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 24th for Morning Hour debate.
Page H7857

Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Duffy, wherein he resigned as Representative for the Seventh Congressional District of Wisconsin, effective at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Page H7864

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7851–52 and H7852. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:48 p.m.


Committee Meetings


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing entitled ``Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Building Sector''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.


Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee concluded a markup on H.R. 123, the ``FHA Additional Credit Pilot Program Reauthorization Act''; H.R. 132, the ``North America Development Bank Improvement Act of 2019''; H.R. 4029, the ``Tribal Eligibility for Homeless Assistance Grants Act of 2019''; H.R. 4067, the ``Financial Inclusion in Banking Act of 2019''; H.R. 4242, the ``Greater Accountability in Pay Act of 2019''; H.R. 4300, the ``Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019''; H.R. 4302, the ``Facilitating Access to Homeless Assistance Act of 2019''; H.R. 4328, the ``Protecting Innocent Consumers Affected by a Shutdown Act''; H.R. 4329, the ``ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019''; H.R. 4344, to amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for the SEC to seek and Federal courts to grant restitution to investors and disgorgement of unjust enrichment; H.R. 4335, the ``8–K Trading Gap Act of 2019''; and H.R. 4320, the ``Corporate Management Accountability Act of 2019''. H.R. 123, H.R. 132, H.R. 4029, H.R. 4067, H.R. 4242, H.R. 4300, H.R. 4302, H.R. 4320, H.R. 4328, H.R. 4329, H.R. 4335, and H.R. 4344 were ordered reported, as amended.


Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Member Day Hearing''. Testimony was heard from Chairman Takano, and Representatives Judy Chu of California, Luria, Gallagher, Gianforte, Newhouse, Hartzler, Haaland, Malinowski, King of Iowa, Quigley, Katko, Stivers, Marshall, and Roe of Tennessee.


Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on National Security; and the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a joint hearing entitled ``Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part III): Addressing the Transnational Terrorist Threat''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, September 23

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Tuesday, September 24

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: To be announced.


Extension of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Barr, Andy, Ky., E1191

Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E1192

DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E1190

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1189

Flores, Bill, Tex., E1189, E1190, E1192

Foster, Bill, Ill., E1189

Green, Mark E., Tenn., E1187

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1190

Murphy, Stephanie M., Fla., E1188

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E1187

Price, David E., N.C., E1188

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1189, E1191

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1187, E1188

Serrano, José E., N.Y., E1191

Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E1187, E1190

Walden, Greg, Ore., E1187

Wexton, Jennifer, Va., E1192