Thursday, September 19, 2019

Bills Introduced – 09-18-19

Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session there were 48 bills introduced. One of those bills will receive additional attention in this blog:

HR 4378 Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes. Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]

This 43-page bill is the ‘clean continuing resolution’ that the House leadership is proposing to use to continue funding for the federal government (at the current funding rate) until November 21st, 2019. The House Rules Committee was originally scheduled to take up ‘the bill’ on Tuesday, but that was canceled when it became apparent to the leadership that the Senate Republicans would have significant objections to some of the provisions of the bill. Presumably, and agreement has been reached that HR 4378 is ‘acceptable’ to the Senate leadership (and the President? No one knows for sure about that).

The Rules Committee will take up the bill this morning and provisions were made in H Res 558 (§3) to allow for consideration of the bill on the same day as the rule was adopted by the Rules Committee. Same day consideration of bills is not normally allowed by House rules.

OOOPS - Corrected date in post title to reflect date the bills were introduced - 09-20-19 0630 EDT

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