HOW DID YOUR MOCs VOTE LAST WEEK?
H.Res. 826: Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid.
H.R. 2474: Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019
H.R. 5687: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020
H.J.Res 79: Eliminating the Deadline for Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment?
House Bill H.R. 4737: Department of Homeland Security Climate Change Research Act
House: Full Week’s Schedule
Monday – Thursday will also see committee meetings: House Committee Schedule
And I’m afraid I’m unable to find the Senate’s schedule past Monday, but I’ll keep digging!
Monday they will consider:
Andrew Brasher for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Brasher appears to be another nominee in the same vein of the current administration’s other choices. His writings and previous rulings suggest he is anti-choice, anti-gay-marriage, pro-death penalty, and anti-redistricting reform.
STATE OF INDIANA
It’s halftime at the Statehouse! If you subscribe to your Legislator’s newsletter, they’ll have sent you an upbeat list of accomplishments that doesn’t contain much. Here are some other summaries I hope you’ll find more helpful:
Indy Politics talks to Kevin Brinegar of the State Chamber of Commerce and Jesse Kharbanda of the Hoosier Environmental Council to assess the last 30 days of the 2020 legislative session and to give their thoughts on what’s in store for the next 30 days. (Indy Politics)
The Indiana state legislature’s decision earlier this week to discontinue needle exchanges has public health officials concerned. (WFIU)
House Republicans say a proposed database of Indiana health care costs will save you money — even though they killed their own bill to create it. (WIBC)
The Lake County Council is wholeheartedly on board with a proposed state law encouraging police to routinely issue court summons for nonviolent misdemeanor crimes, instead of hauling the alleged perpetrators off to jail. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
A controversial proposal to deploy speed enforcement cameras in Indiana highway work zones was scrapped Tuesday after slamming into an immovable roadblock. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
Teachers and other employees armed with guns on school property would have to go through specialized weapons training under a bill passed 42-7 by the Indiana Senate today. (Journal Gazette)
Hoosiers would get more time to vote after work under a bill debated by a House committee. (The Statehouse File)
Hoosier schools and teachers are set to win a two-year “hold harmless” from the negative consequences in Indiana law tied to poor student performance on the state’s new standardized exam, known as ILEARN. (Times of Northwest Indiana)
A bill that would make it harder for utilities to close coal plants in Indiana passed in the state House on Monday 52 to 41 (WFYI)
Indiana businesses will not be required to accommodate pregnant employees, as the Senate voted Monday to essentially gut the bill that Gov. Eric Holcomb had said was a priority. (The Statehouse File)
Rep. Vanessa Summers, D-Indianapolis, announced that she is launching the Maternal Health Caucus to raise awareness and promote policies to reverse Indiana’s relatively high maternal mortality rate. (The Statehouse File)