Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House began consideration of the “Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014” (H.R. 2217).

Today:

  • The House will vote on the “Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014” (H.R. 2217).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was in recess for the memorial of Senator Frank Lautenberg.


Today:

  • The Senate will hold 3 roll call votes on the following:
    • Motion to invoke cloture on S.954, the Farm bill
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1003, A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans (Coburn)
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.953, the Student Loan Affordability Act (Reed)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Interior Department Programs and Activities”

House Small Business
“Small Business Capital Financing”

Senate Finance Committee
“U.S. Trade Representative Nomination”

Senate Appropriations
“FY 2014 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations”

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Argriculture

H.R. 2260: A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to ensure basic conservation measures are implemented by farmers who receive Federal crop insurance premium assistance
Sponsor: Rep Mike Thompson (CA-5) Cosponsors (1)
Committee: House Agriculture

H.R. 2261: A bill to ensure the continuation of successful fisheries mitigation programs, and for other purposes; referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Sponsor: Rep Rick Crawford (AR-1) Cosponsors (2)
Committee: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Natural Resources.

Defense

H.R. 2258: A bill to amend the indemnification responsibilities applicable to the Secretary of Defense when Department of Defense property at military installations closed pursuant to a base closure law is conveyed to expand such indemnification responsibilities to include all military installations closed since October 24, 1988; referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
Sponsor: Rep Todd Young (IN-9) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Armed Services

Energy

H.R. 2267: A bill to make the United States exclusively liable for certain claims of liability to the extent such liability is a claim for damages resulting from, or aggravated by, the inclusion of ethanol in transportation fuel.
Sponsor: Rep Gene Green (TX-29) Cosponsors (2)
Committee: House Judiciary

Financial Services

H.R. 2263: A bill to abolish the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Justin Amash (MI-3) Cosponsors (2)
Committee: House Financial Services

H.R. 2266: A bill to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to require certain systemically important entities to account for the financial benefit they receive as a result of the expectations on the part of shareholders, creditors, and counterparties of such entities that the Government will shield them from losses in the event of failure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Michael Capuano Cosponsors (0)
Committee: House Financial Services

Immigration

H.R. 2264: A bill to provide for enhanced Federal, State, and local assistance in the enforcement of the immigration laws, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, to authorize appropriations to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) Cosponsors (0)
Committee: House Judiciary

Natural Resources

H.R. 2259: A bill to withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws and to preserve existing uses.
Sponsor: Rep Steve Daines (MT-At Large) Cosponsors (0)
Committee: House Natural Resources

H.R. 2265: A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue an oil and gas leasing program under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act for the 5-year period 2016 through 2020, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kevin Brady (TX-8) Cosponsors (2)
Committee: House Natural Resources

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