Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House resumed consideration of H.R. 1960, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.

Today:

  • The House plans to finish consideration of H.R. 1960 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Buck McKeon / Armed Services Committee). 11 amendments are pending and 7 amendments postponed from yesterday.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  • Rejected:
    • Grassley/Blunt Amendment No. 1195, to prohibit the granting of registered provisional immigrant status until the Secretary has maintained effective control of the borders for 6 months. (By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 148), Senate tabled the amendment.)
  • Pending:
    • Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate international participation in the performing arts.
    • Thune Amendment No. 1197, to require the completion of the 350 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing described in section 102(b)(1)(A) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted and to require the completion of 700 miles of such fencing before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be adjusted to permanent resident status.
    • Landrieu Amendment No. 1222, to apply the amendments made by the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 retroactively to all individuals adopted by a citizen of the United States in an international adoption and to repeal the pre-adoption parental visitation requirement for automatic citizenship and to amend section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to automatic citizenship for children born outside of the United States who have a United States citizen parent.
    • Tester Amendment No. 1198, to modify the Border Oversight Task Force to include tribal government officials.
    • Vitter Amendment No. 1228, to prohibit the temporary grant of legal status to, or adjustment to citizenship status of, any individual who is unlawfully present in the United States until the Secretary of Homeland Security certifies that the US-VISIT System (a biometric border check-in and check-out system first required by Congress in 1996) has been fully implemented at every land, sea, and air port of entry and Congress passes a joint resolution, under fast track procedures, stating that such integrated entry and exit data system has been sufficiently implemented

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Examining the Federal Government’s Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis”
9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Medicare Overhaul”
9:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

HEALTH

H.R.2363: To foster further innovation and entrepreneurship in the health information technology sector.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 6/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Small Business, 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.

EDUCATION

H.R.2349: To restore and extend the grace period of Federal Direct Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.
Sponsor: Rep Negrete McLeod, Gloria [CA-35] (introduced 6/13/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.1156: A bill to amend the Higher Education Opportunity Act to add disclosure requirements to the institution financial aid offer form and to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make such form mandatory.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 6/13/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

ENERGY

H.R.2351: To repeal the fossil fuel consumption percentage reduction requirements for Federal buildings under the Energy Conservation and Production Act.
Sponsor: Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] (introduced 6/13/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

H.R.2368: To provide support to develop career and technical education programs of study and facilities in the areas of renewable energy.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-9] (introduced 6/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.2348 : To provide certainty that Congress and the Administration will undertake substantive and structural housing finance reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schweikert, David [AZ-6] (introduced 6/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.

 

LABOR

H.R.2346: To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.
Sponsor: Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] (introduced 6/13/2013) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.2347 : To amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to the criteria for determining employee units appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 6/13/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/13/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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