Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act: H.R. 876.
    • Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 588.
    • Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act: H.R. 253.
    • Rota Cultural and Natural Resources Study Act: H.R. 674.
    • Authorizing the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest: H.R. 862.
    • Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act: H.R. 520.

     

Today:

  • The House plans to Consider under suspension of the rules:
    • H.R. 1896 – International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. David Reichert / Ways and Means Committee)
    • H.R. 475 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Gerlach / Ways and Means Committee)
    • H.R. 1151 – To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Edward Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

     

  • The House plans to begin consideration of H.R. 1947- Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (General Debate Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas/ Agriculture Committee) and H.R. 1797- Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks/ Judiciary Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate passed S. 330, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  • 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 will resume consideration of S. 744 and at 3 p.m. the Senate will vote on or in relation to the amendments listed in the following order: Thune Amendment No. 1197 (listed above); Landrieu Amendment No. 1222 (listed above); Vitter Amendment No. 1228 (listed above); Tester Amendment No. 1198 (listed above); and all the amendments are subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

HSenate Banking Committee”
Sustainability for Reverse Mortgages”
10:00 a.m., 538 Dirksen

House Judiciary Committee
“Strengthening and Fortifying Enforcement Act (SAFE Act)”
10:00 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

House Energy & Commerce Committee
“Exporting U.S. Energy”
10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Senate Finance Committee
“Transparency in Health Care Spending”
10:00 a.m., 215 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee
“Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Home Ownership”
10:00 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“CFPB Budget Review”
2:00 p.m., 2128 Rayburn

Senate Commerce Committee
“FCC Chairman Nomination”
2:30 p.m., 253 Russell

House Energy & Commerce Committee
“Energy and Commerce Bills”
4:00 p.m., 2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

EDUCATION

H.R.2394 : To allow a State to opt out of K-12 education grant programs and the requirements of those programs, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit to taxpayers in such a State, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] (introduced 6/17/2013) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.

ENERGY

H.R.2396 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish the Coal Mitigation Trust Fund funded by the imposition of a tax on the extraction of coal, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 6/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

 

DEFENSE

H.R.2397: Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Young, C. W. Bill [FL-13] (introduced 6/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
House Reports: 113-113
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 81

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.2402: To replace the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with a five person Commission.
Sponsor: Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] (introduced 6/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

TAX

H.R.2393: To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to develop and present to Congress a legislative proposal to establish a consumption tax.
Sponsor: Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] (introduced 6/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

 


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