Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  •  The House met in pro forma session.

 

Today:

  • The House will consider the following bills under suspension of the rules:
    • H.R. 2383 – To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • H.R. 1092 – To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the “Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center” (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • H.R. 2289 – To rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  • Pending:
    • Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, to strengthen border security and enforcement.
    • Boxer/Landrieu Amendment No. 1240, to require training for National Guard and Coast Guard officers and agents in training programs on border protection, immigration law enforcement, and how to address vulnerable populations, such as children and victims of crime.
    • Cruz Amendment No. 1320, to replace title I of the bill with specific border security requirements, which shall be met before the Secretary of Homeland Security may process applications for registered immigrant status or blue card status and to avoid Department of Homeland Security budget reductions.
    • Leahy (for Reed) Amendment No. 1224, to clarify the physical present requirements for merit-based immigrant visa applicants.
    • Reid Amendment No. 1551 (to Modified Amendment No. 1183), to change the enactment date.
    • Reid Amendment No. 1552 (to the language proposed to be stricken by the reported committee substitute amendment to the bill), to change the enactment date.
    • Reid Amendment No. 1553 (to Amendment No. 1552), of a perfecting nature.
  • A motion was entered to close further debate on the committee-reported substitute amendment to the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
  • A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the committee-reported substitute amendment.
  • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
    By 67 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 160), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183 (listed above).
  • Reid motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 1554, to change the enactment date, fell when cloture was invoked on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183 (listed above).
  • Reid Amendment No. 1555 (to the instructions of the motion to recommit), of a perfecting nature, fell when Reid Amendment No. 1554 (listed above) fell.
  • Reid Amendment No. 1556 (to Amendment No. 1555), of a perfecting nature, fell when Reid Amendment No. 1555 (to the instructions of the motion to recommit) (listed above) fell.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013; that the filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute and the bill be at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013; and that all time during adjournment, recess, morning business, and Executive Session count post-cloture on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183.

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.
  • As a result of cloture being filed yesterday, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to both the committee-reported substitute and S.744 is 12:00pm on Tuesday.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking Committee
“Private Student Loans Regulation”
10:00 a.m., 538 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“Program Integrity: Oversight of Recovery Audit Contractors”
10:00 a.m., 215 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
“FY14 Appropriations: Transportation, HUD”
12:00 p.m., 124 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
“FY14 Appropriations: Financial Services”
3:00 p.m., 138 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

TAX

H.R.2476: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a $1,000 refundable credit for individuals who are bona fide volunteer members of volunteer firefighting and emergency medical service organizations.
Sponsor: Rep Hanna, Richard L. [NY-22] (introduced 6/24/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

HOMELAND SECURITY

S.1215: A bill to strengthen privacy protections, accountability, and oversight related to domestic surveillance conducted pursuant to the USA PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 6/24/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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