Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Designation Act: 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”, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 287;
    • Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center Designation Act: 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”, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas to 3 nays with 1 answering ”present”, Roll No. 288; and
    • Renaming section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA: H.R. 2289, to rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA.

 

Today:

  • The House will consider the following:
    • H.Res. 274 – A resolution providing for the consideration of H.R. 1613 – Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act, H.R. 2231 – Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, H.R. 2410 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 (Special Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop / Rules Committee)
    • H.R. 1864 – To amend title 10, United States Code, to require an Inspector General Investigation of allegations of retaliatory personnel actions taken in response to making protected communications regarding sexual assault (Suspension, 40 minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski / Armed Services Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 97 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. EX. 161), Penny Pritzker, of Illinois, to be Secretary of Commerce.
  • 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.
    • Vitter Point of Order pursuant to Section 201(a) of S. Con. Res. 21, FY08 Congressional Budget Resolution that the bill violates the Senate Pay-Go rule and increases the deficit.
    • Leahy Motion to waive pursuant to section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the waiver provisions of applicable budget resolutions, and section 4(g)(3) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, with respect to the bill and amendments.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, all post-cloture time on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183 (listed above) be considered expired; that Reid Amendment No. 1551 (to Modified Amendment No. 1183) (listed above) be withdrawn; that if a budget point of order is raised against Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, during its consideration, and the applicable motion to waive is made, that at 11:30 a.m., Senate vote on the motion to waive the budget point of order; that if the point of order is waived, Senate vote on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183; that upon the disposition of Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment; that if cloture is invoked, it be considered as if cloture had been invoked at 1 a.m., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013; and, that the Majority Leader be recognized following the cloture vote, if cloture is invoked.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, that the time until 11:30 a.m., be equally divided and controlled between the two Managers, or their designees; and that the filing deadline for second-degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute amendment and to the bill be 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

 

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.
  • During Monday’s session of the Senate cloture was filed on the committee-reported substitute and S.744. As a result, the filing deadline for all 2nd degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute and the bill is 10:30am Wednesday.
  • At 11:30am, there will be 3 roll call votes in relation to the following:
    • Leahy motion to waive all applicable points of order with respect to the Immigration bill
    • Adoption of the Leahy amendment #1183, as modified (with the Corker-Hoeven language regarding border security) and
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended, if amended, to S.744.
  • If cloture is invoked on the committee-reported substitute amendment, post-cloture time will run as if cloture were invoked at 1:00am on Wednesday, June 26th.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“Federal Reserve Bank and Too Big to Fail Banks”
10:00 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

House Budget Committee
“Impact of Energy Industry on Jobs, Economy”
10:00 a.m., 210 Cannon

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

House Energy & Commerce Committee
“A 21st Century Medicare: Bipartisan Proposals to Redesign the Program’s Outdated Benefit Structure”
10: a.m., 2322 Rayburn

House Energy & Commerce Committee
“Challenges Facing America’s Businesses Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”
10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
” FY14 Appropriations: transportation, HUD ”
10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn – Postponed until 6/27

House Judiciary Committee
” Immigration Bills”
11:00 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

House Energy & Commerce Committee
“Renewable Fuel Standard”
1:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

ARGRICULTURE

H.R.2498: To reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018.
Sponsor: Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

 

ENERGY

H.R.2478: To repeal a limitation on Federal procurement of certain fuels.
Sponsor: Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

 

H.R.2486: To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2493: To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, to ensure that new vehicles enable fuel competition so as to reduce the strategic importance of oil to the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2495 : To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.2502: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the energy credit for certain property under construction.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-5] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1218: A bill to establish a State Energy Race to the Top Initiative to assist energy policy innovation in the States to promote the goal of doubling electric and thermal energy productivity by January 1, 2030.
Sponsor: Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.2479 : To amend the Fair Housing Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

S.1217 : A bill to provide secondary mortgage market reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Corker, Bob [TN] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

HEALTH

H.R.2477 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of cancer care planning and coordination under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.2480: To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard to reduce injuries to patients, nurses, and all other health care workers by establishing a safe patient handling, mobility, and injury prevention standard, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, 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.2484 : To provide incentives to physicians to practice in rural and medically underserved communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bera, Ami [CA-7] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1220: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

TAX

H.R.2482: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that a deduction equal to fair market value shall be allowed for charitable contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions created by the donor.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2483 : To affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2499 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health coverage for employees’ spouses and dependent children to coverage provided to other eligible designated beneficiaries of employees.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2500 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-22] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (21)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

 

CYBERSECURITY

 H.R.2487: To direct the Federal Trade Commission to promulgate rules requiring an Internet merchant to disclose the use of personal information in establishing or changing a price, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] (introduced 6/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.