Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House H. Res. 274, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 1613, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, H.R. 2231, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, and implement the reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, and H.R. 2410, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 290, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 289.
  • The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed:
    Amending 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: 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.

 

Today:

  • The House will consider the following:
    • H.R. 1613 – Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement Authorization Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan / Natural Resources Committee)
      • The rule provides for one hour general of debate and makes in order the following amendment:
      • Rep. Alan Grayson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 2231 – Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, Rules Committee Print
    (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Doc Hastings / Natural Resources Committee)

    • The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Kevin Brady Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      Reps. Hastings (FL) / Connolly (VA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      Rep. Doug Lamborn Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      Rep. Bill Flores Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      Rep. Bill Cassidy Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      Rep. Bill Cassidy Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
      Rep. Scott Rigell Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      Rep. Peter DeFazio Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      Rep. Paul Broun Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      Rep. Alan Grayson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      Reps. Capps / Brownley / Lowenthal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Postponed Vote on 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 (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski / Armed Services Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  • Adopted:
    • By 69 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 163), Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, to strengthen border security and enforcement.
  • Withdrawn:
    • Reid Amendment No. 1551 (to Modified Amendment No. 1183), to change the enactment date.
  • Pending:
    • 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. 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.
  • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 68 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 162), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive section 4(g)(3) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, and all applicable sections of that Act and other budget related Acts and applicable budget resolutions, with respect to the bill and amendments. Subsequently, the point of order that the bill was in violation of section 4(g)(3) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, was not sustained, and thus the point of order fell.
    • By 67 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. 164), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having D640voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the committee-reported substitute amendment to the bill.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Thursday, June 27, 2013, upon disposition of the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation, all post-cloture time be considered expired with respect to the committee-reported substitute amendment; that the pending amendments to the underlying bill be withdrawn; that the Majority Leader then be recognized for the purpose of raising points of order against the remaining pending amendments to the substitute amendment; that after the amendments fall, Senate vote on adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment; that upon disposition of the committee-reported substitute amendment, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill, as amended; and that if cloture is invoked, it be considered as if cloture has been invoked at 7:00 a.m., on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

 

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.
  • At 11:30am, there will be 3 roll call votes:
    • Confirmation of Confirmation of Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation
    • Adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment, as amended to S.744 and
    • Motion to invoke cloture on S.744, as amended, if amended.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking Committee
“FHFA, CEA, SEC, NCUAB Nominations”
10:30: a.m., 538 Dirksen

House Ways & Means Committee
“IRS Investigation”
10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth

Senate Appropriations Committee
“FY 14 Appropriations: Transportation, HUD, Energy & Water Development”
10:00 a.m., 106 Dirksen

House Transportation Committee
“National Rail Policy: Examining Goals, Objectives, and Responsibilities”
10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
“FY 14 Appropriations: Transportation, HUD”
10:00 a.m., 2359 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
“Immigration Bills”
10:00 a.m., 2141 Rayburn

House Energy & Commerce Committee
“A Tangle of Trade Barriers: How India’s Industrial Policy is Hurting U.S. Companies”
10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

ENERGY

H.R.2511: To achieve domestic energy independence by empowering States to control the development and production of all forms of energy on all available Federal land.

Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (28)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2513: To clarify that a State has the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal land within the boundaries of the State.
Sponsor: Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Agriculture; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, 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.1230: A bill to reduce oil consumption and improve energy security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1233: A bill to achieve domestic energy independence by empowering States to control the development and production of all forms of energy on all available Federal land.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1234: A bill to clarify that a State has the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal land within the boundaries of the State.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.2506: To amend the Pay-As-You-Go-Act of 2010 to create an expedited procedure to enact recommendations of the Government Accountability Office for consolidation and elimination to reduce duplication.
Sponsor: Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.2512: To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish clear regulatory standards for mortgage servicers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2520: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit 501(c)(4) entities from participating in, or intervening in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign.
Sponsor: Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle [NM-1] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1229: A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to empower the States to set the maximum annual percentage rates applicable to consumer credit transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

HEALTH

H.R.2504: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (22)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.2521: To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand and intensify programs of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to translational research and related activities concerning cavernous angioma, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2524: To establish a program to provide incentive payments to participating Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily establish and maintain better health.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.1223: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand and intensify programs of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to translational research and related activities concerning cavernous angioma, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Tom [NM] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1228: A bill to establish a program to provide incentive payments to participating Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily establish and maintain better health.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

TAX

 H.R.2509: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discrimination and to allow income averaging for backpay and frontpay awards received on account of such claims, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1224: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discrimination and to allow income averaging for backpay and frontpay awards received on account of such claims, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1225: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that solar energy property need not be located on the property with respect to which it is generating electricity in order to qualify for the residential energy efficient property credit.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Mark [CO] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

S.1235: A bill to restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.2505: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue certain regulations with respect to motorcoach safety, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Negrete McLeod, Gloria [CA-35] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.