Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House passed the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 2642), also known as the Farm Bill, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, by a yea-and-nay vote of 216 yeas to 208 nays, Roll No. 353.
    • Agreed to: The rule providing for consideration of the bill, H. Res. 295, was agreed to by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 349, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
      • During the course of debate on H. Res. 295, the Chair stated that it was not in order to embellish a unanimous consent request with additional remarks in the form of debate. Representative Hoyer raised a point of order against the ruling of the Chair regarding what constitutes embellishment of a unanimous consent request, and the point of order was overruled. Representative Hoyer appealed the ruling of the chair, and Representative Sessions moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair. The motion to table was agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 196 noes, Roll No. 347.
    • Rejected the Esty motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Agriculture with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 198 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 352.
    • Point of Order:
      • During the course of debate on H.R. 2642, Representative Watt raised a point of order against the ruling of the Chair regarding what constitutes embellishment of a unanimous consent request, and the point of order was overruled. Representative Watt appealed the ruling of the chair, and Representative Lucas moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair. The motion to table was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 350.
      • During the course of further debate on H.R. 2642, Representative Thompson (MS) raised a point of order against the ruling of the Chair regarding what constitutes embellishment of a unanimous consent request, and the point of order was overruled. Representative Thompson (MS) appealed the ruling of the chair, and Representative Lucas moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair. The motion to table was agreed to by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 351.

 

Today:

  • The House is in recess until Monday July 15, 2013.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act, (S. 1238), to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the current reduced interest rate for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans for 1 year, to modify required distribution rules for pension plans.
  • The Senate began consideration of the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
  • The Senate began consideration of the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, Richard F. Griffin, Jr., and Sharon Block, to be Members of the National Labor Relations Board.

 

Today:

  • The Senate is in recess until Monday July 15, 2013.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

CFTC
“Open Meeting”
9:30am, CFTC headquarters 1155 21st Street NW

Chevron Forum on Development
“The President’s Africa Trip and the Power Africa Initiative”
1:30pm, CSIS 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

APPROPRIATIONS

S.1283 : An original bill making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 113-70
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

S.1284 : An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 113-71
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

 

EDUCATION

H.R.2653 : Ready-to-Compete Act
Sponsor: Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

 

ENERGY

H.R.2685 : To incorporate smart grid capability into the Energy Star Program, to reduce peak electric demand, to reauthorize a energy efficiency public information program to include Smart Grid information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-9] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.2672 : To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to provide for an application process for interested parties to apply for a county to be designated as a rural area, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Barr, Andy [KY-6] (introduced 7/11/2013)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2673 : To amend the Truth in Lending Act to provide that residential mortgage loans held on portfolio qualify as qualified mortgages for purposes of the presumption of the ability to repay requirements under such Act.
Sponsor: Rep Barr, Andy [KY-6] (introduced 7/11/2013)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1282 : A bill to reduce risks to the financial system by limiting banks’ ability to engage in certain risky activities and limiting conflicts of interest, to reinstate certain Glass-Steagall Act protections that were repealed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] (introduced 7/11/2013)      Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

HEALTH

H.R.2663 : To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Budget
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

H.R.2682 : To prohibit the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Tom [GA-14] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (38)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Natural Resources; House Judiciary; House Administration
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Natural Resources, the Judiciary, and House Administration, 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.1286 : A bill to encourage the adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology by safety net providers and clinics.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1292 : A bill to prohibit the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Sen Cruz, Ted [TX] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (19)
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.2667 : Authority for Mandate Delay Act
Sponsor: Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (23)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

TAX

H.R.2671 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the deductibility of charitable contributions to agricultural research organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-22] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1280 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the deductibility of charitable contributions to agricultural research organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1287 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to raise the limitation on the election to accelerate the AMT credit in lieu of bonus depreciation for 2013.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.2674 : To encourage job creation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-16] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Education and the Workforce; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce; House Small Business; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Small Business, and Science, Space, and Technology, 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.1289 : A bill to retain the existing vehicle weight limitations for vehicles traveling along any segment of U.S. Highway 78 within Mississippi after such segment is incorporated into the Interstate Highway System.
Sponsor: Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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