Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House did not consider any bills or hold any votes.

Today:

  • The House will consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • H.R. 2576 – To amend title 49, United States Code, to modify requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety regulatory documents, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Denham / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • H.R. 1848 – Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • H.R. 2611 – To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the “Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building”, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

 

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.

 

Today:

  • Last Thursday, cloture was filed on the following items in the following order:
    • Executive Calendar #51, the nomination of Richard Cordray, of OH, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection;
    • Executive Calendar #100, the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr, of DC, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board;
    • Executive Calendar #101, the nomination of Sharon Block, of DC, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board;
    • Executive Calendar #104, the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, of NY, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board;
    • Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of NY, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States;
    • Executive Calendar #99, the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of MD, to be Secretary of Labor; and
    • Executive Calendar #98, the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of MA, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The Senate is expected to hold the first cloture vote at 11:00am. If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 8 hours for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination, except for the Perez nomination, which would have up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. If cloture is not invoked on a nomination, the Senate would proceed to vote on cloture on the next nomination.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
“Effects of Ongoing Changes in Domestic Oil Production, Refining, and Distribution on U.S. Gasoline and Fuel Prices”
10:00am, 366 Dirksen

Senate Banking
“Oversight of the Defense Production Act: Issues and Opportunities for Reauthorization”
10:00am, 538 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations – Subcommittee on Homeland Security
“Department of Homeland Security Mark-up”
10:30am, SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Health
“Drug Compounding Regulation”
3:00pm, 2123 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce
“Energy and Commerce Bill Markup” Opening statements
4:30pm, 2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

HEALTH

H.R.2688 : To improve healthcare-related, tax-preferred savings accounts and to provide for cooperative governing of individual and group health insurance coverage across State lines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ross, Dennis A. [FL-15] (introduced 7/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2013 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.

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