Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013: H.R. 1848, amended, to ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration advances the safety of small airplanes, and the continued development of the general aviation industry, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 355;
    • Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building Designation Act: 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”, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 356; and
    • Amending title 49, United States Code, to modify requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety regulatory documents: H.R. 2576, to amend title 49, United States Code, to modify requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety regulatory documents, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 354.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider:
    • Authority for Mandate Delay Act, H.R. 2667, (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Griffin / Ways and Means Committee)
    • Fairness for American Families Act, H.R. 2668, (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young / Ways and Means Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 66 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. EX. 174), Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
    • During consideration of this nomination yesterday, Senate also took the following action: By 71 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 173), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of 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.
  • Vice President Biden laid before the Senate the certificate of election of Senator-elect Edward J. Markey, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the oath of office was then administered as required by the U.S. Constitution and prescribed by law.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the cloture motions with respect to the nominations of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., and Sharon Block, both of the District of Columbia, and Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, all to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, be withdrawn.
    • Subsequently, Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nominations:
      • Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2016 , which was sent to the Senate on February 13, 2013.
      • Sharon Block, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2014, which was sent to the Senate on February 13, 2013.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, occur at 10:00 a.m. today, July 17, 2013.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 9:30 a.m. today, July 17, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the nomination.

 

Today:

  • The Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #178, the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of NY, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
    • At 10:00am, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Hochberg nomination. If cloture is invoked on the nomination, there will be up to 8 hours of post-cloture debate on the nomination.
  • Cloture was also filed on the following items:
    • 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.
    • If cloture is invoked on the Hochberg nomination, following disposition of the Hochberg nomination, there would immediately be a cloture vote on the Perez nomination. If cloture is invoked on the Perez nomination, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the nomination.
    • Following disposition of the Perez nomination, there would be a cloture vote on the McCarthy nomination. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 8 hours of post-cloture debate on the McCarthy nomination. 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

House Energy and Commerce
“Energy and Commerce Bill Markup”
10:00am, 2123 Rayburn

Senate Finance
“Health Information Technology: A building block to quality health care”
10:00am, 215 Dirksen

House Homeland Security and House Oversight and Government Reform Joint Hearing
“Evaluating Privacy, Security, and Fraud Concerns with Obamacare’s Information Sharing Apparatus”
10:00am, 2154 Rayburn

House Ways and Means
“Delay of Employer Mandate and Employer Information Reporting Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act”
10:00am, 1100 Longworth

House Financial Services
“Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy”
10:00am, 2128 Rayburn

AEI
“Pharmacy to the World: India and the global prescription drug trade”
10:15am, AEI Twelfth Floor 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW

Senate Agriculture
“CFTC Reauthorization”
2:30pm, 216 Hart

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

AGRICULTURE

H.R.2692 : To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to take certain actions related to pesticides that may affect pollinators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] (introduced 7/16/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

 

EDUCATION

H.R.2702 : To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding improving environmental literacy to better prepare students for postsecondary education and careers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] (introduced 7/16/2013) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.1306 : A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 in order to improve environmental literacy to better prepare students for postsecondary education and careers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 7/16/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

ENERGY

H.R.2689 : To amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to encourage the increased use of performance contracting in Federal facilities.
Sponsor: Rep Gardner, Cory [CO-4] (introduced 7/16/2013) Cosponsors (25)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

HEALTH

H.R.2699 : To extend the hold harmless provisions of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program pending reauthorization of the overall program.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 7/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2700 : To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a process for waiver of requirements of that title where the requirement is asserted to otherwise result in a significant decrease in access to coverage or significant increase in premiums or other costs.
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 7/16/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, 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.

 

TAX

S.1298 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the limits on expensing of certain depreciable business assets.
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 7/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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