Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House passed the Authority for Mandate Delay Act, H.R. 2667, to delay the application of the employer health insurance mandate, by a yea-and-nay vote of 264 yeas to 161 nays, Roll No. 361.
    • Rejected: The Andrews motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 188 yeas to 230 nays, Roll No. 360.
    • Agreed to: H. Res. 300, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2668) and (H.R. 2667) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 358, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 357.
  • The House passed the Fairness for American Families Act, H.R. 2668, to delay the application of the individual health insurance mandate, by a yea-and-nay vote of 251 yeas to 174 nays, Roll No. 363.
    • Rejected: The Andrews motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 193 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 362.
    • Agrred to: H. Res. 300, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2668) and (H.R. 2667) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 358, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 357.
    • Pursuant to section 3 of the rule, in the engrossment of H.R. 2668 the Clerk shall (1) add the text of H.R. 2667, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 2668; (2) conform the title of H.R. 2668 to reflect the addition of the text of H.R. 2667, as passed by the House, to the engrossment; (3) assign appropriate designations to provisions within the engrossment; and (4) conform cross-references and provisions for short titles within the engrossment. Upon the addition of the text of H.R. 2667 to the engrossment of H.R. 2668, H.R. 2667 shall be laid on the table.

     

Today:

  • House is expected to begin consideration of Student Success Act, H.R. 5, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Kline / Education and the Workforce Committee) The following amendments are expected to be considered:
    • Rep. Kline / Rokita Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Young (AK) / Gabbard / Hanabusa / McCollum Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Tony Cardenas Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee Amendment #5 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Kerry Bentivolio Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Reed / McKinley / Owens Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Dan Benishek Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Joe Heck Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Schock / Meehan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Scalise / Bishop Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Moore / Wilson (FL) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Rob Bishop Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Paul Tonko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Brooks / Polis Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Polis / Petri Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Nydia Velazquez Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Markwayne Mullin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Scott Garrett Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Paul Broun Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. John Culberson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Fitzpatrick / Meehan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee Amendment #24 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Cantor / Bishop Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. George Miller Amendment (20 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • 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.
  • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor.
    • During consideration of this nomination yesterday, Senate also took the following action: By 60 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 177), 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.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10:30 a.m., today, July 18, 2013, and that all time during adjournment, morning business, legislative session and recess count post-cloture on the nomination.
  • Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 82 yeas to 17 nays (Vote No. EX. 176), Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
    • During consideration of this nomination yesterday, Senate also took the following action: By 82 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 175), 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.

 

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Session to consider the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of MD, to be Secretary of Labor, post-cloture.
  • Upon disposition of the Perez nomination, there will be a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #98, the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of MA, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. If cloture is invoked on the McCarthy nomination, there will be up to 8 hours of debate on the nomination. The Senate expects to confirm both the Perez and McCarthy nominations during today’s session of the Senate.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Ways and Means
“U.S. Trade Policy”
9:00am, 1100 Longworth

Senate Appropriations – Full Committee
“CJS and Department of Homeland Security Mark-up”
10:00am, 106 Dirksen

Senate Environment and Public Works
“Climate Change: It’s Happening Now”
10:00am, 406 Dirksen

House Homeland Security
“Oversight of Executive Order 13636 and Development of the Cybersecurity Framework”
10:00am, 311 Cannon

Senate Banking
“Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”
10:30am, 538 Dirksen

House Financial Services
“A Legislative Proposal to Protect American Taxpayers and Homeowners by Creating a Sustainable Housing Finance System”
1:00pm, 2128 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce
“Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implementation in the Wake of Administrative Delay”
1:30pm, 2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

EDUCATION

H.R.2706 : To establish a comprehensive literacy program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.2710 : To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to restore State sovereignty over public education and parental rights over the education of their children.
Sponsor: Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

 

ENERGY

H.R.2712 : To provide certain requirements for the licensing of commercial nuclear facilities.
Sponsor: Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-17] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 

HEALTH

H.R.2703 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide liability protections for volunteer practitioners at health centers under section 330 of such Act.
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1315 : A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.1316 : A bill to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

 

TAX

H.R.2708 : To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2714 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to assign to another taxpayer the amount of the unused charitable deduction for qualified conservation contributions.
Sponsor: Rep Meadows, Mark [NC-11] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2715 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include biomass heating appliances for tax credits available for energy-efficient building property and energy property.
Sponsor: Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.2716 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for offsetting certain past-due local tax debts against income tax overpayments.
Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.2707 : Clean Water Compliance and Ratepayer Affordability Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 7/17/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.