Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
        • Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act, H.R. 697, amended, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the environmental remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids Mine Project Site;
      • California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013, H.R. 1411, amended, to include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument as a part of the National Landscape Conservation System;
      • Amending title 23, United States Code, with respect to the operation of vehicles on certain Wisconsin highways, H.R. 2353, to amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to the operation of vehicles on certain Wisconsin highways;
      • Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, H. Con. Res. 44, to authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 388 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 376; and
      • WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2013, H.R. 1542, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish weapons of mass destruction intelligence and information sharing functions of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security and to require dissemination of information analyzed by the Department to entities with responsibilities relating to homeland security, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 388 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 375.

     

     

    Today:

    • The House will begin consideration of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, H.R. 2397, (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. C.W. Bill Young / Appropriations Committee). The rule provides for one hour of general debate and allows for the Chairman to offer the 100 amendments en bloc.

     

    Senate

    Yesterday:

    • The Senate was not in session and will reconvene at 10:00am today.

     

    Today:

    • Majority Leader Reid is expected to renew his motion to proceed to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, S.1243.
    • The Senate will then hold a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1243. Cloture was filed on that motion during Thursday’s session of the Senate. If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back and the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to proceed to S.1243 (likely a voice vote). If the motion to proceed to S.1243 is adopted, the text of H.R.2610, as reported by the House Appropriations, will be deemed House passed text.

     

     

    Hearings Covered by W&J Today

    House Energy and Commerce
    “Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Stakeholder Perspectives”
    9:45am, 2123 Rayburn

    House Transportation and Infrastructure
    “How the Financial Status of Highway Trust Fund Impacts Surface Transportation Programs”
    10:00am, 2167 Rayburn

    House Agriculture
    “The Future of the CFTC: Commission Perspectives”
    10:00am, 1300 Longworth

    Senate Banking
    “Examining Financial Holding Companies: should banks control power plants, warehouses, and oil refineries?”
    10:00am, 538 Dirksen

    Senate Judiciary
    “Pay-for-Delay Deals: Limiting Competition and Costing Consumers”
    10:00am, 226 Dirksen

    House Education and the Workforce
    “Employer Mandate: Examining the Delay and Effect on Workplaces”
    10:00am, 2175 Rayburn

    House Financial Services
    “PATH Mark up”
    10:15am, 2128 Rayburn

    House Energy and Commerce
    “Mark up to the Committee print to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the SGR and Medicare payment for physician services”
    1:30pm, 2123 Rayburn

    Senate Banking
    “Creating a Housing Finance System Built to Last: insuring access for community institutions”
    3:00pm, 538 Dirksen

    Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

     

    ENERGY

    H.R.2771 : To repeal the requirements under the Natural Gas Act for obtaining authorization for the exportation or importation of natural gas, and for other purposes.

    Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 7/22/2013) Cosponsors (2)
    Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Foreign Affairs
    Latest Major Action: 7/22/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.2784 : To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas leasing, to use revenues from such leasing to capitalize bonds that provide a dedicated source of revenue to fund highway, other transportation, and water infrastructure projects, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 7/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
    Committees: House Natural Resources; House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
    Latest Major Action: 7/22/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, 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.

    FINANCIAL SERVICES

    H.R.2767 : To protect American taxpayers and homeowners by creating a sustainable housing finance system for the 21st century.
    Sponsor: Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] (introduced 7/22/2013) Cosponsors (4)
    Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
    Latest Major Action: 7/22/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.2779 : To establish a separate Inspector General for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
    Sponsor: Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] (introduced 7/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Financial Services
    Latest Major Action: 7/22/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

     

    HEALTH

    H.R.2775 : To condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 7/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
    Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
    Latest Major Action: 7/22/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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

    H.R.2783 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for continued eligibility for the health care tax credit for PBGC pension recipients eligible for the credit at the end of 2013.
    Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-13] (introduced 7/22/2013) Cosponsors (4)
    Committees: House Ways and Means
    Latest Major Action: 7/22/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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