Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session and stands in adjournment until tomorrow, July 30, 2013.

 

Today:

  • The House is in recess until tomorrow, July 30, 2013.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate was not in session and stands in adjournment until today, July 29, 2013.

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of S.1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
  • At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. At 5:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Comey nomination.
  • During Thursday’s session of the Senate cloture was filed on the following items in the following order:
    • Executive Calendar #208, the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations,
    • Executive Calendar #223, the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board,
    • Executive Calendar #224, the nomination of Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, and
    • Executive Calendar #104, the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
    • If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 8 hours of post-cloture debate time on each nomination. Upon disposition of each nomination, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the next nomination in the order listed above.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

None.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

HEALTH

H.R.2845 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow retail community pharmacies to deliver diabetic testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Rep Welch, Peter [VT] (introduced 7/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2013 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.

 

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