Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Keep the Promise Act of 2013: H.R. 1410, to prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian lands in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts;
    • Authorizing the President to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy for a period not to exceed March 19, 2016: H.R. 2449, to authorize the President to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy for a period not to exceed March 19, 2016.
    • Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013: S. 793, amended, to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States; and
    • Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013: H.R. 3092, amended, to amend the Missing Children’s Assistance Act.

 

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.R. 761 – National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei / Natural Resources Committee)
    • The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Alan Lowenthal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Marc Veasey Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Gerry Connolly Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Alcee Hastings Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Steve Pearce Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • The House is expected to hold a postponed vote on H.R. 301 – To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia, as amended (Suspension) (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Wolf / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate resumed consideration of Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
    • Pending: Wyden (for Merkley) Amendment No. 1858, to provide for a study and report on standby usage power standards implemented by States and other industrialized nations.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m. today.

Today:

  • The Senate is expected to resume consideration of S.1392, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
“Examining the SEC’s Money Market Fund Rule Proposal”
10:00am, 2128 Rayburn

House Oversight and Government Reform
“Federal Implementation of Obamacare: Concerns of State Governments”
10:00am, 2154 Rayburn

House Armed Services
“Planning for Sequestration in Fiscal Year 2014 and Perspectives of the Military Services on the Strategic Choices and Management Review”
10:00am, 2118 Rayburn

House Homeland Security
“Markup: H.R. 2952 CIRDA Act of 2013 and H.R. ____ the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act”
10:00am, 311 Cannon

House Energy and Commerce
“The Obama Administration’s Climate Change Policies and Activities”
10:15am, 2123 Rayburn

Treasury Department Federal Advisory Committee on
Insurance
“Open Meeting”
1:30pm, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave

Senate Banking
“Implementation of The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012: One Year After Enactment”
2:30pm, 538 Dirksen

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

AGRICULTURE

H.R.3108 : To amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to extend the period during which supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits are temporarily increased.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

CYBERSECURITY

H.R.3107 : To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish cybersecurity occupation classifications, assess the cybersecurity workforce, develop a strategy to address identified gaps in the cybersecurity workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

 

ENVIRONMENT

S.1508 : A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program of awarding grants to owners or operators of water systems to increase the resiliency or adaptability of the systems to any ongoing or forecasted changes to the hydrologic conditions of a region of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

ENERGY

S.1514 : A bill to save coal jobs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

 

HEALTH

H.R.3112 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the designation of accreditation organizations for orthotics and prosthetics, to apply accreditation and licensure requirements to suppliers of such devices and items for purposes of payment under the Medicare program, and to modify the payment rules for such devices and items under such program to account for practitioner qualifications and complexity of care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 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.

H.R.3113 : To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment and implementation of guidelines on best practices for diagnosis, treatment, and management of mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) in school-aged children, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3116 : To promote the development of meaningful treatments for patients.
Sponsor: Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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.3114 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in the income threshold used in determining the deduction for medical care.
Sponsor: Rep Barber, Ron [AZ-2] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1507 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of general welfare benefits provided by Indian tribes.
Sponsor: Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] (introduced 9/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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