Today’s Daily Update


House

Friday:

  • The House agreed to H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 478.
    • Rejected the Enyart motion to recommit the joint resolution to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 190 yeas to 228 nays, Roll No. 477.
    • Pursuant to the rule, the amendment printed in H. Rept. 113-216 shall be considered as adopted.
  • The house passed H.R. 1526, to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, and to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, by a recorded vote of 244 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 483. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, September 19th.
    • Rejected the Barber motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 190 ayes to 228 noes, Roll No. 482.
    • Agreed to:
      • Daines amendment (No. 1 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that was debated on September 19th that protects forest reserve projects from delay by precluding Court-issued injunctions based on alleged violations of procedural requirements in selecting, planning, or analyzing the project (by a recorded vote of 219 ayes to 196 noes, Roll No. 479);
      • McClintock amendment (No. 3 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that was debated on September 19th that waives judicial review on any timber salvage project resulting from a wildfire occurring in 2013 (by a recorded vote of 243 ayes to 172 noes, Roll No. 480); and
      • McClintock amendment (No. 5 printed in part C of H. Rept. 113-215) that was debated on September 19th that prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from removing any roads or trails unless there has been a specific decision, which included adequate and appropriate public involvement, to decommission the specific road or trail in question (by a recorded vote of 249 ayes to 166 noes, Roll No. 481).
  • H. Res. 351, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 687), (H.R. 1526), and (H.R. 3102) was agreed to yesterday, September 19th.

Today:

  • The House will meet at 11:00 a.m. in pro forma session. No votes are expected.

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session. They will return on Monday September 23.

Today:

  • The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, September 23, 2013 and will be in a period of morning business until 4:00 pm. During Thursday’s session of the Senate, an agreement was reached that when H.J.Res.59, the continuing resolution, is received by the Senate from the House, it will be placed on the Calendar. Senator Reid is likely to make a motion to proceed to the joint resolution on Monday. As previously announced, there will be no roll call votes on Monday. The next roll call vote will be at approximately 11:45am on Tuesday on confirmation of Executive Calendar #203, the nomination of Todd M. Hughes to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Department of Labor – Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans
“DOL Advisory Meeting on Retirement Plans”
10:00 am, 200 Constitution Avenue NW 

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Friday

 

GOVERNMENT SPENDING

H.R.3166 : To appropriate such funds as may be necessary to ensure certain important functions of the Government continue during a Government wide shutdown, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Latham, Tom [IA-3] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Armed Services; House Energy and Commerce; House Agriculture; House Administration; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.3160 : To reduce the annual rate of pay of Members of Congress if a Government shutdown occurs during a year, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Collins, Chris [NY-27] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Administration; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.3161 : To protect the Social Security and Medicare trust funds from the public debt limit.
Sponsor: Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3162 : To amend the Black Lung Benefits Act to provide equity for certain eligible survivors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.3164 : To clarify the application of all laws, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to the Federal Government and Congress, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, 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.

H.R.3165 : To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to take meaningful steps to lower health care costs and increase access to health insurance coverage without raising taxes, cutting Medicare benefits for seniors, adding to the national deficit, intervening in the doctor-patient relationship, or instituting a government takeover of health care.
Sponsor: Rep Latham, Tom [IA-3] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Natural Resources; House Judiciary; House Administration; House Rules; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Natural Resources, the Judiciary, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, 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.3168 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a Medicare established provider system under which providers of services and suppliers representing a low risk for submitting fraudulent Medicare claims are provided certain claim review protections.
Sponsor: Rep Williams, Roger [TX-25] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

IMMIGRATION

H.R.3163 : To provide for comprehensive immigration reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Homeland Security; House Armed Services; House Foreign Affairs; House Natural Resources; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, 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.

NATIONAL DEFENSE

H.R.3159 : To provide for the appointment of a public interest advocate in matters involving a significant legal interpretation or construction of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-28] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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.

TRADE

H.R.3167 : To amend the bases for ineligibility for designation of countries as beneficiary developing countries under title V of the Trade Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] (introduced 9/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

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