Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House met in a pro forma session.

Today:

  • The House is in recess until tomorrow.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate passed Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act, H.R. 1412, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring authorities affecting veterans and their families, after agreeing to the following amendments:
    • Reid (for Sanders) Amendment No. 1964, in the nature of a substitute.
    • Reid (for Sanders) Amendment No. 1965, to amend the title.
  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of Continuing Appropriations Resolution, H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur tomorrow.

Today:

  • The Senate is expected to consider judicial nominations.
  • Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on cloture on the motion to proceed to Continuing Appropriations Resolution, H.J.Res.59.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate HELP
“Health Care Associated Infections”
10:00am, 430 Dirksen

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
“China’s Eurasia Strategy: Central Asia, AfPak, and Middle East”
10:00am, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW

Senate Commerce
“Financing for Rebuilding Infrastructure”
2:30pm, 253 Russell

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

ENERGY

S.1536 : A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to include in any proposed rule that limits greenhouse gas emissions and imposes increased costs on other Federal agencies an offset from funds available to the Administrator for all projected increased costs that the proposed rule would impose on other Federal agencies.
Sponsor: Sen Flake, Jeff [AZ] (introduced 9/23/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

HEALTH

H.R.3170 : To provide that the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Federal employees responsible for the administration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are those created under such Act or offered through a health insurance exchange, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8] (introduced 9/23/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Energy and Commerce; House Administration; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 9/23/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, House Administration, 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.3171 : To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve waivers under the Medicaid Program under title XIX of the Social Security Act that are related to State provider taxes that exempt certain retirement communities.
Sponsor: Rep Womack, Steve [AR-3] (introduced 9/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/23/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

 

TAX

H.R.3169 : To clarify the application of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act to the Internal Revenue Service, to require the Service to convene a regulatory review panel for certain rules, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] (introduced 9/23/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 9/23/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, 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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