Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures which were debated Wednesday, September 25th:
    • Ensuring that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding: H.R. 3095, to ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders.
    • Amending the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums: H.R. 2600, to amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums.
  • The House began consideration of Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013, H.R. 687, to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land.
    • Rejected:
      • Grijalva amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-215) that sought to guarantee the jobs this mine does create benefit the local community by requiring that the Remote Operating Center be located in the town of Superior, Arizona or an adjacent mining community (by a recorded vote of 180 ayes to 227 noes, Roll No. 489) and
      • Napolitano amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-215) that sought to protect water quality and water quantity for the people living and working near this proposed mine, given estimates that mining operations will consume the equivalent of the annual water supply for 20,000 homes (by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 217 noes, Roll No. 490).
    • Proceedings Postponed: Ben Ray Lujan (NM) amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-215) that seeks to require the Secretary to remove Native American sacred and cultural sites from the conveyance in consultation with affected Indian Tribes.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1412 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • H.R. 185 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the “Paul Brown United States Courthouse (Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Hall / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • H.R. 2251 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 118 South Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as the “Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse” (Sponsored by Rep. Collin Peterson / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • H.R. 3096 – To designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, at the “Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center” (Sponsored by Rep. Gerald Connolly / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate passed the Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act, S. 1348, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: Tester (for Carper) Amendment No. 1998, to change the enactment date.
  • The Senate continued consideration of Continuing Appropriations Resolution, H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
    • Pending:
      • Reid/Mikulski Amendment No. 1974, to perfect the joint resolution.
      • Reid Amendment No. 1975 (to Amendment No. 1974), to change the enactment date.
      • Reid Motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 1976, to change the enactment date.
      • Reid Amendment No. 1977 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 1976), of a perfecting nature.
      • Reid Amendment No. 1978 (to Amendment No. 1977), of a perfecting nature.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 9:30 a.m. today and that the filing deadline for all second-degree amendments to the joint resolution be at 10:30 a.m. today.
    • A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 12:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the joint resolution.
    • If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back, Reid Amendment No. 1975 (listed above) will be withdrawn and Senator Reid will be recognized to make a motion to waive applicable budget points of order.
    • If that motion to waive is agreed to, the Senate will vote on the Reid/Mikulski Amendment No. 1974 (listed above).
    • Upon disposition of Reid/Mikulski Amendment No. 1974, the Senate will vote on passage of the joint resolution, as amended.

Today:

  • At 9:30am, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.59, the Continuing Resolution.
  • The filing deadline for all second degree amendments to H.J.Res.59 is 10:30am today.
  • At 12:30pm, there will be up to four roll call votes, which are listed below. All votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration and there will be 2 minutes of debate between each vote.
    • Cloture on H.J.Res.59;
    • Motion to waive budget points of order;
    • Reid-Mikulski amendment #1974; and
    • Passage of H.J.Res.59, as amended, if amended.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

None.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

COMMUNICATIONS

H.R.3196 : To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from adopting certain rules or policies relating to multichannel video programming distributors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] (introduced 9/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3192 : To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to bring the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection into the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] (introduced 9/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3193 : To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] (introduced 9/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3194 : To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to remove certain special deference provided by courts to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection when the Bureau is interpreting provisions of a Federal consumer financial law.
Sponsor: Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] (introduced 9/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

 

HEALTH

H.R.3198 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit government subsidies for the purchase of health plans by Members of Congress and congressional staff and to apply to Delegates and Resident Commissioners to the Congress, and to employees of committees and leadership offices of Congress, the requirement of such Act that the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff are plans created or offered through an Exchange established under such Act.
Sponsor: Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] (introduced 9/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Administration; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, 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.

S.1555 : A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a delay in the implementation schedule of the reductions in disproportionate share hospital payments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] (introduced 9/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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