Today’s Daily Update

House

Saturday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security: H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security and
    • Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2014: H.R. 2848, amended, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 384 yeas to 37 nays, Roll No. 500.
  • The House continued consideration of and passed H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, with the following amendments:
    • House amendment No. 1 (printed in H. Rept. 113-238) to the Senate amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 248 yeas to 174 nays, Roll No. 497.
    • House amendment No. 2 (printed in H. Rept. 113-238) to the Senate amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 498.
    • H. Res. 366, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H. J. Res. 59) and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3210) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 495, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 494.
  • The House passed Pay Our Military Act, H.R. 3210, making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown, by a yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 499.
  • The House agreed to H. Res. 361, to waive a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules and relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 493, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
    • Pursuant to section 2 of the rule, upon adoption of H. Res. 361, the House (1) takes from the Speaker’s table H.R. 2642, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes, with the Senate amendment thereto; and (2) concurs in the Senate amendment with an amendment substituting for the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate amendment the text of H.R. 2642, as passed by the House, modified by the insertion of a new title IV consisting of the text of H.R. 3102, as passed by the House, with designations, short titles, and cross-references conformed accordingly.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • 1) H.R. 3174 – To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to obligate funds for emergency relief projects arising from damage caused by severe weather events in 2013, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) S. 1348 – Congressional Award Act Program Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Sen. Thomas Carper / Education and the Workforce Committee)
  • The House is expected to continue consideration of H.J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Harold Rogers / Appropriations Committee)
  • The Rules Committee will hold a meeting on H.R. 992, Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act; H.R. 2374, Retail Investor Protection Act.

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate passed H. J. Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution: by 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 209), after taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
    • Adopted: By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 208), Reid/Mikulski Amendment No. 1974, to perfect the joint resolution.
    • Withdrawn: Reid Amendment No. 1975 (to Amendment No. 1974), to change the enactment date.
    • During consideration of this measure, Senate also took the following action: By 79 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 206), the Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the joint resolution.
    • By 68 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 207), the Senate agreed to the motion to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and any other applicable budget points of order with respect to the pending joint resolution and amendments, pursuant to Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

Today:

  • The Senate will reconvene at 2:00pm for morning business and proceed to legislative business at 5:00pm. No votes are scheduled, but the Senate is expected to continue consideration of H.J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced Friday/Saturday

 

ENERGY

H.R.3208 : To clarify that certain natural gas facilities are not subject to the Natural Gas Act.
Sponsor: Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] (introduced 9/27/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/27/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HEALTH

H.R.3204 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] (introduced 9/27/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/28/2013 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

S.1557 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children’s hospitals.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 9/27/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/27/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions