Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2014, H.J. Res. 59:
    • The House agreed to the Rogers (KY) motion that the House recede from its amendments to the amendment of the Senate by a recorded vote of 228 yeas to 201 nays, Roll No. 504.
    • H. Res. 367, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 59), was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote 225 yeas to 204 nays, Roll No. 502, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 501.
    • The House agreed to H. Res. 368, relating to consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 59), by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 199 nays, Roll No. 505.
      • Pursuant to H. Res. 368, the House is considered to have insisted on its amendment to the Senate amendment to H.J. Res. 59 and requested a conference with the Senate thereon.
    • The Chair appointed the following conferees on H.J. Res. 59: From the Committee on Appropriations, for consideration of the Senate amendment and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Rogers (KY), Frelinghuysen, Crenshaw, and Carter.
    • For consideration of the Senate amendment and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Cantor, Camp, Ryan (WI), and Graves (GA).
  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Authorizing the Secretary of Transportation to obligate funds for emergency relief projects arising from damage caused by severe weather events in 2013: 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
    • Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act of 2013: S. 1348, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 387 yeas to 35 nays, Roll No. 503.

Today:

  • The House is expected to continue consideration of H.J.Res. 59 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate resumed consideration of the House Message to accompany Continuing Appropriations Resolution, H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, taking action on the following motions proposed thereto:
    • Rejected:
      • The amendments of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the joint resolution. (By 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 210), Senate tabled the House amendments to the Senate amendment.)
      • The amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the joint resolution. (By 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 211), Senate tabled the House amendment to the Senate amendment.)
  • The Senate passed the following measures:
    • Emergency Relief for Disasters Occurring in 2013, S. 1560, to allow certain emergency relief amounts to be made available to the Federal Highway Administration to use for disasters occurring in calendar year 2013.
    • Military Pay Appropriations, H.R. 3210, making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.
    • U.S. Government Employees in Iraq, S. 1566, to extend the period during which Iraqis who were employed by the United States Government in Iraq may be granted special immigrant status and to temporarily increase the fee or surcharge for processing machine-readable nonimmigrant visas.

Today:

  • The Senate is expected to vote to table to House’s motion to go to conference on H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
“Housing Finance Reform: Fundamentals of a Functioning Private Label Mortgage Backed Securities Market”
10:00am, 538 Dirksen

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

COMMUNICATIONS

S.1565 : A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate a call center overseas, to make such companies ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans, and to require disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging in customer service communications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 9/30/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 9/30/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

ENERGY

S.1563 : A bill to provide for the expansion of the biofuels market.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 9/30/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 9/30/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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