Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • H. Res. 370, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolutions (H.J. Res. 70), (H.J. Res. 71), (H.J. Res 72), and (H.J. Res. 73) and the bill (H.R. 3230) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 510, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 509.
  • The House passed District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, H.J. Res. 71, making continuing appropriations of local funds of the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2014, by a voice vote.
  • The House passed National Institutes of Health Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, H.J. Res. 73, making continuing appropriations for the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 254 yeas to 171 nays, Roll No. 514.
  • The House passed National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, H.J. Res. 70, making continuing appropriations for National Park Service operations, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for fiscal year 2014, by a recorded vote of 252 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 513.
    • Agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair on a point of order sustained against the Van Hollen 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 230 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 512.
  • The House agreed by unanimous consent to discharge from committees and pass Extending the period during which Iraqis who were employed by the United States Government in Iraq may be granted special immigrant status, H.R. 3233, 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 House is expected to consider:
    • H.R. 3230 – Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act (Closed Rule, Thirty Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Harold Rogers / Appropriations Committee)
    • H.J.Res. 72 – Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (Closed Rule, Thirty Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. John Culberson / Appropriations Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that if the Senate receives from the House of Representatives any of the following joint resolutions or bills by 11 a.m. today, that those measures be considered to have received their second reading and an objection to further proceedings considered to have been heard under the provisions of Rule XIV during the session today:
    • H.J. Res. 70, making continuing appropriations for National Park Service operations, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for fiscal year 2014;
    • H.J. Res. 71, making continuing appropriations of local funds of the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2014;
    • H.J. Res. 72, making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014;
    • H.J. Res. 73, making continuing appropriations for the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2014; and
    • H.R. 3230, making continuing appropriations during a Government shutdown to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during such period.

Today:

  • The Senate reconvenes at 10:30am. Votes are possible.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

None

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

IMMIGRATION

H.R.15 : To provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Garcia, Joe [FL-26] (introduced 10/2/2013) Cosponsors (120)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Foreign Affairs; House Homeland Security; House Ways and Means; House Armed Services; House Natural Resources; House Agriculture; House Education and the Workforce; House Energy and Commerce; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Budget; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Financial Services; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 10/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Ways and Means, Armed Services, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Government Reform, the Budget, Science, Space, and Technology, Financial Services, 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.

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