Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Making continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014: H.J. Res. 91, to make continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 425 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 538.
    • Federal Aviation Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014: The House passed H.J. Res. 90, making continuing appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal year 2014, by a recorded vote of 252 ayes to 172 noes, Roll No. 537.
      • Agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair on a point of order sustained against the Esty 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 228 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 536.
    • H. Res. 373, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolutions (H.J. Res. 89) and (H.J. Res. 90) and the bill (H.R. 3273) was agreed to on October 8th.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.J.Res. 79 – Border Safety & Security Act (Closed Rule, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. John Carter / Appropriations Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate received the following nomination: Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years.

Today:

  • It is expected that the Majority Leader will move to proceed to S.1569, a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Finance
“The Debt Limit”
8:30am, 215 Dirksen

Senate Banking
“Impact of a Default on Financial Stability and Economic Growth”
10:00am, 538 Dirksen

House Veterans’ Affairs
“Between Peril and Promise: Facing the Dangers of VA’s Skyrocketing Use of Prescription Painkillers to Treat Veterans”
10:00am, 334 Cannon

House Armed Services
“Pay Our Military Act”
11:30am, 2118 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce
“Geopolitical Implications and Mutual Benefits of U.S. LNG Exports”
2:00pm, TBD

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

APPROPRIATIONS

H.J.RES.92 : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Sponsor: Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] (introduced 10/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 10/9/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.