Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House passed Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, H.J. Res. 79, making continuing appropriations for certain components of the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 249 yeas to 175 nays, Roll No. 540.
    • Agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair on a point of order sustained against the Shea-Porter 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 226 yeas to 196 nays, Roll No. 539.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.J.Res. 76 – Nuclear Weapon Security & Non-Proliferation Act (Closed Rule, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee).
  • The House may also consider legislation related to the debt limit

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate passed:
    • Military Death Gratuities and Related Survivor Benefits: Senate passed H.J. Res. 91, 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.
    • Security Clearance Oversight and Reform Enhancement Act: Senate passed S. 1276, to increase oversight of the Revolving Fund of the Office of Personnel Management, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: Reid (for Carper/Coburn) Amendment No. 2001, to amend the title.
    • Religious Services to Members of the Armed Forces: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 58, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the need for the continued availability of religious services to members of the Armed Forces and their families during a lapse in appropriations, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
      • Reid (for Levin) Amendment No. 2002, to amend the resolution.
      • Reid (for Levin) Amendment No. 2003, to amend the preamble.
  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1569, to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur tomorrow, October 12, 2013.

Today:

  • It is expected the Majority Leader will renew his motion 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.
  • Tomorrow, the Senate is expected to vote on cloture for S.1659.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation
“The Impacts of the Government Shutdown on Our Economic Security”
11:00am, 253 Russell

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

H.R.3284 : Default Prevention Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-9] (introduced 10/10/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/10/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.J.RES.24 : A joint resolution to amend the Department of Defense Survivor Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 to make continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased members of the Coast Guard.
Sponsor: Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] (introduced 10/10/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 10/10/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.