Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House passed H.J. Res. 80, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 160 noes, Roll No. 548. Consideration of the measure began on Saturday, October 12th.
    • Agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair on a point of order sustained against the Kirkpatrick 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 216 yeas to 180 nays, Roll No. 547.
    • Rejected the Grayson amendment to the title by a recorded vote of 161 ayes to 228 noes, Roll No. 549.
  • The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 3190, United States Parole Commission Extension Act of 2013, to provide for the continued performance of the functions of the United States Parole Commission.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.J.Res. 83 – Impact Aid for Local Schools Act (Closed Rule, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Harold Rogers / Appropriations Committee).
  • The House may also consider legislation related to the debt limit.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • 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.
  • The Senate confirmed the following nominations:
    • Andrea R. Wood, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
    • By a unanimous vote of 90 yeas (Vote No. EX. 217), Madeline Hughes Haikala, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.

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.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

None

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

AGRICULTURE

H.RES.378 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to the Secretary of Agriculture’s administration of tariff-rate quotas for raw and refined sugar.
Sponsor: Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] (introduced 10/11/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Agriculture; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/12/2013 Failed of passage/not agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 192 – 212, 1 Present (Roll no. 545).
Latest Action: 10/12/2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.RES.379 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding certain provisions of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2642 relating to crop insurance.
Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Paul [WI-1] (introduced 10/11/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 10/11/2013 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
Latest Action: 10/11/2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

APPROPRIATIONS

H.R.3286 : To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State funds to operate National Parks during the Federal Government shutdown, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Daines, Steve [MT] (introduced 10/11/2013) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 10/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.3287 : To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans service organizations with the same access to Department of Veterans Affairs facilities during the Government shutdown as such organizations had immediately prior to the shutdown, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-9] (introduced 10/11/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 10/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.3289 : To provide funds during the lapse of appropriations for the payment of military death gratuities and funeral and related transportation and housing expenses through the transfer of unobligated amounts in the Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund.
Sponsor: Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] (introduced 10/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3290 : To provide that all Federal employees shall be deemed to be employees excepted from furlough for purposes of the Government shutdown commencing on or about October 1, 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] (introduced 10/11/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 10/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

H.R.3291 : To amend the Pay Our Military Act to make appropriations available to continue the provision of support of the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard under cooperative agreements.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 10/12/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 10/12/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

S.1571 : A bill to permit the District of Columbia to obligate and expend local funds in accordance with the local budget adopted by the Council of the District of Columbia during any period of fiscal year 2014 in which no Federal law appropriating such local funds is in effect, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 10/12/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 10/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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