Today’s Daily Update



  • The House was not in session.


  • The House sits in recess until Tuesday, November 12th.




  • The Senate passed the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, S. 42, to provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  • The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, S. 815, to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
    • During consideration of this measure yesterday, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 61 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 229), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
      • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m. today.
    • The Chair announced the following conferees for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources: Senators Boxer, Baucus, Carper, Cardin, Whitehouse, Vitter, Inhofe, and Barrasso.


  • The Senate is expected to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.815, the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, post-cloture.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today


“Open Meeting on Position Limit Rule”
9:30am, 1155 21st Street, NW

Senate HELP
“The Online Federal Health Insurance Marketplace: Enrollment Challenges and the Path Forward”
10:00am, 106 Dirksen

Senate Banking
“Housing Finance Reform: Protecting Small Lender Access to the Secondary Mortgage Market”
10:00am, 538 Dirksen

“TRAC meeting”
10:00am, Covington & Burling 1201 Penn Ave, NW

Senate Environment and Public Works
“Fugitive Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations”
2:30pm, 406 Dirksen

Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation
“The U.S. Aviation Industry and Jobs: Keeping American Manufacturing Competitive”
2:30pm, 253 Russell



Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday:


S.1642 : A bill to permit the continuation of certain health plans.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 11/4/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.