Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed by unanimous consent to the Shuster motion to take from the Speaker’s table the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States and to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, with a Senate amendment thereto, disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference requested by the Senate thereon.
    • Agreed to the Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) motion to instruct conferees by a yea-and-nay vote of 347 yeas to 76 nays with 1 answering ”present”, Roll No. 582.
    • Subsequently, the Chair appointed the following conferees: From the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Shuster, Duncan (TN), LoBiondo, Graves (GA), Capito, Miller (MI), Hunter, Bucshon, Gibbs, Hanna, Webster (FL), Rice (SC), Mullin, Rodney Davis (IL), Rahall, DeFazio, Brown (FL), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX), Bishop (NY), Edwards, Garamendi, Hahn, Nolan, Frankel (FL), and Bustos.
    • From the Committee on Natural Resources, for consideration of secs. 103, 115, 144, 146, and 220 of the House bill, and secs. 2017, 2027, 2028, 2033, 2051, 3005, 5002, 5003, 5005, 5007, 5012, 5018, 5020, title XII, and sec. 13002 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Hastings (WA), Bishop (UT), and Napolitano.
    • Later, the Chair removed Representative Graves of Georgia as a conferee and appointed Representative Graves of Missouri to fill the vacancy.
  • The House passed the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013, H.R. 2655, to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 581.
    • Rejected the Lewis motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 225 nays, Roll No. 580.
  • The House concurred in the Senate amendment to the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013, H.R. 1848, to ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration advances the safety of small airplanes and the continued development of the general aviation industry.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.R. 3350 – Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate began consideration of the Drug Quality and Security Act, H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
    • Pending:
      • Reid Amendment No. 2033, to change the enactment date.
      • Reid Amendment No. 2034 (to Amendment No. 2033), of a perfecting nature.
      • Reid Motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2035, to change the enactment date.
      • Reid Amendment No. 2036 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2035), of a perfecting nature.
      • Reid Amendment No. 2037 (to Amendment No. 2036), of a perfecting nature.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Monday, November 18, 2013, the first-degree filing deadline for amendments to the bill be at 3:00 p.m., and the second-degree filing deadline for amendments to the bill be at 4:00 p.m.; that if cloture is not invoked on the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, Senate resume consideration of the bill, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill; and that if cloture is invoked on the bill, all post-cloture time be yielded back, the pending amendments be withdrawn, and Senate vote on passage of the bill.
  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
    • 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, and pursuant to yesterday’s unanimous-consent agreement, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security.
  • The Senate began consideration of the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to yesterday’s unanimous-consent agreement, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, November 18, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the nomination, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided and controlled in the usual form, prior to the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.

Today:

  • The Senate is in recess until Monday November 18, 2013.


 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce
“Reviewing FDA’s Implementation of FDASIA”
10:00am, 2322 Rayburn

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday:

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3482 : To amend the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to confirm that a customer’s net equity claim is based on the customer’s last statement and that certain recoveries are prohibited, to change how trustees are appointed, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (24)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
 

HEALTH

H.R.3489 : To amend section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the funding mechanism for the transitional reinsurance program in the individual market, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3498 : To allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit and to allow individuals opting out of such benefit to be eligible for health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1711 : A bill to enable States to opt out of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Sen Barrasso, John [WY] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

TAX

H.R.3490 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and expand the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3491 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to regulate and tax Internet gambling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.

H.R.3497 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar limitation on the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1706 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the Secretary of the Treasury to issue prospective guidance clarifying the employment status of individuals for purposes of employment taxes and to prevent retroactive assessments with respect to such clarifications.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1713 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar limitation on the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.
Sponsor: Sen Murphy, Christopher S. [CT] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.3486 : To empower States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Tom [GA-14] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, 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.

S.1702 : A bill to empower States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1716 : A bill to facilitate efficient investments and financing of infrastructure projects and new long-term job creation through the establishment of an Infrastructure Financing Authority, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] (introduced 11/14/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 11/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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