Today’s Daily Update


House

Friday:

  • The House passed the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013, H.R. 3350, to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 157 noes, Roll No. 587.
    • Agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair on a point of order sustained against the first Andrews motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 585.
    • Rejected the second Andrews motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 187 yeas to 230 nays, Roll No. 586.
    • H. Res. 413, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 584, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 225 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 583.

Today:

  • The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
    • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
      • 1) H.R. 2061- Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
      • 2) H.R. 3343 – To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to clarify the rules regarding the determination of the compensation of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia (Sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
      • 3) H.R. 3487 – To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission, to expand such authority to certain other violations, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Candice Miller / House Administration Committee)
      • 4) S.Con.Res. 25 – A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for activities associated with the ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Native American code talkers (Sponsored by Sen. Tim Johnson / House Administration Committee)
      • 5) H.R. 272 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the “General William H. Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic: A Joint VA-DOD Health Care Facility,” as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Farr / Armed Services Committee)

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm today and will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm.
    • On Thursday, November 14th, cloture was filed on the following items:
      • Executive Calendar #381, the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit;
      • H.R.3204, Drug Quality and Security Act; and
      • Motion to proceed to S.1197, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.
    • The filing deadline for all first degree amendments to H.R.3204,the Drug Quality and Security Act is 3:00pm today. The filing deadline for all second degree amendments to H.R.3204 is 4:00pm today.
    • At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Robert Wilkins to be US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled in the usual form.
    • At 5:30pm, there will be up to 4 roll call votes:
      • 1) Motion to invoke cloture on the Wilkins nomination
        • If cloture is not invoked on the Wilkins nomination
      • 2) Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act
        • If cloture is invoked on H.R.3204
      • 3) Passage of H.R.3204
        • Upon disposition of H.R.3204
      • 4) Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act.

 


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
“Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies”
3pm, 342 Dirksen

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Friday:

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3511 : To delay the implementation of certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 11/15/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 11/15/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.

HEALTH

H.R.3504 : To provide improved consumer protection and rate review for health insurance coverage in the individual market, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 11/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/15/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3507 : To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to expand the use of telehealth under the TRICARE program and in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Peters, Scott H. [CA-52] (introduced 11/15/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Armed Services; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 11/15/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 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.3512 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to facilitate the transition to Medicare for individuals enrolled in group health plans, to establish a 3-month open enrollment period under Medicare Advantage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] (introduced 11/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/15/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.3517 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to delay the individual health insurance mandate and any penalties for violating the individual mandate until after there is a certification that the healthcare.gov or other applicable State Exchange website is fully operational, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5] (introduced 11/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/15/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.3518 : To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 with respect to grants for economic adjustment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Swalwell, Eric [CA-15] (introduced 11/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 11/15/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

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