Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House passed H.R. 1105, to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide a registration exemption for private equity fund advisers, by a recorded vote of 254 ayes to 159 noes, Roll No. 622.
    • Rejected the Horsford motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Financial Services with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 227 noes, Roll No. 621.
    • Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-29 shall be considered as adopted.
    • Rejected: Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-283) that sought to require private equity fund advisers to register with the SEC, but direct the SEC to create a simplified registration and disclosure regime for small private equity fund advisers (by a yea-and-nay vote of 186 yeas to 225 nays, Roll No. 620).
    • H. Res. 429, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 3309) and (H.R. 1105), was agreed to by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 619, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 618.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.R. 3309 – Innovation Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee). The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Bob Goodlattee Amendment
    • Rep. Mal Watt Amendment
    • Rep. Jared Polis Amendment
    • Rep. Thomas Massie Amendment
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #7
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #8
    • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Amendment
    • Reps. Conyers/ Watt Substitute Amendment

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate sits in recess until Monday December 9, 2013.


 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

SEC
“Proxy Advisory Services Roundtable”
9:30am, 100 F Street, NE

House Energy and Commerce
“Evaluating the Role of FERC in a Changing Energy Landscape”
9:30am, 2123 Rayburn

House Small Business
“Where Are We Now? Examining the Post-Recession Small Business Lending Environment”
10:00am, 2360 Rayburn

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday:

ENERGY

H.R.3654 : To establish a renewable electricity standard, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] (introduced 12/4/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

TAX

H.R.3653 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an increased work opportunity credit with respect to recent veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep King, Peter T. [NY-2] (introduced 12/4/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.3646 : Extreme Weather Mitigation Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8] (introduced 12/4/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 12/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3650 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the operation of certain aircraft not complying with stage 4 noise levels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14] (introduced 12/4/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 12/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

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