Today’s Daily Update


House

Friday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House has adjourned for the year.

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate began consideration of the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
    • Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the joint resolution.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the joint resolution and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur tomorrow.
    • Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the joint resolution, with Reid Amendment No. 2547, to change the enactment date.
    • Reid Amendment No. 2548 (to Amendment No. 2547), of a perfecting nature.
    • Reid motion to refer the message of the House on the joint resolution to Committee on the Budget, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2549, to change the enactment date.
    • Reid Amendment No. 2550 (to (the instructions of the motion to refer) Amendment No. 2549), of a perfecting nature.
    • Reid Amendment No. 2551 (to Amendment No. 2550), of a perfecting nature.
  • The Senate began consideration of the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 3304, to authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
    • Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, 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 motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
    • Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with Reid Amendment No. 2552, to change the enactment date.
    • Reid Amendment No. 2553 (to Amendment No. 2552), of a perfecting nature.
    • Reid motion to refer the message of the House on the bill to the Committee on Armed Services, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2554, to change the enactment date.
    • Reid Amendment No. 2555 (to (the instructions of the motion to refer) Amendment No. 2554), of a perfecting nature.
    • Reid Amendment No. 2556 (to Amendment No. 2555), of a perfecting nature.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the motions to concur with respect to H.J. Res. 59, Budget Resolution, and H.R. 3304, National Defense Authorization Act, be at 4 p.m. today.

Today:

  • The Senate is expected to vote on the following items:
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #406, Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs);
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #450, Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security; and
    • Confirmation of Johnson nomination.
    • Additional procedural votes are possible following the 5:30pm series of votes.
  • The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the motions to concur with respect to H.J.Res.59, the Budget Resolution, and H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act, is 4 pm today.



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Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday:

 

TAX

S.1826 : A bill to provide predictability and certainty in the tax law, create jobs, and encourage investment.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 12/13/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/13/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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