Today’s Daily Update


Takeway

The Senate continues consideration of unemployment benefits.

House

Yesterday:

  • The House established a quorum, effectively starting the second session of the 113th Congress.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • 1) HR 724- To amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) HR 3527 – Poison Center Network Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) HR 3628 – Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S 1845, to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 60 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 2), 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, post-cloture, at approximately 10:00 a.m. today; and that all time during adjournment count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S 1845, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, post-cloture.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
“Examining the GAO Report on Government Support for Bank Holding Companies”
10:00am, 538 Dirksen

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

AGRICULTURE

H.R.3814 : Risk Management Certainty Act
Sponsor: Rep Hudson, Richard [NC-8] (introduced 1/7/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3815 : To repeal the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
Sponsor: Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] (introduced 1/7/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

 

HEALTH

H.R.3811 : Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014
Sponsor: Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] (introduced 1/7/2014) Cosponsors (72)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3812 : No Bailouts for Insurance Industry Act of 2014
Sponsor: Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] (introduced 1/7/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

TAX

S.1896 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the new markets tax credit and provide designated allocations for areas impacted by a decline in manufacturing.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 1/7/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

UNEMPLOYMENT

H.R.3813 : Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act
Sponsor: Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] (introduced 1/7/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Agriculture, 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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