Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Amending the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles: H.R. 724, to amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 2;
    • Poison Center Network Act: H.R. 3527, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 388 yeas to 18 nays, Roll No. 3; and
    • Transportation Reports Elimination Act: H.R. 3628, to eliminate certain unnecessary reporting requirements and consolidate or modify others, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 4.
  • Representative-elect Bradley Byrne took the oath of office, effectively becoming a member of the House of Representatives.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.R. 2279 – Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Cory Gardner / Energy and Commerce Committee / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee). The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Paul Tonko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate passed the following bill: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 1171, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow a veterinarian to transport and dispense controlled substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside of the registered location, and the bill was then passed.
  • The Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1845, to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at noon today all post-cloture time be considered expired on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.

Today:

  • At noon, all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the question will be adoption of the motion to proceed to S.1845, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act. Roll call votes are possible.

 


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce
“The Extenders Policies: What Are They and How Should They Continue Under a Permanent SGR Repeal Landscape?”
10:00am, 2123 Rayburn

DC Bar
“Update on Same-Sex Marriage and Domestic Partnerships 2014”
6:00pm, 1101 K Street

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

CYBERSECURITY

S.1897 : Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2014
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 1/8/2014) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/8/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

ENERGY

H.R.3818 : Thomas Edison BULB Act
Sponsor: Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] (introduced 1/8/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 1/8/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.3820 : To encourage benchmarking and disclosure of energy information for commercial buildings.
Sponsor: Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-14] (introduced 1/8/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/8/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3819 : Fairness for Community Job Creators Act
Sponsor: Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] (introduced 1/8/2014) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/8/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

TAX

H.R.3819 : Fairness for Community Job Creators Act
Sponsor: Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] (introduced 1/8/2014) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/8/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

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