Today’s Daily Update

House passes Omnibus budget; Senate began consideration of the Omnibus and will vote on cloture tomorrow.

 

House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to the Rogers (KY) motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the title of H.R. 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, and concur in the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 3547 with an amendment inserting the text of Rules Committee Print 113-32, as modified by section 6 of H. Res. 458, in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate, by a yea-and-nay vote of 359 yeas to 67 nays, Roll No. 21.
    • Pursuant to the provisions of the rule, H. Con. Res. 74 is considered as adopted.
    • H. Res. 458, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 3547) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 20.
      • Agreed to the Cole amendment to the rule by voice vote, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 19.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.R. 3362 – Exchange Information Disclosure Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • By 86 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. 11), the Senate passed H.J. Res. 106, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, S. 1846, to delay the implementation of certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
  • With regards to Unemployment Benefits Extension, the Toomey motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that Coburn Amendment No. 2606 to S. 1845, to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, is not in order because the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1846 is the pending business.
  • The Senate began consideration of the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 3547, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, to extend Government liability, subject to appropriation, for certain third-party claims arising from commercial space launches, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
    • Pending:
      • 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 Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, 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 bill, with Reid Amendment No. 2655, to change the enactment date.
      • Reid Amendment No. 2656 (to Amendment No. 2655), of a perfecting nature.
      • Reid motion to refer the message of the House on the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2657, to change the enactment date.
      • Reid Amendment No. 2658 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2657), of a perfecting nature.
      • Reid Amendment No. 2659 (to Amendment No. 2658), of a perfecting nature.
      • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill at approximately 10:00 a.m. today.

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.3547, the legislative vehicle for the omnibus appropriations bill. The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the message to accompany H.R.3547 is 1:00pm today.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Science Space and Technology
“Healthcare.gov: Consequences of Stolen Identity”
9:00am, 2318 Rayburn

House Ways and Means
“Hearing on Social Security Disability Fraud Scheme in New York”
9:00am, B-318 Rayburn

Senate Environment and Public Works
“Review of the President’s Climate Action Plan”
9:15am, 406 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce
“2014: Seeking PPACA Answers”
9:30am, 2123 Rayburn

Joint Economic Committee
“Income Inequality in the United States”
10:00am, 216 Hart

Senate Banking
“Progress Report on Public Transportation Under MAP-21”
10:00am, 538 Dirksen

Senate Finance
“Advancing Congress’s Trade Agenda, The Role of Trade Negotiating Authority”
10:00am, 215 Dirksen

BGOV
“Financial Policy Outlook Webinar: 2014”
2:00pm

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

AGRICULTURE

H.R.3879 : To make permanent the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program.
Sponsor: Rep Kirkpatrick, Ann [AZ-1] (introduced 1/15/2014) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.1927 : A bill to protect information relating to consumers, to require notice of security breaches, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] (introduced 1/15/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

HEALTH

H.R.3877 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 1/15/2014) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.3884 : To amend section 1311(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for the recoupment and reallocation of unspent State grant funds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 1/15/2014) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3890 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare Better Care Program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 1/15/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

S.1932 : Better Care, Lower Cost Act
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 1/15/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

H.R.3885 : To provide for a 12 month extension for certain Emergency Unemployment Compensation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] (introduced 1/15/2014) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources, 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.

S.1931 : A bill to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Heller, Dean [NV] (introduced 1/15/2014) Cosponsors (7)
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2014 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

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