Today’s Daily Update


Takeway

Farm Bill conference report unveiled yesterday; State of the Union address tonight; Senate moves flood insurance bill forward

House

Yesterday:

  • The following reports were filed in the House:
    • Conference report on the Farm Bill, H.R. 2642, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-333) and
    • H. Res. 465, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions, and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H. R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-334).
  • Representative Trey Radel resigned as Representative for the Nineteenth Congressional District of Florida.
  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act: H.R. 2166, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal lands under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 394 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 24;
    • Ranch A Consolidation and Management Improvement Act: H.R. 1684, to convey certain property to the State of Wyoming to consolidate the historic Ranch A; and
    • Providing for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California: H.R. 3008, amended, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 367 yeas to 27 nays, Roll No. 25.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.R. 7 – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee / Judiciary Committee).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, S. 1926, to delay the implementation of certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and to reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers. During consideration of this measure yesterday, the Senate also took the following action:
    • By 86 yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. 14), 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 a.m. today; and that time during adjournment and recess count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
  • The Senate passed Support for United States-Republic of Korea Civil Nuclear Cooperation Act, S. 1901, to authorize the President to extend the term of the nuclear energy agreement with the Republic of Korea until March 19, 2016.


Today:

  • The Senate will convene at 10:00am today and resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1926, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, post-cloture.

 


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
“The Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau”
10:00am, 2128 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce
“Vote on H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act and H.R. 2126, the Better Buildings Act”
10:00am, 2123 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure
“Improving the Effectiveness of the Federal Surface Transportation Safety Grant Programs”
10:00am, 2167 Rayburn

House Oversight and Government Reform
“A Roadmap for Hackers? – Documents Detailing HealthCare.gov Security Vulnerabilities”
10:00am, 2154 Rayburn

House Ways and Means
“Impact of the Employer Mandate’s Definition of Full-time Employee on Jobs and Opportunities”
10:00am, 1100 Longworth

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

AGRICULTURE

H.R.3935 : To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to provide for country of origin labeling for dairy products.
Sponsor: Rep Pocan, Mark [WI-2] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.RES.465 : Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions, and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2642) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Rules
House Reports: 113-334
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 81.

 

ENERGY

S.1961 : A bill to protect surface water from contamination by chemical storage facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3928 : To improve the accountability and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

HEALTH

H.R.3931 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for the continuation of the pre-ACA flexibility of States in providing CHIP coverage to low-income children.
Sponsor: Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3932 : To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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.

 

TAX

S.1963 : A bill to repeal section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (3)
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

 

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.3934 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to exempt certain flights from increased aviation security service fees.
Sponsor: Rep Gabbard, Tulsi [HI-2] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

S.1964 : A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to exempt certain flights from increased aviation security service fees.
Sponsor: Sen Hirono, Mazie K. [HI] (introduced 1/27/2014) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 1/27/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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