Today’s Daily Update


Takeway

Senate expected to vote to advance farm bill.

House

Friday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes on the following legislation to be considered under suspension of the rules will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
    • 1) H.R. 1791 – Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 357 – GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.


Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees .
    • As a reminder, cloture was filed on the conference report to accompany H.R.2642 during Thursday’s session.
    • At 5:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.2642, the farm bill.

 


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
“Safeguarding Consumers’ Financial Data”
3:00pm, 538 Dirksen

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Friday

 

AGRICULTURE

H.R.3980 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] (introduced 1/31/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.3981 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and water users, to provide surface water storage enhancement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Doc [WA-4] (introduced 1/31/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.


TAX

H.R.3979 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Rep Barletta, Lou [PA-11] (introduced 1/31/2014) Cosponsors (36)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

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