Today’s Daily Update

Senate renews push on unemployment benefits.

House

Yesterday:

  • The House passed Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act, H.R. 3590, to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, by a yea-and-nay vote of 268 yeas to 154 nays, Roll No. 41. Consideration of the measure began on February 4th.
    • Rejected the Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 187 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 40.
    • Rejected:
      • DeFazio amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 113-339) that was debated on February 4th that sought to strike the National Environmental Policy Act waivers in the bill (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 38) and
      • Holt amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 113-339) that was debated on February 4th that sought to promote the Secretary of the Interior’s authority to consider climate change when making decisions related to recreation and conservation on public lands (by a recorded vote of 181 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 39).
    • H. Res. 470, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to on February 4th.
  • The House passed Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, H.R. 3964, to address certain water-related concerns in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley, by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 50.
    • Rejected the Garamendi motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 49.
    • Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-34 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.

Today:

  • The House will consider H.R. 2954 – The Public Access and Lands Improvement Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Natural Resources Committee). The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Raul Grijalva Amendment (10minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Lummis / Labrador Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Raul Labrador Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Tom McClintock Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Don Young Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of S.1845, the Unemployment Insurance Extension act with the time until 11:00am equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
    • The filing deadline for all first degree amendments to S.1845 is 9:45am today and the filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to the Reed amendment #2714 and S.1845 is 10:45am today.
    • At 11:00am, there will be up to 2 roll call votes:
      • Motion to invoke cloture on the Reed amendment #2714 and
      • if cloture is not invoked on the Reed amendment, motion to invoke cloture on S.1845.
  • The Senate also expect to consider the nomination of Senator Baucus to be Ambassador to China during today’s session.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
“Oversight of Financial Stability and Data Security”
10:00am, 538 Dirksen

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

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H.R.3995 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the deduction for mortgage insurance premiums.
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 2/5/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/5/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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