Today’s Daily Update

Senate raised debt limit; Both chambers on Presidents Day recess.

House

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is in recess until Monday, February 24th.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • By 55 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 34), Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 540, to temporarily extend the public debt limit. During consideration of this measure, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 67 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. 33), 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 concur in the amendment of the House to the bill.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that S. 1963, to repeal section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, be returned to the calendar.
  • Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act, S. 1982, to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans.

Today:

  • The Senate is in recess until Monday, February 24th.

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

CYBERSECURITY

S.2025 : A bill to require data brokers to establish procedures to ensure the accuracy of collected personal information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 2/12/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

TAX

S.2021 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the incentives for the production of biodiesel.
Sponsor: Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] (introduced 2/12/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2026 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 2/12/2014) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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