Today’s Daily Update

Senate passed military sexual assault bill, held all-night climate change discussion, and will consider nominations; House will consider legislation under suspension of the rules.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House will consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • 1) H.R. 311 – The Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship (FUELS) Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rick Crawford / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.Res. 506 – Honoring the life and legacy of Va’clav Havel by directing the House of Representatives Fine Arts Board to provide for the display of a bust of Va’clav Havel in the United States Capitol (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / House Administration Committee)
    • 3) H.Res. 499 – Condemning the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian Federation, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee / Ways and Means Committee / Judiciary Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 1814 – Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH) Act (Sponsored by Rep. Aaron Schock / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 3474 – Hire More Heroes Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 3979 – Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 7) Possible Consideration of H.R. 4160 – Keep the Promise to Seniors Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Renee Ellmers / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 3675 – Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013, to be amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate held an all-night session to discuss climate change, which was organized by Senators Whitehouse (D-RI) and Schatz (D-HI).
  • By a unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. 62), Senate passed the Victims Protection Act, S. 1917, to provide for additional enhancements of the sexual assault prevention and response activities of the Armed Forces.
  • The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, S. 1086, to reauthorize and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990.
  • Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget: Appendix, Analytical Perspectives, and Historical Tables; referred jointly, pursuant to the order of January 30, 1975 as modified by the order of April 11, 1986; which was referred to the Committees on Appropriations; and the Budget. (PM-34)
  • McHugh Nomination: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Carolyn B. McHugh, of Utah, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 62 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 61), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.

Today:

  • At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and hold up to 4 roll call votes:
    • Cloture on Executive Calendar #577, Matthew Frederick Leitman, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • Cloture on Executive Calendar #578, Judith Ellen Levy, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • Cloture on Executive Calendar #579, Laurie J. Michelson, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • Cloture on Executive Calendar #580, Linda Vivienne Parker, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • There will be 2 minutes of debate prior to each vote and all votes after the first vote will be 10 minutes in duration.
  • Following the cloture vote on the Parker nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • The Senate may consider additional nominations today.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
“Finding the Right Capital Regulations for Insurers”
10:00am, 538 Dirksen

Senate HELP
“Access and Cost: What the US Health Care System Can Learn from Other Countries”
10:00am, 430 Dirksen

House Appropriations
“Budget Hearing – Department of Homeland Security”
4:00pm, 2359 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.2101 : A bill to amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 3/10/2014) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2102 : A bill to clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 3/10/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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