Today’s Daily Update

Senate considers Ukraine legislation; House considers measures under suspension of the rules.

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 will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. The House is expected to consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • 1) H.R. 1036 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Center Street West in Eatonville, Washington, as the “National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. David Reichert / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1228 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 South 9th Street in De Pere, Wisconsin, as the “Corporal Justin D. Ross Post Office Building”, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Reid Ribble / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 3060 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 232 Southwest Johnson Avenue in Burleson, Texas, as the “Sergeant William Moody Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 2391 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5323 Highway N in Cottleville, Missouri as the “Lance Corporal Phillip Vinnedge Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1451 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Main Street in Brockport, New York, as the “Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Louis Slaughter / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 1376 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the “Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 1813 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 162 Northeast Avenue in Tallmadge, Ohio, as the “Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Ryan / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 3771 – Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eric Swalwell / Ways & Means Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 4275 – Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks / Education and the Workforce Committee)

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate will convene at 2:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2124, the Ukraine Act.
    • At 5:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2124.
    • As a reminder, on Thursday, March 13th, cloture was filed on the following items in the following order:
      • Motion to proceed to Calendar #329, S.2124, a bill to support sovereignty and democracy in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
      • Executive Calendar #581, Christopher Reid Cooper, of D.C., to be U.S. District Judge for D.C.
      • Executive Calendar #582, M. Douglas Harpool, of Missouri, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri
      • Executive Calendar #583, Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and
      • Executive Calendar #584, Edward G. Smith, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
    • As a reminder, when cloture is filed sequentially on several items, the Senate will consider one motion at a time. If cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2124 and once the motion to proceed is adopted (30 hours after cloture is invoked) or if cloture is not invoked, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and vote on the next motion to invoke cloture on the Cooper nomination. If cloture is invoked on any of the US District Judge nominations, there will be up to 2 hours of debate equally divided and controlled on the nomination prior to confirmation of the nomination.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Last Week

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.4277 : To reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Young, Don [AK] (introduced 3/18/2014) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4281 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.
Sponsor: Rep Huelskamp, Tim [KS-1] (introduced 3/21/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

HEALTH

H.R.4276 : To extend and modify a pilot program on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 3/18/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.4282 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for graduate medical education partnerships in States with a low ratio of medical residents relative to the general population.
Sponsor: Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-14] (introduced 3/21/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.4275 : To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for cooperative and small employer charity pension plans.
Sponsor: Rep Brooks, Susan W. [IN-5] (introduced 3/18/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

UKRAINE

H.R.4278 : To support the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] (introduced 3/21/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

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