Today’s Daily Update

Senate continues consideration of unemployment benefits.

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Friday:

  • The House passed H.R. 1874, to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation, by a recorded vote of 224 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 164.
    • Rejected the Kuster motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Budget with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with amendments, by a recorded vote of 187 ayes to 218 noes, Roll No. 163.
    • Pursuant to the rule, the amendments recommended by the Committee on the Budget now printed in the bill and the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-400 shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
    • Agreed to: Bishop (NY) amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-400) that requires the Congressional Budget Office to review the accuracy of the macroeconomic impact analysis for any enacted bill or joint resolution.
    • Rejected:
      • Connolly amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-400) that sought to subject Congressional appropriations bills to dynamic scoring, and change the threshold to trigger such scoring to $1 billion (by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 214 noes, Roll No. 159);
      • Israel amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-400) that sought to add a bill’s impact on state and local governments to the parameters that CBO must analyze in a supplemental analysis under this bill (by a recorded vote of 189 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 160);
      • Cicilline amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-400) that sought to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include jobs impact statements (estimates of the number of jobs which would be created, sustained, or lost in carrying out such bill or resolution) using the CBO’s existing analytical principles and procedures, for ”major bills or resolutions” as defined in H.R. 1874 (by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 219 noes, Roll No. 161); and
      • Jackson Lee amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-400) that sought to require CBO to include as part of their macroeconomic analysis estimates of the potential impact on HUB ZONE areas as defined by the Small Business Act (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 222 noes, Roll No. 162).

Today:

  • The House will consider H.R. 1871 – Baseline Reform Act of 2013 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Woodall / Rep. Louie Gohmert / Budget Committee)
  • The House will consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • 1) H.R. 3470 – Taiwan Relations Act Affirmation and Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 2) S. 404 – Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act (Sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 4323 – Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3979, the legislative vehicle for the Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act, post-cloture with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • At 5:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3979, as amended.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Last Friday

 

BUDGET

H.CON.RES.96 : Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024.
Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Paul [WI-1] (introduced 4/4/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget
House Reports: 113-403
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 297.

CYBERSECURITY

H.R.4400 : To protect consumers by requiring reasonable security policies and procedures to protect data containing personal information, and to provide for nationwide notice in the event of a security breach.
Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 4/4/2014) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

ENERGY

H.R.4407 : To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to set reasonable limits on the stringency and timing of proposed regulations for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters, new forced-air furnaces, and new residential masonry heaters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-3] (introduced 4/4/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

HEALTH

H.R.4406 : To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to impose restrictions on the risk corridor program.
Sponsor: Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] (introduced 4/4/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.4403 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to waive the 10-percent penalty on qualified natural disaster distributions from qualified retirement plans.
Sponsor: Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] (introduced 4/4/2014) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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