Today’s Daily Update

 The Senate moves forward with Burwell nomination to be Secretary of HHS, will vote on confirmation today.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is in recess until Monday, June 9.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of Health and Human Services by a vote of 67 – 28.
  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2363, to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting.

Today:

  • The Senate will vote on the confirmation of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.

 

Hearings Covered By W&J Today

 

Senate Appropriations
FY 2015 Markup: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
10:00 AM; 106 Dirksen

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

APPROPRIATIONS

H.R.4800: Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] (introduced 6/4/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
House Reports: 113-468
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 347.

HEALTH

S.2430: A bill to establish the Office of the Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] (introduced 6/4/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

TAX

S.2429: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion for employer-provided educational assistance to employer payment of interest on certain refinanced student loans.
Sponsor: Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] (introduced 6/4/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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