Today’s Daily Update

The Senate and House continue work on Appropriations bills.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House passed a series of bills to name Post Offices and Veterans Affairs facilities.

Today:

  • The House will begin Consideration of H.R. 4870 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015
  • The House will vote on the Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments with a Further Amendment and Motion to go to Conference on Senate Amendments to H.R. 3230 – Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 and Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 4660, the House Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill. The motion to proceed to H.R. 4660 was agreed to by a vote of 95 – 3.

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 4660, the House Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill, post-cloture.

 

Hearings Covered By W&J Today

 

House Appropriations
Subcommittee Markup – FY 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill

House Ways & Means
MedPAC June Report

House Oversight
Poised to Profit: How ObamaCare Helps Insurance Companies Even If It Fails Patients

Senate Banking Committee
“High Frequency Trading’s Impact on the Economy”

Senate Environment & Public Works
“Climate Change: The Need to Act Now”

House Transportation & Infrastructure
Airport Financing and Development

Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
“The Intelligence Community: Keeping Watch Over Its Contractor Workforce”

Senate Energy & Natural Resources
Keystone Pipeline, FERC Nominations

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
“Aggressive E-Cigarette Marketing and Potential Consequences for Youth”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.4871: To reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] (introduced 6/17/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4881: To place a 6-month moratorium on the authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council to make financial stability determinations.
Sponsor: Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] (introduced 6/17/2014) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.4879: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for expedited review of drugs and biological products to provide safer or more effective treatment for males or females, to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the consideration of sex differences in basic and clinical research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] (introduced 6/17/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.4878: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the special expensing rules for certain film and television productions and to provide for special expensing for live theatrical productions.
Sponsor: Rep Collins, Doug [GA-9] (introduced 6/17/2014) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

H.R.4880: To direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that prohibit certain preferential treatment or prioritization of Internet traffic.
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-6] (introduced 6/17/2014) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2476: A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that prohibit certain preferential treatment or prioritization of Internet traffic.
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 6/17/2014) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

TRANSPORTATION

S.2478: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to partner with industry to strengthen the safety culture and safety practices of short line and regional freight railroads.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 6/17/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 6/17/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.