Today’s Daily Update

The House is expected to begin consideration of several bill under suspension of the rules.




  • The House met at 1 p.m. and adjourned at 1:02 p.m.


  • The House is expected to consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • 1) H.R. 1528 – Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Schrader / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 4653 – To reauthorize the United States Commissions on International Religious Freedom, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Wolf / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 3) H.Res. 588 – Concerning the suspension of exit permit issuance by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo for adopted Congolese children seeking to depart the country with their adoptive parents, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Collin Peterson / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 3488 – The Preclearance Authorization Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Meehan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 4007 – The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Meehan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 4263 – The Social Media Working Group Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4289 – The Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 4812 – The Honor Flight Act (Sponsored by Rep. Cedric Richmond / Homeland Security Committee)





  • The Senate resumed consideration of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act–Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2363, to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 82 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. 218), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, post-cloture, at approximately 11 a.m., on Tuesday, July 8, 2014; and that all time during adjournment, recess, and morning business count post-cloture.
  • Nomination Confirmed:
    • Senate confirmed the following nomination:
      • By a unanimous vote of 93 yeas (Vote No. EX. 217), Cheryl Ann Krause, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit


  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2363, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, post-cloture. Time during the adjournment, recess, and morning business will count post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.


Hearings Covered By W&J Today


Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
Equity Market Structure and Electronic Trading Regulation
10:00 am, 538 Dirksen

Senate Foreign Relations
European Energy Security
2:30 pm, 419 Dirksen


Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday



H.R.5018 : To amend the Federal Reserve Act to establish requirements for policy rules and blackout periods of the Federal Open Market Committee, to establish requirements for certain activities of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] (introduced 7/7/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 7/7/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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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