Today’s Daily Update

The House will continue consideration of the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015” (H.R. 5016), and is expected to begin Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021) under a closed rule.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House began consideration of the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015” (H.R. 5016).
  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the “STEM Education Act of 2014” (H.R. 5031) to define STEM education to include computer science, and to support existing STEM education programs at the National Science Foundation; the “National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization” (H.R. 1786) to reauthorize the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program; the “Research and Development Efficiency Act” (H.R. 5056) to improve the efficiency of Federal research and development; the “International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2014” (H.R. 5029) to provide for the establishment of a body to identify and coordinate international science and technology cooperation that can strengthen the domestic science and technology enterprise and support United States foreign policy goals; the “All Circuit Review Extension Act” (H.R. 4197) to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the period of certain authority with respect to judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers; and the “Smart Savings Act” (H.R. 4193) amended, to amend title 5, United States Code, to change the default investment fund under the Thrift Savings Plan.

Today:

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business with first votes expected between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. and last votes expected in the late evening.
  • The House will continue consideration of the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015” (H.R. 5016), and is expected to begin consideration of the “Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act” (H.R. 3086) and the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014” (H.R. 5021).

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act” (S. 2578) to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees’ birth control and other health care decisions

Today:

  • The Senate will conduct up to two cloture vote on Norman Bay, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and Cheryl LaFleur, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. If cloture is invoked, the Senate will hold confirmation votes on the nominations.

 

Hearings Covered By W&J Today

 

House Appropriations
Interior and the Environment FY15 Markup

Senate Banking
Semiannual Monetary Policy Report

House Financial Services
The Department of Justice’s Operation Choke Point

Senate Finance
Chronic Illness

House Financial Services
Examining Regulatory Relief Proposals for Community Financial Institutions, Part II

Senate Judiciary
Cybercriminal Networks

House Judiciary
The Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2014

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