Today’s Daily Update

The House is expected to complete consideration of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House passed the “Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act ” (H.R. 3086) by voice vote, and the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014” (H.R. 5021) by a vote of 367 – 55. The House continued consideration of the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015” (H.R. 5016).

Today:

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business with votes expected between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
  • The House is expected to complete consideration of the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015” (H.R. 5016).

 

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 vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act” (S. 2578)

 

Hearings Covered By W&J Today

 

House Ways & Means
U.S. Trade Agenda

Senate Banking
What Makes a Bank Systemically Important

House Financial Services
Semiannual Monetary Policy Report

House Energy & Commerce
ACA Eligibility System

House Armed Services
Overseas Contingency Operations Budget

Senate Commerce
At a Tipping Point: Consumer Choice, Consolidation and the Future Video Marketplace

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.2601: A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to ensure futures commission merchant compliance.
Sponsor: Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] (introduced 7/15/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

HEALTH

H.R.5110: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal rebasing of payments for home health services, as required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and to replace such rebasing with a Medicare home health value-based purchasing program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] (introduced 7/15/2014) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.

H.R.5113: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to end the increased Federal funding for Medicaid expansion with respect to inmates’ hospital care under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to apply the savings towards a 2015 Medicare Advantage stabilization program to help protect seniors’ choices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] (introduced 7/15/2014) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

S.2605: A bill to preserve religious freedom and a woman’s access to contraception.
Sponsor: Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] (introduced 7/15/2014) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/15/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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