Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider legislation under suspension of the rules; the Senate will vote on nominations




  • The House was not in session.


  • The House is expected to consider the following legislation under suspension of the rules:
    • H.R. 4572 – STELA Reauthorization Act, as amended
    • H.R. 4450 – Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 Act, as amended
    • H.R. 1022 – Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2014, as amended
    • H.R. 5035 – To reauthorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and for other purposes
    • H.R. 5120 – The Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2014, as amended
    • H.R. 4812 – The Honor Flight Act, as amended
    • H.R. 4802 – Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2014
    • H.R 4803 – The TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2014
    • H.R. 2430 – Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act
    • H.R. 3802 – To extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes
    • H.R. 3716 – Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe – Fish Springs Ranch Settlement Act
    • H.R. 4508 – To amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services
    • H.R. 4562 – To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska
    • H.R. 4411 – Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014, as amended





  • The Senate voted on Julie Carnes to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; Michael Lawson to be U.S. Ambassador to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization; and Eunice Reddick to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Niger.


  • The Senate will hold votes on Andre Birotte, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; Robin Rosenberg, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida; and John deGravelles, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today


Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
“Abuse of Structured Financial Products: Misusing Barrier Options to Avoid Taxes and Leverage Limits”

Senate Finance
“The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It or Reform It!”

Senate HELP
“Coal Miners’ Struggle for Justice: How Unethical Legal and Medical Practices Stack the Deck Against Black Lung Claimants”

Senate Banking Committee
“Building Economically Resilient Communities: Local and Regional Approaches”

Senate Foreign Relations
“U.S. Security Implications of International Energy and Climate Policies and Issues”

House Energy & Commerce
“21st Century Cures: Examining Barriers to Ongoing Evidence Development and Communication”

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