Today’s Daily Update

The House passes a series of education bills; the Senate agrees to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the Bring Jobs Home Act

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House passed H.R. 4983, to simplify and streamline the information regarding institutions of higher education made publicly available by the Secretary of Education, and for other purposes and H.R. 5134, to extend the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for one year by voice vote. The House passed the “Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Act of 2013” (H.R. 3136) by a vote of 414-0.

Today:

  • The House will vote on the “Empowering Students Through Enhanced Counseling Act” (H.R. 4984) and the “Student and Family Tax Simplification Act” (H.R. 3393). First votes are expected between 2:00 – 3:00 PM and voting is expected to be completed by 7:00 PM.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the “Bring Jobs Home Act” (S.2569) by a vote of 93 – 7.
  • The Senate reached an agreement to begin consideration of H.R. 5021, to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund. The following amendments will be considered: Wyden Amendment (No. 3582); Carper-Corker-Boxer Amendment (No. 3583); Lee Amendment No. 3584; and Toomey Amendment (No. 3585).

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the “Bring Jobs Home Act” (S.2569). A voice vote is expected for the motion to proceed to S.2569. Voting will begin at 1:45 PM

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Office of Financial Research
Financial Research Advisory Committee Meeting

House Financial Services
“Oversight of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance”

House Ways & Means
Medicare Advantage Assessment

Senate Homeland Security
“The Pathway to Efficiency: Making FEMA More Effective for Streamlined Disaster Operations”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.5180: To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to improve the transparency of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, to improve the SIFI designation process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ross, Dennis A. [FL-15] (introduced 7/23/2014) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.5175: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the risk corridor program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] (introduced 7/23/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5183: To establish a demonstration program requiring the utilization of Value-Based Insurance Design to demonstrate that reducing the copayments or coinsurance charged to Medicare beneficiaries for selected high-value prescription medications and clinical services can increase their utilization and ultimately improve clinical outcomes and lower health care expenditures.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 7/23/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2014 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.

S.2645: A bill to provide access to medication-assisted therapy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Markey, Edward J. [MA] (introduced 7/23/2014) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2014 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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