This Week’s Update

 During the week of July 28th, the House and Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany the “Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act” (H.R. 3230), sending it to the President who signed the legislation into law on August 7. The House and Senate also passed legislation extending surface transportation funding through May 31, 2015 (H.R. 5021). The House and Senate are in recess until September 8th.  

 With Congress on its August recess the next edition of the Washington Update will be published and distributed the week of August 11

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed the motion to disagree to the Senate Amendment to the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014” (H.R. 5021) by a 272-150 vote. The House agreed to the conference report to accompany the “Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act” (H.R. 3230) by a 420-5 vote. The House suspended consideration of the “Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014” (H.R. 5230). The House voted to adopt H.Res. 676, which would provide “for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States” by a 225–201 vote. The House also passed the “Transparent Airfares Act of 2014” (H.R. 4156), the “National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014” (H.R. 3696) and the “Sunscreen Innovation Act” (H.R. 4250).

 

  • Senate – The Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany the “Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act” (H.R. 3230) by a 91-3 vote. The Senate adopted the motion to recede in the amendment of the Senate to the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act” (H.R. 5021). The Senate rejected a motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the “Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014” (S. 2648) by a 50-44 vote.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is in recess until September 8. 

 

  • Senate – The Senate is in recess until September 8.

 

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