Today’s Daily Update

The House Rules Committee agreed to a structured rule for the Continuing Resolution, consideration is expected to begin today.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House passed a series of legislation under suspension of the rules, including the “Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014” (H.R. 4771) to amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids by voice vote.
    • A roll call vote was requested for the “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act” (H.R. 5405) amended, to make technical corrections to Dodd-Frank, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, and to reduce regulatory burdens; and H.R. 5461, to clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under Dodd-Frank and to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction.
  • The House Rules Committee agreed to a structured rule for the “Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015” (H.J. Res. 124).
    • The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
    • The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution.
    • The rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the joint resolution, as amended, shall be considered as read.
    • The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution, as amended.
    • The rule makes in order only the further amendment printed in part B of the report, if offered by Representative McKeon of California or his designee, which shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for six hours equally divided and controlled by Representative McKeon of California and Representative Smith of Washington or their respective designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
    • The rule waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part B of the report.
    • The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
    • In section 2, the rule amends House Resolution 567 with a new paragraph clarifying that paragraphs (f)(1) through (f)(12) of clause 4 of rule XI shall be considered to be written rules adopted by the Select Committee on Benghazi.

Today:

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected are expected 1:15-2:15 p.m.; last votes are expected 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • The House will consider 14 bills under suspension of the rules, and hold roll call votes on postponed suspension votes; and begin consideration of the CR (H.J. Res. 124).

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate did not agree to the motion to invoke cloture on the “Paycheck Fairness Act” (S.2199).

Today:

  • The Senate will vote on the confirmation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominations.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Big Cities Health Coalition Briefing
“The Opioid Epidemic: Reporting from the Front Lines of America’s Big Cities”

Senate Finance
Retirement Savings 2.0: Updating Savings Policy for the Modern Economy

Senate Banking Committee
“Examining the State of Small Depository Institutions”

Senate Aging
“Harnessing the Power of Tele-Health: Promises and Challenges”

Senate Finance
Children’s Health Insurance Program

Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation
“Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration”

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