Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete consideration of the FY 2015 Continuing Resolution




  • The House passed the “Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2014” (S. 2154); the “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act” (H.R. 5405); and H.R. 5461 to clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under Dodd-Frank.
  • The House began consideration of H.J. Res. 124, to make continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015.


  • The House is expected to complete consideration of the Continuing Resolution (H.J. Res. 124)
  • The House will vote on the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2014” (H.R. 24); H.R. 5462, to provide for limitations on the fees charged to passengers of air carriers; and S. 476, to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.





  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2432, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans.


  • The Senate will hold votes on the following nominations: John Bass to be ambassador to Turkey; Eric Schultz to be ambassador to Zambia; Thomas Daughton to be ambassador to Namibia; David Pressman to be the alternate U.S. representative for special political affairs in the United Nations and to be an alternate U.S. representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations; Debra Wada to be an assistant secretary of the Army; Laura Wertheimer to be inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Bradford Huther to be chief financial officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    • One roll call vote is expected on the Bass nomination. The others are expected by voice.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today


House Transportation & Infrastructure
Public Private Partnership Task Force Report

House Energy and Commerce
H.R. 4526, the 21st Century Energy Workforce Development Jobs Initiative Act of 2014

House Ways & Means
Private Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans

Senate Finance
“Reforming America’s Outdated Energy Tax Code”

House Financial Services Committee
“Oversight of the Financial Stability Oversight Council”

House Transportation & Infrastructure
Committee Markup

Heritage Foundation
Corporate Inversions, Patriotism, and Tax Reform

House Small Business
“Is the FCC Responding to the Needs of Small Business and Rural America?”

Proposed Rule on Margin Requirements and a Final Rule on Utility Special Entities

Senate Commerce
Markup: Commerce Legislation
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