Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will continue considering the motion to proceed to consideration of the S. 1 to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

House

 

Friday:

  • Keystone XL Pipeline Act: The House passed H.R. 3, to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, by a yea-and-nay vote of 266 yeas to 153 nays with one answering ”present”, Roll No. 16.
  • Rejected the Garamendi motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 180 yeas to 237 nays, of Roll No. 15.
  • H. Res. 19, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 3) and (H.R. 30), was agreed to on January 8.

Today:

  • The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 203 – Clay Hunt SAV Act (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Walz / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 33 – Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Ways and Means Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
    • Keystone XL Pipeline–Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1, to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 2 p.m., on Monday, January 12, 2015, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided and controlled in the usual form.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, January 12, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, the Keystone bill. The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided and controlled in the usual form.
  • 5:30pm—1 roll call vote
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1, the Keystone bill.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings covered today.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

HEALTH

H.R.244 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the Medicare prescription drug program to further transparency of payment methodologies to pharmacies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Collins, Doug [GA-9] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Armed Services; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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.

H.R.248 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the employer health insurance mandate.
Sponsor: Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-3] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.265 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (27)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.235 : To permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act.
Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.253 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of small business start-up savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.254 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction for start-up expenditures for business for 2015 and 2016.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.255 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for qualified manufacturing facility construction costs and to allow a credit against tax for qualified manufacturing facility construction costs.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.256 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for equity investments in research intensive small business concerns.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.260 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.
Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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