Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider bills on Medical Preparedness, Interoperability. and Social Media.

House

 

Friday:

  • The House met in pro forma session.

Today:

  • On Monday, 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. 361 – Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 615 – Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 623 – Social Media Working Group Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee / Homeland Security Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act–Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 240, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Friday, January 30, 2015, a vote on cloture will occur at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding rule XXII, that if the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill is agreed to, all post-cloture time be yielded back, and Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Monday, February 2, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees. At 4:30pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #6, H.R.203, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act. The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided in the usual form. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of the bill.
  • This morning Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #5, H.R.240, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and filed cloture on the motion.
    • By consent, the cloture vote will occur at 2:30pm on Tuesday, February 3. If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back and the Senate would proceed to a vote on the motion to proceed to the bill.
  • Monday, February 2, 2015—5:30pm:
    • Passage of H.R.203, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015—2:30pm:
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.240, a bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015; and, if cloture is invoked, Motion to proceed to H.R.240.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

There are no hearings scheduled for today.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

HEALTH

H.R.626 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require Medicare Advantage organizations to disclose certain information on the changes made to the MA plan offered by such organization pursuant to changes required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Denham, Jeff [CA-10] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 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.

H.R.628 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generating devices.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.633 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit the sharing of personally identifiable information obtained through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace for marketing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Young, Don [AK] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.622 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction of State and local general sales taxes.
Sponsor: Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (35)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.625 : To eliminate the incentive for corporations to continue to hold accumulated earnings offshore, to invest in domestic infrastructure, to provide for international tax reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Delaney, John K. [MD-6] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Rules Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rules, 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.629 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the reduced recognition period for built-in gains of S corporations.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.630 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain rules regarding basis adjustments to stock of S corporations making charitable contributions of property.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.631 : To amend section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (41)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.324 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules relating to loans made from a qualified employer plan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] (introduced 1/30/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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