Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will continue consideration of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House met in pro forma session.

Today:

  • On Tuesday, 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. 810 – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Steven Palazzo / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 719 – TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 720 – Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 710 – Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Homeland Security Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act: Senate resumed 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.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm, with the first hour equally divided and with the Democrats controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking Committee
“Regulatory Relief for Community Banks & Credit Unions”

Treasury Advisory Committee on Insurance
“Committee Meeting: Retirement security, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, evolving insurance issues related to ride-sharing companies”

Senate Finance Committee
“Getter to Yes on Tax Reform: What Lessons Can Congress Learn from the Tax Reform Act of 1986?”

Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
“Vaccine Preventable Diseases”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

ENERGY

S.411 : A bill to authorize the approval of natural gas pipelines and establish deadlines and expedite permits for certain natural gas gathering lines on Federal land and Indian land.
Sponsor: Sen Barrasso, John [WY] (introduced 2/9/2015) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

HEALTH

H.R.815 : To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to preserve consumer and employer access to licensed independent insurance producers.
Sponsor: Rep Long, Billy [MO-7] (introduced 2/9/2015) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.817 : To suspend the implementation of zip code reclassifications for Medicare payment for ambulance services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-22] (introduced 2/9/2015) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2015 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.818 : To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Sponsor: Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] (introduced 2/9/2015) Cosponsors (23)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2015 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.

TAX

H.R.811 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide notice to charities and other nonprofit organizations before their tax-exempt status is automatically revoked.
Sponsor: Rep Young, Todd C. [IN-9] (introduced 2/9/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.413 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny tax deductions for corporate regulatory violations.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 2/9/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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