Today’s Daily Update

The Senate resumed consideration of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in 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. 212 – Drinking Water Protection Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 734 – Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Scalise / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1020 – STEM Education Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology 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.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 47 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 57), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
  • Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 24, 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 conference meetings.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Future of Community Policing

Senate Finance Committee
“Tax Reform, Growth and Efficiency”

Senate Banking Committee
Semiannual Monetary Policy Report

House Committee on Rules
H.R. 529—To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve 529 plans.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

ENERGY

S.535 : A bill to promote energy efficiency.
Sponsor: Sen Portman, Rob [OH] (introduced 2/23/2015) Cosponsors (7)
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2015 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.530 : A bill to require the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 2/23/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HEALTH

S.531 : A bill to permit health insurance issuers to offer additional plan options to individuals.
Sponsor: Sen Flake, Jeff [AZ] (introduced 2/23/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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