Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will hold a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.625, Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.

House

 

Friday:

  • House Democracy Partnership–Reappointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she reappointed the following Members of the House to the House Democratic Partnership: Representatives Price (NC), Capps, Farr, Ellison, Davis (CA), Moore, McDermott, and Titus.
  • Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy–Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of the following Members on the part of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy: Representatives Cummings and Ruppersberger.

Today:

  • The House is not in session today.

 

Senate

 

Friday:

  • The Senate met at 9:30:06 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 9:30:18 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Today:

  • When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will stand adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, March 9, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar numbers 15, 22, 49, and 50, with thirty minutes of debate equally divided. Upon the use or yielding back of time, at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations. At this point, we expect a roll call vote on the Marti nomination and voice votes on the remaining nominations.
  • Prior to adjourning, Senator McConnell moved to proceed to S.625, Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, and filed cloture on the motion. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday, March 10.
    • Approximately 5:30pm—1 roll call, 3 voice votes expected:
      • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #15, Daniel Henry Marti, of Virginia, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (roll call);
      • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #22, Michelle K. Lee, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (voice vote);
      • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #49, Jeffrey S. Hall, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring October 13, 2018 (voice vote); and
      • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #50, Dallas P. Tonsager, of South Dakota, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring May 21, 2020 (voice vote).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

FDA
Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

H.R.1342 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] (introduced 3/6/2015) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2015 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.

TAX

H.R.1341 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the phaseout of the health insurance tax credit for geographic variations in the cost-of-living.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-5] (introduced 3/6/2015) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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