Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will begin consideration of S. 178, to provide justice for the victims of trafficking.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House is not in session today.

Today:

  • The House is not in session today.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Passed:
  • Office of Compliance Administrative and Technical Corrections Act: Senate passed H.R. 1213, to make administrative and technical corrections to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.
  • Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 625, to provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating to Iran’s nuclear program, be withdrawn.
  • Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Senate begin consideration of S. 178, to provide justice for the victims of trafficking, until 12:30 p.m. with the time equally divided.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am with the time equally divided and the Republicans controlling the first half and Democrats controlling the final half. At 11:00am, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.178, a bill to provide justice for the victims of trafficking, for debate only and with the time equally divided until 12:30pm.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

FDA
Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
“Continuing America’s Leadership in Medical Innovation for Patients”

Senate Finance Committee
“Tax Complexity, Compliance and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform”

Deadly Cancers Coalition
“The Path to Precision Medicine for the Deadliest Cancers”

Senate Banking Committee
“Venture Exchanges and Small-Cap Companies”

CFPB Field Hearing w/ CFPB Director Richard Cordray

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

S.679 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data.
Sponsor: Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI] (introduced 3/9/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/9/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TAX

S.676 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent tax-related identity theft and tax fraud, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] (introduced 3/9/2015) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/9/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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