Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider two housing related bills and a motion to go to Conference on the FY16 budget.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
  • Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act of 2015: H.R. 299, to amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to authorize privately insured credit unions to become members of a Federal home loan bank;
  • Eliminate Privacy Notice Confusion Act: H.R. 601, to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to provide an exception to the annual privacy notice requirement;
  • Helping Expand Lending Practices in Rural Communities Act: H.R. 1259, to provide for an application process for interested parties to apply for an area to be designated as a rural area, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 145;
  • Bureau Advisory Commission Transparency Act: H.R. 1265, to apply the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 146;
  • Amending the Expedited Funds Availability Act: H.R. 1367, to amend the Expedited Funds Availability Act to clarify the application of that Act to American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands; and
  • SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act: H.R. 1480, to ensure access to certain information for financial services industry regulators, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 147.

Today:

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • H.R. 650 – Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2015 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Fincher / Financial Services Committee)
  • H.R. 685 – Mortgage Choice Act of 2015 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)
  • Motion to go to Conference on S. Con. Res. 11 – FY2016 Budget, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed from the following treaty: Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Japan (Treaty Doc. No. 114-1).
  • The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed.
  • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • By a unanimous vote of 95 yeas (Vote No. EX. 136), Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 10:30 until 11:30am to allow for the all senators briefing and will recess again from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly conference meetings.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Finance Committee
Medicare Audit And Appeals Issues

Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
FAA Reauthorization

House Appropriations Committee
Budget Hearing – Defense Health Program

House Agriculture Committee
CFTC Reauthorization

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Oversight of the Ongoing Rail, Pipeline and Hazmat Rulemakings”

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“Five Years of Broken Promises: How the President’s Health Care Law Is Affecting America’s Workplaces”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
TSCA Modernization Act

House Foreign Affairs Committee
“The Crude Oil Export Ban: Helpful or Hurtful?”

House Homeland Security Committee
Markup: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement (NCPA) Act

House Judiciary Committee
H.R. 9, the “Innovation Act

Senate Armed Services Committee
Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization: Military Cyber Programs

House Energy & Commerce Committee
Markup of H.R. ___ Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

CYBERSECURITY

H.R.1731 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance multi-directional sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks and strengthen privacy and civil liberties protections, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.1753 : To establish a National Office for Cyberspace, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

DEFENSE

H.R.1735 : To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.1738 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to modernize and implement the national integrated public alert and warning system to disseminate homeland security information and other information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-12] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

ENERGY

H.R.1734 : To amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment.
Sponsor: Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (22)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.1737 : To nullify certain guidance of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and to provide requirements for guidance issued by the Bureau with respect to indirect auto lending.
Sponsor: Rep Guinta, Frank C. [NH-1] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.1741 : To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of health care professionals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bucshon, Larry [IN-8] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1752 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Kelly, Mike [PA-3] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (27)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1761 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the inclusion of occupational therapists in the National Health Service Corps Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-20] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.1745 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1750 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a program to populate downloadable tax forms with taxpayer return information.
Sponsor: Rep Foster, Bill [IL-11] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors(2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1757 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an increasingly larger earned income credit for families with more than 3 children.
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1758 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for adjustments in the individual income tax rates to reflect regional differences in the cost-of-living.
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] (introduced 4/13/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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