Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will consider a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the trade-related legislation. The House will consider H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 as well as a series of bills under suspension of the rules related to public safety.

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.
  • H.R. 1732 – Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Donna Edwards Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Dan Kildee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) S. 665 – Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Sen. Ben Cardin / Judiciary Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 606 – Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act (Sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 2146 – Defending Public Safety Employees Retirement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Reichert / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 723 – Fallen Heroes Flag Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Peter King / House Administration Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Passed:
  • United States Citizens in Iran: By a unanimous vote of 90 yeas (Vote No. 175), Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 16, stating the policy of the United States regarding the release of United States citizens in Iran.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm with the time equally divided and with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • The time from 2:15 until 2:30pm will be equally divided prior to a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.1314, the legislative vehicle for the trade-related legislation.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

ENERGY

S.1270 : A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Gardner, Cory [CO] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1271 : A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to prevent or minimize the venting and flaring of gas in oil and gas production operations in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Markey, Edward J. [MA] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1274 : A bill to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to reauthorize Federal agencies to enter into long-term contracts for the acquisition of energy.
Sponsor: Sen Hirono, Mazie K. [HI] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1275 : A bill to establish a Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program in the Department of Energy to provide financial assistance to promote energy efficiency and onsite renewable technologies in manufacturing and industrial facilities.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1276 : A bill to amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to increase energy exploration and production on the outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cassidy, Bill [LA] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1278 : A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the conduct of certain lease sales in the Alaska outer Continental Shelf region, to make certain modifications to the North Slope Science Initiative, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1280 : A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish an annual production incentive fee with respect to Federal onshore and offshore land that is subject to a lease for production of oil or natural gas under which production is not occurring, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Markey, Edward J. [MA] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1282 : A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to consider the objective of improving the conversion, use, and storage of carbon dioxide produced from fossil fuels in carrying out research and development programs under that Act.
Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1283 : A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to repeal certain programs, to establish a coal technology program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1285 : A bill to authorize the Secretary of Energy to enter into contracts to provide certain price stabilization support relating to electric generation units that use coal-based generation technology.
Sponsor: Sen Heitkamp, Heidi [ND] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

TAX

S.1281 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a standard home office deduction.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Tom [NM] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TRADE

S.1268 : A bill to extend the trade adjustment assistance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 75.

S.1269 : A bill to reauthorize trade facilitation and trade enforcement functions and activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 5/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 76.

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