Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.1735, Defense Authorization. The House will complete consideration of H.R. 2578 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 and move to consideration of H.R. 2577 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 287 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2577) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2578) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.”
    • On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 242 – 180 (Roll no. 268).
  • Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 287. H.R. 2578 — “Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.”
    • Amendments were considered.
  • Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2578 — “Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.”
    • Amendments were considered.

Today:

  • On Wednesday, 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: TBD.
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 2578 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (Modified Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Culberson / Appropriations Committee)
    • The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order any amendment offered that complies with the House rules. Additionally, the Rule provides for 10 minutes of debate per amendment equally divided between the proponent and an opponent and up to 10 pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate offered by the Chair and Ranking Member or their designee.
    • Postponed Amendment Votes:
      • Rep. Robert Pittenger Amendment
      • Rep. Jerrold Nadler Amendment
      • Rep. Sam Farr Amendment
      • Rep. Marsha Blackburn Amendment
      • Rep. Bill Foster Amendment
      • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici Amendment
      • Rep. Keith Ellison Amendment
      • Rep. Alan Grayson Amendment #1
      • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Amendment
      • Rep. Alan Grayson Amendment #2
      • Rep. Tom McClintock Amendment
      • Rep. Scott Perry Amendment
      • Rep. Scott Garrett Amendment
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 2577 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (Modified Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart / Appropriations Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order any amendment offered that complies with the House rules. Additionally, the Rule provides for 10 minutes of debate per amendment equally divided between the proponent and an opponent and up to 10 pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate offered by the Chair and Ranking Member or their designee.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Roll Call Votes:
    • Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act; invoked: 83-14.
    • McConnell second degree SA #1451 (amicus); not agreed to: 42-56.
    • McConnell first degree to the substitute SA #1450 (12 month transition); not agreed to: 44-54.
    • McConnell SA #1449 (substitute); not agreed to: 43-56.
    • Passage of H.R.2048, USA Freedom Act, as amended, if amended; passed: 67-32.
  • Executive Business:
    • Confirmed by unanimous consent Executive Calendar #79, Michael Keith Yudin, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am, with the time equally divided and with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half.
  • By unanimous consent, at 11:00am the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.1735, Defense Authorization, and it will be in order for Senator McCain to offer amendment #1463, the text of which is identical to S.1376, the Armed Services Committee reported NDAA bill. The time until 2:30pm will be for debate only and equally divided between the bill managers or their designees.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Challenges and Implications of EPA’s Proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ground-Level Ozone and Legislative Hearing on S. 638, S. 751, and S. 640”

Securities and Exchange Commission meeting
Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

House Energy & Commerce Committee
Markup: H.R. 2576, “TSCA Modernization Act of 2015”

Senate Finance Committee
Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act of 2015

Senate HELP
“Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Ensuring College Affordability”

House Financial Services Committee
“Examining the Export-Import Bank’s Reauthorization Request and the Government’s Role in Export Financing”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Discussion Draft on Accountability and Department of Energy Perspectives on Title IV: Energy Efficiency”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

CYBERSECURITY

H.R.2602 : To enhance enforcement of laws related to cybercrimes against persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Clark, Katherine M. [MA-5] (introduced 6/2/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1478 : A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to develop a comprehensive plan to support civil authorities in response to cyber attacks by foreign powers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rounds, Mike [SD] (introduced 6/2/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.1484 : An original bill to improve accountability and transparency in the United States financial regulatory system, protect access to credit for consumers, provide sensible relief to financial institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] (introduced 6/2/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 103.

HEALTH

H.R.2614 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an expert advisory panel regarding relative value scale process used under the Medicare physician fee schedule, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 6/2/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.2608 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow manufacturing businesses to establish tax-free manufacturing reinvestment accounts to assist them in providing for new equipment and facilities and workforce training.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 6/2/2015) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2619 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to Patriot employers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 6/2/2015) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1486 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to Patriot employers, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 6/2/2015) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.2609 : To amend title 23, United States Code, to repeal the transportation alternatives program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 6/2/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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