Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete consideration of H.R. 2685 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1735.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 303 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2685) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2393) to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements with respect to beef, pork, and chicken, and for other purposes.” On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 244 – 187 (Roll no. 330).
  • Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 295 — “Supporting local law enforcement agencies in their continued work to serve our communities, and supporting their use of body worn cameras to promote transparency to protect both citizens and officers alike.” On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 – 6, 1 Present (Roll no. 331).
  • Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 303. H.R. 2685 — “Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.”
  • Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2393 — “To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements with respect to beef, pork, and chicken, and for other purposes.” On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 300 – 131 (Roll no. 333).
  • Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2685 — “Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.”

Today:

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments with an Amendment to H.R. 1295 – Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Ways and Means Committee)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 2685 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 (Modified Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee)
    • Postponed Amendment Votes:
      • Rep. Adam Schiff Amendment
      • Rep. Barbara Lee Amendment #1
      • Rep. Barbara Lee Amendment #2
      • Rep. Gregorio Sablan Amendment
      • Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment #1
      • Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment #1
      • Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment #2
      • Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment #2
      • Rep. Keith Ellison Amendment
      • Rep. Jason Smith Amendment
      • Rep. Thomas Massie Amendment

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to table the Kirk-Ayotte amendment #1986 (Ex-Im); not agreed to: 31-65.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed Calendar #100, S.253, Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2015.
    • Adopted S.Res.198, Second Founding.
  • Executive Business
    • Confirmed the following nominations by voice votes:
      • Executive Calendar #142, John W. Huber, of Utah, to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah.
      • Executive Calendar #143, Eileen Maura Decker, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Central District of California.
      • Executive Calendar #144, Eric Steven Miller, of Vermont, to be United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1735.
  • As a reminder, during Wednesday’s session of the Senate, Senator McConnell filed cloture on McCain for Burr amendment #1569, as modified, (cyber-security) to McCain #1463 (substitute) to H.R.1735, NDAA. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on the second legislative day. That vote could occur as early as 1:00am on Friday, June 12.
  • The filing deadline for second degree amendments to the McCain for Burr amendment #1569, as modified, (cyber-security) to McCain #1463 (substitute) to H.R.1735, NDAA, is one hour prior to the cloture vote.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee Markup: FY 2016 Financial Services and General Government

House Financial Services Committee
“The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development”

Senate Appropriations Committee
Draft Bill — Fiscal 2016 Defense Appropriations

House Judiciary Committee
Innovation Act Markup

House Oversight and Government Reform
“Examining Fraud, Waste and Abuse at the Export-Import Bank”

House Armed Services Committee
“The Department of Defense Views on the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission’s Recommendations for Military Health Care Reform”

House Financial Services Committee
“Examining Legislative Proposals to Preserve Consumer Choice and Financial Independence”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

S.1537 : A bill to establish grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for all hazards preparedness in the border area including bioterrorism, infectious disease, and noncommunicable emerging threats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Tom [NM] (introduced 6/10/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/10/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1549 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] (introduced 6/10/2015) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/10/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TAX

S.1548 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce the rate of the corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, deliver additional benefits to retired and disabled Americans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 6/10/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/10/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TRANSPORTATION

S.1541 : A bill to empower States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 6/10/2015) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/10/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1544 : A bill to rescind unused earmarks provided for the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Flake, Jeff [AZ] (introduced 6/10/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 6/10/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

 

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