Today’s Daily Update

The House will vote on a motion to concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314 – Trade Act of 2015 and a motion to concur in the Senate Amendments with an Amendment to H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • 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.”
    • Roll call votes
      • On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 196 – 231 (Roll no. 346).
      • On agreeing to the Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 157 – 270 (Roll no. 347).
      • On agreeing to the Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 165 – 264 (Roll no. 348).
      • On agreeing to the Sablan amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 – 256 (Roll no. 349).
      • On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 81 – 347 (Roll no. 350).
      • On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 165 – 265 (Roll no. 351).
      • On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 51 – 378 (Roll no. 352).
      • On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 – 262 (Roll no. 353).
      • On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 242 (Roll no. 354).
      • On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 133 – 297 (Roll no. 355).
      • On agreeing to the Massie amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 255 – 174 (Roll no. 356).
      • On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 240 (Roll no. 357).
    • On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 278 – 149 (Roll no. 358).
  • Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 305 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations, and providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 644) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory.”
    • On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 212 (Roll no. 359).

Today:

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
  • Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1314 – Trade Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Ways and Means Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and will divide the question of concurring in the Senate Amendment.
  • Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments with an Amendment to H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Ways and Means Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Burr amendment #1569, as modified (cyber security and background checks); not invoked: 56-40.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed S.1568, Colorado VA
    • Passed H.R.615, Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act
    • Agreed to H.Con.Res.54, Pocket Constitution Reprinting
  • Executive Business
    • Confirmed the following nomination by voice vote:
      • Executive Calendar #145 Douglas J. Kramer, of Kansas, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Science, Space and Technology Committee
“U.S. Surface Transportation: Technology Driving the Future”

House Energy & Commerce Committee
“EPA’s Proposed Ozone Rule”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

ENERGY

S.1554 : A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study with respect to stormwater runoff from oil and gas operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 6/11/2015) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

DEFENSE

S.1558 : An original bill making appropriations for Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] (introduced 6/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 114-63
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 115.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.1560 : A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to provide end-users with a reasonable amount of time to meet their margin requirements and to repeal certain indemnification requirements for regulatory authorities to obtain access to swap data required to be provided by swaps entities.
Sponsor: Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] (introduced 6/11/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.1565 : A bill to allow the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to provide greater protection to servicemembers.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 6/11/2015) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HEALTH

H.R.2739 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
Sponsor: Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] (introduced 6/11/2015) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1566 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
Sponsor: Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] (introduced 6/11/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

TAX

S.1562 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform taxation of alcoholic beverages.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 6/11/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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