Today’s Daily Update

Senate will continue consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act and continue consideration of H.R. 1735, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense. The House will consider H.R. 2596 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Designating the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the ”J. Waties Waring Judicial Center”: H.R. 2131, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the ”J. Waties Waring Judicial Center”;
    • Designating the ”PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway” in the State of Texas: H.R. 2559, to designate the ”PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway” in the State of Texas, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 389 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 365;
    • Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Iran should immediately release the three United States citizens that it holds, as well as provide all known information on any United States citizens that have disappeared within its borders: H. Res. 233, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Iran should immediately release the three United States citizens that it holds, as well as provide all known information on any United States citizens that have disappeared within its borders, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 391 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 364;
    • Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 141 Paloma Drive in Floresville, Texas, as the ”Floresville Veterans Post Office Building”: H.R. 891, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 141 Paloma Drive in Floresville, Texas, as the ”Floresville Veterans Post Office Building”;
    • Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, Florida, as the ”Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office”: H.R. 1326, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, Florida, as the ”Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office”;
    • Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 East 167th Street in Bronx, New York, as the ”Herman Badillo Post Office Building”: H.R. 1350, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 East 167th Street in Bronx, New York, as the ”Herman Badillo Post Office Building”; and
    • Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, Missouri, as the ”Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office”: H.R. 728, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, Missouri, as the ”Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office”.

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: 5:15-6:15 p.m.
  • H.R. 2596 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes / Permanent Select Intelligence Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Reps. Israel / Lamborn / Graham Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Israel / Hanna Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Crowley / Serrano / Curbelo Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Keating / McCaul / Katko / Loudermilk Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Bill Keating Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Schiff / Smith (WA) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Rooney / Sewell Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Seth Moulton Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Turner / Rogers (AL) / Engel Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Sam Farr Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Sinema / Fitzpatrick Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Crowley et. al. Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Joe Wilson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Poe / Keating #1 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • National Defense Authorization Act–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 11:30 a.m., notwithstanding the provisions of rule XXII, Senate vote on or in relation to Feinstein (for McCain) Amendment No. 1889 (to Amendment No. 1463) to reaffirm the prohibition on torture, with no second-degree amendments in order to the amendment prior to the vote; that at 2:15 p.m., Senate vote on or in relation to McCain (for Ernst/Boxer) Amendment No. 1549 (to Amendment No. 1463) to provide for a temporary, emergency authorization of defense articles, defense services, and related training directly to the Kurdistan Regional Government, followed by a vote on or in relation to Reed (for Gillibrand) Amendment No. 1578 (to Amendment No. 1463) to reform procedures for determinations to proceed to trial by court-martial for certain offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, as under the order of Thursday, June 11, 2015, with no second-degree amendments in order to McCain (for Ernst/Boxer) Amendment No. 1549 (to Amendment No. 1463) and Reed (for Gillibrand) Amendment No. 1578 (to Amendment No. 1463) prior to the votes; followed by the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McCain Amendment No. 1463, in the nature of a substitute.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Senate resume consideration of H.R. 1735, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, with the time until 11:30 a.m. divided in the usual form; that the filing deadline for all second-degree amendments to the bill and to McCain Amendment No. 1463, in the nature of a substitute be at 12:15 p.m.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1735, NDAA, with the time until 11:30am equally divided. At 11:30am, the Senate will vote in relation to the McCain-Feinstein amendment #1889 (torture).
    • The filing deadline for all second degree amendments to H.R.1735 and the McCain substitute amendment, is set for 12:15pm.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15 to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote in relation to the Ernst amendment #1549 (arming the Kurds) and Gillibrand amendment #1578 (sexual assault in the military) and on the motion to invoke cloture on the McCain substitute amendment #1463 to H.R.1735.
  • 11:30am – 1 roll call vote expected:
    • McCain-Feinstein amendment #1889 (torture)
  • 2:15pm – 3 roll call votes expected:
    • Ernst amendment #1549 (Arming the Kurds);
    • Gillibrand amendment #1578 (sexual assault in the military);
    • Cloture on the McCain substitute amendment #1463 to H.R.1735, NDAA

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

FDIC Board Meeting
Deposit Insurance Assessments for Small Banks

House Financial Services Committee
“A Global Perspective on Cyber Threats”

House Oversight & Government Reform
OPM Data Breach

House Energy & Commerce Committee
EPA’s Proposed Ozone Rule and Manufacturing Impact

Senate Appropriations Committee
FY 2016 Appropriations: Homeland Security

House Financial Services Committee
“Legislative Proposals to Modernize Business Development Companies and Expand Investment Opportunities”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.2769 : To require the National Credit Union Administration to conduct a study of the appropriate capital requirements for credit unions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] (introduced 6/15/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

 H.R.2774 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit recovery of certain overpayments through tax refund offsets and to prohibit the application of the earnings test with respect to child’s insurance benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-16] (introduced 6/15/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TAX

H.R.2771 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar limitation on employer-provided group term life insurance that can be excluded from the gross income of the employee.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 6/15/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2775 : To grant States authority to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws on remote transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] (introduced 6/15/2015) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.2786 : To require the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to submit a report on cross-border rail security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Vela, Filemon [TX-34] (introduced 6/15/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

 

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