Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway bill. The House will consider a series of 16 bills under suspension of the rules.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • On Monday, 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.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 1138 – Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 774 – Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Del. Madeleine Bordallo / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 3) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2499 – Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Small Business Committee)
    • 4) S. 1482 – Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley / Judiciary Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1656 – Secret Service Improvements Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 2750 – Improved Security Vetting for Aviation Workers Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 2770 – Keeping Our Travelers Safe and Secure Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 2843 – TSA PreCheck Expansion Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 2127 – Securing Expedited Screening Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 1300 – First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter King / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 2206 – State Wide Interoperable Communications Enhancement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 1634 – Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 998 – Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Meehan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 1831 – Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2014, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 15) H. J. Res. 61 – Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 675 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Abraham / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 1607 – Ruth Moore Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Hire More Heroes Act–Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, after taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
    • Pending:
      • McConnell Modified Amendment No. 2266, in the nature of a substitute.
      • McConnell (for Kirk) Amendment No. 2327 (to Amendment No. 2266), to reauthorize and reform the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2328 (to Amendment No. 2327), to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 entirely.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2329 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2266), of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2330 (to Amendment No. 2329), to change the enactment date.
      • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
        By 49 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 253), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell Amendment No. 2328 (to Amendment No. 2327) (listed above).
    • By 67 yeas to 26 nays (Vote No. 254), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on McConnell (for Kirk) Amendment No. 2327 (to Amendment No. 2266) (listed above).
    • Senate upheld the ruling of the Chair that Amendment No. 2301 is not in order because it is inconsistent with the Senate’s precedents with respect to the offering of amendments, their number, degree, and kind. Subsequently, Senator Cruz motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair was rejected.
    • Senate upheld the ruling of the Chair that Amendment No. 2282 is not in order because it is inconsistent with the Senate’s precedents with respect to the offering of amendments, their number, degree, and kind. Subsequently, Senator Lee motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair was rejected.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 2 p.m., on Monday, July 27, 2015; and that all time during the adjournment of the Senate count post-cloture on McConnell (for Kirk) Amendment No. 2327 (to Amendment No. 2266).

Today:

  • Schedule for Monday, July 27, 2015
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, July 27, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway bill. All time during adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on the Kirk amendment #2327 (Ex-Im reauthorization). If no agreement is reached, all post-cloture time on the Kirk amendment #2327 will expire at approximately 10:00pm Monday night.
  • Pending Amendments to H.R.22, the legislative vehicle for the Highway bill
    • McConnell amendment #2266, as modified (highway substitute)
    • McConnell for Kirk first degree amendment # 2327 (Ex-Im reauthorization)
    • McConnell first degree amendment to underlying bill #2329 (2 month surface transportation extension)
    • McConnell second degree amendment #2330 to SA #2329 (date change)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

S.1861 : A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 7/24/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2015 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 164.

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