Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.61, the legislative vehicle for the Congressional disapproval of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement. The House will begin consideration of H. J. Res. 64 – Disapproving of the agreement transmitted to Congress by the President on July 19, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2015: H.R. 1344, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children;
    • National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2015: H.R. 1725, amended, to amend and reauthorize the controlled substance monitoring program under section 399O of the Public Health Service Act;
    • Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015: H.R. 1462, to combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome;
    • Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015: H.R. 2820, to reauthorize the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005; and
    • E-Warranty Act of 2015: S. 1359, to allow manufacturers to meet warranty and labeling requirements for consumer products by displaying the terms of warranties on Internet websites, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 388 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 490.
  • Recess: The House recessed at 4:57 p.m. and reconvened at 6:32 p.m.
  • Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 70, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
  • Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 73, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the 2nd Annual Fallen Firefighters Congressional Flag Presentation Ceremony.
  • Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 74, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for an event to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March.

Today:

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Begin Consideration of H. J. Res. 64 – Disapproving of the agreement transmitted to Congress by the President on July 19, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee / Financial Services Committee / Judiciary Committee / Oversight and Government Reform Committee / Ways and Means Committee)
    • The Rule provides for ten hours of debate equally divided among the committees of jurisdiction with a final period of debate, which shall not exceed one hour, controlled by the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Hire More Heroes Act–Agreement:
    • Senate began consideration of H.J. Res. 61, amending 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, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Pending:
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2640, of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2641 (to Amendment No. 2640), to change the enactment date.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2642 (to Amendment No. 2641), of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2643 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2640), to change the enactment date.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2644 (to Amendment No. 2643), of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 2645, to change the enactment date.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2646 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2645), of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2647 (to Amendment No. 2646), of a perfecting nature.
    • A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, with the time until 12:30 p.m., equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that the Senate recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., to allow for the weekly conference meetings; and that the time from 2:15 p.m. until 7 p.m., also be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, and that the time from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., be controlled by the Democrats, and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., be controlled by the Majority.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.61, the legislative vehicle for the Congressional disapproval of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement. The time until 12:30pm will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • The time from 2:15pm until 7:00pm will also be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees, and that the time from 5:00—6:00pm will be controlled by the Democrats and from 6:00—7:00pm will be controlled by the Republicans.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees”

House Financial Services
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing
“Could America Do More? An Examination of U.S. Efforts to Stop the Financing of Terror”

Notable Legislation Introduced

  

ENERGY

H.R.3447 : To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
Sponsor: Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] (introduced 9/8/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3454 : To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of Energy to conduct a fuel system requirements harmonization study, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walorski, Jackie [IN-2] (introduced 9/8/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3450 : To amend the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit private educational lenders from requiring accelerated repayment of private education loans upon the death or disability of a cosigner of the loan.
Sponsor: Rep Kildee, Daniel T. [MI-5] (introduced 9/8/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3451 : To amend title 11 of the United States Code to make student loans dischargeable.
Sponsor: Rep Kildee, Daniel T. [MI-5] (introduced 9/8/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.3453 : To clarify the regulatory treatment of Federal Home Loan Bank products.
Sponsor: Rep Scott, David [GA-13] (introduced 9/8/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

HEALTH

H.R.3443 : To prohibit the provision of funds under title X of the Public Health Service Act to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics during a period of review by the Government Accountability Office and the Congress.
Sponsor: Rep Ellmers, Renee L. [NC-2] (introduced 9/8/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3444 : To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to reduce Medicaid and CHIP fraud in the territories of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] (introduced 9/8/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 TAX

H.R.3452 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any amount awarded under a Federal Pell Grant and any portion of a scholarship used by a full-time student for room and board.
Sponsor: Rep Kildee, Daniel T. [MI-5] (introduced 9/8/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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