Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete consideration of H.R. 3461 relating to the nuclear program in Iran and begin consideration of H.R. 3460 to suspend the authority of the President related to Iran sanctions.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Finding that the President has not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015: The House agreed to H. Res. 411, finding that the President has not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, by a yea-and-nay vote of 245 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 492.
  • H. Res. 412, the rule providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 411) and providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 3461) and (H.R. 3460) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 243 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 491, after the previous question was ordered.
  • Approving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran: The House considered H.R. 3461, to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran. Further proceedings were postponed.
  • H. Res. 412, the rule providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 411) and providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 3461) and (H.R. 3460) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 243 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 491, after the previous question was ordered.

Today:

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 3461 – To Approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran (Closed Rule, No Further Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. John Boehner / Foreign Affairs Committee)

  • H.R. 3460 – To suspend until January 21, 2017, the authority of the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran (Closed Rule, Two Hours of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam / Foreign Affairs Committee / Ways and Means Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Hire More Heroes Act–Agreement: Senate continued 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.
  • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
    By 58 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 264), 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. 2640.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on the joint resolution, be withdrawn.
  • A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell Amendment No. 2640, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of September 10, 2015, a vote on cloture will occur at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
  • A motion was entered to close further debate on the joint resolution, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of McConnell Amendment No. 2640.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 1 p.m., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Senate resume consideration of the joint resolution, with the time until 6 p.m., equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; and that notwithstanding rule XXII, the cloture motions filed during today’s session on McConnell Amendment No. 2640, and on the joint resolution, ripen at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
  • Pro Forma–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, September 11, 2015, for a pro forma session, with no business conducted; and that when the Senate adjourns on September 11, 2015, it next convene at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, September 11, 2015, for a pro forma session with no business conducted. When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will stand adjourned until 1:00pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
  • Tomorrow morning, Friday, September 11, at 8:46 a.m., the United States Congress will recognize Patriot Day by observing a campus-wide moment of silence. There will be no official gathering for the Moment of Silence.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Strengthening Medicaid Program Integrity and Closing Loopholes”

Notable Legislation Introduced

  

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3474 : To establish additional protections and disclosures for students and co-signers with respect to student loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 9/10/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/10/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

S.2028 : A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act, to advance the ability of credit unions to promote small business growth and economic development opportunities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 9/10/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/10/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HEALTH

S.2023 : A bill to ensure greater affordability of prescription drugs.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 9/10/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/10/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 TAX

H.R.3475 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to assist in the support of children living in poverty by allowing a refundable credit to grandparents of those children for the purchase household items for the benefit of those children, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Veasey, Marc A. [TX-33] (introduced 9/10/2015) Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/10/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3479 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for developing and implementing plans to address non-point source pollution affecting nationally significant estuaries.
Sponsor: Rep MacArthur, Thomas [NJ-3] (introduced 9/10/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/10/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3485 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit 501(c)(4) entities from participating in, or intervening in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign.
Sponsor: Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle [NM-1] (introduced 9/10/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/10/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.3488 : To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations applicable to the Interstate System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] (introduced 9/10/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/10/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.