Today’s Daily Update

The Senate stands adjourned until 1:00pm on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act : Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 36, to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 54 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 268), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
      • Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act: By 54 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 269), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate upon reconsideration rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2685, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • The motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on June 18, 2015, was agreed to.
      • The motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on June 18, 2015, was agreed to.
  • Hire More Heroes Act–Agreement: Senate resumed 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 and motions proposed thereto:
    • Rejected:
      • McConnell motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions,
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2660, to prohibit the President from waiving, suspending, reducing, providing relief from, or otherwise limiting the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran. (Senate tabled the motion.)
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2658 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2640), to change the enactment date. (Senate tabled the amendment.)
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2640, of a perfecting nature. (Senate tabled the amendment.)
    • Pending:
      • McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 2669, making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2670 (to Amendment No. 2669), to change the enactment date.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2671 (to Amendment No. 2670), of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2672 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2669), to change the enactment date.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2673 (to Amendment No. 2672), of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions,
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2674, to change the enactment date.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2675 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2674), of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2676 (to Amendment No. 2675), of a perfecting nature.
      • A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 2669 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Tuesday, September 22, 2015, a vote on cloture will occur at 2 p.m., on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2661 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2660), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Foreign Relations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 2660 (listed above) was tabled.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2662 (to Amendment No. 2661), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 2661 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2660) (listed above) fell.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2659 (to Amendment No. 2658), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 2658 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2640) (listed above) was tabled.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2656 (to Amendment No. 2640), to prohibit the President from waiving, suspending, reducing, providing relief from, or otherwise limiting the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 2640 (listed above) was tabled.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 2657 (to Amendment No. 2656), to change the enactment date, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 2656 (to Amendment No. 2640) (listed above) fell.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 1 p.m., on Thursday, September 24, 2015, Senate resume consideration of the joint resolution, with the time until 2 p.m., equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that notwithstanding rule XXII, the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 2669, ripen at 2 p.m., on Thursday, September 24, 2015; and that the filing deadline for all first-degree and second-degree amendments to McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 2669, be at 1:30 p.m.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

  

HEALTH

S.2066 : A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
Sponsor: Sen Sasse, Ben [NE] (introduced 9/22/2015) Cosponsors (23)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

TAX

H.R.3590 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in the income threshold used in determining the deduction for medical care.
Sponsor: Rep McSally, Martha [AZ-2] (introduced 9/22/2015) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.3584 : To authorize, streamline, and identify efficiencies within the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Katko, John [NY-24] (introduced 9/22/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.3585 : To authorize surface transportation research and development programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Comstock, Barbara [VA-10] (introduced 9/22/2015) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

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