Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 702 – To Adapt to Changing Crude Oil Market Conditions.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Native American Energy Act: The House passed H.R. 538, to facilitate the development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, by a yea-and-nay vote of 254 yeas to 173 nays, Roll No. 544.
    • Rejected the Ben Ray Lujan (NM) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 184 yeas to 239 nays, Roll No. 543.
    • Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-30 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read.
    • Agreed to:
      • Young (AK) amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-290) that clarifies that a state, tribes, and local governments in an affected area of a proposed federal action on Indian lands may continue as provided under current law to comment on an environmental impact statement required under the National Environmental Policy Act, and that Section 4 shall not limit any public comment on a federal action concerning gaming on Indian lands under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act; and
      • Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-290) that allows the Forest Service to create a pilot program that would execute contracts with tribes to perform administrative, management, and other functions of programs of the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004.
  • H. Res. 466, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 538) and (H.R. 702) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 244 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 542, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 541.

Today:

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes: TBD
  • H.R. 702 – To Adapt to Changing Crude Oil Market Conditions, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Justin Amash Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Delaney / Curbelo / Gibson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Jared Huffman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Brenda Lawrence Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Messer / Lowenthal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Luke Messer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Henry Cuellar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. John Garamendi Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2028, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 49 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 278), 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.
  • Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act–Agreement: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2146, to hold sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for defying Federal law, to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed, and to provide liability protection for State and local law enforcement who cooperate with Federal law enforcement.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, October 8, 2015, a vote on cloture will occur at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 4 p.m., on Monday, October 19, 2015, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
  • Pro Forma Session–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn until 10 a.m., on Friday, October 9, 2015, for a pro forma session only, with no business being conducted; that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, October 9, 2015, it next convene for pro forma session only with no business conducted on the following dates and times: at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, and at 10 a.m., on Friday, October 16, 2015; that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, October 16, 2015, it next convene at 4 p.m., on Monday, October 19, 2015.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Markup if Reconciliation Submissions
House Budget

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

  

 FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3725: To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to guarantee principal and interest payments on bonds issued by the government of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, including its public corporations and instrumentalities, on the condition that the government of the territory demonstrates meaningful improvement in the management of its public finances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 10/8/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 10/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.3712: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to mental health services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] (introduced 10/8/2015) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.3716: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services certain information with respect to provider terminations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bucshon, Larry [IN-8] (introduced 10/8/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3718: To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Sponsor: Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] (introduced 10/8/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/8/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.2172: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections for consumers against excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory increases in premium rates.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 10/8/2015) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/8/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.