Today’s Daily Update

The House and Senate are in recess this week.

House

 

Friday:

  • Adapting to changing crude oil market conditions: The House passed H.R. 702, to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions, by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 159 noes, Roll No. 549.
    • Rejected the Hufman motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 179 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 548.
    • Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-29 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill.
    • Agreed to:
      • Delaney amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that adds an additional finding that the United States has reduced its oil consumption over the past decade, and increasing investment in clean energy technology and energy efficiency will lower energy prices, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase national security;
      • Huffman amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that requires the Secretary of the Energy to complete a study on the net greenhouse gas emissions that will result from the repeal of the crude oil export ban;
      • Lawrence amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that requires a study of the State of national implications of lifting the crude oil export ban with respect to consumers and the economy;
      • Cuellar amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that provides the Department of Energy authority to continue developing partnerships in the areas of oil and gas exploration, production, midstream, and refining with minority serving institutions, including Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities; would encourage public private partnerships between the Department of Energy and minority serving institutions;
      • Jackson Lee amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that requires the lifted ban to be assessed after 10 years and directs the Secretaries of Energy and Commerce to work together to review the impact of lifting the ban as it relates to promoting U.S. energy and national security and report their findings to Congress;
      • Jackson Lee amendment (No. 10 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that directs the Secretaries of Energy and Commerce to work together and submit a report within 180 days on how lifting the ban on crude oil exports will help create opportunities for veterans and women in the U.S., while promoting energy and national security;
      • Messer amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that ensures the Administration is able to ban the export of crude oil to state sponsors of terrorism (by a recorded vote of 414 ayes to 1 noe, Roll No. 546); and
      • Messer amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that prohibits the export of crude oil, refined petroleum products, and petrochemical products to the Islamic Republic of Iran (by a recorded vote of 419 ayes with none voting ”noe”, Roll No. 547).
    • Rejected:
      • Amash amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-290) that sought to strike section 6 and its related findings in section 1; remove the provision increasing the authorization of appropriations for the Maritime Security Fleet (by a recorded vote of 109 ayes to 306 noes, Roll No. 545).
    • H. Res. 466, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 538) and (H.R. 702) was agreed to yesterday, October 8th.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Friday:

  • The Senate met in pro forma session.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

  

 FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3738: To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to improve the transparency, accountability, governance, and operations of the Office of Financial Research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] (introduced 10/9/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 10/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.3731: To establish a Rare Disease Therapeutics Corporation to encourage the development of high-risk, high-return therapies for rare diseases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Vargas, Juan [CA-51] (introduced 10/9/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3742: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow for certain third party payments.
Sponsor: Rep Cramer, Kevin [ND] (introduced 10/9/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.3732: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt private foundations from the tax on excess business holdings in the case of certain philanthropic enterprises which are independently supervised, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 10/9/2015) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3733: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain provisions of the renewable energy credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 10/9/2015) Cosponsors (26)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/9/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.