Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 1090 – Retail Investor Protection Act, complete Consideration of H.R. 597, and H.R. 3819 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015. The Senate will resume consideration of S.754, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Motion to discharge committee: Pursuant to clause 2 of rule XV, Representative Fincher called up Motion No. 2, to discharge the Committee on Rules from the further consideration of H. Res. 450, providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Subsequently, the House agreed to the motion to discharge the Committee on Rules by a yea-and-nay vote of 246 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 569.
  • Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act–Rule for consideration: The House began consideration of H. Res. 450, providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 597) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Further proceedings were postponed.
  • Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
    • READ Act: H.R. 3033, amended, to require the President’s annual budget request to Congress each year to include a line item for the Research in Disabilities Education program of the National Science Foundation and to require the National Science Foundation to conduct research on dyslexia.

Today:

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:45-5:45 p.m.
  • H.R. 1090 – Retail Investor Protection Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
      • Rep. Stephen Lynch Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 597 – To Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Fincher / Financial Services Committee)
    • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
      • 1) H.R. 3819 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Passed:
  • Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 313, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability, and the bill was then passed.
  • Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 639, to amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to drug scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and with respect to registration of manufacturers and distributors seeking to conduct clinical testing, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
    • Portman (for Alexander) Amendment No. 2748, in the nature of a substitute.
  • Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act–Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Senate resume consideration of S. 754, to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, with the time until 11 a.m., equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; and that notwithstanding the provisions of rule XXII, that there be two minutes of debate equally divided prior to each vote, and that all votes after the first vote in each series be 10 minutes each.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.754, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.
  • At 11:00am, the post-cloture time on Burr-Feinstein substitute amendment #2716 will be considered expired and the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments:
    • Wyden amendment #2621, as modified;
    • Heller amendment #2548, as modified;
    • Leahy amendment #2587, as modified;
    • Flake amendment #2582; and
    • Franken amendment #2612, as further modified.
  • Following disposition of the Franken amendment, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus meetings; the time from 2:15pm until 4:00pm will be equally divided prior to roll call votes on the following:
    • Coons amendment #2552;
    • Cotton amendment #2581, as modified;
    • Burr-Feinstein amendment #2716, as amended, if amended;
    • Motion to invoke cloture on S.754, as amended; and
    • Passage of S.754, as amended.
  • Senators should expect up to 5 roll call votes beginning at 11:00am and up to 5 roll call votes at 4:00pm.
  • The following amendments are pending to S.754, Cybersecurity
    • Burr-Feinstein amendment #2716 (substitute)
    • Cotton #2581 (FBI/Secret Service), as modified to correct instruction line
    • Coons #2552 (Personal ID information scrub), as modified to correct instruction line
    • Flake #2582 (6 year sunset)
    • Franken #2612 (cybersecurity and cyber threat indicator definition), as modified to correct instruction line
    • Heller #2548 (“reasonably believe”) as modified to correct instruction line
    • Leahy #2587 (Strike FOIA Exemption) , as modified to correct instruction line
    • Mikulski #2557 (Plus up Cyber funding OPM)
    • Whitehouse #2626, as modified (Cyber crime)
    • Wyden #2621 (Remove Personal ID information), as modified to correct instruction line

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Securities and Exchange Commission
Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee Public Meeting

House Science, Space & Technology Committee
“A Review of Progress by DHS, Science and Technology Directorate”

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
“College AIM: Evidence-Based Strategies for Targeting High Risk Drinking on College Campuses”

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
“VA and DOD IT: Electronic Health Records Interoperability”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

  

HEALTH

H.R.3831: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the annual comment period for payment rates under Medicare Advantage.
Sponsor: Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] (introduced 10/26/2015) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/26/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.

TAX

H.R.3832: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent tax-related identity theft and tax fraud, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Renacci, James B. [OH-16] (introduced 10/26/2015) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 10/26/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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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