Today’s Daily Update

The House will begin consideration of House Amendments to Senate Amendments to H.R. 22 – DRIVE Act. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1140, Federal Water Quality Protection Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2015: H.R. 3361, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Insider Threat Program;
    • Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act: H.R. 3505, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve the management and administration of the security clearance processes throughout the Department of Homeland Security;
    • Fusion Center Enhancement Act of 2015: H.R. 3598, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Network of Fusion Centers;
    • Department of Homeland Security Support to Fusion Centers Act of 2015: H.R. 3503, amended, to require an assessment of fusion center personnel needs;
    • Expressing concern over anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian Authority: H. Res. 293, amended, expressing concern over anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian Authority;
    • Directing the President to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization: H.R. 1853, to direct the President to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 582; and
    • Global Anti-Poaching Act: H.R. 2494, amended, to support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, and designate major wildlife trafficking countries.
  • Suspension–Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
  • Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe: H. Res. 354, amended, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe.

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: TBD
  • Postponed Suspension Vote on H. Res. 354 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)
  • Begin Consideration of House Amendments to Senate Amendments to H.R. 22 – DRIVE Act (Structured Rule) (Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Bill Shuster Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Swalwell / Schweikert Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Walden / Blumenauer / Herrera-Beutler / Graves (LA) Amendment(10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Garamendi / Ribble / LoBiondo Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Brian Babin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Massie / Lofgren / Eshoo Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Chuck Fleischmann Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Gibbs / Napolitano Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Gibson / Sean Patrick Maloney / Nadler Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Frank Guinta Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Hanna / Sean Patrick Maloney Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Markwayne Mullin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Ribble / Schrader / Rouzer / Peterson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Brown / Titus / Rice Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Mark DeSaulnier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Scott (VA) / Forbes Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Welch / Blumenauer / Quigley 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)
      • Reps. Blumenauer / Buchanan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Kathleen Rice Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #3 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Jimmy Duncan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Comstock / Smith (TX) / Lipinski Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Barletta / Lipinski Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Stephen Lynch Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. The Senate will not be in session on Monday, November 2.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1140, Federal Water Quality Protection Act, with the time until 12:30pm equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. The time from 2:15pm until 2:30pm will be equally divided.
  • At 2:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1140

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
“Renewable Fuel Standard: A Ten Year Review of Costs and Benefits”

House Financial Services Committee
“Markup: HR 1309, HR 1478, HR 1550, HR 1660, HR 2209, HR 3340, HR 3557, HR 3738, the ‘Small Business Credit Availability Act’ and HR 3857”

House Homeland Security Committee
“Defending Against Bioterrorism: How Vulnerable is America?”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Examining the EU Safe Harbor Decision and Impacts for Transatlantic Data Flows”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Examining Legislation to Improve Medicare and Medicaid”

House Judiciary Committee
“International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade In The 21st Century”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Status of the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Program”

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
“Examining VA’s Information Technology Systems that Provide Economic Opportunities for Veterans”

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Data Brokers: Is Consumers’ Information Secure?”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Health Subcommittee Markup – Opening Statements”

House Rules Committee
Amendments to the DRIVE Act

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

  

CYBERSECURITY

H.R.3869: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require State and local coordination on cybersecurity with the national cybersecurity and communications integration center, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hurd, Will [TX-23] (introduced 11/2/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 11/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.3873 : To require the Secretary of State to produce a comprehensive strategy relating to United States international policy with regard to cyberspace, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] (introduced 11/2/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 11/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.3878: To enhance cybersecurity information sharing and coordination at ports in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Torres, Norma J. [CA-35] (introduced 11/2/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 11/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3868: To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to remove certain restrictions on the ability of business development companies to own securities of investment advisers and certain financial companies, to change certain requirements relating to the capital structure of business development companies, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise certain rules relating to business development companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 11/2/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 11/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.3877: To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to the territorial highway program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [MP] (introduced 11/2/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 11/2/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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