Today’s Daily Update

 

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Hire More Heroes Act of 2015: The House continued consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 22, to amend 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. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, November 5th.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, no further amendments to the pending amendment, consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-32 shall be in order except those printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326. Additionally, no further amendment to the Senate amendment, as amended by H. Res. 507, shall be in order except those printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326.
  • Agreed by unanimous consent that during further consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 22 pursuant to House Resolution 512, amendment number 23 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326 may be considered as though printed immediately following amendment number 9 in part B of H. Rept. 114-326.
  • Agreed by unanimous consent that during further consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 22 pursuant to House Resolution 512, amendment number 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326 may be considered out of sequence.
    • Agreed to:
      • Rothfus amendment (No. 40 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-325));
      • Ryan (OH) amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Hunter amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Aguilar amendment (No. 9 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326;
      • Larsen (WA) amendment (No. 13 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326;
      • Meng amendment (No. 16 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Edwards amendment (No. 18 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Ribble amendment (No. 23 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Schweikert amendment (No. 25 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Shuster en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following amendments printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326: Moore (No. 30); Graves (LA) (No. 31); Polis (No. 32); Bonamici (No. 33); Schrader (No. 34).; Duffy (No. 35);
      • Crawford (No. 36); Fitzpatrick (No. 37); Lipinski (No. 38); Nolan (No. 39); Cohen (No. 40); Veasey (No. 41);
      • Adams (No. 43); Foxx (No. 44); Lawrence (No. 45); Moore (No. 46); Rodney Davis (IL) (No. 47); Moore (No. 48);
      • Crawford (No. 49); Meng (No. 50); Meng (No. 51); Napolitano (No. 52); Moulton (No. 53); Neugebauer (No. 54);
      • Cummings (No. 55); and Walz (No. 56);
      • Herrera Beutler amendment (No. 57 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Denham amendment (No. 8 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 248 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 601);
      • Young (IA) amendment (No. 10 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 236 ayes to 192 noes, Roll No. 617);
      • Pompeo amendment (No. 11 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Foster amendment (No. 12 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Williams amendment (No. 13 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326;
      • Kinzinger (IL) amendment (No. 14 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Gosar amendment (No. 19 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Goodlatte amendment (No. 20 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Hensarling amendment (No. 21 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326); and
      • Mullin amendment (No. 22 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326).
    • Rejected:
      • Hartzler amendment (No. 37 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-325),
      • Rooney (FL) amendment (No. 39 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-325) (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 240 noes, Roll No. 595);
      • DeSaulnier amendment (No. 41 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-325) (by a recorded vote of 169 ayes to 257 noes, Roll No. 596);
      • Russell amendment (No. 17 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Frankel (FL) amendment (No. 19 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 22 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Schweikert amendment (No. 24 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • DeSaulnier amendment (No. 5 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 171 ayes to 252 noes, Roll No. 599);
      • Hunter amendment (No. 7 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 173 ayes to 255 noes, Roll No. 600);
      • King (IA) amendment (No. 12 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 602);
      • Culberson amendment (No. 14 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326 (by a recorded vote of 116 ayes to 313 noes, Roll No. 603);
      • Lewis amendment (No. 21 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 181 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 604);
      • Reichert amendment (No. 26 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 200 ayes to 228 noes, Roll No. 605);
      • DeSantis amendment (No. 29 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 118 ayes to 310 noes, Roll No. 606);
      • Perry amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 121 ayes to 303 noes, Roll No. 607);
      • Mulvaney amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 117 ayes to 309 noes, Roll No. 608);
      • Mulvaney amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 124 ayes to 302 noes, Roll No. 609);
      • Mulvaney amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 116 ayes to 308 noes, Roll No. 610);
      • Mulvaney amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 117 ayes to 308 noes, Roll No. 611);
      • Mulvaney amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 114 ayes to 314 noes, Roll No. 612);
      • Rothfus amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 115 ayes to 313 noes, Roll No. 613);
      • Royce amendment (No. 8 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 183 ayes to 244 noes, Roll No. 614);
      • Schweikert amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 133 ayes to 295 noes, Roll No. 615) and
      • Westmoreland amendment (No. 23 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) (by a recorded vote of 129 ayes to 298 noes, Roll No. 616).
    • Withdrawn:
      • Cartwright amendment (No. 6 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Hahn amendment (No. 10 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Heck (WA) amendment (No. 11 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Duncan (TN) amendment (No. 20 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326);
      • Newhouse amendment (No. 27 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326); and
      • Chabot amendment (No. 58 printed in part A of H. Rept. 114-326).
    • Proceedings Postponed:
      • Schakowsky amendment (No. 15 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) that seeks to improve quality and quantity of information shared about vehicle safety issues among auto manufacturers, NHTSA, and consumers. Also improves the quality and quantity of safety information provided about used cars at point of sale;
      • Mullin amendment (No. 16 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) that seeks to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that in promulgating regulations any preference or incentive provided to electric vehicles is also provided to natural gas vehicles;
      • Burgess amendment (No. 17 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) that seeks to modify and add certain provisions to the Senate amendments dealing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and
      • Neugebauer amendment (No. 18 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114-326) that seeks to execute a liquidation of the Federal Reserve surplus account and remittance of funds to the U.S. Treasury; the amendment also dissolves the existence of the surplus account on a go-forward basis; and the amendment ensures future net earnings of the Federal Reserve, in excess of dividend paid, are remitted to the U.S. Treasury.
    • The amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-32, as amended by H. Res. 507, was agreed to by voice vote.
    • H. Res. 512, the rule providing for further consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 22) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 243 ayes to 183 noes, Roll No. 598, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 241 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 597.

Today:

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00-11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) S. 1356 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, as amended
  • Complete Consideration of House Amendments to Senate Amendments to H.R. 22 – DRIVE Act (Structured Rule, No Further Debate) (Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • Postponed Amendment Votes:
      • Rep. Jan Schakowsky Amendment
      • Rep. Markwayne Mullin Amendment
      • Rep. Michael Burgess Amendment
      • Rep. Neugebauer Amendment
      • Motion to Go to Conference on House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 22 – DRIVE Act, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act–Agreement: Senate continued consideration of 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.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, November 5, 2015, with the time until 11 a.m. equally divided in the usual form; and that the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill occur at 11 a.m.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, November 5, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2685, Department of Defense Appropriations, with the time until 11:00am equally divided.
  • At 11:00am, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2685, DoD Appropriations.
  • Further roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session. Senators will be notified if and when votes are scheduled.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

  

ENERGY

H.R.3927: To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Sponsor: Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] (introduced 11/4/2015) Cosponsors (30)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 11/4/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.2238: A bill to prohibit drilling in the outer Continental Shelf, to prohibit coal leases on Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 11/4/2015) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 11/4/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.3921: To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require certain reporting by hedge funds that are the beneficial owner of more than 1 percent of a class of security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-7] (introduced 11/4/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 11/4/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.3920: To direct the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to issue an order withdrawing approval for Essure System.
Sponsor: Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (introduced 11/4/2015) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/4/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3930: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage for the District of Columbia under the Medicaid Program to 80 percent.
Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 11/4/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/4/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.3922: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974 to provide for a best interest standard for advice fiduciaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kelly, Mike [PA-3] (introduced 11/4/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/4/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.