Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider of H.R. 1737 – Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act; H.R. 1210 – Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act; and H.R. 3189 – FORM Act of 2015. The cloture motion to proceed with H.R. 2577 is expected to be withdrawn and Leadership will determine when to proceed with consideration. In addition, a cloture vote on the compound motion to go to conference on S. 1177 (ESSA) is expected as early as 10:15 am.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Suspensions–Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures which were debated on Monday, November 16th:
    • Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015: H.R. 1694, to amend MAP-21 to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small business concerns, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 285 yeas to 138 nays, Roll No. 631; and
    • Providing funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with curation and historic preservation activities: H.R. 3114, amended, to provide funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with curation and historic preservation activities, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 632.
  • Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015: The House passed H.R. 511, to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act, by a yea-and-nay vote of 249 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 633.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
  • H. Res. 526, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 1737) and (H.R. 511) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 243 yeas to 181 nays, Roll No. 630, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 245 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 629.
  • Pursuant to section 3 of House Resolution 526, the House shall be considered to have: (1) taken from the Speaker’s table the bill (S. 1177) to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves; (2) stricken all after the enacting clause of such bill and inserted in lieu thereof the provisions of H.R. 5, as passed by the House; and (3) passed the Senate bill as so amended. Additionally, it shall be in order for the chair of the Committee on Education and the Workforce or his designee to move that the House insist on its amendment to S. 1177 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.
  • Every Child Achieves Act of 2015–Motion to go to Conference: Pursuant to H. Res. 526, the House agreed to the Kline motion to take from the Speaker’s table the bill (S. 1177) to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves, insist on the House amendment, and request a conference with the Senate thereon, by voice vote.
  • The Chair appointed the following Members of the House to the conference committee on the bill: Representatives Kline, Foxx, Roe (TN), Thompson (PA), Guthrie, Rokita, Messer, Grothman, Russell, Curbelo (FL), Scott (VA), Davis (CA), Fudge, Polis, Wilson (FL), Bonamici, and Clark (MA).
  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
    • Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015: H. Res. 524, amended, condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, that resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives.

Today:

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 1737 – Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Guinta / Financial Services Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Jason Smith Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Terri Sewell Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • H.R. 1210 – Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Financial Services Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Donald Norcross Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 3189 – FORM Act of 2015, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Denny Heck Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Denny Heck Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Alan Grayson Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Steve King Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Alan Grayson Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Steve King Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Passed:
  • Carbon Pollution Emission Resolution: By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 306), Senate passed S.J. Res. 24, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ”Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”, after agreeing to the motion to proceed.
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Resolution: By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 307), Senate passed S.J. Res. 23, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ”Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”, after agreeing to the motion to proceed.
  • Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2297, to prevent Hizballah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Daines (for Rubio) Amendment No. 2810, in the nature of a substitute.
    • Daines (for Rubio/Shaheen) Amendment No. 2811, to amend the title.
  • Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the cloture motion with respect to the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2577, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, be withdrawn; and that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in concurrence with the Democratic Leader, Senate begin consideration of the bill.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:00am. The cloture motion with respect to the motion to proceed to H.R.2577, THUD appropriations, will be withdrawn and at a time to be determined by the two Leaders, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.2577.
  • We expect a cloture vote on the compound motion to go to conference on S.1177, ESEA, as early as 10:15am.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

POLITICO’s Pro Health Care Report
“Biosimilars: Can They Break Through?”

BGov Briefing
Election 2016 and The Future of Energy

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Examining the International Climate Negotiations”

Surface Transportation Conference Committee
Public Meeting

House Financial Services Committee
“Examining the SEC’s Agenda, Operations, and FY 2017 Budget Request”

House Science, Space and Technology Committee
“The Administration’s Empty Promises for the International Climate Treaty”

Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation
Pending Legislation And Nominations

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“The Internet of Cars”

SEC
Rule 3a1-1 and Regulation ATS and new Form ATS-N

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

  

ENERGY

H.R.4035: To protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $100,000,000 and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy.
Sponsor: Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4036: To prohibit any regulation regarding carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions reduction in the United States until China, India, and Russia implement similar reductions.
Sponsor: Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4037: To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, implementing, or enforcing any prohibition or restriction under the Clean Air Act with respect to the emission of methane from the oil and natural gas source category.
Sponsor: Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.4049: To amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to exempt certain non-financial companies and smaller banking entities from the application of the Volcker Rule.
Sponsor: Rep Love, Mia B. [UT-4] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2288: A bill to prohibit members and staff of the Federal Reserve System from lobbying for or against legislation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.2292: A bill to reform laws relating to small public housing agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Tester, Jon [MT] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

TAX

H.R.4039: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans.
Sponsor: Rep Adams, Alma S. [NC-12] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4040: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and extend certain tax incentives relating to energy.
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.4047: To amend chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, to ensure that new vehicles enable fuel competition so as to reduce the strategic importance of oil to the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4050: To provide for the identification of certain dangerous railroad locations, and for the safety of passenger operations at such locations.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Sean Patrick [NY-18] (introduced 11/17/2015) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2015 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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