Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider whether to concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762 – Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 and begin consideration of H.R. 1155 – SCRUB Act of 2015.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Call of the House: The Speaker called the House to order and ascertained the presence of a quorum (397 present, Roll No. 1).
  • Committee to Notify the President of the assembly of the House: The House agreed to H. Res. 576, authorizing the Speaker to appoint a committee on the part of the House to notify the President that a quorum of the House has assembled, and that the House is ready to receive any communication that he may be pleased to make. Subsequently, the Speaker appointed Representatives McCarthy and Pelosi to the committee.
  • Notifying the Senate That a Quorum of the House Has Assembled: The House agreed to H. Res. 577, authorizing the Clerk of the House to inform the Senate that a quorum of the House is present and that the House is ready to proceed with business.
  • Morning Hour Debate: Agreed by unanimous consent that the order of the House of January 6, 2015, providing for Morning Hour Debate, be extended for the remainder of the 114th Congress, except that H. Res. 578 shall supplant H. Res. 9.

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: 2:15-3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3762 – Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Price / Budget Committee)
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 1155 – SCRUB Act of 2015 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith / Judiciary Committee / Judiciary Committee / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Reps. Foxx / Messer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. David Schweikert Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Tim Walberg Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Cummings / Connolly Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Cummings / Connolly Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. David Cicilline Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Suzan DelBene Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Mark Pocan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Murphy / Carney / Peters Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearing scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

GUN CONTROL

H.R.4315: To authorize funding to increase access to mental health care treatment to reduce gun violence.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 1/5/2016)      Cosponsors (1) 
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary; House Ways and Means 
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and 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.

H.R.4316: To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 1/5/2016)      Cosponsors (1) 
Committees: House Judiciary 
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.4319: To eliminate the authority of the executive branch to further restrict the conduct of individuals in relation to firearms or ammunition.
Sponsor: Rep Perry, Scott [PA-4] (introduced 1/5/2016)      Cosponsors (14) 
Committees: House Judiciary 
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.4320: To provide for the reporting to State and local law enforcement authorities of cases in which the national instant criminal background check system indicates that a firearm has been sought to be acquired by a prohibited person, so that authorities may pursue criminal charges under State law, and to ensure that the Department of Justice reports to Congress on charges brought and prosecutions secured against prohibited persons who attempt to acquire a firearm.
Sponsor: Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] (introduced 1/5/2016)      Cosponsors (3) 
Committees: House Judiciary 
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

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