Today’s Daily Update

The Senate and House will meet on Friday for pro forma sessions.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act: The House passed S.J. Res. 22, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, by a yea-and-nay vote of 253 yeas to 166 nays, Roll No. 45.
    • H. Res. 583, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1644), the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 22), and the bill (H.R. 3662), was agreed to yesterday, January 12th.
  • Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act: The House considered H.R. 3662, to enhance congressional oversight over the administration of sanctions against certain Iranian terrorism financiers. Consideration will resume on Tuesday, January 26th.
  • Agreed by unanimous consent that the vote on Roll No. 44 and the motion to reconsider thereon be vacated and that further proceedings on the question of passage be postponed as though under clause 8 of rule 20 through the legislative day of January 26, 2016.
    • H. Res. 583, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1644), the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 22), and the bill (H.R. 3662), was agreed to yesterday, January 12th.
  • Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 15th, unless it sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 107, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate will stand adjourned until 11:00am on Friday, January 15, for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

GUN CONTROL

H.R.4379: To prohibit the use of Federal funds to further restrict conduct in relation to firearms.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 1/13/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/13/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

HEALTH

H.R.4388: Behavioral Health Care Integration Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] (introduced 1/13/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/13/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.4389: Ensuring the Taxpayer a Fair Return for Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Resources Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep Lowenthal, Alan S. [CA-47] (introduced 1/13/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/13/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.