Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.4038, American SAFE Act of 2015.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • American Safe Act–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 2:15 p.m., on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 4038, to require that supplemental certifications and background investigations be completed prior to the admission of certain aliens as refugees, with the time until 2:30 p.m., equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees.
  • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • By 58 yeas to 36 nays (Vote No. EX. 3), Wilhelmina Marie Wright, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 2:15pm, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.4038, American SAFE Act of 2015, with the time until 2:30pm equally divided. At 2:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.4038. If cloture is invoked it will be as if invoked at 6:00pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #300, H.R.4038, American SAFE Act of 2015

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate HELP Committee
“Improving the Federal Response to Challenges in Mental Health Care in America”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

ENERGY

S.2446: A bill to amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment.
Sponsor: Sen Hoeven, John [ND] (introduced 1/19/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 1/19/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

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