Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider a series of 8 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act.




  • The House was not in session.


  • On Monday, the House will meet 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 2187 – Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act (Sponsored by Rep. David Schweikert / Financial Services Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 2209 – To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain municipal obligations as level 2A liquid assets, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Luke Messer / Financial Services Committee
    • 3) H.R. 3784 – SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Carney / Financial Services Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 4168 – Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act(Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee)
    • 5) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 515 – International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders(Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 400 – Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 7) S. 2152 – Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 8) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4188 – Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)





  • The Senate was not in session.


  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, February 1, 2016.
  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #218, S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act.
  • There will be no roll call vote during Monday’s session of the Senate. The next roll call vote is expected at 2:30pm on Tuesday, February 2.
  • Amendments pending to S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
    • Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute)
    • Cassidy amendment #2954 (Strategic Petroleum Reserve)
    • Murkowski amendment #2963 (bulk power system reliability)


Hearings Covered by W&J Today


No hearings scheduled.


Notable Legislation Introduced


No notable legislation introduced.

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