Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider a series of 12 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will vote on confirmation of Scot Alan Marciel to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Union of Burma.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 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. 4437 – To extend the deadline for the submittal of the final report required by the Commission on Care (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans’ Affairs)
    • 2) H.R. 3106 – Construction Reform Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 3016 – Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Wenstrup / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 2360 – Career-Ready Student Veterans Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 3262 – To provide for the conveyance of land of the Illiana Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Danville, Illinois (Sponsored by Rep. John Shimkus / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 4056 – To Authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to convey to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs all right, title, and interest of the United States to the property known as “The Community Living Center” at the Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Orlando, Florida, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. John Mica / Veterans’ Affairs)
    • 7) H.R. 677 – American Heroes COLA Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Abraham / Veterans’ Affairs)
    • 8) H.R. 3234 – VA Medical Center Recovery Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 2915 – Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act (Sponsored by Rep. Julia Brownley / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 3036 – 9/11 Memorial Act (Sponsored by Rep. Tom MacArthur / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 890 – To correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit P16 (Sponsored by Rep. Curt Clawson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 3894 – To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the prompt notification of State Child Protective Services by military and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense required by law to report suspected instances of child abuse and neglect (Sponsored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard / Armed Services Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Marciel Nomination–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Scot Alan Marciel, of California, to be Ambassador to the Union of Burma; and Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nomination.
  • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • By a unanimous vote of 83 yeas (Vote No. EX. 18), Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, of Iowa, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business 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 vote on confirmation of Scot Alan Marciel to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Union of Burma.
  • 2:15pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #464, Scot Alan Marciel, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Union of Burma.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Biomedical Innovation Legislation

Department of Health and Human Services
“Briefing on President’s FY2017 Budget”

National Institutes of Health
“Briefing on President’s FY2017 Budget”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

S.2511: A bill to improve Federal requirements relating to the development and use of electronic health records technology.
Sponsor: Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] (introduced 2/8/2016) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2512 : A bill to expand the tropical disease product priority review voucher program to encourage treatments for Zika virus.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 2/8/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

TAX

H.R.4491: To provide for MyRA accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14] (introduced 2/8/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4494: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for rent paid or accrued on the personal residence of the taxpayer.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 2/8/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.4488: To enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system of Title 5 of the U.S. Code to employees of the Transportation Security Administration who provide screening of all passengers and property, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] (introduced 2/8/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.4490 : To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations that establish minimum dimensions for passenger seats on aircraft operated by any air carrier in the provision of interstate air transportation or intrastate air transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] (introduced 2/8/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.4489: To provide for Federal Aviation Administration research and development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Knight, Stephen [CA-25] (introduced 2/8/2016) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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