Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 7 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Califf to be Commissioner of Food and Drug, Department of Health and Human Services.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
  • Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act: S. 2109, to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop an integrated plan to reduce administrative costs under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act;
  • Transportation Security Administration Reform and Improvement Act: H.R. 3584, amended, to authorize, streamline, and identify efficiencies within the Transportation Security Administration;
  • National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act of 2016: H.R. 4408, amended, to require the development of a national strategy to combat terrorist travel, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 83;
  • DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2016: H.R. 4398, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for requirements relating to documentation for major acquisition programs; and
  • Foreign Fighter Review Act of 2016: H.R. 4402, amended, to require a review of information regarding persons who have traveled or attempted to travel from the United States to support terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 397 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 84.

Today:

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) S. 238 – Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey / Judiciary Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 3004 – To amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Clyburn / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 2880 – Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. John Lewis / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 812 – Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1475 – Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 3371 – Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Barry Loudermilk / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 3620 – To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Marino / Natural Resources Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Califf Nomination–Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Robert McKinnon Califf, of South Carolina, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, notwithstanding Rule XXII; and that at 11 a.m., Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Califf to be Commissioner of Food and Drug, Department of Health and Human Services, post-cloture.
  • At 11:00am, there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Califf nomination.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“The FY2017 HHS Budget”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Oversight of the Renewable Fuel Standard”

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
“Zika Virus: Addressing the Growing Public Health Threat”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Global Tax Environment in 2016 and Implications for International Tax Reform”

House Financial Services Committee
“The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III on the Fixed Income Market and Securitizations”

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Review of United States Army Corps of Engineers Reports to Congress on Future Water Resources Development and Chief’s Reports”

Senate Appropriations Committee
FY 2017 U.S. Army Budget Request

Bipartisan Policy Center
“Shedding Light on ‘Going Dark’: Practical Approaches to the Encryption Challenge”

NTIA
UAS Webcast

House Appropriations (T-HUD)
FY 2017 DOT Budget Request

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“The Zika Virus: Coordination of a Multi-Agency Response”

House Armed Services Committee
“Department of Defense FY2017 Science and Technology Programs: Defense Innovation to Create the Future Military Force”

Senate Special Aging Committee
“Opioid Use Among Seniors – Issues and Emerging Trends”

Senate Appropriations (Homeland Security)
FY 2017 Homeland Security Budget

House Armed Services Committee
“Defense Health Agency: Budgeting and Structure”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

H.R.4588: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the same level of Federal matching assistance for every State that chooses to expand Medicaid coverage to newly eligible individuals, regardless of when such expansion takes place.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] (introduced 2/23/2016) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4589: Excellence in Medicare Act
Sponsor: Rep MacArthur, Thomas [NJ-3] (introduced 2/23/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, 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.

S.2565 : A bill to amend part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to reauthorize grants to assist children affected by methamphetamine, opioid, or other substance abuse under the promoting safe and stable families program.
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 2/23/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2567: A bill to require the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue guidelines relating to the prescription of opioids for acute pain.
Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 2/23/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

TAX

H.R.4581: Stop Corporate Earnings Stripping Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-9] (introduced 2/23/2016) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4593: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a payroll tax exemption for hiring long-term unemployed individuals.
Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 2/23/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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