Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete consideration of H.R. 2406 – SHARE Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2016: The House passed H.R. 3624, to amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder, by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 89.
    • Rejected the Watson Coleman motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with amendments, by a recorded vote of 180 ayes to 239 noes, Roll No. 88.
    • Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
    • Agreed to:
      • Buck amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 114-428) that makes technical changes to the bill; striking references to multiple defendants and replacing them with references to single defendants.
    • Rejected:
      • Cartwright amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 114-428) that sought to create a separate exception for plaintiffs seeking compensation resulting from the bad faith of an insurer (by a recorded vote of 178 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 87).
    • H. Res. 618, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3624) was agreed to yesterday, February 24th.
  • SHARE Act: The House began consideration of H.R. 2406, to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, February 26th.
    • H. Res. 619, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2406) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 241 yeas to 175 nays, Roll No. 91, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 240 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 90.

Today:

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 2406 – SHARE Act (Structured Rule)(Sponsored by Rep. Rob Wittman / Natural Resources Committee)
    • The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Rob Wittman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Don Beyer Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Cheri Bustos Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Jason Smith Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Grace Meng Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Jared Huffman Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Don Beyer Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Jason Smith Amendment #2(10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Dan Newhouse Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. John Fleming Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Morgan Griffith Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Heck / Hardy / Amodei Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Ribble / Lummis / Benishek / Peterson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Don Young Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Jared Huffman Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Alan Lowenthal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Passed:
    • Relative to the Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: By a unanimous vote of 93 yeas (Vote No. 26), Senate agreed to S. Res. 374, relating to the death of Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Measures Considered:
    • Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act–Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 524, to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, February 25, 2016, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, February 29, 2016.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, February 29, 2016, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, with the time until 5:30 p.m., equally divided between the two managers, or their designees.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Homeland Security Committee
“Food for Thought: Efforts to Defend the Nation’s Agriculture and Food”

House Appropriations (Ag, Rural Development, FDA)
“The USDA Natural Resources and Environment Budget”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

ENERGY

H.R.4624: To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the inspection of pipeline facilities that are transferred by sale and pipeline facilities that are abandoned, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hahn, Janice [CA-44] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.4619: To strengthen incentives and protections for whistleblowers in the financial industry and related regulatory agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Agriculture; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and the Judiciary, 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.4620: To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt certain commercial real estate loans from risk retention requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hill, J. French [AR-2] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4623: To allow homeowners of moderate-value homes who are subject to mortgage foreclosure proceedings to remain in their homes as renters.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2591: A bill to strengthen incentives and protections for whistleblowers in the financial industry and related regulatory agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2592: A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act by instituting a 180-day waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer’s credit report and removing paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by providing for a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HEALTH

H.R.4614: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to align physician supervision requirements under the Medicare program for radiology services performed by advanced level radiographers with State requirements.
Sponsor: Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

H.R.4621: To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and the delivery of, children’s health services through school-based health centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4627: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide parity among States in the timing of the application of higher Federal Medicaid matching rates for the ACA-expansion population.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.4615: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received from a water department for water conservation efficiency measures and water runoff management improvements.
Sponsor: Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4622: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and make permanent the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration.
Sponsor: Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4626: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit.
Sponsor: Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2595: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit.
Sponsor: Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] (introduced 2/25/2016) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/25/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.