Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.




  • The House was not in session.


  • The House is not in session.





  • Measures Considered:
  • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act–Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of S. 524, to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Pending:
      • Grassley Amendment No. 3378, in the nature of a substitute.
      • Grassley (for Donnelly/Capito) Modified Amendment No. 3374 (to Amendment No. 3378), to provide follow-up services to individuals who have received opioid overdose reversal drugs.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 86 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 32), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on Grassley Amendment No. 3378 (listed above).
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Tuesday, March 8, 2016; and that all time during morning business, recess, and adjournment of the Senate count post-cloture on Grassley Amendment No. 3378.


  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour, with Democrats controlling the first half and Republicans controlling the final half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. As a reminder, cloture was invoked on the substitute amendment to S.524 during Monday’s session.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. All time during morning business, recess, and adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on the substitute amendment to S.524.
  • Amendments pending to S.524, CARA
    • Grassley-Leahy amendment #3378 (substitute)
    • Donnelly amendment #3374, as modified (follow up services)


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Notable Legislation Introduced



H.R.4718: To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to establish a Gender Diversity Advisory Group to study and make recommendations on strategies to increase gender diversity among the members of the board of directors of issuers, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to make disclosures to shareholders with respect to gender diversity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-12] (introduced 3/7/2016) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.


S.2647: A bill to strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] (introduced 3/7/2016) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.