Today’s Daily Update

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

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act–Agreement: Senate continued 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.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, March 9, 2016; that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, all post-cloture time on Grassley Amendment No. 3378 (listed above) expire at 12 noon; and that the time following morning business until 12 noon be equally divided between the two managers, or their designees.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour, equally divided, with the Republicans controlling the first half and Democrats controlling the final half.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, with the time until 12:00 noon equally divided between the two managers or their designees.
  • At 12:00 noon, the Senate will dispose of the pending Donnelly amendment #3374, the Grassley-Leahy substitute amendment #3378, and vote on cloture on the underlying bill.
  • Wednesday, 12:00 noon – up to 3 votes
    • Donnelly amendment #3374, as modified (follow up services)
    • Grassley-Leahy amendment #3378 (substitute) to S.524
    • Motion to invoke cloture on S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, as amended
  • Amendments pending to S.524, CARA
    • Grassley-Leahy amendment #3378 (substitute)
    • Donnelly amendment #3374, as modified (follow up services)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Cooperative Federalism: State Perspectives on EPA Regulatory Actions and the Role of States as Co-Regulators”

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
“Markup of Health Innovation Bills”

Senate Appropriations Committee
Defense Health Program FY 2017 Budget

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

S.2649: A bill to modify the treatment of the costs of health care furnished under section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to veterans covered by health-plan contracts.
Sponsor: Sen Rounds, Mike [SD] (introduced 3/8/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

TAX

S.2650: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 3/8/2016) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.