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:
    • Adopted:
      • 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.
      • Grassley Amendment No. 3378, in the nature of a substitute.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      By 93 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 33), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill, post-cloture, at 11:15 a.m., on Thursday, March 10, 2016; that notwithstanding the provisions of rule XXII, all post-cloture time on the bill expire at 11:30 a.m.; and that the time following morning business until 11:30 a.m. be equally divided between the two managers, or their designees.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:15am, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, with the time until 11:30am equally divided between the two managers or their designees.
  • At 11:30am, all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on passage of S.524, as amended.
  • We also expect Senator Paul to make a motion to discharge the Foreign Relations Committee from further consideration of S.J.Res.31, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Pakistan of F-16 Block 52 aircraft. There would be up to 1 hour for debate on the motion to discharge, followed by a roll call vote in relation to the motion.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
“Review of the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance CO-OP Program”

Senate Finance Committee
“HealthCare.gov: A Review of Operation and Enrollment”

Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee
“Up in the Air: Examining the Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft for Small Businesses”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

TAX

S.2655: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the historic rehabilitation tax credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 3/9/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/9/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TRANSPORTATION

S.2656: A bill to prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Markey, Edward J. [MA] (introduced 3/9/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 3/9/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2658: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2016 through 2017, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 3/9/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 3/9/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.