Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 14 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will consider the nomination of John B. King to be Secretary of Education.

House

 

Friday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 2984 – Fair RATES Act (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1268 – Energy Efficient Government Technology Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 4427 – To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 2080 – To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam (Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Zinke / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 2081 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam(Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Zinke / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 3447 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4416 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (Sponsored by Rep. David McKinley / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 4434 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Gibson / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 4411 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 4412 – To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 11) H. Con. Res. 121 – Expressing the sense of the Congress condemning the gross violations of international law amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Government of Syria, its allies, and other parties to the conflict in Syria, and asking the President to direct his Ambassador at the United Nations to promote the establishment of a war crimes tribunal where these crimes could be addressed, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 12) H. Con. Res. 75 – Expressing the sense of Congress that the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 13) S. 2426 – To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan in the International Criminal Police Organization, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 4721 – To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 14, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • At 4:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #476, John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education. There will be 90 minutes of debate equally divided prior to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination.
  • Monday, March 14 at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #476, John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

CYBERSECURITY

 S.2665: A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require State and local coordination on cybersecurity with the national cybersecurity and communications integration center, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Peters, Gary C. [MI] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.2663: A bill to nullify certain guidance of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and to provide requirements for guidance issued by the Bureau with respect to indirect auto lending.
Sponsor: Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2668: A bill to provide housing opportunities for individuals living with HIV or AIDS.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HEALTH

S.2669: Ensuring Removal of Terminated Providers from Medicaid and CHIP Act
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

IMMIGRATION

H.R.4726: Preventing Illegal Visa Overstays Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

TAX

H.R.4722: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require inclusion of the taxpayer’s social security number to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4723 : Protecting Taxpayers by Recovering Improper Obamacare Subsidy Overpayments Act
Sponsor: Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2662: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to include in income the unrepatriated earnings of groups that include an inverted corporation.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2666: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent earnings stripping of domestic corporations which are members of a worldwide group of corporations which includes an inverted corporation and to require agreements with respect to certain related party transactions with those members.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.4721 : Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

S.2670: A bill to provide for the operation of micro unmanned aircraft systems.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 3/10/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

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