Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 7 bills under suspension of the rules and begin Consideration of H.R. 2745 – SMARTER Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Considered under Suspension of the Rules:
  • S. 2393 — “To extend temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
  • S. 1180 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to modernize the integrated public alert and warning system of the United States, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.R. 4314 — “To require a plan to combat international travel by terrorists and foreign fighters, accelerate the transfer of certain border security systems to foreign partner governments, establish minimum international border security standards, authorize the suspension of foreign assistance to countries not making significant efforts to comply with such minimum standards, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 371 – 2 (Roll no. 130).
  • H.R. 1670 — “To direct the Architect of the Capitol to place in the United States Capitol a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
  • S. 192— “To reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.R. 4721. “An Act 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.” On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

Today:

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 4742 – Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act (Sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 4755 – Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 482 – Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Sanford Bishop / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 2857 – To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. John Larson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 4119 – Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. Steven Palazzo / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 4472 – Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4336 – Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 2745 – SMARTER Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Blake Farenthold / Judiciary Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • The Senate met in a pro forma session.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Appropriations Committee
“Defense Health Program”

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“America’s Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Social Security and Public Servants: Ensuring Equal Treatment”

House Homeland Security Committee
“The Role Of Cyber Insurance In Risk Management”

House Financial Services Committee
“The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System”

House Appropriations Committee
“FY 2017 budget for the SEC”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“FY2017 EPA Budget”

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Advancing Health IT”

House Ways & Means Committee
“Fundamentals of Tax Reform”

House Armed Services Committee
“Defense IT/Cyber Programs”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.4815: To impose sanctions with respect to the ballistic missile program of Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] (introduced 3/21/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Financial Services; House Judiciary; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, and 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.4816: To reform laws relating to small public housing agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Palazzo, Steven M. [MS-4] (introduced 3/21/2016) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.4819: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program for States that provide flexibility in licensing for health care providers who offer services on a volunteer basis.
Sponsor: Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] (introduced 3/21/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2016 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.

TAX

H.R.4822: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting and disclosure by State and local public employee retirement pension plans.
Sponsor: Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-22] (introduced 3/21/2016) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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