Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the FAA reauthorization.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Passed:
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act: By a unanimous vote of 87 yeas (Vote No. 39), Senate passed S. 1890, to amend chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  • National Science and Technology Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 411, expressing support for the goals and ideals of the biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, and designating April 11 through April 17, 2016, as “National Science and Technology Week”.
  • Honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable Martin Olav Sabo: Senate agreed to S. Res. 412, honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable Martin Olav Sabo as an outstanding public servant dedicated to the State of Minnesota and the United States.
  • Measures Considered:
  • America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act–Agreement: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 636, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the FAA reauthorization. As a reminder, this evening Senator McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, April 6.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:15 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Armed Services Committee
“Hearing on U.S. Cyber Command”

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“Assessing the Effects of Consumer Finance Regulations”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

S.2742: A bill to amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act regarding the national research institutes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] (introduced 4/4/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

PENSIONS

S.2741: A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to permit the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Secretary of Labor to elect not to recoup benefits overpayments.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 4/4/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

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