Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of 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 Considered:
      • America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act–Agreement: Senate began consideration of H.R. 636, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Pending:
      • Thune/Nelson Amendment No. 3464, in the nature of a substitute.
      • Thune (for Gardner) Amendment No. 3460 (to Amendment No. 3464), to require the FAA Administrator to consider the operational history of a person before authorizing the person to operate certain unmanned aircraft systems.
      • Thune Amendment No. 3512 (to Amendment No. 3464), to enhance airport security.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. 40), 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 motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the next amendments in order be the following, and that it be in order to call them up and considered offered in the order listed: Heinrich Modified Amendment No. 3482; Thune Amendment No. 3462; Schumer Amendment No. 3483; Thune Amendment No. 3463; and Cantwell Amendment No. 3490.

  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #55, H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the FAA reauthorization.
  • Tonight the Senate adopted the motion to proceed to H.R.636 by voice vote and Senator Thune called up substitute amendment #3464.
  • The Senate also reached an agreement that the next amendments in order be the following and that it be in order to call them up, and that they be considered offered in the order listed:
    • Gardner #3460 (unmanned aircraft systems)
    • Thune #3512 (security)
    • Heinrich #3482, as modified (security)
    • Thune #3462 (treatment of accident victims)
    • Schumer #3483 (seat size)
    • Thune #3463 (Nuclear material consideration)
    • Cantwell #3490 (penalty for assaulting ticket agent).
  • Amendments pending to H.R.636, FAA Reauthorization:
    • Thune amendment #3464 (substitute)
    • Gardner #3460 (unmanned aircraft systems)
    • Thune #3512 (security)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

MedPAC
Mandated report: Developing a unified PPS for post-acute care

MedPAC
Improving Medicare Part D

MedPAC
Medicare Part B drug and oncology payment policy issues

MedPAC
Using encounter data for risk adjustment in Medicare Advantage

MedPAC
Hospice and Medicare spending

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress” and Voting on the Lerner/Gerety Nominations

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress” and Voting on the Lerner/Gerety Nominations

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“The Federal Role in Keeping Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordable”

House Homeland Security Committee
“Cyber Preparedness And Response At The Local Level”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.2752: A bill to prohibit the facilitation of certain financial transactions involving the Government of Iran or Iranian persons and to impose sanctions with respect to the facilitation of those transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 4/6/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/6/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2756: A bill to impose sanctions with respect to Iranian persons responsible for knowingly engaging in significant activities undermining cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rounds, Mike [SD] (introduced 4/6/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/6/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2757: A bill to prohibit certain transactions with Iran and to impose sanctions with respect to foreign financial institutions that facilitate such transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Sullivan, Dan [AK] (introduced 4/6/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/6/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 TAX

S.2750: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to extend and modify certain charitable tax provisions.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 4/6/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/6/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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