Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 14 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • On Tuesday, 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. 4096 – Investor Clarity and Bank Parity Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Capuano / Financial Services Committee)
  • 2) H.R. 5019 – Fair Access to Investor Research Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)
  • 3) H.R. 2901 – Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Dennis Ross / Financial Services Committee)
  • 4) H.R. 223 – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. David Joyce / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
  • 5) House Amendment to S. 1523 – To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
  • 6) H.R. 1684 – Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2016, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Carlos Curbelo / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
  • 7) H.R. 4820 – Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann / Homeland Security Committee)
  • 8) H.R. 4698 – Securing Aviation from Foreign Entry Points and Guarding Airports Through Enhanced Security Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
  • 9) H.R. 3583 – PREPARE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
  • 10) H.R. 2908 – National Bison Legacy Act (Sponsored by Rep. Lacy Clay / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
  • 11) H.R. 2615 – Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act (Sponsored by Rep. Stacey Plaskett / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
  • 12) H.R. 4359 – Administrative Leave Reform Act, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
  • 13) H.R. 4360 – Official Personnel File Enhancement Act(Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
  • 14) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1493 – Protect and Preserve Cultural Property Act (Sponsored by Rep. Elliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

 

Thursday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act–Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2028, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Adopted:
      • By 55 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. 60), Feinstein (for Murray) Amendment No. 3813 (to Amendment No. 3801), to add a provision relating to certain requirements in the acquisition of welded shipboard anchor and mooring chain.
      • Alexander (for Reed/Collins) Amendment No. 3841 (to Amendment No. 3801), to transfer funding to the Weatherization Assistance Program account from the Building Technologies account.
      • Alexander (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 3842 (to Amendment No. 3801), to modify the deadline for the completion of a feasibility study relating to the Sites Reservoir in Colusa County, California.
      • Alexander (for Warner) Amendment No. 3851 (to Amendment No. 3801), to ensure that certain amounts are used to implement the requirements of the DATA Act.
      • Alexander (for McCain/Flake) Amendment No. 3843 (to Amendment No. 3801), to require the Western Area Power Administration to prepare a report on the use of certain provisions in power contracts.
      • Alexander (for Rounds/Thune) Amendment No. 3844 (to Amendment No. 3801), to make certain funds available for Upper Missouri River Basin flood and drought monitoring.
      • Alexander (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 3808 (to Amendment No. 3801), to improve a program relating to remote and subsistence harbors.
      • Alexander (for McCain/Flake) Modified Amendment No. 3869 (to Amendment No. 3801), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study and develop a plan for the removal of invasive salt cedar.
      • Alexander (for Carper/Coons) Amendment No. 3870 (to Amendment No. 3801), to allow certain funds for shore protection to be prioritized for certain projects.
    • Pending:
      • Alexander/Feinstein Amendment No. 3801, in the nature of a substitute.
      • Alexander Amendment No. 3804 (to Amendment No. 3801), to modify provisions relating to Nuclear Regulatory Commission fees.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on Alexander/Feinstein Amendment No. 3801 (listed above), 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 27, 2016.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of Alexander/Feinstein Amendment No. 3801.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the filing deadline for all first-degree amendments to both Alexander/Feinstein Amendment No. 3801, and to the bill, be at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, with the time until 11 a.m. equally divided between the two managers, or their designees.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations bill, with the time until 11:00am equally divided. At 11:00am there will be 3 roll call votes on amendments to H.R.2028.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • As a reminder, this evening Senator McConnell filed cloture on substitute amendment and the underlying bill, H.R.2028, Energy and Water Appropriations. Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, April 27.
  • The filing deadline for 1st degree amendments to the substitute and underlying bill is 2:30pm tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26. The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments would be one hour prior to the cloture vote Wednesday, if cloture is invoked. If cloture is invoked, amendments must be germane and timely filed to be considered in order post cloture.
  • Tuesday, April 26 at 11:00am
    • Merkley SA #3812 (wind energy)
    • Reid SA #3805 (water management)
    • Flake SA #3820 (environmental infrastructure)
  • Pending amendments to H.R.2028, Energy/Water Appropriations:
    • Alexander SA #3801 (substitute)
    • Alexander SA #3804 (Nuclear Regulatory Committee)
  • It is in order for the following amendments to be made pending
    • Merkley SA #3812 (wind energy)
    • Reid SA #3805 (water management)
    • Flake SA #3820 (environmental infrastructure)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Securities and Exchange Commission
Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee Meeting

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Challenges and Opportunities for Oil and Gas Development”

Senate Finance Committee
“Navigating Business Tax Reform”

Alliance for Biosecurity
“Threats of Bioterrorism and Naturally Occurring Pandemics”

House Energy and Commerce
Full Committee Markup – Health, Energy, Tech Legislation

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

 H.R.5044: Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus.
Sponsor: Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-17] (introduced 4/25/2016) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Appropriations; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.5045: To impose a moratorium on the implementation of a proposed Medicare local coverage determination on lower limb prostheses.
Sponsor: Rep Ellmers, Renee L. [NC-2] (introduced 4/25/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.5046: To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 4/25/2016) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

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