Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 9 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will consider the nomination of Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be US District Judge for the District of Maryland.

House

 

Friday:

  • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016: The House passed S. 524, to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, by a yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 193.
    • Pursuant to H. Res. 725, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the texts of each of the following bills shall be considered as adopted: H.R. 4641, H.R. 5046, H.R. 4063, H.R. 4985, H.R. 5048, H.R. 5052, H.R. 4843, H.R. 4978, H.R. 3680, H.R. 3691, H.R. 1818, H.R. 4969, H.R. 4586, H.R. 4599, H.R. 4976, H.R. 4982, H.R. 4981, and H.R. 1725, in each case as passed by the House.
    • Pursuant to Sec. 3 of H. Res. 725, the title was amended so as to read: “To authorize the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, and to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes.”
    • H. Res. 725, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (S. 724) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 165 noes, Roll No. 191, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 172 nays, Roll No. 190.
  • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016–Motion to go to Conference: The House agreed by unanimous consent to the Brooks (IN) motion to take from the Speaker’s table S. 524, to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, insist on its amendments, and request a conference with the Senate thereon.
    • Debated the Esty motion to instruct conferees. Further proceedings were postponed.

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) S. 1492 – To direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Archivist of the United States, to convey certain Federal property located in the State of Alaska to the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska (Sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 3832 – Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Prevention Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Renacci / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 3) S. 2143 – To provide for the authority for the successors and assigns of the Starr-Camargo Bridge Company to maintain and operate a toll bridge across the Rio Grande near Rio Grande City, Texas, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 4) H. Con. Res 88 – Reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as cornerstones of United States–Taiwan relations, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1150 – Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 1887 – To amend certain appropriation Acts to repeal the requirement directing the Administrator of General Services to sell Federal property and assets that support the operations of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in Plum Island, New York, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4743 – National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 4780 – Department of Homeland Security Strategy for International Programs Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 4407 – Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, May 16, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • At 4:30pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #307, Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be US District Judge for the District of Maryland. There will be 60 minutes of debate, equally divided, followed a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination.
  • Monday at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #307, Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be US District Judge for the District of Maryland.
  • As a reminder, during today’s session Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following amendments to H.R.2577, THUD/MilCon-VA:
    • Nelson SA #3898 ($1.9billion Zika funding);
    • Cornyn SA #3899 ($1.1billion Zika funding, $1.2billion offset through ACA prevention fund cut);
    • Blunt-Murray SA #3900 ($1.1billion Zika funding).
    • Unless an agreement is reached, cloture will ripen on the Nelson amendment one hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday, May 17. If cloture is not invoked on Nelson, cloture will immediately ripen on the Cornyn amendment. If cloture is not invoked on Cornyn, cloture will immediately ripen on the Blunt-Murray amendment.
    • The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to SA #3898, SA #3899, and SA #3900 is one hour prior to the cloture vote, if cloture is invoked.
  • Amendments pending to H.R.2577, THUD/Milcon-VA
    • Collins SA #3896 (substitute)
    • Lee SA #3897 (affirmative action/housing)
    • Nelson SA #3898 ($1.9billion Zika funding)
    • Cornyn SA #3899 ($1.1billion Zika funding, $1.2billion offset through ACA prevention fund cut)
    • Blunt-Murray SA #3900 ($1.1billion Zika funding).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

H.R.5232: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect children’s health by denying any deduction for advertising and marketing directed at children to promote the consumption of food of poor nutritional quality.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 5/13/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 5/13/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.5234: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for behavioral and mental health outreach and education strategies to reduce stigma associated with mental health among the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population.
Sponsor: Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] (introduced 5/13/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/13/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5241: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ruiz, Raul [CA-36] (introduced 5/13/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/13/2016 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.5240: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the incentives for biodiesel.
Sponsor: Rep Noem, Kristi L. [SD] (introduced 5/13/2016) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/13/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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