Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider eleven bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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. 5338 – Checkpoint Optimization and Efficiency Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 5273 – Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Pat Tiberi / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 3) H.Con.Res. 129 – Expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to reaffirm its commitment to this goal through a financial commitment to comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other medically prescribed needs, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 4906 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility of employees of a land management agency in a time-limited appointment to compete for a permanent appointment at any Federal agency, and for other purposes.(Sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 4904 – MEGABYTE Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 1815 – Eastern Nevada Land Implementation Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Cresent Hardy / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 87 – Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 2733 – Nevada Native Nations Land Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 3070 – EEZ Transit Zone Clarification and Access Act(Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 3826 – Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 2009 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Raúl Grijalva / Natural Resources Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • National Defense Authorization Act–Agreement : Senate began consideration of S. 2943, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Adopted:
      • By a unanimous vote of 91 yeas (Vote No. 89), McCain (for Fischer) Amendment No. 4206, to modify the requirement that the Secretary of Defense implement measures to maintain the critical wartime medical readiness skills and core competencies of health care providers within the Armed Forces.
    • Pending:
      • McCain Amendment No. 4229, to address unfunded priorities of the Armed Forces.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
  • Joint Meeting Escort Committee–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the President of the Senate be authorized to appoint a committee on the part of the Senate to join with a like committee on the part of the House of Representatives to escort His Excellency Narendra Modi, into the House Chamber for the joint meeting at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
  • Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
    • Jennifer Choe Groves, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.
    • Gary Stephen Katzmann, of Massachusetts, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • Amendments Pending to S.2943, NDAA
    • McCain SA #4229 (OCO)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Press Conference: HFSC Chairman Jeb Hensarling
GOP Proposal to Replace the Dodd-Frank Act

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“Bank Capital and Liquidity Regulation”

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“Frustrated Travelers: Rethinking TSA Operations to Improve Passenger Screening and Address Threats to Aviation”

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Subcommittee Markup – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY2017”

SEC Conference Call
Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Markup of H.R.3299, the Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2015; and H.R.921, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015”

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

CYBERSECURITY

S.3024: A bill to improve cyber security for small businesses.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 6/6/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Major Action: 6/6/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

ENERGY

S.3018: A bill to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector.
Sponsor: Sen King, Angus S., Jr. [ME] (introduced 6/6/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/6/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.