Today’s Daily Update

The House and Senate will meet at 11:00 am for a Joint Meeting of Congress to receive His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. Following which the House will consider House Amendment to S. 2276 – PIPES Act of 2016 and H.R. 4775 – Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016. The Senate will resume consideration of S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Mr. Katko moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5338 — “To reduce passenger wait times at airports, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Mr. Tiberi moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5273 — “To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for regulatory relief under the Medicare program for certain providers of services and suppliers and increased transparency in hospital coding and enrollment data, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. 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.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 – 0 (Roll no. 270).
  • Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4904 — “To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue a directive on the management of software licenses, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 366 – 0 (Roll no. 271).
  • Ms. Ros-Lehtinen moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. 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.” On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 – 0 (Roll no. 269).
  • Mr. Hardy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 1815 — “To facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, and to provide for the implementation of a conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 360 – 7 (Roll no. 272).
  • Mr. Hardy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 87 — “To modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Mr. Hardy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2733 — “To require the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for certain Indian tribes, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Mr. Hardy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3070 — “To clarify that for purposes of all Federal laws governing marine fisheries management, the landward boundary of the exclusive economic zone between areas south of Montauk, New York, and Point Judith, Rhode Island, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Mr. Hardy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 3826 — “To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the State of Oregon.” The Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
  • Mr. Hardy moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 2009 — “To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.”

Today:

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at approximately 10:45 a.m. for a Joint Meeting of Congress to receive His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) H.R. 3826 – Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Natural Resources Committee)
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) House Amendment to S. 2276 – PIPES Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Deb Fischer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
  • H.R. 4775 – Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Ed Whitfield Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Bobby Rush Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Frank Pallone Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Jared Polis Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Durbin amendment #4369 (medical research); agreed to: 66-32.
    • Inhofe amendment #4204 (commissaries); agreed to: 70-28.
  • Legislative Business
  • Concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.2576, TSCA Modernization Act.
    Passed S.2487, Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act.
  • Agreed to H.Con.Res.119, Soap Box Derby.
  • Agreed to the following amendments to S.2943, NDAA, by voice vote:
    • Peters SA #4138
    • Baldwin SA #4293
    • Gillibrand SA #4112
    • Schumer SA #4177
    • Leahy SA #4354
    • Heitkamp SA #4079
    • Hirono SA #4317
    • Cardin SA #4031
    • Coats SA #4169
    • Portman SA #4236
    • Roberts SA #4119
    • Ernst SA #4095
    • Murkowski SA #4086
    • Hatch SA #4071
    • Daines SA #4247
    • Sullivan SA #4344

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • At 10:30am, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair for the Joint Meeting of Congress. Senators should begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 10:35am to depart as a body at 10:40am for the Hall of the House.
  • At 11:00am, His Excellency Narendra Modi, will address a Joint Meeting of Congress from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol.
  • As a reminder, this evening Senator McConnell filed cloture on Reed amendment (non-defense increase) to McCain amendment #4229(OCO increase) to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act. He also filed cloture on McCain amendment #4229 (OCO increase)
  • The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments to McCain amendment #4229is one hour prior to the cloture vote.
  • Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote on Reed amendment #4549will be one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, June 8. If cloture is not invoked, the Senate will immediately vote on McCain amendment #4229.
  • Amendments Pending to S.2943, NDAA
    • McCain SA #4229 (OCO)
    • Reed-Mikulski SA #4549 (non-defense increase) to McCain amendment #4229

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services Committee
“The Enemy in our Backyard: Examining Terror Funding Streams from South America”

Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
“Announcement of a Package of Medical Device and FDA Reform Bills”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Legislation to Improve and Sustain the Medicare Program”

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”

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”

House Homeland Security Committee
“Full Committee Markup: H.R. 5064, Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act of 2016, H.R. ___, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency Act of 2016, H.R. ___, Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2016, H.R. ___, Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016”

Senate Commerce Science, and Transportation Committee
“Implementation of the FAST Act”

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

CYBERSECURITY

H.R.5390: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] (introduced 6/7/2016) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Energy and Commerce; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Government Reform, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.5401: To amend the Fair Housing Act, to prohibit discrimination based on use of section 8 vouchers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-7] (introduced 6/7/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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.

PUERTO RICO

H.R.5400: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 6/7/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TAX

H.R.5386: Presidential Tax Transparency Act
Sponsor: Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-18] (introduced 6/7/2016) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Administration
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.

S.3025: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit fellowship and stipend compensation to be saved in an individual retirement account.
Sponsor: Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] (introduced 6/7/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.5394: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Sponsor: Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] (introduced 6/7/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
House Reports: 114-606
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2016 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 472.

 

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