Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 5471 – Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act under suspension of the rules and complete consideration of H.R. 5293 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of the expected legislative vehicle for the Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill for Fiscal 2017 (HR 2578).

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 783 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5293) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.” On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 240 – 185
  • Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5293 — “Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
    • Amendments offered:
      • An amendment, offered by Ms. Jackson Lee, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-623 to increase funding for Military Personnel, Navy by $2 million and to reduce the amount made available for the same account, by $2 million. On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Shuster, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-623 to Restores 170 million to Army Operations & Maintenance (O&M) for the purpose of preventing a cut to depots and the Organic Industrial Base (OIB), offset with funds from Operations & Maintenance Defense-Wide and non-critical environmental restoration accounts.
      • An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-623 to increase funding for Army Ammunition Procurement by $20,000,000. On agreeing to the Hartzler amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Frelinghuysen, consisting of amendments numbered 7, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, and 73 printed in House Report 114-623. On agreeing to the Frelinghuysen amendments; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Paulsen, numbered 6 printed in House Report 114-623 to increase funding for Defense Production Act purchases by $25 million for Strategic Radiation Hardened Microelectronics Trusted Foundry Sustainment. On agreeing to the Paulsen amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Zinke, numbered 8 printed in House Report 114-523 to appropriate $80 million for the UH 1N Replacement Program, offset with $50 million from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and $30 million from the Washington Headquarters’ Services accounts. On agreeing to the Zinke amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 9 printed in House Report 114-623 to reprogram already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Department of Defense.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Gibson, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-623 to reduce the Aerostat Joint Project Office funding by $1 million and increases the Weapons and Munitions Advanced Technology funding for extended range cannon artillery by $1 million. On agreeing to the Gibson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Langevin, numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-623 to appropriate $29.8 million to Navy programs for the development and demonstration of advanced technologies, including high energy lasers and the Electromagnetic Railgun for naval weapon systems. On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Rogers (AL), numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-623 to add additional funding for directed energy and other research and development at the Missile Defense Agency.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Quigley, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-623 to decrease funding for the Long Range Standoff Weapon by $75,802,000 and increase the spending reduction account by the same amount.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Wittman, numbered 14 printed in House Report 114-623 to strike Sec. 8055, which prohibits the Department from modifying the command and control relationships between U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the U.S. Pacific Fleet. On agreeing to the Wittman amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. O’Rourke, numbered 16 printed in House Report 114-623 to strike Section 8121, which prevents the use of funds for proposing, planning, or executing a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Huffman, numbered 17 printed in House Report 114-623 to strike a provision of the bill requiring the Air Force to utilize specific energy sourced domestically within the United States as the base load energy for heating at U.S. defense installations in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Peters, numbered 18 printed in House Report 114-623 to strike the prohibition of funds to enforce section 526 that restricts Federal Agencies from entering into contracts to buy alternative fuels that are more polluting than conventional fuels. On agreeing to the Peters amendment; Failed by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Poe (TX), numbered 19 printed in House Report 114-623 to cut funding to Pakistan from $900 million to $700 million.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Sanford, numbered 21 printed in House Report 114-623 to ensure that the Department of Defense retains its statutory authority to provide new military recruits a small cash voucher that they can use to purchase running shoes for training.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 22 printed in House Report 114-623 to prohibit funds to implement Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 4715.21 on Climate Change Adaption and Resilience, requiring the Pentagon to prioritize climate change over national security.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, numbered 23 printed in House Report 114-623 to prevent DOD from partnering with private organizations to create or expand national heritage asset areas in southeast Colorado. On agreeing to the Buck amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Byrne, numbered 24 printed in House Report 114-623 to prohibit funds to be used to modify a military installation in the United States, including construction or modification of a facility on a military installation, to provide temporary housing for unaccompanied alien children.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 25 printed in House Report 114-623 to ensure no funds are used by the Department of Defense to carry out or in response to the memorandum of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities titled Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments Director, Joint Staff and dated November 25, 2015.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 26 printed in House Report 114-623 to prohibit funds from being used by this Act to enlist DACA aliens in the military, who are currently only considered eligible through the MAVNI program as a result of a September 2014 memo from the administration.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 27 printed in House Report 114-623 to ensure no funds are used by the Department of Defense to enlist DACA youth in the United States military.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Hudson, numbered 28 printed in House Report 114-623 to state no funds in this act may be used to transfer a detainee at Guantanamo Bay to any other location. On agreeing to the Hudson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Lamborn, numbered 29 printed in House Report 114-623 to prohibit the use of funds to survey, assess, or review potential detention locations in the United States to detain any individual presently detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Massie, An amendment No. 30 printed in House Report 114-623 to block funding for DOD drug interdiction and counter-drug activities in Afghanistan.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Massie, No. 31 printed in House Report 114-623 to prohibit warrantless searches of government databases for the communications of U.S. persons and prohibits government agencies from mandating data security vulnerabilities in products or services for surveillance purposes.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. McClintock, No. 32 printed in House Report 114-623 to prohibit the Department of Defense from obligating or expending funds on certain green energy mandates found in various provisions of US Code and two Executive Orders.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Mulvaney, No. 33 printed in House Report 114-623to prohibit Overseas Contingency Operation funds found in Title IX from being used for anything other than a Contingency Operation as defined by United States Code.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. DeSantis, No. 34 printed in House Report 114-623to prohibit funds for any salaries or expenses for the offices of the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure or the Principal Director, Detainee Policy.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Reichert, No. 35 printed in House Report 114-623to ensure no funds shall be used to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13688 limiting the donation of surplus federal equipment to state and local law enforcement as part of the DOD’s Excess Property Program (1033 program). On agreeing to the Reichert amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Rohrabacher, No. 36 printed in House Report 114-623 to prohibit funds in the bill from being used to provide assistance to Pakistan.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Walberg, No. 37 printed in House Report 114-623to prohibit funds from being used by the Secretary of Defense to obligate or expend funds on Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund projects.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Cartwright, No. 39 printed in House Report 114-623 to require that no funds be used to plan for, begin, continue, complete, process, or approve a public-private competition under the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76. On agreeing to the Cartwright amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Conyers, No. 40 printed in House Report 114-623to block funds from being used to transfer or authorize the transfer of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia.
    • Amendment Withdrawn:
      • An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham (NM), numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-623 to increase funding for Air Force Research, Development, Test and Evaluation by $7 million to support the development of beam directors and adaptive optics, including deformable mirrors and high efficiency and high temperature diodes, that provide enabling technology for the development of high energy laser weapon systems. Decreases funding in the Operations and Maintenance for the Army by $1 million, decreases funding in the Operations and Maintenance for the Navy by $3 million, and decreases funding in the Operations and Maintenance for the Air Force by $3 million. By unanimous consent, the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment was withdrawn.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Meehan, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-623 reduce and then increase, the amount in the Operations and Maintenance Defense-Wide fund by $7,000,000 to offer health screenings in communities near formerly used defense sites with contaminated groundwater. By unanimous consent, the Meehan amendment was withdrawn.
      • An amendment, offered by Mr. Duncan (TN), numbered 20 printed in House Report 114-623 to reduce the funding level for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund of $3,448,715,000 by $448,715,000 to $3,000,000,000 and transfers that money for deficit reduction. By unanimous consent, the Duncan (TN) amendment was withdrawn.

Today:

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 5471 – Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 5293 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee)
    • The Rule provides for no further general debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc:
      • Reps. Yoho / Conyers / Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Gabbard / Welch Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Alan Grayson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. McGovern / Jones / Lee / Amash / Garamendi Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Lee / Jones / Welch Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Polis / Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. McSally / McCollum / Pearce Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Lou Barletta Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Adrian Smith Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Postponed Amendment Votes:
      • Rep. Bill Shuster Amendment
      • Rep. Keith Ellison Amendment
      • Rep. Mike Rogers Amendment
      • Rep. Mike Quigley Amendment
      • Rep. Beto O”Rourke Amendment
      • Rep. Jared Huffman Amendment
      • Rep. Ted Poe Amendment
      • Rep. Mark Sanford Amendment
      • Rep. Ken Buck Amendment
      • Rep. Bradley Byrne Amendment
      • Rep. Steve King Amendment #1
      • Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment
      • Rep. Steve King Amendment #2
      • Rep. Doug Lamborn Amendment
      • Rep. Thomas Massie Amendment #1
      • Rep. Thomas Massie Amendment #2
      • Rep. Tom McClintock Amendment
      • Rep. Mick Mulvaney Amendment
      • Rep. Ron DeSantis Amendment
      • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Amendment
      • Rep. Tim Walberg Amendment
      • Rep. John Conyers Amendment

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Due to a 15 hour filibuster related to gun control no other legislative action was conducted.

Today:

  • 10 a.m.
  • The Senate will reconvene at 10 a.m. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the expected legislative vehicle for the Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill for Fiscal 2017 (HR 2578).
  • Time TBA
  • Bills:
    • HR 2578 — Fiscal 2016 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Select Intelligence Committee
“CIA Intelligence Activities”

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Markup for FY Appropriations Act: FSGG; Interior”

The Cato Institute
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Pharmaceutical Protections: Too Strong, Too Weak, or Just Right?”

Bipartisan Policy Center
“Value-Based Payments and Financing Breakthrough Treatments”

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

ENERGY

S.3062: A bill to require the Federal Trade Commission to consider including smart grid capability on Energy Guide labels for products.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 6/15/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.5485: Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] (introduced 6/15/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
House Reports: 114-624
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2016 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 484.

H.R.5487: Student Loan Fairness Act
Sponsor: Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] (introduced 6/15/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and 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.

H.R.5490 : To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to require that no deference be given to the interpretation of consumer financial law by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, to define the scope of judicial review of Bureau actions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Love, Mia B. [UT-4] (introduced 6/15/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

H.R.5491: To require the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to verify the accuracy of consumer complaint information before making such information available to the public.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 6/15/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

S.3060: A bill to provide an exception from certain group health plan requirements for qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements.
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 6/15/2016) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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