Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 22 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2578, Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations.

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. 5525 – End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. Austin Scott / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 4369 – To authorize the use of passenger facility charges at an airport previously associated with the airport at which the charges are collected (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 5388 – Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. John Ratcliffe / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 5389 – Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. John Ratcliffe / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 4639 – Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rod Blum / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 5028 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10721 E Jefferson Ave in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Mary Eleanora McCoy Post Office Building”(Sponsored by Rep. Brenda Lawrence / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4010 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 522 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona, as the “Ed Pastor Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Ruben Gallego / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 4372 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15 Rochester Street, Bergen, New York, as the Barry G. Miller Post Office (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Collins / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 4777 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1301 Alabama Avenue in Selma, Alabama as the “Amelia Boynton Robinson Post Office Building”(Sponsored by Rep. Terri Sewell / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 4925 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross Street, in Findlay, Ohio, as the “Michael Garver Oxley Memorial Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 4960 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 525 N Broadway in Aurora, Illinois, as the “Kenneth M. Christy Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Foster / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 2607 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York, as the “Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Crowley / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 2395 – Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 4902 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to expand law enforcement availability pay to employees of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (Sponsored by Rep. Will Hurd / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 15) S. 2133 – Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015(Sponsored by Sen. Thomas R. Carper / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 4590 – Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 5317 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic”, as amended(Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 18) H.R. 3936 – VET Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Costello / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 19) H.R. 5170 – Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 20) H.R. 5447 – Small Business Health Care Relief Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. Charles Boustany / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 21) H.R. 5452 – Native American Health Savings Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Moolenaar / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 22) H.R. 5456 – Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan / Ways and Means Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act–Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2578, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Rejected:
      • McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, (McConnell (for Murphy) Amendment No. 4750), to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale. (By 56 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 107), Senate tabled the motion.)
      • McConnell (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4720 (to Amendment No. 4685), to authorize the Attorney General to deny requests to transfer a firearm to known or suspected terrorists. (Senate tabled the amendment.)
    • Pending:
      • Shelby/Mikulski Amendment No. 4685, in the nature of a substitute.
      • McConnell (for McCain) Amendment No. 4787 (to Amendment No. 4685), to amend section 2709 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that the Government may obtain a specified set of electronic communication transactional records under that section, and to make permanent the authority for individual terrorists to be treated as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
      • McConnell motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations for a period of 14 days.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for McCain) Amendment No. 4787 (to Amendment No. 4685), and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 103), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4751 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4750) (listed below).
      • By 44 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 104), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, (McConnell (for Murphy) Amendment No. 4750) (listed above).
      • By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 105), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 4749 (to Amendment No. 4720) (listed below).
      • By 47 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 106), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4720 (to Amendment No. 4685) (listed above).
      • McConnell (for Murphy) Amendment No. 4750, to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale, fell when McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, was tabled.
      • McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4751 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4750), to address gun violence and improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, fell when McConnell (for Murphy) Amendment No. 4750, fell.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 4752 (to Amendment No. 4751), to change the enactment date, fell when McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4751 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4750) (listed above) fell.
      • McConnell (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 4749 (to Amendment No. 4720), to Secure our Homeland from radical Islamists by Enhancing Law enforcement Detection (”SHIELD”), fell when Senate tabled McConnell (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4720 (to Amendment No. 4685).
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 12:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 21, 2016; and that the filing deadline under rule XXII be at 2:30 p.m.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2578, Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • As a reminder, today Senator McConnell offered McCain amendment #4787(lone wolf and national security letters) and filed cloture on the amendment. By consent the filing deadline under Rule 22 for first degree amendments to H.R.2578 is 2:30pm tomorrow and one hour prior to the cloture vote for second degree amendments.
  • Amendments pending to H.R.2578, CJS Approps
    • Shelby amendment #4685 (substitute)
    • McCain amendment #4787 (lone wolf and national security letters)
    • Moved to recommit the bill for a period of 14 days

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”

Senate Judiciary Committee
“The CREATES Act: Ending Regulatory Abuse, Protecting Consumers, and Ensuring Drug Price Competition”

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
“Small Business Retirement Pooling: Examining Open Multiple Employer Plans”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“The Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 Initiative”

Financial Stability Oversight Council
Principals Meeting

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

HEALTH

S.3077: A bill to improve medical research on marijuana.
Sponsor: Sen Schatz, Brian [HI] (introduced 6/20/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/20/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

TRANSPORTATION

H.R.5534: To amend the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016 by repealing a limitation on the number of full-time equivalent screeners of the Transportation Security Administration.
Sponsor: Rep Duckworth, Tammy [IL-8] (introduced 6/20/2016) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 6/20/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.