Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 5210 – PADME Act, H.J.Res. 88 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term Fiduciary, and H.R. 5485 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2578, Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Suspensions–Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
  • End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016: H.R. 5525, to prohibit universal service support of commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service through the Lifeline program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 207 yeas to 143 nays, Roll No. 334.
  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Authorizing the use of passenger facility charges at an airport previously associated with the airport at which the charges are collected: 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;
    • Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2016: H.R. 5388, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 351 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 335;
    • Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016: H.R. 5389, to encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and technology innovators, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 347 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 336;
    • Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act: H.R. 4639, amended, to reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide modifications to authorities relating to the Office of Special Counsel;
    • Amending 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: 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;
      Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act: S. 2133, to improve Federal agency financial and administrative controls and procedures to assess and mitigate fraud risks, and to improve Federal agencies’ development and use of data analytics for the purpose of identifying, preventing, and responding to fraud, including improper payments;
    • Inspector General Empowerment Act: H.R. 2395, amended, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to strengthen the independence of the Inspectors General;
    • Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety, Construction, and Leases Authorization Act: H.R. 4590, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations are being made for fiscal year 2016;
    • Veteran Engagement Teams Act: H.R. 3936, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which the Secretary carries out Veteran Engagement Team events where veterans can complete claims for disability compensation and pension under the laws administered by the Secretary;
    • Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act: H.R. 5170, amended, to encourage and support partnerships between the public and private sectors to improve our Nation’s social programs;
    • Small Business Health Care Relief Act: H.R. 5447, amended, to provide an exception from certain group health plan requirements for qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements;
    • Amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts: H.R. 5452, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts; and
    • Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016: H.R. 5456, amended, to amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to invest in funding prevention and family services to help keep children safe and supported at home, and to ensure that children in foster care are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like, and appropriate settings.
  • Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker’s table and pass S. 2487, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to identify mental health care and suicide prevention programs and metrics that are effective in treating women veterans as part of the evaluation of such programs by the Secretary.

Today:

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 9:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 5210 – PADME Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Price / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee)
  • H.J.Res. 88 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to the definition of the term Fiduciary (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Education and the Workforce Committee)
  • H.R. 5485 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ander Crenshaw / Appropriations Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows for the Chairmen to offer amendments en bloc:
    • A full list of the 70 amendments made in order can be found at rules.house.gov.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Passed:
  • Presidential Allowance Modernization Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1777, to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the ”Former Presidents Act of 1958”, with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
    • McConnell (for Ernst) Amendment No. 4852, in the nature of a substitute.
  • Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. 2736, to improve access to durable medical equipment for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
    • McConnell (for Thune) Amendment No. 4853, in the nature of a substitute.
  • Measures Considered:
  • Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act–Agreement: Senate continued 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:
    • 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 unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, with the time until the vote on motion to invoke cloture on McConnell (for McCain) Amendment No. 4787 (to Amendment No. 4685) (listed above) equally divided between the two managers, or their designees.
  • National Defense Authorization Act–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the engrossed version 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, be printed as passed.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2578, Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
  • The cloture motion on McCain amendment #4787 (lone wolf and national security letters) will ripen one hour after the Senate convenes (approx. 10:30am) and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the amendment.
  • 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

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“The Renewable Fuel Standard – Implementation Issues”

House Financial Services Committee
“Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy”

House Armed Services Committee
“Military Cyber Operations”

House Agriculture Committee
“Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Evaluating Effectiveness and Outcomes in Nutrition Education”

Medicare Trustees
“Briefing to Release Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports”

House Appropriations Committee
“Full Committee Markup FY 2017 DHS Appropriations”

American Enterprise Institute
“House Republican Plan on Health Care Reform”

House Ways and Means Committee
“The 2016 Annual Report of the Social Security Board of Trustees”

Senate Veterans’ Affairs
“Examining the Progress and Challenges in Modernizing Information Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs”

Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Public Meeting

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

FINAICIAL SERVICES

H.R.5541: To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to establish procedures for Federal credit unions to provide credit union services to underserved areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-13] (introduced 6/21/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5552: To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish an exemption from a rule or regulation to regulate payday loans, vehicle title loans, or other similar loans for certain States and Indian tribes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tipton, Scott R. [CO-3] (introduced 6/21/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5553: To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require fines collected for violations of the rules of the Municipal Rulemaking Board to be deposited into the Treasury and to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to remove a requirement on the use of certain funds.
Sponsor: Rep Wagner, Ann [MO-2] (introduced 6/21/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.5542: To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a comprehensive and nationwide system to evaluate the quality of care provided to beneficiaries of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and to provide incentives for voluntary quality improvement.
Sponsor: Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] (introduced 6/21/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5543: To prioritize educating and training for existing and new environmental health professionals.
Sponsor: Rep Lawrence, Brenda L. [MI-14] (introduced 6/21/2016) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.5547: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for increased price transparency of hospital information and to provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 6/21/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

TAX

H.R.5539: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income contributions to the capital of a partnership, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] (introduced 6/21/2016) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5550: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on United States dollar clearing done for the benefit of Iran or Iranian persons.
Sponsor: Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] (introduced 6/21/2016) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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