Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany S.2328, PROMESA/Puerto Rico legislation.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Passed:
  • Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act: Senate passed H.R. 3766, to direct the President to establish guidelines for covered United States foreign assistance programs, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Rounds (for Rubio/Cardin) Amendment No. 4927, in the nature of a substitute.
    • Rounds (for Rubio/Cardin) Amendment No. 4928, to amend the title.
  • Conference Reports:
  • Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Senate continued consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2577, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      By 52 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 112), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the conference report to accompany the bill.
    • Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the conference report to accompany the bill.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany S.2328, PROMESA/Puerto Rico legislation, with the time until the cloture vote equally divided.
  • At approximately 10:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.2328, Puerto Rico legislation. If cloture is invoked, there would then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a roll call vote on the motion to concur. Additional votes are possible.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Protecting Older Americans from Financial Exploitation”

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
“America Without Entrepreneurs: The Consequences of Dwindling Startup Activity”

Council on Affordable Health Coverage
“2017 Health Insurance Premiums: Rising Rates on ACA’s Exchange”

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“Roundtable – Preparing for and Protecting the Nation from Zika”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Oversight of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Enforcement and Compliance Programs”

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.5592: To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to clarify which fees the Commodity Futures Trading Commission may assess and collect, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture; House Financial Services; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, 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.

H.R.5593: To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to delay the inclusion in consumer credit reports and to establish requirements for debt collectors with respect to medical debt information of veterans due to inappropriate or delayed Veterans Choice Program billing payments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Delaney, John K. [MD-6] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5594: To require the establishment of a national strategy for combating the financing of terrorism and related financial crimes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5596: To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide that an issuer of municipal securities is not required to retain a municipal advisor prior to issuing any such securities.
Sponsor: Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5602: To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5603: To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury pay rewards under an asset recovery rewards program to help identify and recover stolen assets linked to foreign government corruption and the proceeds of such corruption hidden behind complex financial structures in the United States and abroad.
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5606: To facilitate better information sharing to assist in the fight against the funding of terrorist activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pittenger, Robert [NC-9] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5607: To enhance the Department of the Treasury’s role in protecting national security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pittenger, Robert [NC-9] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Foreign Affairs; House Ways and Means; House Armed Services; House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Armed Services, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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.5608: To prevent Iran from directly or indirectly receiving assistance from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.5589: To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require verification for eligibility for enrollment during special enrollment periods in PPACA insurance plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5601: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of any drug containing an opiate to prominently state that addiction is possible.
Sponsor: Rep Kuster, Ann M. [NH-2] (introduced 6/28/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2016 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

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