Today’s Daily Update

The Senate and House are not in session.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Measures Considered:
  • Sanctuary Cities–Agreement: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3100, to ensure that State and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the United States.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Wednesday, June 29, 2016, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Brian R. Martinotti, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.
    • Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill; and that upon disposition of the nomination of Brian R. Martinotti, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, the pending cloture motions filed on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, ripen.
  • Kate’s Law–Cloture:
    • Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2193, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of S. 3100, to ensure that State and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the United States.
    • Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act–Cloture:
    • Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5293, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 764, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, with McConnell Amendment No. 4935.
  • House Messages:
  • Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act: By 68 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 116), Senate concurred in the House amendment to S. 2328, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, after taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
    • Withdrawn:
      • McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 4865, to change the enactment date. (By 44 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 114), Senate earlier failed to table the motion to concur.)
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      By 68 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 113), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill.
    • McConnell motion to refer the House message on the bill to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 4867, to change the enactment date, fell when cloture was invoked on McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill.
    • McConnell Amendment No. 4868 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4867), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell motion to refer the House message on the bill to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 4867, fell.
    • McConnell Amendment No. 4869 (to Amendment No. 4868), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 4868 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4867), fell.
    • By 85 yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. 115), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and applicable budget resolutions with respect to McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill. Subsequently, the point of order that the motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill violates section 425(a)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, was not sustained.
    • McConnell Amendment No. 4865, to change the enactment date, fell when McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 4865, was withdrawn.
    • McConnell Amendment No. 4866 (to Amendment No. 4865), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 4865, fell.
  • National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act–Cloture:
    • Senate began consideration of the House amendment to S. 764, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, after agreeing to the motion to lay before the Senate the message from the House to accompany the bill, and taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
    • Withdrawn:
      • McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill with McConnell (for Roberts) Amendment No. 3450 (to the House amendment to the bill), in the nature of a substitute.
      • McConnell motion to refer the bill to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    • Pending:
      • McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill, with McConnell (for Roberts) Amendment No. 4935, in the nature of a substitute.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 4936 (to Amendment No. 4935), to change the enactment date.
      • McConnell motion to refer the House message to accompany the bill to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 4937, in the nature of a substitute.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 4938 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4937), to change the enactment date.
      • McConnell Amendment No. 4939 (to Amendment No. 4938), of a perfecting nature.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 4935 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of S. 2193, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed.
    • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 68 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 117), Senate agreed to the motion to lay before the Senate the message from the House to accompany the bill.
      • McConnell (for Roberts) Amendment No. 3450 (to the House amendment to the bill), in the nature of a substitute, fell when McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill with McConnell (for Roberts) Amendment No. 3450, was withdrawn.
  • Pro Forma Sessions–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Friday, July 1, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 9 a.m.; and that when Senate adjourns on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, it next convene at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.3118: A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to clarify which fees the Commodity Futures Trading Commission may assess and collect, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] (introduced 6/29/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 6/29/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

HEALTH

S.3107: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary exception to the application of the Medicare long-term care hospital site neutral provisions for certain spinal cord specialty hospitals.
Sponsor: Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] (introduced 6/29/2016) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/29/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3113: A bill to amend Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for families and caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 6/29/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/29/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

TAX

S.3111: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the 7.5 percent threshold for the medical expense deduction for individuals age 65 or older.
Sponsor: Sen Portman, Rob [OH] (introduced 6/29/2016) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/29/2016 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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