Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.Res. 809 – Providing for consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 and Complete Consideration of H.R. 5485 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany S.764, legislative vehicle for GMO labeling.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 803 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4361) to amend section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for enhanced security of Federal information systems, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.” On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 180
  • Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 803. H.R. 4361 — “To amend section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for enhanced security of Federal information systems, and for other purposes.” On passage Passed by recorded vote: 241 – 181
  • Amendments
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-666 to make technical and conforming changes to the bill. On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Posey, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-666 to establish that no agency employee when acting in their official capacity shall be permitted to establish, operate, maintain, or otherwise permit the use of information technology not certified by the Agency’s Chief Information Officer as in compliance with the established information security protocols. On agreeing to the Posey amendment; as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Ms. Norton, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-666 to strike sections that extend probationary periods, modifies suspension and termination procedures, forced mandatory leave provisions, and others. On agreeing to the Norton amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 239
    • An amendment, offered by Mrs. Watson Coleman, numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-666 to exempt from the midnight rules moratorium any rule that has been included in the Unified Regulatory Agenda for at least one year. On agreeing to the Watson Coleman amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 243
  • H.R. 2646 — “To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 – 2
  • Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 793. H.R. 1270 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.” On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 164
  • Considered as unfinished business. S. 1252 — “To authorize a comprehensive strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food and nutrition security, promote inclusive, sustainable, agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable populations, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 369 – 53
  • Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2845 — “To extend the termination of sanctions with respect to Venezuela under the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014.” On passage Passed without objection.
  • Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 794. H.R. 5485 — “Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
  • Amendments
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-639 to reprogram already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Department of Treasury. On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 173 – 245
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-639 to decrease by $20.7 million, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) account, to offset an inappropriate augmentation of this account outside of the congressional appropriations process by the Department of Justice through settlement agreements which required banks to donate $20.7 million to certified CDFI entities. On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 166 – 254
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Becerra, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike Section 127, which prevents the IRS from issuing guidance to more clearly define political activity for 501(c)(4) organizations. On agreeing to the Becerra amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 239
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike restrictions on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ability to promulgate rules restricting pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements in consumer contracts with firms offering financial products. On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 – 236
    • Ms. Moore was recognized to offer amendments 5, 6, and 7. On agreeing to the Moore amendments; Failed by recorded vote: 179 – 243
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Himes, numbered 10 printed in House Report 114-639 to increase funding for the SEC by $50 million. On agreeing to the Himes amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 238
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. DeFazio, numbered 11 printed in House Report 114-639 to decrease funding for the Selective Service System by $22,703,000 and increase the spending reduction account by the same amount. On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 128 – 294
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Grayson, numbered 12 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike section 613. On agreeing to the Grayson amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 177 – 245
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Kildee, numbered 13 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike Section 625, a provision that prevents the SEC from developing or finalizing a rule that requires the disclosure of political contributions to tax exempt organizations. On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 236
    • An amendment, offered by Ms. Eshoo, numbered 14 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike section 632. On agreeing to the Eshoo amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 238
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, No. 15 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike section 637. On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 167 – 255
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Ellison, No. 16 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike section 638. On agreeing to the Ellison amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 162 – 255
    • An amendment, offered by Ms. Sewell (AL), No. 17 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike section 639 which prohibits funds from being used by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) to enforce regulations or rules with respect to payday loans, vehicle title loans, or other similar loans during FY 2017. On agreeing to the Sewell (AL) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 240
    • An amendment, offered by Ms. Norton, No. 19 printed in House Report 114-639 to strike the repeal of the District of Columbia budget autonomy referendum. On agreeing to the Norton amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 182 – 238
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Amodei, No. 20 printed in House Report 114-639to prohibit funds from being used to enforce the requirement of the Federal Election Campaign Act that solicitation of contribution from member corporations’ stockholders or personnel from a trade association be separately and specifically approved by the member corporation involved prior to the solicitation, and that such member corporations does not approve any such solicitation by more than one trade association in any calendar year. On agreeing to the Amodei amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 185
  • Unfinished business:
    • An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, No. 21 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer or enforce any of the rules proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the FCC on March 31, 2016 (FCC 16-39), intended to regulate consumer privacy obligations as necessitated by the FCC’s net neutrality regime. On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 187
    • An amendment, offered by Mrs. Blackburn, No. 22 printed in House Report 114-639 to provide for a one percent across the board cut to the bill’s discretionary spending levels.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Buck, No. 23 printed in House Report 114-639 to reduce the salary of the IRS Commissioner to $0 annually from date of enactment through January 20, 2017.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Davidson, No. 25 printed in House Report 114-639to prohibit the use of funds to change the Selective Service System registration requirements.

Today:

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Last votes expected: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • H.Res. 809 – Providing for consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016; S. 2943, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bradley Byrne / Rules Committee)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 5485 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ander Crenshaw / Appropriations Committee)
    • The rule provides for no more general debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc:
    • The remaining list of amendments made in order can be found at rules.house.gov.
  • Postponed Amendment Votes:
    • Rep. Marsha Blackburn Amendment
    • Rep. Ken Buck Amendment
    • Rep. Warren Davidson Amendment

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #357, Brian Martinotti, to be US District Judge for the district of New Jersey; confirmed: 92-5.
    • Motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to S.3100, Sanctuary Cities; not invoked: 53-44.
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2193, Kate’s Law; not invoked: 55-42.
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur with the House message/GMO vehicle; invoked: 65-32.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted Calendar #529, S.Res.506- NATO summit to be held in Waraw Poland from July 8-9, 2016, with amendments.
    • Agreed to Calendar #535, S.Con.Res.38- reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as cornerstones of United States-Taiwan relations.
    • Adopted Calendar #537, S.Res.482, urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and to increase pressure on the organization and its members to the fullest extent possible.
    • Adopted Calendar #540, S.Res.504, Resolution recognizing the 70thanniversary of the Fulbright Program

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany S.764, legislative vehicle for GMO labeling.
  • All time during morning business, recess, and adjournment will count post-cloture on the motion to concur. Unless an agreement is reached, all post-cloture time will expire at 10:22pm and the Senate will vote on the motion to concur.
  • As a reminder, upon disposition of the House message, absent an agreement, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #524, H.R.5293 – DOD Appropriations.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Appropriations Committee
“Markup of the FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill”

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Examining Billion Dollar Waste Through Improper Payments”

House Armed Services Committee
“Defense Reorganization: “Goldwater-Nichols Reform: The Way Ahead”

House Natural Resources Committee
“State Perspectives on BLM’s Draft Planning Rule 2.0”

House Financial Services Committee
“The Implications of U.S. Aircraft Sales to Iran”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Defying the Constitution: The Administration’s Unlawful Funding of the Cost Sharing Reduction Program”

Kaiser Family Foundation
“Rx Drugs and the U.S. Health System: A Conversation About Drug Prices”

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

ENERGY

H.R.5630 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to apply certain procedures before granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed pipeline project, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 07/06/2016)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/06/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.5631 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-23] (Introduced 07/06/2016)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent)
Latest Action: 07/06/2016 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)

HEALTH

H.R.5645 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for Alzheimer’s disease research.
Sponsor: Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] (Introduced 07/06/2016)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/06/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3130 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a permanent Independence at Home medical practice program under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/06/2016)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 07/06/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3129 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 07/06/2016)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 07/06/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3126 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] (Introduced 07/06/2016)
Committees: Senate – Budget
Latest Action: 07/06/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.