Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider the motion to go to conference on S. 2943 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees and the conference report to accompany S. 524 – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 809 — “Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 524) to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use; and for other purposes.” On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 243 – 177.
  • Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5485 — “Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.” On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 – 185.
  • Amendments
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Duffy, numbered 26 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce a new regulatory action of $100 million or more. On agreeing to the Duffy amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • Amendments en bloc offered by Mr. Crenshaw, comprised of the following amendments and printed in House Report 114-639: Nos. 27, 48, 53, 56, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, and 69. On agreeing to the Crenshaw amendments Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Garrett, numbered 28 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from proposing or implementing a rule that mandates the use of universal proxy ballots during proxy contests. On agreeing to the Garrett amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 243 – 180.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Garrett, numbered 29 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds to designate any nonbank financial company as “too big to fail” or as a “systemically important financial institution” or to make a determination that material financial distress at a nonbank financial company could pose a threat to U.S. financial stability. On agreeing to the Garrett amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 – 182.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 30 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds to pay a performance bonus to any senior IRS employee. On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Gosar, numbered 31 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds made available by this Act to be used to provide financial assistance to Sanctuary Cities. On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 182.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Guinta, numbered 32 printed in House Report 114-639 to make no funds available to the CFPB to enforce or administer guidance pertaining to indirect auto lending. On agreeing to the Guinta amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 260 – 162, 1 Present.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Hudson, numbered 33 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit funding to propose or finalize a regulatory action until January 21, 2017. On agreeing to the Hudson amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Huizenga (MI), numbered 34 printed in House Report 114-639 to state no funds appropriated in this Act may be used to enforce a SEC rule pursuant to Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank relating to “conflict minerals.” On agreeing to the Huizenga (MI) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 188.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Huizenga (MI), numbered 35 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Pay Ratio Disclosure rules. On agreeing to the Huizenga (MI) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 185.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Lance, numbered 37 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds to give Iran access to the U.S. dollar. On agreeing to the Lance amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. King (IA), numbered 38 printed in House Report 114-639 to defund an Executive Order which directs Federal agencies to provide foreign-language services to anyone who might seek to engage with federal, state, and local governments. On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 232.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Luetkemeyer, numbered 39 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funs for Operation Choke Point. On agreeing to the Luetkemeyer amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Messer, numbered 40 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds to be used by the CFPB to commence any administrative adjudication or civil action beyond the 3 year statute of limitation established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On agreeing to the Messer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 235 – 179
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Palmer, numbered 41 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds from being used to implement D.C.’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA). On agreeing to the Palmer amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 – 192
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Mullin, numbered 43 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds from being used to finalize, implement, administer or enforce CPSC’s proposed rule on Voluntary Remedial Actions and Guidelines for Voluntary Recall Notices. On agreeing to the Mullin amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 – 179
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Posey, numbered 44 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds under this Act from being used to implement, administer, enforce, or codify into regulation, the SEC’s guidance relating to ‘Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change’. On agreeing to the Posey amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 – 193.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Roskam, numbered 45 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of any funds from being used to issue a license pursuant to any Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) memo regarding section 5.1.1 of Annex II to the JCPOA, including the OFAC memo titled, ‘Statement of Licensing Policy For Activities Related to the Export Or Re-Export to Iran of Commercial Passenger Aircraft and Related Parts and Services’ and any other OFAC memo of the same substance. On agreeing to the Roskam amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Roskam, numbered 46 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of any funds from being used to authorize a transaction by a U.S. financial institution (as defined under section 561.309 of title 31, Code of Federal Regulations) that is ordinarily incident to the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran. On agreeing to the Roskam amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Sanford, numbered 47 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the use of funds to enforce regulations limiting the rights of Americans to travel to Cuba. By unanimous consent, the Sanford amendment was withdrawn.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Carney, numbered 50 printed in House Report 114-639 to extend the redesignation period for HUBZones to 7 years. On agreeing to the Carney amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 131 – 292
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Zeldin, numbered 51 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit funds made available by the Act to be used to pay final judgments, awards, compromise settlements, or interest and costs specified in the judgments to Iran using amounts appropriated under section 1304 of title 31, United States Code, or interest from amounts appropriated under such section. On agreeing to the Zeldin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Zeldin, numbered 52 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit funds made available by the Act to be used to circumvent the conditions of Section 104 of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010. On agreeing to the Zeldin amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Yarmuth, numbered 54 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit funds from being used in contravention of Section 317 of the Communications Act of 1934. On agreeing to the Yarmuth amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 189 – 232
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Jenkins (WV), numbered 58 printed in House Report 114-639 to increase funding for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) by $2 million with an offset. On agreeing to the Jenkins (WV) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Gallego, numbered 68 printed in House Report 114-639 to specify that no funds may be used to revise any policy or directive related to hiring preferences for veterans of the Armed Forces. On agreeing to the Gallego amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 409 – 14
    • An amendment, offered by Mrs. Hartzler, numbered 70 printed in House Report 114-639 to prohibit the CFPB from implementing any contract with a vendor to provide informational messages. On agreeing to the Hartzler amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 – 179.

Today:

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Motion to Go to Conference on S. 2943 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees
  • Conference Report to Accompany S. 524 – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (Conference Report Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse / Energy and Commerce Committee / Judiciary Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Merkley motion to table McConnell amendment #4936; not tabled: 31-62.
    • Motion to concur in the House amendment to S.764, with an amendment (GMOs); agreed to: 63-30.
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.5293, DOD Approps; not invoked: 50-44.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed Calendar #447, S.Res.340 – ISIS Genocide
    • Passed Calendar #533, S.2340 – MEGABYTE Act
    • Passed 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”.
    • Passed 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.
    • Adopted S.Res.522, designating July 30, 2016, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day”.
    • Adopted S.Res.523, relating to the death of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, powerful advocate for peace and human rights, and award-winning author.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“The ACA’s Cost Sharing Reduction Program: Ramifications of the Administration’s Decision on the Source of Funding for the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Program”

Securities and Exchange Commission
Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.5672 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To help small businesses access capital and create jobs by reauthorizing the successful State Small Business Credit Initiative.
Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5665 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to provide for a net benefit review of certain covered transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5664 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to strengthen debt collection exemptions to protect debtors and their families from poverty or bankruptcy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5660 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to provide that the stable retail deposits of an insured depository institution are not considered to be funds obtained by or through a deposit broker, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3146 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to require servicers to provide certain notices relating to foreclosure proceedings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3143 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to strengthen debt collection exemptions to protect debtors and their families from poverty or bankruptcy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3138 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to prevent Iran from directly or indirectly receiving assistance from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HEALTH

H.R.5681 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test the efficacy of providing Alzheimer’s Disease caregiver support services in delaying or reducing the use of institutionalized care for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia.
Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.5667 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on services furnished by Federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.5655 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To establish programs related to prevention of prescription opioid misuse, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Referred to House Education and the Workforce

H.R.5652 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for coverage by high deductible health plans of medical management of a chronic disease without deductible.
Sponsor: Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3137 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test the efficacy of providing Alzheimer’s Disease caregiver support services in delaying or reducing the use of institutionalized care for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 07/07/2016)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 07/07/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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