Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider two bills under suspension of the rules, complete consideration of H.R. 4768 – Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016 and begin consideration of H.R. 5538 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of the Conference Report to accompany S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Considered under suspension of the rules:
    • H.R. 5322 — “To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5469 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to direct the United States Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to support the capacity of the International Monetary Fund to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorism.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • 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.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5606 — “To facilitate better information sharing to assist in the fight against the funding of terrorist activities, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 229 – 177
    • H.R. 5607 — “To enhance the Department of the Treasury’s role in protecting national security, 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): 362 – 45
    • 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.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 356 – 47
    • H.R. 4785 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s vehicle fleet, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5385 — “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5056 — “To modernize and enhance airport perimeter and access control security by requiring updated risk assessments and the development of security strategies, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 4404— “To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5588 — “To increase, effective as of December 1, 2016, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5252 — “To designate the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at 1400 Lower Island Road in Tornillo, Texas, as the “Marcelino Serna Port of Entry”.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H. Con. Res. 138— “Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library.” On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 3178 — “To simplify and streamline the information regarding institutions of higher education made publicly available by the Secretary of Education, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5530 — “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify certain provisions relating to the capital financing of historically Black colleges and universities.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 3179— “To amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5528 — “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to simplify the FAFSA, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5529 — “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize additional grant activities for Hispanic-serving institutions.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H. Res. 818 — “Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments to H.R. 636, with amendments.” On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5639 — “To update the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5636 — “To increase the effectiveness of and accountability for maintaining the physical security of NIST facilities and the safety of the NIST workforce.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5640 — “To provide for the establishment at the Department of Energy of an Electricity Storage Basic Research Initiative.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5638 — “To provide for the establishment at the Department of Energy of a Solar Fuels Basic Research Initiative.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Considered:
    • H. Res. 796. H.R. 4768 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.”
  • Amendments:
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 1 printed in House Report 114-641 to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to regulation of lead or copper in drinking water. On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment; Failed by voice vote.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 2 printed in House Report 114-641 to exclude cases where rules are issued by the Department of Homeland Security and pertain to matters of national security.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Meeks, numbered 3 printed in House Report 114-641 to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 4 printed in House Report 114-641 to exempt from the bill rules issued pursuant to an express grant of authority from Congress.
    • An amendment, offered by Mr. Johnson (GA), numbered 5 printed in House Report 114-641 to preserve judicial deference to agency expertise during the review of consumer safety rules issued by the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Today:

  • On Tuesday, 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 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 5658 – TALENT Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 5421 – National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Financial Services Committee)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 4768 – Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Ratcliffe / Judiciary Committee)
  • Postponed Amendment Votes:
    • Rep. Hank Johnson #1
    • Rep. Gregory Meeks
    • Rep. Hank Johnson #2
    • Rep. Hank Johnson #3
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 5538 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert / Appropriations Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc:
    • A full list of the 131 amendments made in order can be found at rules.house.gov

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • No Roll Call Votes
  • Legislative Business
    • Agreed to S.Con.Res.44: recognizing the sunflower as the flower for military caregivers.
    • Adopted S.Res.525: designating August 16, 2016, as “National Airborne Day”.
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.1270, Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015.
  • No Executive Business

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Conference Report to accompany S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • As a reminder, today Senator McConnell filed cloture on the CARA Conference Report. By the rules, that cloture vote is expected one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, July 13. If cloture is invoked, there would then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a roll call vote on adoption of the conference report.
  • Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled on Tuesday.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Finance Committee
“Examining the Stark Law: Current Issues and Opportunities”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Rising Health Insurance Premiums Under the Affordable Care Act”

House Financial Services Committee
“Making a Financial Choice: More Capital or More Government Control?”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Strengthening our National Trauma System”

House Homeland Security Committee
“The Value of DHS’s Vulnerability Assessments in Protecting Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure”

House Financial Services Committee
“Examining the Opportunities and Challenges with Financial Technology: The Development of Online Marketplace Lending”

Joint Economic Committee
“Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy”

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Markup – H. R. ____, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016; H.R. ____, the Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2016”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“S.3018, the “Securing Energy Infrastructure Act”

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
“Intermodal and Interdependent: The FAST Act, the Economy, and Our Nation’s Transportation System”

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.5724 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require the rate of interest on certain loans remain unchanged after transfer of the loan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5716 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from issuing certain licenses in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to issue an annual report on the status of, and risks related to, U.S. financial institutions involved with the sale or lease of such a commercial passenger aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to House Financial Services

H.R.5715 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To prohibit the Export-Import Bank of the United States from providing financing that would benefit Iran.
Sponsor: Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5711 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial institution in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5708 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To oppose loans at international financial institutions for the Government of Nicaragua unless the Government of Nicaragua is taking effective steps to hold free, fair, and transparent elections, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to House Financial Services

S.3153 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to require the Federal financial institutions regulatory agencies to take risk profiles and business models of institutions into account when taking regulatory actions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HEALTH

H.R.5723 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary exception to the site neutral payment rate for certain discharges from long-term care hospitals that involve severe wounds.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.5721 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to improve the process whereby medicare administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.5717 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve collection of Medicaid data and to expand coverage of tobacco cessation services to mothers of newborns.
Sponsor: Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)

H.R.5713 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To provide for the extension of certain long-term care hospital Medicare payment rules, clarify the application of rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

TAX

H.R.5725 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require website-based, real-time responses to requests to verify taxpayer income for legitimate business purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5719 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax treatment of certain equity grants.
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5712 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to flatline the individual mandate penalty.
Sponsor: Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3152 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax treatment of certain equity grants.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 07/11/2016)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 07/11/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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