Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider S. 304 – Conscience Protection Act of 2016, H.R. 5119 – No 2H2O from Iran Act, and complete 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:
    • H. Res. 820 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5538) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016; and for other purposes.” On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 – 179
  • Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 819 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4992) to codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5119) to prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5631) to hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes.” On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 237 – 172
  • Considered under suspension of the rules:
    • H.R. 5658 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.”
    • H.R. 5421 — “To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to apply the exemption from State regulation of securities offerings to securities listed on a national security exchange that has listing standards that have been approved by the Commission.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  • Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5658 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 8
  • Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4768 — “To amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.” On passage Passed by recorded vote: 240 – 171
  • Amendments considered and roll call votes can be found at:
    http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx
  • Considered by unanimous consent. H.R. 3394 — “To amend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 to allow for the use of certain assets of foreign persons and entities to satisfy certain judgments against terrorist parties, and for other purposes.” On passage Passed without objection.
  • Considered by unanimous consent. S. 2840 — “To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds for active shooter training, and for other purposes.” On passage Passed without objection.
  • Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 820. H.R. 5538 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
  • Amendments considered and roll call votes can be found at:
    http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx
  • Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 5538 — “Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”
  • Amendments considered and roll call votes can be found at:
    http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx

Today:

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: TBD
  • S. 304 – Conscience Protection Act of 2016, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • H.R. 5119 – No 2H2O from Iran Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo / Foreign Affairs Committee)
  • Complete 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 no further general debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc:
      The list of remaining amendments made in order can be found at rules.house.gov.
  • Postponed Amendment Votes:
    • Rep. Raul Grijalva Amendment #1
    • Rep. Jared Polis Amendment
    • Rep. Alan Lowenthal Amendment
    • Rep. Jerry McNerney En Bloc Amendment
    • Rep. Raul Grijalva Amendment #2
    • Rep. Marsha Blackburn Amendment
    • Rep. Charles Boustany Amendment
    • Rep. Bradley Byrne Amendment
    • Rep. Bob Goodlatte Amendment
    • Rep. Gwen Graham Amendment
    • Rep. Steve King Amendment
    • Rep. Doug Lamborn Amendment #1
    • Rep. Doug Lamborn Amendment #2
    • Rep. Patrick Murphy Amendment
    • Rep. Dan Newhouse Amendment

 

Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act; invoked: 84-3.
  • Legislative Business
    • Agreed by voice vote to the compound motion to go to conference on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act.
    • Passed H.R.4875: United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016.
    • Passed S.2650: United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act
    • Adopted S.Res.513: designating September 25, 2016, as “National Lobster Day”.
    • Adopted S.Res.528: Commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on the 80th anniversary of the unified development of the Tennessee River system.
  • Executive Business
    • Confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #652, Carole Schwartz Rendon, to be US Attorney for Northern District of Ohio.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Conference Report to accompany S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, with the time until 11:00am equally divided.
  • At 11:00am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany S.524 (CARA).
  • Following the cloture vote, the Chair will lay before the Senate the message to accompany H.R.636, the FAA bill. Senator McConnell, or his designee, will be recognized to make a motion to concur, and the time until 1:45pm will be equally divided between the Leaders or their designees.
  • Following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on the motion to concur. Further, all time allocated for consideration of H.R.636 will count post-cloture on S.524, if cloture is invoked.
  • Wednesday, July 13 at 11:00am – 1 roll call vote
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany S.524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
  • Wednesday, July 13 at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendments to H.R.636, the FAA bill

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Budget Committee
“Restoring the Trust for Americans at or Near Retirement”

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Oversight of the FDIC Application Process”

House Financial Services Committee
“HUD Accountability”

House Agriculture Committee
“The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Proposed Regulation Automated Trading”

Senate Finance Committee
“Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Ensuring Successful Implementation of Physician Payment Reforms”

House Appropriations Committee
“FY2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education”

House Foreign Affairs Committee
“Countering the Virtual Caliphate: The State Department’s Performance”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Expanding U.S. Digital Trade and Eliminating Barriers to U.S. Digital Exports”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps”

Senate Appropriations Committee
“VA’s EHR Progress”

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity Conversation”

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“From Premium Increases to Failing Co-Ops: An ACA Checkup”

House Financial Services Committee
Full Committee Markup

Senate Finance Committee
“Alzheimer’s Disease: The Struggle for Families, a Looming Crisis for Medicare”

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

ENERGY

S.3169 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to support basic energy research and eliminate the wind production tax credit.
Sponsor: Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN] (Introduced 07/12/2016)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 07/12/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3165 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/12/2016)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: 07/12/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3163 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/12/2016)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 07/12/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.5729 — 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 annual reports by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Export-Import Bank on financing issues related to the sale or lease of such a commercial passenger aircraft or spare parts for such an aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] (Introduced 07/12/2016)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/12/2016 Referred to House Financial Services

S.3164 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to provide protection for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault under the Fair Housing Act.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 07/12/2016)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 07/12/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

HEALTH

S.3166 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study on the designation of surgical health professional shortage areas.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 07/12/2016)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 07/12/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

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