Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 5063 – Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 as well as 5 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Considered under suspension of the rules:
    • H.R. 4511 — “To amend the Veterans’ Oral History Project Act to allow the collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5578 — “To establish certain rights for sexual assault survivors, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 – 0.
    • H.R. 2830 — “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 2831— “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 47 of title 50, United States Code.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 2832— “To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 52, United States Code.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 3881 — “To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to repeal provisions relating only to the Allegheny National Forest.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 395 – 3.
    • H.R. 4510 — “To insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 3480 — “To expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 4202 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 4245 — “To exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 4789 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 5577 — “To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
    • H.R. 3839 — “To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes.” On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • H.R. 5063 – Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Reps. Conyers / Johnson (GA) / Meeks Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. David Cicilline Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Paul Gosar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Tom Price Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Tom Price Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)

     

    Senate

     

    Yesterday:

    • Roll Call Votes
      • Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.2577, MilCon-VA Appropriations; not invoked: 52-46.
      • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #524, H.R.5293, DOD Appropriations; not invoked: 55-43.
    • Legislative Business
      • Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.3231, Federal Intern Protection Act.

    Today:

    • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
    • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.
    • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

     

    Hearings Covered by W&J Today

     

    House Financial Services Committee
    “Federal Reserve Districts: Governance, Monetary Policy, and Economic Performance”

    House Ways and Means Committee
    “The Evolution of Quality in Medicare Part A”

     Senate Special Committee on Aging
    “Securing America’s Retirement Future: Examining the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Recommendations to Boost Savings”

    Notable Legislation Introduced

     

    Terrorism

    H.R.5941 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
    To provide for congressional review of transfers of funds from Executive agencies to state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] (Introduced 09/06/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
    Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Rules
    Latest Action: 09/06/2016 Referred to House Rules

    H.R.5940 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
    To prohibit the President from using funds appropriated under section 1304 of title 31, United States Code, to make payments to Iran, to impose sanctions with respect to Iranian persons that hold or detain United States citizens, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] (Introduced 09/06/2016) Cosponsors: (5)
    Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Rules, Intelligence (Permanent)
    Latest Action: 09/06/2016 Referred to House Intelligence

    H.R.5931 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
    To provide for the prohibition on cash payments to the Government of Iran, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 09/06/2016) Cosponsors: (26)
    Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
    Latest Action: 09/06/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

    S.3286 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
    A bill to prohibit the issuing of licenses for the export or reexport of aircraft and related parts and services to Iran.
    Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 09/06/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
    Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    Latest Action: 09/06/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

    S.3285 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
    A bill to prohibit the President from using funds appropriated under section 1304 of title 31, United States Code, to make payments to Iran, to impose sanctions with respect to Iranian persons that hold or detain United States citizens, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 09/06/2016) Cosponsors: (19)
    Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
    Latest Action: 09/06/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

    Transportation

    S.3289 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
    A bill to prohibit scheduled passenger air transportation between the United States and Cuba until a study has been completed regarding security measures and equipment at Cuba’s airports and certain agreements have been established with the Government of Cuba, to amend title 49, United States Code, to clarify the role of the Secretary of Homeland Security regarding security standards at foreign airports, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 09/06/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
    Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    Latest Action: 09/06/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

     

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