Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 19 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act.

House

 

Friday:

  • Suspensions:
    • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act:
      • S. 2040, to deter terrorism, and provide justice for victims.
  • Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016:
    • The House passed H.R. 5424, to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend its rules to modernize certain requirements relating to investment advisers, by a yea-and-nay vote of 261 yeas to 145 nays, Roll No. 495.
  • Rejected the Torres motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Financial Services with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 176 yeas to 232 nays, Roll No. 494. 
  • Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. 
  • Agreed to: 
    • Foster amendment (printed in Part B of H. Rept. 114–725) that removes provisions related to brochure delivery and the requirement for annual audits at select private funds.
    • H. Res. 844, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2357) and (H.R. 5424) was agreed to yesterday, September 8th.

Today:

  • On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.Res. 810 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the life and work of Elie Wiesel in promoting human rights, peace, and Holocaust remembrance, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Israel / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 2) S.Con.Res. 46 – Expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its commitment to comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other medically prescribed needs. (Sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 3) H.Res. 729 – Expressing support for the expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military assistance to Israel between the United States Government and the Government of Israel (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 4) H.Res. 728 – Supporting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Cambodia, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Alan Lowenthal / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 5484 – State Sponsors of Terrorism Review Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 5936 – Veterans Care Agreement and West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 3471 – Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 5937 – To amend title 36, United States Code, to authorize the American Battle Monuments Commission to acquire, operate, and maintain the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 4576 – Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act(Sponsored by Rep. Amata Coleman Radewagen / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 295 – To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program (Sponsored by Rep. James Clyburn / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 11) House Amendment to S. 246 – Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act (Sponsored by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 12) S. 1579 – NATIVE Act (Sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 5104 – BOTS Act (Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 5111 – Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. Leonard Lance / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 15) H.Res. 847 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives about a national strategy for the Internet of Things to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment (Sponsored by Rep. Leonard Lance / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 16) H.Res. 835 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should adopt a national policy for technology to promote consumers’ access to financial tools and online commerce to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 1301 – Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 18) H.R. 921 – Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 19) H.R. 4979 – Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)

 Senate

 

Friday:

The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, September 12, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act.
  • During today’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979 and on the on the underlying bill S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act.
  • The filing deadline for 1st degree amendments to the substitute and underlying bill is set for 3:30pm on Monday, September 12.
  • By consent, at 5:30pm on Monday, September 12th, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment. If cloture is invoked, there would then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a roll call vote on adoption of the amendment. The cloture motion on the underlying bill would then immediately ripen and the Senate would vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.2848, as amended, if amended. If cloture is not invoked on the substitute amendment, the Senate would immediately vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill.
  • 5:30pm on Monday, September 12, 2016 – one roll call vote expected
    • On the motion to invoke cloture on Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

American Enterprise Institute
“Is the Cure Worth the Cost? The Debate over the Price of Specialty Drugs”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.5991 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to risk-based examinations of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations.
Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 09/09/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/09/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5983 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Financial CHOICE Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] (Introduced 09/09/2016) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Budget, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 09/09/2016 Referred to House Education and the Workforce

Health

H.R.5981 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the provision of medical services to aliens present in the United States.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 09/09/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 09/09/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

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