Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 3590 – Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act, two bills under suspension of the rules, and will begin consideration of H.R. 5620 – VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016. The Senate will resume consideration of S.2848, WRDA.

House

 

Yesterday:

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • 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”– On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • 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.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • 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.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – Vote ordered
    • H.Res. 728 — “Supporting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Cambodia, as amended.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • H.R. 5484 — “To modify authorities that provide for rescission of determinations of countries as state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • H.R. 5936 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements with certain health care providers to furnish health care to veterans, to authorize the Secretary to enter into certain leases at the Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, California, to make certain improvements to the enhanced-use lease authority of the Department, and for other purposes.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • H.R. 3471 — “To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by the Department of Veterans Affairs.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • 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.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • H.R. 4576 — “To implement the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean, to implement the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean, and for other purposes.”– On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • H.R. 295 — “To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program.”– On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • House Amendment to S. 246 — “To establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes..” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • S. 1579 — “To enhance and integrate Native American tourism, empower Native American communities, increase coordination and collaboration between Federal tourism assets, and expand heritage and cultural tourism opportunities in the United States.”– On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • H.R. 5104 — “To prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice in commerce, the sale or use of certain software to circumvent control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for any given event, and for other purposes.”– On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • H.R. 5111 — “To prohibit the use of certain clauses in form contracts that restrict the ability of a consumer to communicate regarding the goods or services offered in interstate commerce that were the subject of the contract, and for other purposes.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • 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.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by 367-4-1
    • 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.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by 385-4-1
    • H.R. 1301 — “To direct the Federal Communications Commission to extend to private land use restrictions its rule relating to reasonable accommodation of amateur service communications.” – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 921 — “To provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State.”– On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote
    • H.R. 4979 — “To foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed by voice vote

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: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • H.R. 3590 Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Ways and Means Committee)
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 5587 – Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Glenn Thompson / Education and the Workforce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 5985 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans Affairs Committee)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) 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)
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 5620 – VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
      • Rep. Jeff Miller Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Walz / Titus Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Mark Takano Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Ann Kuster Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Dan Newhouse Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. David Schweikert Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Matt Cartwright Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Lois Frankel Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Ruben Gallego Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. Keating / Rothfus Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Alan Lowenthal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Ben Lujan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Sean Maloney Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Reps. O’Rourke / Stefanik Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Beto O’Rourke Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Beto O’Rourke Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Tim Walz Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Tim Walz Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Sean Duffy Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
      • Rep. Leonard Lance Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 Senate

 

Yesterday:

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979; invoked 90-1.
  • During today’s session, Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #516, H.R.5325, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and filed cloture on that motion. We expect this to be the legislative vehicle for the short-term CR.
  • We expect this cloture vote to occur upon disposition of S.2848, Water Resources Development Act.

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2848, WRDA. As a reminder, during today’s session, cloture was invoked on Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979. All time during adjournment, recess, and morning business will count post-cloture. Senators will be notified when this vote is scheduled.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • As a reminder, during today’s session, Senator McConnell moved to proceed to H.R.5325, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and filed cloture on that motion. We expect this to be the legislative vehicle for the short-term CR.
  • We expect this cloture vote to occur upon disposition of S.2848, Water Resources Development Act.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Politico
“The Medicaid Agenda in 2017”

Senate Armed Services Committee
“Encryption and Cyber Matters”

Financial Regulation Reform Legislation
“Financial CHOICE Act”

House Science, Space and Technology Committee
“Protecting the 2016 Elections from Cyber and Voting Machine Attacks”

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“The National Flood Insurance Program: Reviewing the Recommendations of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council’s 2015 Annual

Financial Services Roundtable
“A Bipartisan Forum on Policy Solutions for the Next Administration”

NCPERS Webinar
“A Different Way to Look at Total Compensation: Cost Basis Versus Relative- Value Basis”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Markup of Public Health Legislation

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
“Better Online Ticket Sales Act of 2016”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

S.3311 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt individuals whose health plans under the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan program have been terminated from the individual mandate penalty.
Sponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE] (Introduced 09/12/2016) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/12/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3308 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit prescription drug plan sponsors and MA-PD organizations under the Medicare program from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 09/12/2016) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/12/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.5994 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend biodiesel and renewable diesel incentives.
Sponsor: Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 09/12/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/12/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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