Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 16 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5325, the legislative vehicle for the short-term CR.

House

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session

 

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.R. 1877 – Mental Health First Aid Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Jenkins / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 3537 – Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2016(Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Dent / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 5883 – Clarification of Treatment of Electronic Sales of Livestock Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer / Agriculture Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 845 – National Forest Trails Stewardship Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Cynthia Lummis / Agriculture Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 5943 – Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 5460 – First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 5459 – Cyber Preparedness Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 5346 – Securing our Agriculture and Food Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Young / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 3779 – To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. David Valadao / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 10) House Amendment to S. 2754 – To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the “Tom Stagg Federal Building and United States Courthouse”, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Bill Cassidy / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 5873 – To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 511 East San Antonio Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the “R.E. Thomason Federal Building and United States Courthouse” (Sponsored by Rep. Beto ORourke / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 5978 – Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Amendments Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 5162 – Vet Connect Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Beto ORourke / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 5392 – No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act (Sponsored by Rep. David Young / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 15) H.R. 5509 – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs temporary lodging facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran House” (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 3216 – VET Act (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse / Veterans Affairs Committee)

 

 Senate

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, September 26, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5325, the legislative vehicle for the short-term CR.
  • There will be no roll call votes on Monday.
  • The filing deadline for 1st degree amendments to the substitute and underlying bill is 4:00pm on Monday; the 2nd degree amendment filing deadline is set for 12:00pm on Tuesday, September 27th.
  • As a reminder, during today’s session Senator McConnell offered substitute amendment #5082 (text of short-term CR), filled the amendment tree, and filed cloture on the substitute and the underlying bill. The cloture vote on the substitute amendment will be on Tuesday, September 27, at 2:15pm. Under the rules, if cloture is invoked there would then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a vote on the amendment; if cloture is not invoked, the cloture motion on the underlying bill would immediately ripen.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6162 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to ensure that prepaid funds deposited in an insured depository institution satisfy the requirements of the primary purpose exclusion to the definition of deposit broker, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6126 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of total corporate tax paid by a corporation in each annual report required to be filed under such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6118 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To promote innovation in financial services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Agriculture
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to House Agriculture

 

Health

H.R.6163 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to repeal the denial of assistance and benefits for individuals with certain drug-related convictions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Agriculture
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to House Agriculture

H.R.6158 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To provide for enhanced penalties for certain offenses relating to controlled substances containing fentanyl, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.6139 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.6128 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in sources of drinking water.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.6120 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for clarification and rationalization of Medicare prescription drug plan recovery rules for certain claims.
Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means

S.3392 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill 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: Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3387 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to provide for the fast track review of certain generic drugs.
Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

 

Tax

H.R.6159 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt premiums paid on non-cash-value property and casualty insurance from the taxes to enforce reporting on certain foreign accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6146 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the dependent care credit by repealing the phasedown of the credit percentage.
Sponsor: Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6137 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To provide emergency tax relief for persons affected by severe storms and flooding occurring in Louisiana.
Sponsor: Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6137 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To provide emergency tax relief for persons affected by severe storms and flooding occurring in Louisiana.
Sponsor: Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] (Introduced 09/22/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/22/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.