Today’s Daily Update

The House and Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 9.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • S. 2040 – “To deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, and for other purposes.” – Consideration of the Veto Message  – Passed 348 – 77
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 897 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6094) to provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 2016.”– Adopted 242 – 183
    • H. Res. 897 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6094) to provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 2016.”– Aopted 234- 191
    • S. 3283 – “To exclude payments from State eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits.” – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – Passed 423 – 0
    • H.R. 6094 – “To provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees.” – Passed 246 – 177
    • H.R. 5303 – “To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.” – Passed 399 – 25
      • Democrat Motion to Recommit H.R. 5303 – Failed 181 – 243
      • Graves (R-LA) – Amendment No. 10 – “Allows the non-federal interest to execute a project or project component when they determine that it can be done at lower cost and/or faster time. It directs 20% of money saved back to treasury, and the rest to other corps projects.” – Rejected 197 – 233
      • Byrne (R-AL) – Amendment No. 1 – Directs the Secretary to coordinate with all Gulf States on developing an oyster bed recovery assessment for beds that were damaged due to Hurricane Katrina, Deepwater Horizon and recent floods, adopting a modified version of the Senate passed text – Adopted by voice
      • Crawford (R-AR) – Amendment No. 2 – Clarifies the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) to make eligible alternative water delivery projects aimed at reducing aquifer depletion and makes a technical modification that ensures WIFIA financing arrangements take into account the total cost of the project – Adopted by voice
      • Culberson (R-TX), Al Green (D-TX) – Amendment No. 3 – Directs the Secretary to expedite the Brays Bayou flood mitigation project authorized by item 6 in section 211(f) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996- Adopted by voice
      • Farenthold (R-TX) – Amendment No. 4 – Provides that no new start or new investment decision shall be required to initiate work on a separable element of an authorized project when contraction of one or more separable elements of that project was initiated previously; it shall be considered ongoing work and it should be considered continuation of the fully authorized project – Adopted by voice
      • Johnson (R-TX), Sessions (R-TX), Ratcliffe (R-TX), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) – Amendment No. 5 – Requires the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to issue the final federal permit for the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir Project no later than September 30, 2017 – Adopted by voice
      • Ribble (R-WI), Nolan (D-MN), Esty (D-CT) – Amendment No. 6 – Provides that in carrying out the design, construction, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of water resources development projects, including flood risk reduction, coastal resiliency, and ecosystem restoration projects, the Secretary shall ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the use of natural and nature-based features – Adopted by voice
      • Rogers (R-KY) – Amendment No. 7 – Clarifies that requirements imposed on floating cabins used in the Cumberland River Basin cannot be different or more stringent than the requirements imposed on all recreational vessels authorized for use in the Basin – Adopted by voice
      • Rouzer (R-NC) – Amendment No. 8 – Directs the Army Corps of Engineers to work with state officials to establish a no wake zone in federal navigation channels when certain criteria are met – Adopted by voice
      • Meng (D-NY), Stefanik (R-NY) – Amendment No. 9 – Allows the Army Corps of Engineers to pursue projects and technologies that prevent and mitigate flood damages associated with ice jams (chunks of ice floating on a river that catch on an obstruction such as a bridge piling, rocks, logs, etc., pile up to form an ice dam, and cause flooding upstream from the blockage, and then possibly downstream again when the ice finally releases) – Adopted by voice
      • Moore (D-WI) – Amendment No. 10 – Calls for the Army Corps to conduct a review of its tribal consultation policies and regulations. Provides that the Army Corps shall provide for public meetings with Indian tribes and other stakeholders and provide a report to Congress on the results of the review – Adopted by voice
      • Peters (D-CA) – Amendment No. 11 – Directs the Secretary to design and develop a structural health monitoring program to assess and improve the condition of infrastructure constructed and maintained by the Corps of Engineers, including research, design, and development of systems and frameworks for—response to flood and earthquake events; pre-disaster mitigation measures; lengthening the useful life of the infrastructure; and identifying risks due to sea level rise – Adopted by voice
      • Quigley (D-IL) – Amendment No. 12 – Expedites the completion of the project for flood control, Chicagoland Underflow Plan, Illinois, phase 2 – Adopted by voice
      • Vela (D-TX), Farenthold (R-TX) – Amendment No. 13 – Directs the Secretary of the Army to release the interests of the United States in certain tracts of land located in Cameron County, Texas, and for other purposes – Adopted by voice
      • Huizenga (R-MI) – Amendment No. 14 – Makes permanent a set aside of Army Corps priority funding for the Great Lakes – Adopted by voice
      • Joyce (R-OH) – Amendment No. 15 – Amends the Clean Water Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Adopted 407 – 18
      • Bridenstine (R-OK), Russell (R-OK) – Amendment No. 16 – Strengthens language requiring a feasibility study of Tulsa and West Tulsa levees. Prioritizes the project if study classifies levee or levee system Class I or Class II – Adopted by voice
      • Courtney (D-CT) – Amendment No. 17 – Removes a breakwater in Stonington, Conn. as a federally authorized project – Adopted by voice
      • Newhouse (R-WA), Heck, Denny (D-WA), Kilmer (D-WA), Walden (R-OR) – Amendment No. 18 – Directs the Chief of Engineers to transfer the human remains commonly known as the Kennewick Man or the Ancient One to the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, on the condition that the Department disposes of the remains and repatriates the remains to the claimant tribes – Adopted by voice
      • Kildee (D-MI), Moolenaar (R-MI) – Amendment No. 19 – Authorizes the Secretary to provide additional assistance under section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 for certain communities for the repair or replacement of public and private infrastructure in any State for which the President has declared an emergency under the Stafford Act as a result of the presence of chemical, physical, or biological constituents, including lead or other contaminants in the eligible system – Adopted 284 – 141
    • H. Res. 901 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 5325) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.” – Adopted by voice
    • H.R. 5325 – “Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”– ON concurring in the Senate Amendment- Passed 342 – 85

 

Today:

  • The House not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
  • Passage of S.2040, JASTA, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding (veto override); passed: 97-1.
  • Motion to invoke cloture, upon reconsideration, on substitute amendment #5082 (short-term CR) to H.R.5325; invoked: 77-21.
  • Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017; invoked: 77-21.
  • Passage of H.R.5325, as amended (CR to December 9, 2016); passed: 72-26.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Con.Res.53, CR title amendment.
    • Adopted S.Res.562, expressing support for designation of the week of October 9, 2016, through October 15, 2016, as “Earth Science Week”.
    • Adopted S.Res.585, designating October 26, 2016, as “Day of the Deployed”.
    • Adopted S.Res.586, honoring the life of Jacob Wetterling and recognizing the efforts of Jacob Wetterling’s family to find abducted children and support the families of those children.
    • Adopted S.Res.587, permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate buildings.
    • Adopted S.Res.588, recognizing the month of October 2016 as “National Principals Month”.
    • Passed by voice vote H.R.5578, Survivors Bill of Rights Act of 2016.

 

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

National Pharmaceutical Council
“Assessing Value: Promises and Pitfalls”

House Financial Services Committee
“Holding Wall Street Accountable: Investigating Wells Fargo’s Opening of Unauthorized Customer Accounts”

CFPB
Community Bank Advisory Council

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6289 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To provide priority under certain federally assisted housing programs to assisting youths who are aging out of foster care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6287 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To establish requirements for use of a driver’s license or personal identification card by certain financial institutions for opening an account or obtaining a financial product or service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6266 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to clarify the definition of a deposit broker, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6251 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To promote transparency by permitting the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to allow its disciplinary proceedings to be open to the public, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6244 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain non-significant investments in the capital of unconsolidated financial institutions as qualifying capital instruments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6225 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to require Federal reserve banks to interview at least one individual reflective of gender diversity and one individual reflective of racial or ethnic diversity when appointing Federal reserve bank presidents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6196 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to ensure community accountability for areas repetitively damaged by floods, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3453 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend provisions in the securities laws relating to regulation crowdfunding to raise the dollar amount limit and to clarify certain requirements and exclusions for funding portals established by such Act.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3442 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 to provide for the release of certain blocked assets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3426 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to provide nonprofit organizations and local governments with the opportunity to match a bid with respect to the sale of certain non-performing loans by the Government-sponsored enterprises and the Federal Housing Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.6284 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the marketing of authorized generic drugs.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6275 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicare program for FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.6274 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create incentives for healthcare providers to promote quality healthcare outcomes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6265 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for certain reforms with respect to medicare supplemental health insurance policies.
Sponsor: Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.6263 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the family members with respect to whom treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is treated as a medical expense for certain purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6262 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the family members with respect to whom treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is treated as a qualified medical expense for purposes of health reimbursement arrangements, health flexible spending arrangements, and health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6261 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists.
Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.6259 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that liquid over-the-counter medications are packaged with appropriate dosage delivery devices and, in the case of such medications labeled for pediatric use, appropriate flow restrictors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6243 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To improve the ability of the Federal Government to address synthetic opioids, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.6241 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for reciprocal marketing approval of certain drugs, biological products, and devices that are authorized to be lawfully marketed abroad, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Rules
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to House Rules

H.R.6226 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To delay the Medicare demonstration for pre-claim review of home health services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.6215 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual health insurance mandate certain low-income individuals residing in States that have not elected the Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3457 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to establish Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services SBIR or STTR program grants which shall be known as Medicare commercialization grants.
Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3455 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to allow for the expedited approval of generic prescription drugs and temporary importation of prescription drugs in the case of noncompetitive drug markets and drug shortages.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.3454 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to improve medication adherence.
Sponsor: Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3435 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect and preserve access of Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas to health care providers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

 

Tax

H.R.6295 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the requirements for secure geological storage of carbon dioxide for purposes of the carbon dioxide sequestration credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Zinke, Ryan K. [R-MT-At Large] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6290 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain tax incentives for biodiesel, renewable diesel, and alternative fuels.
Sponsor: Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6270 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the avoidance of tax by insurance companies through reinsurance with non-taxed affiliates.
Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6242 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the rate of income tax of a publicly traded corporation based on the ratio of compensation of the corporation’s highest paid employee to the median compensation of all the corporation’s employees.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3424 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the avoidance of tax by insurance companies through reinsurance with non-taxed affiliates.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 09/28/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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