Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 5711, To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial institution in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran, under a structured rule. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3110, American Energy and Conservation Act.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • H.Res. 780 – “Urging respect for the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the democratic transition of power in 2016.”
      • On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – Passed 419 – 1
    • H.R. 5332 – “To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiations processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.”
      • On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 5732 – “To halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes.”
      • On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 6297 – “To reauthorize the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996.”
      • On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – Passed 416 – 3

 

Today:

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 5711 – To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial institution in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
    • Rep. Bill Huizenga Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • The Senate passed H.R. 4511, Gold Star Families Voices Act, 97-0.

 

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:30pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3110, American Energy and Conservation Act.
  • Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #543, S.3110, American Energy and Conservation Act, and filed cloture on the motion. The roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture is expected one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, November 17.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Politico
“Tax Reform in the New Washington”

Alliance for Health Reform
“Post-Election Symposium: Health Care Policy in 2017”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks”   

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“After the OPM Data Breach: Have Agencies Learned Their Lesson?”

340B Health
“Post-Election Outlook on Hospitals and the 340B Program”

Senate Appropriations Committee
“The Automated and Self-Driving Vehicle Revolution: What Is the Role of Government?”

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
“Exploring Augmented Reality”

Financial Stability Oversight Council
Open Meeting

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6320 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To include information regarding VA home loans in the Informed Consumer Choice Disclosure required to be provided to a prospective FHA borrower who is a veteran, to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the provision of a certificate of eligibility for VA home loans during the preseparation counseling for members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] (Introduced 11/15/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Armed Services
Latest Action: 11/15/2016 Referred to House Armed Services

 

Health

H.R.6317 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans with service-connected disabilities related to mental health are not barred, because of such disabilities, from readjustment counseling and related mental health services under such title, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. O’Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] (Introduced 11/15/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: 11/15/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

 

Tax

S.3 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide additional new markets tax credits for distressed coal communities.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 11/15/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 11/15/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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