Today’s Daily Update

The House will resume consideration of 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. The House will then consider H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 3110, American Energy and Conservation Act and will hold a vote on the motion to invoke cloture.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business

    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 921 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5982) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from November 18, 2016, through November 28, 2016.” –  Adopted 231 – 181
    • H. Res. 921 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (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; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5982) to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for “midnight rules”, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from November 18, 2016, through November 28, 2016.” – Adopted 231 – 181
    • Huizenga (R-MI) – Amendment No. 1 to H.R. 5711 – “Manager’s amendment adds a short title and clarifies the nature of prohibited Iranian transactions. Provides for a sunset of the bill’s provisions upon Presidential certification that Iran has ceased support for international terrorism.” – Adopted by voice vote
    • Democrat Motion to Recommit – Vote ordered

 

Today:

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Complete Consideration of 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)
  • H.R. 5982 – Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa / Judiciary Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. John Conyers Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Gerry Connolly Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Gerry Connolly Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • No Roll Call Votes
  • Legislative Business
  • Passed Calendar #269, S.1808: Northern Border Security Review Act, with Heitkamp substitute amendment.
  • Passed Calendar #458, S.1915: to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency response providers, and for other purposes, with Ayotte substitute amendment and committee-reported title amendment.
  • Passed H.R.5392: to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • Passed H.R.845: to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to publish in the Federal Register a strategy to significantly increase the role of volunteers and partners in National Forest System trail maintenance, and for other purposes.
  • Passed H.R.6007: to amend title 49, United States Code, to include consideration of certain impacts on commercial space launch and reentry activities in a navigable airspace analysis, and for other purposes.
  • Adopted S.Res.560: designating October 30, 2016 as a day of remembrance for nuclear weapons workers.
  • Adopted S.Res.608: designating the week of September 17 through September 24, 2016, as “National Estuaries Week”.

 

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #543, S.3110, American Energy and Conservation Act.
  • At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3110.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Healthcare Leadership Council
“Accountable Innovation in Medicare”

Securities and Exchange Commission
Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

CFTC
Market Risk Advisory Committee Meeting    

Real Clear Politics
“Energy in Transition Forum”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.6333 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the accreditation of osteopathic residency training programs for purposes of graduate medical education payments under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] (Introduced 11/16/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 11/16/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

S.4 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to strengthen rules in case of competition for diabetic testing strips, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coats, Daniel [R-IN] (Introduced 11/16/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 11/16/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.6335 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the nondiscrimination provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect older, longer service participants.
Sponsor: Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 11/16/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/16/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.5 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the nondiscrimination provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect older, longer service participants.
Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 11/16/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 11/16/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6329 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for a refundable credit against tax for costs associated with naturalization.
Sponsor: Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] (Introduced 11/16/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/16/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3471 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
An original bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage retirement savings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 11/16/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 11/16/2016 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 670.