Today’s Daily Update

The House is not in session. The Senate will convene in pro forma session. 

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Considered the following amendments to H.R. 5982, Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016:
      • Conyers (D-MI) – Amendment No. 1 – “Exempts from the bill rules relating to imminent threats to health or safety or other emergencies.”
        • Rejected 180 – 233
      • Johnson (D-GA) – Amendment No. 2 – “Exempts from the bill rules proposed more than three years before the rules’ submission to Congress for review.”
        • Rejected by Voice
      • Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 3 – “Exempts from the bill rules pertaining to critical matters of national security.”
        • Rejected 179 – 238
      • Connolly (D-VA) En Bloc – “Consists of amendment nos. 4 & 5 which exempts from the bill rule the OMB Director determines have benefits that exceed their costs, and rules related to asserted harmful effects of climate change.”
        • Rejected 180 – 237
      • Pocan (D-WI) Motion to Recommit H.R. 5982
        • Failed 181 – 239
      • Final Passage of 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.”
        • Passed 240 – 179
      • Swalwell (D-CA) Motion to Recommit H.R. 5711
        • Failed 181 – 235
      • Final Passage 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.”
        • Passed 243 – 174

 

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll call vote on motion to invoke cloture on S.3110, American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016; not invoked 51-47
  • Legislative Business
    • Concurred with S.2754:
      • to designate the Federal Building and United States Courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the “Tom Stagg United States Court House”
    • Passed 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.”
    • Passed S.3395:
      • a bill to require limitations on prescribed burns.
    • Passed 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, with Moran-Tester amendment.
    • Passed H.R.4902:
      • to amend title 5, United States Code to expand law enforcement availability pay to employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations.
    • Passed S.434:
      • Security Clearance Accountability, Reform, and Enhancement Act of 2015.
    • Adopted S.Res.604:
      • expressing support for the designation of November 2016, as “National Bladder Health Month”.
    • Adopted S.Res.617:
      • designating November 27, 2016, as “Drive Safer Sunday”.
    • Adopted S.Res.618:
      • commending and congratulating the Chicago Cubs on their 2016 World Series Victory.
    • Adopted S.Res.619:
      • recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.

 

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned to then convene for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times:
    • Friday, November 18th at 9:30am
    • Tuesday, November 22nd at 11:00am
    • Friday, November 25th at 11:00am

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.6375 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems.
Sponsor: Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

 

Health

H.R.6378 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise the amount of minimum allotments under the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6348 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To extend for two years the program for priority review to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6347 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To extend for one year the program for priority review to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6339 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To limit the use of the Judgement Fund to settle any lawsuit arising under section 1342 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3481 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to address payment for claims relating to certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: No Sponsor (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3477 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide information regarding vaccines for seniors as part of the Medicare & You handbook and to ensure that the treatment of cost sharing for vaccines under Medicare part D is consistent with the treatment of vaccines under Medicare part B, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: No Sponsor (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.6376 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6370 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for purposes of the tax on private foundation excess business holdings to treat as outstanding any employee-owned stock purchased by a business enterprise pursuant to certain employee stock ownership retirement plans.
Sponsor: Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6369 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the credit for certain qualified film and television and live theatrical productions.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6368 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the mine rescue team training credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6367 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the mine rescue team training credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6366 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the credit for energy efficient new homes.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6365 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the credit for energy efficient new homes.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6364 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the credit for certain qualified film and television and live theatrical productions.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6363 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the Indian employment credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6362 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the Indian employment credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.6361 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the credit for energy efficient commercial buildings.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6360 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the credit for energy efficient commercial buildings.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6359 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel used as fuel.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6358 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel used as fuel.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6357 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6356 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6355 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the credit for energy-efficient existing homes.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6354 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the above-the-line deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6353 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the credit for new qualified fuel cell motor vehicles.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6352 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the above-the-line deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6351 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the credit for new qualified fuel cell motor vehicles.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6350 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the credit for energy-efficient existing homes.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6343 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage the sale of locally and regionally produced agricultural products in underserved communities.
Sponsor: Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Agriculture
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to House Agriculture

S.3479 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow unpopulated census tracts that are contiguous to low-income communities to be treated as low-income communities under the new markets tax credit.
Sponsor: No Sponsor (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

H.R.6372 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 to permit the construction of certain noise barriers with funds from the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 11/17/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 11/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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