Today’s Daily Update

The House will begin consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 2943 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The House will consider H.R. 6392, the Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016. The Senate will vote on passage of H.R. 6297, Iran Sanctions Extension Act.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • H. Res. 934 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 34) to authorize and strengthen the tsunami detection, forecast, warning, research, and mitigation program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6392) to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, and for other purposes.”
      • ADOPTED 230 – 180, ROLL CALL 590
    • Final Passage of House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 34 – “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily allow expensing of certain costs of replanting citrus plants lost by reason of casualty.”
      • – PASSED 392 – 26, ROLL CALL 592
    • H.R. 5047 – “To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Labor to provide information to veterans and members of the Armed Forces about articulation agreements between institutions of higher learning, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 411 – 3, ROLL CALL 591
    • H.R. 6302 – “To provide an increase in premium pay for United States Secret Service agents performing protective services during 2016, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6303 – “To designate facilities of the United States Postal Service, to establish new ZIP Codes, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5384 – “To amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6009 – “To ensure the effective processing of mail by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6186 – “To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain protections against prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6304 – “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 501 North Main Street in Florence, Arizona, as the “Adolfo ‘Harpo’ Celaya Post Office.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5948 – “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 830 Kuhn Drive in Chula Vista, California, as the “Jonathan ‘J.D.’ De Guzman Post Office Building.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6138 – “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees” Fallen Heroes Post Office Building.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6282 – “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2024 Jerome Avenue, in Bronx, New York, as the “Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Post Office Building.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 2992 – “To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • S. 1555 – “Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • S. 2234 – “Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6393 – “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”
      • -ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 390 – 30, ROLL CALL 593

Today:

  • On Thursday, 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.Res. 937 – Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Bradley Byrne / Rules Committee)
  • H.R. 6392 – Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendment:
    • Reps. Davidson / Luetkemeyer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • H.Res. 933 – Providing amounts for further expenses of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the One Hundred Fourteenth

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Legislative Business
    • Passed Calendar #578, S.2971 – National Urban Search and Rescue Response System Act of 2016, with committee-reported amendment.
    • Passed Calendar #648, S.3183 – Better Online Ticket Sales Act, with committee-reported amendment.
    • Concurred in the House amendment to S.1550 – Program Management Improvement Accountability Act.
    • Passed H.R.5995 – GAO Civilian Task and Delivery Order Protest Authority Act of 2016.
    • Passed H.R.55009 – Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran House.
    • Adopted S.Res.605 – honoring Arnold Palmer.
    • Adopted S.Res.610 – Manufacturing Day
    • Adopted S.Res.626 – 75th anniversary of MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Passed S.3386 – Silver Star Service Banner Day

 

Today:

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • At 1:45pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.6297, Iran Sanctions Extension Act, and immediately proceed to a vote on passage.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.6412 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 11/30/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 11/30/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

 

Health Care

H.R.6404 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To permit occupational therapists to conduct the initial assessment visit under a Medicare home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases.
Sponsor: Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] (Introduced 11/30/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 11/30/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce.

 

Tax

H.R.6413 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 11/30/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure, Budget, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/30/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means.

H.R.6408 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the new energy efficient home credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 11/30/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/30/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6406 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for two years the exclusion from gross income of discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/30/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/30/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6405 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the exclusion from gross income of discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness.
Sponsor: Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/30/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/30/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6403 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide additional new markets tax credits for distressed coal communities.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] (Introduced 11/30/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 11/30/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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