Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 21 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.34, 21st Century Cures, post-cloture.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • H.R. 2726 — “To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6427 — “To improve the operation of United States capital markets, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 391 – 2, Roll Call 602
    • S. 795 — “To improve the operation of United States capital markets, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5015  — “To restore amounts improperly withheld for tax purposes from severance payments to individuals who retired or separated from service in the Armed Forces for combat-related injuries, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 392 – 0, Roll Call 601
    • S. 3395 — “Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 1635 — “Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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
        • – PASSED 374 – 16, Roll Call 603

Today

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 756 – Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • H.R. 6375 – Power And Security Systems (PASS) Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • H.R. 3381 – Childhood Cancer STAR Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • S. 2873 – Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act (Sponsored by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • H.R. 6394 – Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry McNerney / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • H.Res ____– Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all students should have access to the digital tools necessary to further their education and compete in the 21st century economy (Sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • H.Res. 932 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills (Sponsored by Rep. Jan Schakowsky / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • H.R. 4680 – National Park Service Centennial Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop / Natural Resources Committee)
  • H.R. 1219 – Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole / Natural Resources Committee)
  • H.R. 6401 – Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gregorio Sablan / Natural Resources Committee)
  • S. 817 – To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon (Sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden / Natural Resources Committee)
  • S. 818 – To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden / Natural Resources Committee)
  • S. 3028 – Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness Act (Sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell / Natural Resources Committee)
  • H.R. 875 – Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Henry Cuellar / Ways and Means Committee)
  • H.R. 6416 – Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans Affairs Committee)
  • H.R. 5399 – Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans Affairs Committee)
  • H.R. 4150 – Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Medical Staffing Recruitment and Retention Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Raul Ruiz / Veterans Affairs Committee)
  • H.R. 4352 – Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton / Veterans Affairs Committee)
  • H.R. 5428 – Military Residency Choice Act (Sponsored by Rep. J. Forbes / Veterans Affairs Committee)
  • S. 3492 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Traverse City, Michigan, as the “Colonel Demas T. Craw VA Clinic” (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Veterans Affairs Committee)
  • S. 3076 – Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton / Veterans Affairs Committee)

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on motion to concur to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.34, Cures Act; invoked: 85-13.
  • Legislative Business
    • Agreed to H.Con.Res.174, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R.34.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.34 (Cures), post-cloture.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

The Hill
“Tackling Diabetes: Solutions to a Complex Disease”

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Getting Smart on Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities and Challenges for Transportation Transformation”

House Oversight Committee
“Federal IT Acquisition Reform Implementation”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6436 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To require that any international insurance standards agreed to by parties representing the United States reflect existing United States laws, regulations, and policies on regulation of insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] (Introduced 12/05/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 12/05/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6434 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To provide for more transparent and appropriate reimbursement of insurers participating in the Write Your Own program under the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 12/05/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 12/05/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3500 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill 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: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 12/05/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 12/05/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Transportation

S.3502 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish annual performance objectives and to hold the Chief NextGen Officer accountable for meeting such objectives.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 12/05/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 12/05/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

Tax

H.R.6438 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To extend the waiver of limitations with respect to excluding from gross income amounts received by wrongfully incarcerated individuals.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] (Introduced 12/05/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 12/05/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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