Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider S. 612 – Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act and then vote on concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2028 – Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017.  The Senate will resume consideration of the conference report to accompany S.2943 – National Defense Authorization Act and will proceed to vote when post-cloture time expires.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 944 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5143) to provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes.”–
      • ADOPTED 231 – 178, Roll Call 609
    • H. Res. 944 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5143) to provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes.”
      • – ADOPTED 232 – 180, Roll Call 610
    • DeSantis (R-FL) – Amendment No. 1 – “Adds an additional requirement that the international agreement must be written in plain writing, as defined by the Plain Writing Act of 2010.”
      • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • Final Passage of H.R. 5143 – “To provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of international insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes.”
      • – PASSED 239 – 170, Roll Call 613
    • H.R. 329 – “To amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from diverse Federal sources, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6400 – “To revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in New Jersey.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 3711 – “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Chicano Park, located in San Diego, California, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6435 – “To authorize the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 5099 – “To establish a pilot program on partnership agreements to construct new facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6076 – “To require the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish a program for the medical monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of astronauts, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 413 – 0, Roll Call 614
    • H.R. 5790 – “To provide adequate protections for whistleblowers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 404 – 0, Roll Call 616
    • House Amendment to S. 2971 – “To authorize the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 405 – 7, Roll Call 615
    • H.R. 4298 – “To direct the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a memorial honoring the helicopter pilots and crew members of the Vietnam era, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 6130 – “To provide the victims of Holocaust-era persecution and their heirs a fair opportunity to recover works of art confiscated or misappropriated by the Nazis.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 4919 – “To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – VOTE ORDERED
    • H.R. 6431 – “To ensure United States jurisdiction over offenses committed by United States personnel stationed in Canada in furtherance of border security initiatives.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
    • S. 2854 – “To reauthorize the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – VOTE ORDERED
    • H.R. 1219 — “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 412 – 1, Roll Call 611
    • S. 3028 — “To redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 401 – 8 – 2, Roll Call 612

Today

  • The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • S. 612 – Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. John Thune / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee / Natural Resources Committee)
  • Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2028 – Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, Rules Committee Print (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Hal Rogers / Appropriations Committee)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • H.R. 4919 – Kevin and Avonte’s Law of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith / Judiciary Committee)

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes:
    • Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.34, Cures; agreed to: 94-5
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the Conference Report to accompany S.2943, NDAA; invoked: 92-7.
  • Legislative Business:
    • Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.3516, Veterans Health Care (McCain).

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Conference Report to accompany S.2943, NDAA, post-cloture.
  • At 12:30pm, all post-cloture time on the Conference Report will expire and the Senate will proceed to vote.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Oversight and Government Reform
“DATA Act Implementation”

House Financial Services Committee
“Short-Term Financing Regulation”

Securities and Exchange Commission
Investor Advisory Committee

MedPAC
“Public Meeting”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6444 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Perkins Loan Program Inflation Adjustment Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 12/06/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 12/06/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.6446 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Student Borrower HELP Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 12/06/2016) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 12/06/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means

 

Health

H.R.6443 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Heroin and Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] (Introduced 12/06/2016) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Budget
Latest Action: 12/06/2016 Referred to House Budget

 

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