Today’s Daily Update

The House is not in session.  The Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.2028 (CR). Roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 949 — “Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2028) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (S.612) to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse.”
      • – ADOPTED 234 – 181, Roll Call 617
    • 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
        • – PASSED 346 – 66, Roll Call 619
    • H. Res. 949 — “The Rule providing for consideration of the bill S.612 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act and the bill H.R. 2028 Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017.”
      • – ADOPTED 235 – 180, Roll Call 618
    • Senate Amendment to H.R. 2028 – “Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017.”
      • – PASSED 326 – 96, Roll Call 620
    • Democrat Motion to Recommit S. 612 
      • – FAILED 184 – 236, Roll Call 621
    • Final Passage of S.612 – “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, Rules Committee Print.”
      • – PASSED 360 – 61, Roll Call 622

Today

  • The House is not in session.

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Vote
    • Adoption of the Conference Report to accompany S.2943, NDAA; adopted: 92-7.
  • Legislative Business:
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.3516, VA Best-Practices Peer Review Act (McCain).

 

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.2028 (CR).
  • Roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session.
  • As a reminder, this afternoon the Chair laid before the body the message to accompany H.R.2028 (CR) and made a motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment. He then filed cloture on the motion to concur and filled the tree.
  • Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Saturday, December 10.
  • The Chair then laid before the body the House message to accompany Calendar #65, S.612 and made a motion to concur in the House amendment. He then filed cloture on the motion and filled the tree.
  • Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote with respect to WRDA would occur immediately upon disposition of H.R.2028 (CR).
  • The filing deadline for 1st degree amendments to both H.R.2028 and S.612 is 1:00pm, Friday. The filing deadline for 2nd degree amendments is 1 hour prior to the cloture vote, if cloture is invoked.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.6508 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require that underground injection control programs prevent seismicity induced by underground injection activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Financial Services

H.R.6500 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To establish a Mortgage Credit Risk Sharing Pilot Program at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means.

H.R.6488 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to remove the exemption from registration for certain private activity bonds, to authorize the Securities and Exchange Commission to require the preparation of periodic reports by issuers of municipal securities, to authorize the Securities and Exchange Commission to establish baseline mandatory disclosure in primary offerings of such securities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6487 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to engage in credit risk transfer transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means.

S.3534 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to permit the Secretary of the Treasury to locate and recover certain assets of the United States Government.
Sponsor: Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Health

H.R.6520 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize services to be provided to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction who have not attained 60 years of age.
Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.6518 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).
Sponsor: Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6515 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to clarify the application of the rule for counting resident time in nonprovider settings.
Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6514 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to redirect user fees assessed of health insurance issuers on Federal Exchanges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6512 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make loans and loan guarantees for constructing or renovating, or planning construction or renovation of, qualified psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6501 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To establish within the Food and Drug Administration the Prescription Drug and Medical Device Price Review Board to regulate the prices of certain prescription drugs and medical devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to House Judiciary.

H.R.6485 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to develop and test an expanded and advanced role for direct care workers who provide long-term services and supports to older individuals in efforts to coordinate care and improve the efficiency of service delivery.
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.3530 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to allow the use of claims, eligibility, and payment data to produce reports, analyses, and presentations to benefit Medicare, and other similar health insurance programs, entities, researchers, and health care providers, to help develop cost saving approaches, standards, and reference materials and to support medical care and improved payment models.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3522 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the payment amount for direct graduate medical education costs for certain hospitals.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.6521 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction allowed for student loan interest and to exclude from gross income discharges of income contingent or income-based student loan indebtedness.
Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to House Education and the Workforce

H.R.6513 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand health savings accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6492 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the mortgage interest deduction relating to acquisition indebtedness for certain taxpayers.
Sponsor: Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3529 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a progressive consumption tax and to reform the income tax, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3527 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent high net worth individuals from receiving tax windfalls for entering government service.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 12/08/2016) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 12/08/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.