Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 5 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 budget resolution.

House

 

Friday

  • Joint Session:
    • The Joint Session was called to order at 1:06 p.m. and dissolved at 1:41 p.m.
    • Declaration of the Election of President and Vice President: Pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 2, and the requirements of the Constitution and laws relating to the election of President and Vice President of the United States, the two Houses of Congress met in Joint Session with Vice President Biden as the presiding officer to count the electoral votes. The following votes were cast for President: Donald J. Trump of New York, 304, Hillary Clinton of New York, 227, Colin Powell of Virginia, 3, John Kasich of Ohio, 1, Ron Paul of Texas, 1, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 1, and Faith Spotted Eagle of South Dakota, 1. The following votes were cast for Vice President: Michael R. Pence of Indiana, 305, Tim Kaine of Virginia, 227, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, 2, Maria Cantwell of Washington, 1, Susan Collins of Maine, 1, Carly Fiorina of Virginia, 1, and Winona LaDuke of Minnesota, 1. After announcing the results of the certification process, the Vice President announced that the Joint Session was dissolved and that the results of the proceedings had during the Joint Session would be entered into the Journals of both Houses.
    • During the Joint Session various House Members rose to make a point of order, object to the counting of the electoral votes from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, or to make a motion. The presiding officer and Chair, Vice President Biden, held that each case required a writing signed by both a Member of the House and a Senator. None were signed by a Senator and none were received.

Today:

  • On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

    1) H.R. 309 – National Clinical Care Commission Act (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    2) H.R. 315 – Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    3) H.R. 302 – Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    4) H.R. 304 – Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    5) H.R. 353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

 Today:

  • On Monday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of  S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 budget resolution.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote in relation to the Paul  amendment #1. Further votes on Monday are possible.
  • Monday at 5:30pm – at least 1 roll call vote
    • Paul  amendment #1  (substitute)
  • Tuesday at 2:30pm – at least 1 roll call vote
    • Sanders  amendment #19  (social security, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • Amendments pending to  S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 Budget Resolution
    • Paul  SA #1  (substitute)
    • Sanders  SA #19  (no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid)
    • Hirono  SA #20  (protecting Medicare and Medicaid)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings are scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.355 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for a 2-year delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to the “Definition of the Term ‘Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest Rule-Retirement Investment Advice”.
Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] (Introduced 01/06/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/06/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

 

Health

H.R.352 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Social Security Act to replace the Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] (Introduced 01/06/2017) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Rules, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Appropriations
Latest Action: 01/06/2017 Referred to House Appropriations

 

Tax

H.R.365 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the treatment of certain direct primary care service arrangements and periodic provider fees.
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 01/06/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.363 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] (Introduced 01/06/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.359 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for waivers of user fees imposed with respect to applications for reinstatement of tax-exempt status of small, subsidiary tax-exempt organizations.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 01/06/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Transportation

H.R.364 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to ensure that on-duty time does not include waiting time at a natural gas or oil well site for certain commercial motor vehicle operators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 01/06/2017) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 01/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

 

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