Today’s Daily Update

The House is expected to consider a bill (HR 79) that would require the SEC to expand the circumstances where offering unregistered securities in the private market would not require the verification of accredited investors as well as 8 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 budget resolution.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business:
    • H.R. 309 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease, a disease resulting from insulin deficiency or insulin resistance, or complications caused by such a disease, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Passed by voice vote
  • H.R. 315 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to distribute maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services.”
    • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
      • – passed 405 – 0, Roll Call 24
        • Republican YEA – 227; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 178; NAY – 0
  • H.R. 302 — “To provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State.”
    • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
      • – passed by voice vote
  • H.R. 304 — “To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services.”
    • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
      • – passed 404 – 0, Roll Call 25
        • Republican YEA – 225; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 179; NAY – 0
  • H.R. 353 — “To improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather research through a focused program of investment on affordable and attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling capabilities to support substantial improvement in weather forecasting and prediction of high impact weather events, to expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposes.”
    • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
      • – passed by voice vote

Today:

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 79 – HALOS Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Financial Services Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Nydia Velazquez Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Maxine Waters Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 306 – Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (Sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 288 – Small Business Broadband Deployment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 321 – Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 255 – Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act (Sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 239 – Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Ratcliffe / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 240 – Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Ratcliffe / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 274 – Modernizing Government Travel Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Seth Moulton / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 39 – TALENT Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes:

  • Paul amendment #1 (substitute); not agreed to: 14-83
  • Motion to waive the budget act with respect to Hirono-Donnelly amendment #20 (protecting Medicare and Medicaid); not agreed to: 49-47.

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 budget resolution.
  • At 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on Flake amendment #52 and Sanders amendment #19. Further roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.
  • Tuesday at 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes
    • Flake amendment #52 (side by side to Sanders)
    • Sanders amendment #19 (no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • Amendments pending to S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 Budget Resolution
  • Sanders SA #19 (no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid)
  • In order to be called up – Flake SA #52 (side by side to Sanders)
  • Budget Resolution Time Remaining
    • Democrats: 11 hours 49 minutes
    • Republicans: 16 hours 52 minutes

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“Backpage.com’s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking”
342 Dirksen

Senate Select Intelligence Committee
“Russian Intelligence Activities”
106 Dirksen

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“The Nomination of Gen. John Kelly to be DHS Secretary”
342 Dirksen

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.376 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.73 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to provide standards for physical condition and management of housing receiving assistance payments under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.
Sponsor: Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.372 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.
Sponsor: Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.370 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, House Administration, Appropriations, Budget
Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Referred to House Budget

S.64 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.
Sponsor: Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

H.R.386 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the amount excludable from gross income for dependent care assistance and dependent care flexible spending arrangements and to provide for a carryover of unused dependent care benefits in dependent care flexible spending arrangements.
Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/09/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.58 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
Sponsor: Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 01/09/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance

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