Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 5 – Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 budget resolution.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business:
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 33 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 79) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
      • – Adopted 234 – 179, Roll Call No. 26
        • Republican YEA – 233; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 1; NAY – 179
    • H.Res. 33 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 79) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
      • – Adopted 233 – 183, Roll Call No. 27
        • Republican YEA – 233; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 183
    • Approval of the Journal
      • – Approved 248 – 162 – 3, Roll Call No. 28
        • Republican YEA – 154; NAY – 77; PRESENT- 1
        • Democrat YEA – 93; NAY – 84; PRESENT – 2
    • H.R. 79 — “To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.”
      • – Passed 344 – 73, Roll Call No. 31
        • Republican YEA – 236; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 108; NAY – 73
    • Velazquez (D-NY) – Amendment No. 1 – “Requires the event sponsor to provide attendees with a written disclosure outlining the nature of the event and the risks of investing in the securities for sale. It would also clarify that attendance at an event does not in itself establish a pre-existing relationship for purposes of Rule 506(b).”
      • – Rejected 167 – 249, Roll Call No. 29
        • Republican YEA – 1; NAY – 234
        • Democrat YEA – 166; NAY – 15
    • Clay (D-MO) – Amendment No. 2 – “Limits the types of fees “demo day” sponsors can collect and issuers covered by the bill.”
      • – Rejected 163 – 253, Roll Call No. 30
        • Republican YEA – 0; NAY – 236
        • Democrat YEA – 163; NAY – 17
    • H.R. 306 – “To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to promote energy efficiency via information and computing technologies, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 288 – “To ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 321 – “To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 255 – “To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 239 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 240 – “To encourage engagement between the Department of Homeland Security and technology innovators, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 274 – “To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Passed by voice
    • H.R. 39 – “To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – Vote ordered

Today:

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 5 – Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Bob Goodlatte Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Jason Chaffetz Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Steve Chabot Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Nydia Velazquez Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Peterson / Goodlatte / Chaffetz Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Graves (LA) / Cuellar / Babin Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. David Young Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Kathy Castor Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. David Cicilline Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Raul Ruiz Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Bobby Scott Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Paul Tonko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Raul Grijalva Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Jerry Nadler Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Bill Posey Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

Measures Considered:

  • Budget Resolution–Agreement:
    • Senate continued consideration of S. Con. Res. 3, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
      • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
        • By 31 yeas to 67 nays (Vote No. 5), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, and applicable budget resolutions, with respect to Enzi (for Flake) Amendment No. 52, to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, to reform Medicaid without prioritizing able-bodied adults over the disabled, and to return regulation of insurance to State governments. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of Section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and thus the amendment fell.
        • By 49 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 6), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with respect to Sanders Amendment No. 19, relative to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of Section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and thus the amendment fell.
        • A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the concurrent resolution at approximately 12 noon, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, with three hours of debate remaining on the resolution for the majority, and three hours for the minority.

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.3, FY2017 budget resolution, with 3 hours of debate remaining on the resolution for the Republicans and 3 hours for Democrats.
  • Senators should expect a long series of roll call votes beginning at approximately 6:00pm.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
“Nomination of Elaine Chao to be Transportation Secretary”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.402 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require the inclusion of credit scores with free annual credit reports provided to consumers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.389 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude a loan secured by a non-owner occupied 1- to 4-family dwelling from the definition of a member business loan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.410 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude coverage of advance care planning services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.409 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to sunset certain penalties relating to meaningful electronic health records use by Medicare eligible professionals and hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.408 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
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 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.407 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for premiums for insurance which constitutes medical care.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.394 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.92 — 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 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.85 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.
Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.419 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for manufacturing job training expenses.
Sponsor: Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.405 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide additional new markets tax credits for distressed coal communities.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.76 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide additional new markets tax credits for distressed coal communities.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 01/10/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 01/10/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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