Today’s Daily Update

The House is not in session. The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Friday, January 20, 2017.

House

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Passed:
    • GAO Access and Oversight Act:
      • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 72, to ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information, and the bill was then passed by a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 28).
    • TALENT Act:
      • Senate passed H.R. 39, to amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Friday, January 20, 2017.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
“The Nomination of Rep. Tom Price to be HHS Secretary”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“The Nomination of Scott Pruitt to be EPA Administrator”

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
“The Nomination of Wilbur Ross to be Commerce Secretary”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.584 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance preparedness and response capabilities for cyber attacks, bolster the dissemination of homeland security information related to cyber threats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] (Introduced 01/17/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

 

Financial Services

H.R.585 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] (Introduced 01/17/2017) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.160 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to reform the inspection process of housing assisted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/17/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.159 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to terminate Operation Choke Point.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/17/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.147 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prevent a taxpayer bailout of health insurance issuers.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/17/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

S.158 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to eliminate the payroll tax for individuals who have attained retirement age, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to remove the limitation upon the amount of outside income which an individual may earn while receiving benefits under such title, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/17/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.157 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to allow seniors to file their Federal income tax on a new Form 1040SR.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/17/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 01/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.