Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 19 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will consider the nomination of Elaine L. Chao, to be Secretary of Transportation.

House

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • H.R. 381 – “To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as “Sky Point”.
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED BY VOICE
          • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 339 – “To amend Public Law 94–241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 46 – “To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 374 – “To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105–384, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 388 – 0, Roll Call 66
          • Republican YEA – 388; NAY – 0
          • Democrat YEA – 160; NAY – 0
    • H.R. 538 – “To redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia and revise its boundary, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 396 – 8, Roll Call 67
          • Republican YEA – 219; NAY – 8
          • Democrat YEA – 177; NAY – 0
    • H.R. 558 – “To adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 560 – “To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Today

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 276 – A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa, as amended (Sponsored by Del. Amata Coleman Radewagen / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 58 – FRIENDS Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 666 – Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Peter King / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 697 – Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 642 – Fusion Center Enhancement Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 526 – Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 665 – Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Keating / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 366 – DHS SAVE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Perry / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 347 – DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 549 – Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 687 – First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 584 – Cyber Preparedness Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 690 – Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act (Sponsored by Rep. Cedric Richmond / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 655 – Securing the Cities Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 15) H.R. 437 – Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 612 – United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. James Langevin / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 505 – Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 18) H.R. 677 – CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 19) H.R. 678 – Department of Homeland Security Support to Fusion Centers Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State; invoked: 56-43.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #4, Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation. There will be 20 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination.
  • As a reminder, during today’s session the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. The Senate will debate the nomination during Tuesday’s session, post-cloture. The vote on confirmation is expected on Wednesday, February 1st.
  • Tuesday, January 31st at approximately 12:30pm – 1 roll call vote
  • Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Kaiser Family Foundation
“Major Considerations for Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act”

Senate Judiciary Committee
“The Nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S.  Attorney General”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“The Nomination of Ryan Zinke to be Secretary Of The Interior; Rick Perry To Be Secretary Of Energy”

Senate Finance Committee
“The Nomination of Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury Secretary”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Medicaid Oversight: Existing Problems and Ways to Strengthen the Program”

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Fraud, Waste, and Abuse under the Affordable Care Act”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.731 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.728 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing oil and gas leases on portions of the Outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of New Jersey.
Sponsor: Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

 

Health

H.R.750 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand and revise the classification of and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.749 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To increase competition in the pharmaceutical industry.
Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.741 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a permanent extension of the enforcement instruction on Medicare supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

S.243 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to provide for a permanent extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.241 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

H.R.747 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform taxation of alcoholic beverages.
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.721 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the railroad track maintenance credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.236 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform taxation of alcoholic beverages.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 01/30/2017) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 01/30/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.