Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.J.Res. 38 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule and H.J.Res. 41 – Providing for congressional disapproval of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers.” The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 70 — “The rule providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 38 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.”
      • – Adopted 236 – 183, Roll Call No. 68
        • Republican YEA – 235; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 1; NAY – 183
    • H.Res. 70 — “The rule providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 38 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.”
      • – Adopted 236 – 186, Roll Call No. 69
        • Republican YEA – 236; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 186
    • H.R. 276 – “A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa..”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 58 – “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a study on the circumstances which may impact the effectiveness and availability of first responders before, during, or after a terrorist threat or event, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 666 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Insider Threat Program, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 697 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve the management and administration of the security clearance processes throughout the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 642 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Network of Fusion Centers, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 526 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate departmental intelligence, activities, and policy related to counterterrorism, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 665 – “To modernize and enhance airport perimeter and access control security by requiring updated risk assessments and the development of security strategies, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 366 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s vehicle fleet, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 347 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for requirements relating to documentation for major acquisition programs, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 549 – “To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such grants, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 687 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus standards, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 584 – “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.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 690 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance certain duties of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 655 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Securing the Cities program to enhance the ability of the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks and other high consequence events utilizing nuclear or other radiological materials that pose a high risk to homeland security in high-risk urban areas, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 437 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 612 – “To establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 505 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to strengthen accountability for deployment of border security technology at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 677 – “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear intelligence and information sharing functions of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security and to require dissemination of information analyzed by the Department to entities with responsibilities relating to homeland security, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice
    • H.R. 678 – “To require an assessment of fusion center personnel needs, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass the Bill
        • – Adopted by Voice

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: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • H.J.Res. 38 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson / Natural Resources Committee)
  • H.J.Res. 41 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers” (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation; confirmed: 93-6-1.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State, post-cloture, with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.
  • Post-cloture time on the Tillerson nomination will expire at approximately 2:30pm, and the Senate will vote on confirmation at that time.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Strengthening Medicaid and Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable”

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
“A Growth Agenda: Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens”

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
“Obamacare Emergency: Stabilizing the Individual Health Insurance Market”

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“Rescuing Americans from the Failed Health Care Law and Advancing Patient-Centered Solutions”

House Agriculture Committee
“Organization of the 115th Congress”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“The Electricity Sector’s Efforts to Respond to Cybersecurity Threats”

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

Senate Special Committee on Aging
“Stopping Senior Scams: Developments in Financial Fraud Affecting Seniors”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.777 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Introduced 01/31/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 01/31/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.776 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require that until a comprehensive study is completed, the volume of cellulosic biofuel mandated under the renewable fuel program be limited to what is commercially available, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Introduced 01/31/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: 01/31/2017 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology

 

Financial Services

H.R.761 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit the use of premiums paid to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as an offset for other Federal spending.
Sponsor: Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] (Introduced 01/31/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Rules, Budget
Latest Action: 01/31/2017 Referred to House Budget

 

Health

H.R.775 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to inflation adjust the $5,000 limitation with respect to dependent care assistance programs and flexible spending arrangements.
Sponsor: Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] (Introduced 01/31/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/31/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.774 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To remove the limitation on Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation nonprescription drugs.
Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 01/31/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 01/31/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.771 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To ensure affordable abortion coverage and care for every woman, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 01/31/2017) Cosponsors: (103)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 01/31/2017 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.766 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a pilot program to expand telehealth options under the Medicare program for individuals residing in public housing located in health professional shortage areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 01/31/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/31/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

 

Transportation

H.R.765 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To authorize programs and activities to support transportation options in areas that are undergoing extensive repair or reconstruction of transportation infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 01/31/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 01/31/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure