Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.J.Res. 36 – Providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation.” The Senate adopted H.J.Res.41, SEC Resource Extraction Resolution of Disapproval, by Adopted: 52-47 and voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education by a vote of 52-48.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 74 — “Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 36) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation”, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 37) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.”
      • – ADOPTED 230 – 188, Roll Call No. 74
        • Republican YEA – 230; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 188
    • H.Res. 74 — “Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 36) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation”, and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 37) disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.”
      • – ADOPTED 232 – 190, Roll Call No. 75
        • Republican YEA – 232; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 190
    • H.J. Res. 40 – “Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.”
      • – PASSED 235 – 180, Roll Call No. 77
        • Republican YEA – 229; NAY – 2
        • Democrat YEA – 6; NAY – 178
    • H.J. Res. 37 – “Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.”
      • – PASSED 236 – 187, Roll Call No. 76
        • Republican YEA – 233; NAY – 1
        • Democrat YEA – 3; NAY – 186

 

Today

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • H.J.Res. 36 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation” (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop / Natural Resources Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Passage of H.J.Res.38 (Stream Protection Rule Resolution of Disapproval); agreed to: 54-45.
    • Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General; agreed to: 53-45.
    • Motion to proceed to Legislative Session; agreed to: 51-47.
    • Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services; agreed to: 51-48.
    • Motion to proceed to Legislative Session; agreed to: 52-47.
    • Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury; agreed to: 51-48.
    • Motion to proceed to Legislative Session; agreed to: 52-48.
    • Motion to proceed to H.J.Res.41, SEC Resource Extraction Resolution of Disapproval; agreed to: 52-48.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.27, honoring the life and achievements of Eugene A. “Gene” Cernan, with Cruz amendment to the preamble.
    • Adopted S.Res.43, recognizing January 2017 as National Mentoring Month.
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.274 (Feinstein).

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 6:30am on Friday, February 3, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.41, SEC Resource Extraction Resolution of Disapproval, and immediately vote on adoption of the resolution. Upon disposition of the joint resolution, the cloture motion will ripen with respect to the nomination of Elisabeth DeVos and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture.
  • Friday at approximately 6:30am – 2 roll call votes
    • Adoption of H.J.Res.41 (SEC CRA)
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Elisabeth DeVos to be Secretary of Education.
  • If cloture is invoked on the DeVos nomination, there will then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a vote on confirmation. As a reminder, cloture has also been filed on the Sessions (Attorney General), Price (HHS), and Mnuchin (Treasury) nominations. Those cloture motions will ripen upon disposition of the previous nomination in the order filed.
  • 6:34am
    • The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.J.Res.41, SEC Resource Extraction Resolution of Disapproval.
      • Adopted: 52-47
  • 6:56am
    • The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education.
      • Invoked: 52-48

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.825 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To promote the development of renewable energy on public land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Natural Resources, Agriculture
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to House Agriculture

S.282 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to promote the development of renewable energy on public land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.832 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 9 of the United States Code to require that arbitration proceedings in certain disputes involving consumer financial products and services be open to the public.
Sponsor: Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

Health

H.R.829 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the treatment of lottery winnings and other lump sum income for purposes of income eligibility under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.817 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent surprise billing practices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (32)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

S.297 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to increase competition in the pharmaceutical industry.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

 

Tax

H.R.828 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the deferral of inclusion in gross income for capital gains reinvested in opportunity zones.
Sponsor: Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (31)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.823 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (76)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.822 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements in the earned income tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.819 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit aliens in an unlawful immigration status from claiming the earned income tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Transportation

H.R.824 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 23, United States Code, to prohibit expenditure of certain transportation and infrastructure funds for a project located in a sanctuary jurisdiction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 02/02/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 02/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.