Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider seven bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, post-cloture. The confirmation vote on the DeVos nomination is expected on Tuesday, February 7.

House

 

Friday

  • 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”:
  • The House passed 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”, by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 78.
  • H. Res. 74, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolutions (H.J. Res. 36) and (H.J. Res. 37) was agreed to yesterday, February 2nd.

 

Today

  • On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 618 – Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 698 – Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 688 – Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 689 – Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 337 – Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 494 – Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act (Sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 387 – Email Privacy Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Yoder / Judiciary Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday

  • Measures Passed:
    • SEC Resource Extraction Resolution of Disapproval: By 52 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 51), Senate passed 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”.
  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day:
    • Senate passed S. 305, to amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
  • DeVos Nomination–Cloture:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Education.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 52 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 52), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 12:15 p.m., on Monday, February 6, 2017, Senate resume consideration of the nomination.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Monday, February 6, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, post-cloture.
  • The confirmation vote on the DeVos nomination is expected on Tuesday, February 7. Procedural votes are possible on Monday, February 6 (in the 6:00pm range).
  • 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. Each nomination is subject to 30 hours of post-cloture debate, prior to a vote on confirmation.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.861 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sponsor: Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] (Introduced 02/03/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology

 

Financial Services

H.R.864 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to restrict the debt collection practices of certain debt collectors.
Sponsor: Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] (Introduced 02/03/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.851 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to discount FHA single-family mortgage insurance premium payments for first-time homebuyers who complete a financial literacy housing counseling program.
Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 02/03/2017) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.862 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to transition the Medicaid thresholds applied for determining acceptable provider taxes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 02/03/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.860 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program for States that provide flexibility in licensing for health care providers who offer services on a volunteer basis.
Sponsor: Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] (Introduced 02/03/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.849 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] (Introduced 02/03/2017) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Rules
Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to House Rules

S.301 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit governmental discrimination against providers of health services that are not involved in abortion.
Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 02/03/2017) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

H.R.854 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the qualification requirements with respect to certain multiple employer plans with pooled plan providers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] (Introduced 02/03/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/03/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

 

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