Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.J.Res. 44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; H.J.Res. 58 – Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues; and H.J.Res. 57– Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The Senate will vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Providing Summary of Legislative Business
    • H.R. 618 — “To authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – passed by voice
    • H.R. 698 — ” To require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – passed by voice
    • H.R. 688 — “To adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – passed by voice
    • H.R. 689 — “To insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed 409 – 1, Roll Call 79
        • Republican YEA – 230; NAY – 1
        • Democrat YEA – 179; NAY – 1
    • H.R. 337 — “To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill – passed 407 – 0, Roll Call 80
        • Republican YEA – 230; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 177; NAY – 0
    • H.R. 494 — “To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – passed by voice
    • H.R. 387 – “To amend title 18, United States Code, to update the privacy protections for electronic communications information that is stored by third-party service providers in order to protect consumer privacy interests while meeting law enforcement needs, and for other purposes.”
      • – On the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill
        • – passed 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 votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • H.J.Res. 44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney / Natural Resources Committee)
  • H.J.Res. 58 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie / Education and the Workforce Committee)
  • H.J.Res. 57– Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Rokita / Education and the Workforce Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • The Senate debated the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education.

 

Today

  • The Senate will vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Accomplishing Postal Reform in the 115th Congress – H.R.756, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017”

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
“Assessing the VA IT Landscape: Progress and Challenges”

House Financial Services Committee
“The Authorization and Oversight Plan of the Committee on Financial Services for the 115th Congress”

House Small Business Committee
“Reimagining the Health Care Marketplace for America’s Small Businesses”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.879 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Government Accountability Office to conduct periodic reviews of the flood insurance rates and flood insurance rate maps under the national flood insurance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 02/06/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 02/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.878 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To authorize the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 02/06/2017) Cosponsors: (27)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: 02/06/2017 Referred to House Judiciary

H.R.872 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance medical device communications and ensure device cleanliness.
Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 02/06/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 02/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Tax

H.R.896 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt amounts paid for aircraft management services from the excise taxes imposed on transportation by air.
Sponsor: Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 02/06/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.894 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income certain interest and money market fund dividend income payments to charity and to modify the requirements relating to the reporting of such payments.
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 02/06/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.871 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt premiums paid on non-cash-value property and casualty insurance from the taxes to enforce reporting on certain foreign accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 02/06/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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