Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 725 – Innocent Party Protection Act. The Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.57, disapproving the Department of Education rule relating to accountability and state plans and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Seema Verma, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business:
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 175 — ” Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 725) to amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder.”– ADOPTED 230 – 184, Roll Call No. 129
      • Republican YEA – 230; NAY – 1
      • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 183
    • H.Res. 175 — ” Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 725) to amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder.”– ADOPTED 235 – 185, Roll Call No. 130
      • Republican YEA – 234; NAY – 0
      • Democrat YEA – 1; NAY – 185
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 174 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1301) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”– ADOPTED 232 – 189, Roll Call No. 131
      • Republican YEA – 232; NAY – 1
      • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 188
    • Democrat Motion to Adjourn – FAILED 127 – 295 – 1, Roll Call No. 132
      • Republican YEA – 0; NAY – 234
      • Democrat YEA – 127; NAY – 61
    • H.Res. 174 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1301) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”– ADOPTED 233 – 185, Roll Call No. 133
      • Republican YEA – 228; NAY – 3
      • Democrat YEA – 5; NAY – 182
    • Democrat Motion to Adjourn – FAILED 107 – 277, Roll Call No. 134
      • Republican YEA – 0; NAY – 220
      • Democrat YEA – 107; NAY – 57
    • Democrat Motion to Adjourn – FAILED 114 – 290, Roll Call No. 135
      • Republican YEA – 1; NAY – 226
      • Democrat YEA – 113; NAY – 64
    • H.R. 1301 — “Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.” – PASSED 371 – 48, Roll Call No. 136
      • Republican YEA – 230; NAY – 5
      • Democrat YEA – 141; NAY – 43
    • Democrat Motion to Adjourn – PASSED 314 – 98, Roll Call No. 137
      • Republican YEA – 205; NAY – 23
      • Democrat YEA – 109; NAY – 75

Today

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • H.R. 725 – Innocent Party Protection Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Buck / Judiciary Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Darren Soto Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Matt Cartwright Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • H.R. 985 – Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Bob Goodlatte Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Ted Deutch Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Ted Deutch Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Darren Soto Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. John Conyers Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Adriano Espaillat Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Passage of H.J.Res.58; passed: 59-40.
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed S.496, to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”.
    • Passed S.J.Res.1, approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.
    • Adopted S.Res.84, supporting the goals of International Women’s Day.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.57, disapproving the Department of Education rule relating to accountability and state plans, with the time equally divided until 12:00 noon followed by a vote on passage of the joint resolution.
  • At 1:45pm, the cloture motion will ripen with respect to the nomination of Executive Calendar #18, Seema Verma, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture.
  • Thursday, March 9 at 12:00 noon – 1 roll call vote
  • Passage of H.J.Res.57
  • Thursday, March 9 at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote
  • Motion to invoke cloture on Seema Verma

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

SEC
Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

House Financial Services Committee
“Flood Insurance Reform: FEMA’s Perspective”

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: The Role of Federal Agencies in Water Infrastructure”

House Homeland Security Committee
“The Current State of DHS Private Sector Engagement for Cybersecurity”

Senate Banking, House, and Urban Affairs Committee
Full Committee Markup

House Energy and Commerce
American Health Care Act

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.1426 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Home Owners’ Loan Act to allow Federal savings associations to elect to operate as national banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.1423 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To reauthorize and improve the national flood insurance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1422 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 to require that certain buildings and personal property be covered by flood insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.563 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 to require that certain buildings and personal property be covered by flood insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.575 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to restrict the debt collection practices of certain debt collectors.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.1435 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to remove citizenship and immigration barriers to access the Exchanges under such Act.
Sponsor: Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.1433 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to expand preventive health care services under the TRICARE program.
Sponsor: Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services

H.R.1421 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

S.581 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to include information concerning a patient’s opioid addiction in certain medical records.
Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.568 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.1425 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a lower rate of tax on a portion of pass-through business income, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Transportation

H.R.1420 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to require an air carrier to provide information to the public regarding its policies for imposing baggage fees and assisting passengers during a widespread disruption of service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 03/08/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 03/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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