Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider three bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Courtney Elwood, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency. Following disposition of the Elwood nomination, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act.

House

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • On Tuesday, 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.Res. 354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)
  • 2) H.R. 390 – Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)
  • 3) H.Res. 355 – Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gregory Meeks / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  •  Measures Passed:
    • 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem: By a unanimous vote of 90 yeas (Vote No. 138), Senate agreed to S. Res. 176, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
    • Relative to the Death of Former Senator Jim Bunning: Senate agreed to S. Res. 184, relative to the death of James Paul David “Jim” Bunning, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • Measures Considered:
    • Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act–Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 722, to impose sanctions with respect to Iran in relation to Iran’s ballistic missile program, support for acts of international terrorism, and violations of human rights.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
    • Elwood Nomination–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Courtney Elwood, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency, under the previous order of Thursday, May 25, 2017.
  • Nominations Confirmed: On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Senate confirmed the following nominations:
    • By 52 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 137), Amul R. Thapar, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
    • David L. Norquist, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
    • Kari A. Bingen, of Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
    • Robert Story Karem, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.184 until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #54, the nomination of Courtney Elwood, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Elwood nomination.
  • Following disposition of the Elwood nomination, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act; agree to the committee-reported substitute amendment; have 3 hours of debate, equally divided; and vote (expected by voice) on passage of the bill, as amended.
  • Tuesday June 6th at 2:15pm – 1 roll call vote
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #54, the nomination of Courtney Elwood, to be General Counsel, CIA
  • Tuesday June 6th at approximately 6:15pm – 1 voice vote expected
  • Passage of S.1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act, as amended

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Brookings
Is Dodd-Frank’s failure resolution regime failing?

Senate Armed Services
“Posture of the Dept. of the Air Force”

Senate Homeland
DHS Budget

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.2750 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to preserve the independent funding the Office of Financial Research.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 05/26/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 05/26/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.2770 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To allow individuals living in areas without qualified health plans offered through an Exchange to have similar access to health insurance coverage as members of Congress and congressional staff.
Sponsor: Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] (Introduced 06/02/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 06/02/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.2769 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prevent the application of the provisions of the individual mandate to individuals residing in rating areas with no qualified health plans offered on the Exchange.
Sponsor: Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] (Introduced 06/02/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 06/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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