Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider two bills under suspension of the rules and will begin consideration of H.R. 1873 – Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017:
      • H.R. 1393, to limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States;
    • Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act:
      • H.R. 2847, to make improvements to the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and related provisions, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 391 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 309;
    • Reducing Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act:
      • H.R. 2866, amended, to review and improve licensing standards for placement in a relative foster family home, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 382 yeas to 19 nays, Roll No. 310;
    • Amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities:
      • H.R. 1551, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities;
    • Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act:
      • H.R. 2742, to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to adopt an electronic system to help expedite the placement of children in foster care or guardianship, or for adoption, across State lines, and to provide funding to aid States in developing such a system;
    • Partnership Grants to Strengthen Families Affected by Parental Substance Abuse Act:
      • H.R. 2834, amended, to improve the well-being of, and improve permanency outcomes for, children and families affected by heroin, opioids, and other substance abuse;
    • Supporting Families in Substance Abuse Treatment Act:
      • H.R. 2857, amended, to support foster care maintenance payments for children with parents in a licensed residential family-based treatment facility for substance abuse;
    • Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017:
      • H.R. 2484, to ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict;
    • Traveler Redress Improvement Act of 2017:
      • H.R. 2132, amended, to require the implementation of a redress process and review of the Transportation Security Administration’s intelligence-based screening rules for aviation security;
    • Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act of 2017:
      • H.R. 625, amended, to provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies to Congress regarding incidents of terrorism;
    • Department of Homeland Security Morale, Recognition, Learning and Engagement Act of 2017:
      • H.R. 2283, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve morale within the Department of Homeland Security workforce by conferring new responsibilities to the Chief Human Capital Officer, establishing an employee engagement steering committee, requiring action plans, and authorizing an annual employee award program; and
    • Streamlining DHS Overhead Act:
      • H.R. 2190, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s real property portfolio.
    • Securing our Agriculture and Food Act:
      • The House agreed to take from the Speaker’s table and concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 1238, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism.

 

Today

  • On Wednesday, 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: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 2131 – DHS FIRM Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Clay Higgins / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1282 – DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Garrett / Homeland Security Committee)
    • H.R. 1873 – Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Doug LaMalfa / Natural Resources Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Salud Carbajal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Sinema / Tipton / Gosar / O’Halleran Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Don Beyer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Mandelker Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 94 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 149), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 12 noon, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017; and that all time during morning business, recess, adjournment and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
  • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • By 95 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. EX. 148), Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, post-cloture. Unless an agreement can be reached, and if all time is used, the confirmation vote would occur around 6:00pm.
  • Upon disposition of the Mandelker nomination, there will be a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #97, Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury. If cloture is invoked on that nomination, there would be 30 hours of post-cloture debate prior to a vote on confirmation.
  • As a reminder, cloture has been filed on the following nominations:
    • Executive Calendar #97, Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury.
    • Executive Calendar #115, Kristine Svinicki, of Virginia, to be Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Wednesday at 6:00pm – 2 roll call votes expected
    • Confirmation of Sigal Mandelker to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Department of Treasury
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Marshall Billingslea to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of Treasury

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

The Washington Post
“Addiction in America”

Senate Appropriations
Interior Budget

Senate Finance
President’s Trade Policy Agenda and FY18 Budget Request

House Financial Services
Flood Insurance Markup

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Cybersecurity Regulation Harmonization

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.2958 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate.
Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 06/20/2017) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: 06/20/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2963 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to provide investment authority to support rural infrastructure development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] (Introduced 06/20/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 06/20/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2954 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to specify which depository institutions are subject to the maintenance of records and disclosure requirements of such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 06/20/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 06/20/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2948 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to provide a temporary license for loan originators transitioning between employers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] (Introduced 06/20/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 06/20/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.2957 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for enhanced payments to rural health care providers under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] (Introduced 06/20/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Budget
Latest Action: 06/20/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the…

H.R.2953 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 06/20/2017) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Budget
Latest Action: 06/20/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

H.R.2938 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to remove barriers to access to residential substance use disorder treatment services under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8] (Introduced 06/20/2017) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 06/20/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

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