Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider four bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Kristine Svinicki, to be Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

House

 

Friday

  • Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 2842, to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients, by a yea-and-nay vote of 377 yeas to 34 nays, Roll No. 322.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–22 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill.
  • Agreed to:
    • Foxx amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that encourages better coordination with state workforce development efforts and adds to the reporting requirements in Section 5 to describe efforts by the State to ensure non-displacement and establish grievance procedures;
    • Bost amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that ensures that states include in their applications how they will use the funds to help individuals who have been displaced or relocated from a public housing authority to an alternative public housing facility or placed on rental assistance;
    • Bonamici amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that requires states to coordinate the subsidized employment program authorized in the bill with other federal workforce development programs, including the Federal Work Study Program;
    • Khanna amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that directs HHS to measure the effect of training and credentialing in its evaluation to the public and recommendations to Congress;
    • Kilmer amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that requires the Secretary to address employment-related challenges in rural areas and among members of federally recognized Indian tribes in the recommendations provided to Congress;
    • Krishnamoorthi amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that requires states to report on the number of individuals who are in a career that matches their training (by a recorded vote of 380 ayes to 32 noes, Roll No. 320); and
    • Pages H5120, H5122–23
    • Davidson amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 115–187) that directs states to include in their end of the fiscal year report the number of recipients who received additional federal or state means-tested benefits during their subsidized employment (by a recorded vote of 264 ayes to 147 noes, Roll No. 321).
  • H. Res. 396, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2842) was agreed to yesterday, June 22nd.

 

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. 2547 – Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Woodall / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 2258 – ADVANCE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Aguilar / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 1726 – Coast Guard Improvement and Reform Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Monday, June 26, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #115, Kristine Svinicki, of Virginia, to be Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.3044 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand supplemental benefits to meet the needs of chronically ill Medicare Advantage enrollees under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] (Introduced 06/23/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 06/23/2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.

H.R.3032 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 06/23/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 06/23/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

 

Tax

H.R.3046 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude employer contributions to 529 plans from gross income and employment taxes and to allow a deduction for individual contributions to such plans.
Sponsor: Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] (Introduced 06/23/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 06/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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