Today’s Daily Update

The House is expected to consider a measure under suspension of the rules and H.R. 218– King Cove Road Land Exchange Act that would require the Interior Department to transfer land to the state of Alaska in order to build a road connecting the towns of King Cove and Cold Bay. The Senate will resume consideration of John Kenneth Bush, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit and will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of David Bernhardt, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 2883, to establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity, by a yea-and-nay vote of 254 yeas to 175 nays, Roll No. 398.
  • Rejected the O’Halleran motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 193 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 397.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–29 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 Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill.
  • Agreed to:
    • Gene Green (TX) amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–235) that clarifies the applicability of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to projects affected by the bill.
  • Rejected:
    • Engel amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–235) that sought to ensure that permitting authority for cross-border pipelines remains with the Department of State (by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 246 noes, Roll No. 395); and
    • Tsongas amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–235) that sought to state FERC may not issue a certificate of crossing if any part of the oil or natural gas pipeline project is to be located on lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation (by a recorded vote of 179 ayes to 247 noes, Roll No. 396).
  • H. Res. 454, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2910), (H.R. 2883), and (H.R. 218) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 394, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 393.
  • Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 2910, to provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, by a yea-and-nay vote of 248 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 402.
  • Rejected the Watson Coleman motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 189 ayes to 239 noes, Roll No. 401.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–28 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
  • Agreed to:
    • Lynch amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–235) that directs FERC, in considering an application for an authorization or certificate covered by the bill, to consult with the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration regarding the extent of the applicant’s compliance with security guidance and best practice recommendations issued by TSA on pipeline infrastructure security, pipeline cybersecurity, pipeline personnel security, and other pipeline security measures designed to ensure the public safety.
  • Rejected:
    • Tsongas amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–235) that sought to prohibit the application of section 3 if any part of a pipeline facility that is a subject of the application is to be located on lands required under Federal, State, or local law to be managed for purposes of natural resource conservation or recreation (by a recorded vote of 180 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 399); and
    • Beyer amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–235) that sought to improve FERC’s public comment and transparency process (by a recorded vote of 192 ayes to 236 noes, Roll No. 400).
  • H. Res. 454, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2910), (H.R. 2883), and (H.R. 218) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 394, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 393.

 

Today

  • 9 a.m.
    • The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a measure under suspension of the rules and a bill (HR 218) that would require the Interior Department to transfer land to the state of Alaska in order to build a road connecting the towns of King Cove and Cold Bay.
    • Bills:
      • HR 218 — King Cove Road Land Exchange Act
    • Bills:
      • HR 2825 — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Authorization Act

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Bush Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate continued consideration of the nomination of John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 163), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all time during morning business, recess, adjournment, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 20, 2017; that all post-cloture time on the nomination expire at 12:15 p.m.; and that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior occur at 1:45 p.m.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #170, John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, with all post-cloture time expiring at 12:15pm.
  • At 12:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bush nomination.
  • At 1:45pm, the cloture motion on Executive Calendar #100, David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture.
  • Thursday, July 20th at 12:15pm– 1 roll call vote
    • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #170, John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit
  • Thursday, July 20th at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #100, David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

The Hill
“The Prescription Drug Delivery System: Tackling Costs, Ensuring Access”

House Financial Services
Monetary Policy v. Fiscal Policy: Risks to Price Stability and the Economy

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Examining Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Medicare Program

Senate Banking
Housing Finance Reform

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Pending Nominations

Senate EPW
Water Infrastructure Financing and Funding

Senate Appropriations Committee
Markup of the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018”; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Act, 2018

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.3314 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] (Introduced 07/19/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and the Workforce, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Appropriations, Agriculture, Small Business, Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: 07/19/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and the Workforce, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Appropriations, Agriculture, Small Business, and Science, Space…

 

Financial Services

H.R.3313 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to consider the availability of affordable housing in allocating amounts made available for fiscal year 2017 for the Veterans Affairs-Supported Housing program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] (Introduced 07/19/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3312 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 07/19/2017) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3299 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Revised Statutes, the Home Owners’ Loan Act, the Federal Credit Union Act, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require the rate of interest on certain loans remain unchanged after transfer of the loan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 07/19/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 07/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1591 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 07/19/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 07/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1579 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish advisory boards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 07/19/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 07/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.3315 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend section 9010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exclude limited scope vision insurance coverage from health insurance coverage subject to the health insurance provider annual fee.
Sponsor: Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] (Introduced 07/19/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/19/2017 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.3311 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish an Individual Market Reinsurance fund to provide funding for State individual market stabilization reinsurance programs.
Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 07/19/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/19/2017 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.

 

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