Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider two bills under suspension of the rules and begin consideration of H.R. 3823 – Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1519, the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 2824, to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, by a recorded vote of 214 ayes to 209 noes, Roll No. 537.
  • Rejected the DelBene motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 536.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–33 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:
    • Smith (NE) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–331) that allows states to take into account staffing, community resource, and other requirements when determining how to operate at least one home visiting model in communities in need of services;
    • DelBene amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115–331) that eliminates the bill’s matching requirement for tribal home visiting programs; and
    • Murphy (FL) amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 115–331) that requires HRSA, to the extent it continues to allocate Home Visiting funding to states and territories based in whole or in part on the relative share of families with young children living at or below the federal poverty line in each state and territory, to utilize the most accurate federal data available for each jurisdiction.
  • Rejected:
    • Pascrell amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115–331) that sought to maintain MIECHV’s current focus of funding evidence-based home visiting programs that strengthen families to make kids healthier, safer, and more ready to learn when they start school by striking the provision in the bill that would add “increasing employment and earnings” to the program’s measured outcomes (by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 535).
  • H. Res. 533, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2824) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 533, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 532.
  • Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission–Appointment:
    • The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission: Mr. Matt Salmon of Mesa, Arizona.

 

Today

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 3:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) S. 327 – Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Dean Heller / Financial Services Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 3229 – To protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries / Judiciary Committee)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) H.Res. 311 – Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro / Foreign Affairs Committee)
  • Begin Consideration of H.R. 3823 – Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady / Ways and Means Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Considered:
    • National Defense Authorization Act–Agreement:
      • Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1519, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
    • Erickson Nomination–Cloture:
      • Senate began consideration of the nomination of Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
    • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
      • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
    • Pai Nomination–Cloture:
      • Senate began consideration of the nomination of Ajit Varadaraj Pai, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
    • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
      • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #165, S.1519, the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act. No amendments or votes in relation to the bill are expected at this time.
  • Roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

FDIC
Open Meeting

Senate Commerce
Pending Nominations

Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
“Elephants, Dogs, and Cancer: Update on Genetic Risk for Childhood Cancer and What We can Do About It”

President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
Public Meeting

House Oversight and Government Reform         
Internet of Things Cybersecurity

House Natural Resources
Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resiliency of National Forests

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.1868 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax credits for energy storage technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 09/26/2017) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3838 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain non-significant investments in the capital of unconsolidated financial institutions as qualifying capital instruments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 09/26/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/26/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3836 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Truth in Lending Act to clarify the application of prepayment amounts on student loans.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] (Introduced 09/26/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/26/2017 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.3834 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide that members of public safety agencies who died of 9/11-related health conditions are eligible for the Presidential 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] (Introduced 09/26/2017) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/26/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.3842 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Healthy Start for Infants Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] (Introduced 09/26/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/26/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3841 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to make certain multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements eligible for purchase with supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] (Introduced 09/26/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/26/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

S.1859 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to extend the moratorium on the annual fee on health insurance providers.
Sponsor: Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] (Introduced 09/26/2017) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/26/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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