Daily Digest

Monday, January 9, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S125–S179

Measures Introduced:
Eighteen bills were introduced, as follows: S. 58–75.


Page S154

Measures Considered:

Budget Resolution--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of S. Con. Res. 3, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:


Pages S125–51, S161–79

Rejected:

By 14 yeas to 83 nays (Vote No. 3), Enzi (for Paul) Amendment No. 1, in the nature of a substitute.


Pages S125–37

Pending:

Sanders Amendment No. 19, relative to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.


Page S125

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 49 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 4), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to waive section 305(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Sanders (for Hirono/Donnelly) Amendment No. 20, to protect the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, and the amendment falls.


Pages S125, S137–38

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that it be in order to call up Flake Amendment No. 52; that at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Senate vote on or in relation to Flake Amendment No. 52; and that following the disposition of Flake Amendment No. 52, there be two minutes of debate equally divided in the usual form prior to a vote on or in relation to Sanders Amendment No. 19 (listed above).


Page S151

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the concurrent resolution at approximately 12 noon, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.


Page S161

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations:

Routine lists in the Army and Navy.


Page S179

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages S154–56

Additional Statements:


Page S153

Amendments Submitted:


Pages S156–61

Privileges of the Floor:


Page S161

Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--4)


Pages S137, S138

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 and adjourned at 12:16 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, until 12 p.m. on the same day. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S151.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
21 public bills, H.R.367–387; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 23–25; and H. Res. 34–35, were introduced.


Pages H234–35

Additional Cosponsors:


Page H236

Report Filed:
A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 33, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 79) to clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law (H. Rept. 115–2).


Page H234

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Harris to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


Page H197

Recess:
The House recessed at 12:12 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.


Page H199

Recess:
The House recessed at 2:09 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m.


Pages H200–01

Suspensions:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
National Clinical Care Commission Act:
H.R. 309, to amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease, a disease resulting from insulin deficiency or insulin resistance, or complications caused by such a disease;


Pages H201–03
Improving Access to Maternity Care Act:
H.R. 315, to amend the Public Health Service Act to distribute maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 24;

Pages H203–04, H217–18
Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017:
H.R. 302, to provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State;

Pages H204–06
Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017:
H.R. 304, to amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 25; and

Pages H206–08, H218
Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017:
H.R. 353, to improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather research through a focused program of investment on affordable and attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling capabilities to support substantial improvement in weather forecasting and prediction of high impact weather events, and to expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data.

Pages H218–17

Recess:
The House recessed at 5:26 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.


Page H217

Committee Election:
The House agreed to H. Res. 34, electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.


Page H227

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Representatives Himes, Sewell (AL), Carson (IN), Speier, Quigley, Swalwell (CA), Castro (TX), and Heck.


Page H227

Quorum Calls--Votes:
Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H217–18 and H218. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:19 p.m.

Committee Meetings

REGULATORY ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2017; HALOS ACT

Committee on Rules:
Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 5, the ``Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017''; and H.R. 79, the ``HALOS Act''. The committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 5. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Additionally, the rule granted a structured rule for H.R. 79. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services or their respective designees. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Huizenga, Marino, Johnson of Georgia, Graves of Louisiana, Jackson Lee, Young of Iowa, and Krishnamoorthi.

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Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JANUARY 10, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services:
to hold hearings to examine civilian control of the Armed Forces, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to hold hearings to examine backpage.com's facilitation of online sex trafficking, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.), to be Secretary of Homeland Security, 3:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary:
to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SR–325.

Select Committee on Intelligence:
to hold hearings to examine Russian intelligence activities, 1 p.m., SD–106.

Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Rules,
Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 78, the ``SEC Regulatory Accountability Act''; and H.R. 238, the ``Commodity End-User Relief Act'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
Full Committee, organizational meeting for the 115th Congress; business meeting to consider an access request, 10 a.m., HVC–304. This meeting will be closed.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 noon, Tuesday, January 10

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday:
Senate will continue consideration of S. Con. Res. 3, Budget Resolution. At 2:30 p.m., Senate will vote on or in relation to Flake Amendment No. 52, and that following the disposition of Flake Amendment No. 52, there be two minutes of debate equally divided in the usual form prior to a vote on or in relation to Sanders Amendment No. 19.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, January 10

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday:
Consideration of H.R. 79--Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.









Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



Collins, Doug, Ga., E37

Cook, Paul, Calif., E36

Franks, Trent, Ariz., E35

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E36

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E35

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E37

Long, Billy, Mo., E36

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E37

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E35

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E35

Valadao, David G., Calif., E36

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