Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will convene today, Monday, September 15, at 2:00 pm.  After any remarks by Majority Leader Reid (D-NV), the Senate will proceed with morning business until 5:30 pm, during which senators will be permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:30 pm, the Senate will hold a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, followed by cloture votes on nominations for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Up to three roll call votes are expected:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on S.2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act;
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1003, Jeffrey Martin Baran, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2015; and
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1004, Stephen G. Burns, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2019.

House Legislative Activity

Today, Monday, September 15, the House will meet at 12:00 pm for morning hour and at 2:00 pm for legislative business, with votes being postponed until 6:30 pm.  The following legislation is to be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 4771 – Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, as amended;
  2. S. 2154 – Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2014;
  3. H.R. 83 – To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of action plans aimed at reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes, as amended;
  4. H.R. 3044 – To approve the transfer of Yellow creek Port properties in Iuka, Mississippi;
  5. S. 1086 – The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, as amended;
  6. H.R. 5108 – To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes;
  7. H.R. 3006 – To authorize a land exchange involving the acquisition of private land adjacent to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona for inclusion in the refuge in exchange for certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Riverside County, California;
  8. S. 476 – A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission;
  9. S. 1603 – Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act;
  10. H.R. 5205 – Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act;
  11. H.R. 3222 – Flushing Remonstrance Study Act;
  12. H.R. 2569 – Upper Missisquoi and Trout Wild and Scenic Rivers Act;
  13. H.R. 4119 – West Hunter Street Baptist Church Study Act;
  14. H.R. 5405 – Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, as amended;
  15. H.R. 3374 – American Savings Promotion Act, as amended;
  16. H.R. ____ – Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014;
  17. H.R. 2866 – Boys Town Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, as amended; and
  18. H.R. 2996 – Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013, as amended.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16 and 17, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and at 12:00 pm for legislative business.  On Thursday, September 18, the House will convene at 9:00 am and recess immediately before reconvening at approximately 9:45 am in a joint meeting with the Senate to receive the Honorable Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine. The House will then meet at 12:00 pm for legislative business.  On Friday, September 19, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business, with final votes expected by 3:00 pm. The following legislation is also on the House calendar for the balance of the week and will be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 3593 – The VA Construction Assistance Act of 2014, as amended;
  2. H.R. 5404 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2014;
  3. H.R. 4276 – Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Improvement Act of 2014;
  4. S. 2258 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2014;
  5. H.R. 24 – Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013;
  6. H.R. 5169 – Senior Executive Service Accountability Act, as amended;
  7. H.R.5170 – Federal Records Accountability Act of 2014, as amended;
  8. H.R. 5418 – To prohibit officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service from using personal email accounts to conduct official business;
  9. H.R. 5419 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations;
  10. H.R. 5420 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the release of information regarding the status of certain investigations;
  11. H.R. 3043 – Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2013;
  12. H.R. 495 – Free File Program Act of 2014, as amended;
  13. H.R. 4137 – Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act;
  14. H.R. 4994 – Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014, as amended; and
  15. H.R. ___ – To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for limitations on the fees charged to passengers of air carriers.

Additionally, the House will also consider the following legislation:

  • H.J. Res. 124 – Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 (Subject to a Rule);
  • H.R. ___ – American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act (Subject to a Rule); and
  • H.R. ___ – Jobs for America Act (Subject to a Rule).