The Cloakroom – to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Cloakroom –  to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

DAILY FLOOR WRAP UP

 

July 6, 2016

United States Congress Seal - Old Guard Audio

United States Congress Seal – Old Guard Audio

 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

Final Passage of H.R. 1270 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.” – PASSED 243 – 164

 

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 803 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4361) to amend section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for enhanced security of Federal information systems, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.” – ADOPTED 243 – 180

 

  1. Res. 803— “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4361) to amend section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for enhanced security of Federal information systems, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.” – ADOPTED 240 – 182

 

  1. 1252— “To authorize a comprehensive strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food and nutrition security, promote inclusive, sustainable, agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable populations, and for other purposes.” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 369 – 53

 

H.R. 2646 — “To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes.” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 422 – 2

 

Palmer (R-AL) – Amendment No. 1 – Makes technical and conforming changes to the bill (i.e., ensures proper section citations) – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Posey (R-FL) – Amendment No. 2 –  Establishes that no agency employee when acting in their official capacity shall be permitted to establish, operate, maintain, or otherwise permit the use of information technology not certified by the applicable officials as in compliance with the established information security protocols – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Watson Coleman (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 4 – Strikes the requirement that agencies include a description and square footage of rooms used for official time – NOT OFFERED

 

Norton (D-DC) – Amendment No. 3 –  Strikes sections that extend probationary periods, modifies suspension and termination procedures, forced mandatory leave provisions, and others – REJECTED 183 – 239

 

Watson Coleman (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 5 – Exempts from the midnight rules moratorium any rule that has been included in the Unified Regulatory Agenda for at least one year – REJECTED 179 – 243

 

Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair – ADOPTED 240 – 182

 

Final Passage of H.R. 4361 — “To amend section 3554 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for enhanced security of Federal information systems, and for other purposes.” – PASSED 241 – 181

 

Amendments to H.R. 5485 — “Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.”

 

Brat (R-VA), Moulton (D-MA) – Amendment No. 8 –Designates $3 million from existing National Archives and Records Administration funds to coordinate the digital publication of the U.S. Statutes at Large under 1 U.S.C. 112 – NOT OFFERED

 

Duffy (R-WI) – Amendment No. 9 –Increases funding for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement to investigate instances of possible market abuse whereby pharmaceutical innovators’ patents are disputed and then their stock is shorted – NOT OFFERED

 

DeSaulnier (D-CA) – Amendment No. 18 – Strikes section 735 (relating to Federal election contributions) – NOT OFFERED

 

Ellison (D-MN)– Amendment No. 1 – Reprograms already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Department of Treasury – REJECTED 173 – 245

 

Duffy (R-WI)– Amendment No. 2 – Decreases the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) account by $20.7 million – REJECTED 166 – 254

 

Becerra (D-CA)– Amendment No. 3 – Strikes Section 127, which prevents the IRS from issuing guidance to more clearly define political activity for 501(c)(4) organizations – REJECTED 183 – 239

 

Ellison (D-MN) – Amendment No. 4 – Strikes restrictions on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ability to promulgate rules restricting pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements in consumer contracts with firms offering financial productsREJECTED 181 – 236

 

En Bloc #1:  Amendment Nos. 5, 6 & 7 – REJECTED 179 – 243

 

Himes (D-CT) – Amendment No. 10 – Increases funding for the SEC by $50 million – REJECTED 183 – 238

 

DeFazio (D-OR) – Amendment No. 11 – Decreases funding for the Selective Service System by $22,703,000 and increases the spending reduction account by the same amount – REJECTED 128 – 294

 

Grayson (D-FL) – Amendment No. 12 – Strikes section 613 – REJECTED 177 – 245

 

Kildee (D-MI) – Amendment No. 13 – Strikes Section 625 of the bill, a provision that prevents the SEC from developing or finalizing a rule that requires the disclosure of political contributions to tax exempt organizations – REJECTED 186 – 236

 

Eshoo (D-CA) – Amendment No. 14 – Strikes section 632 – REJECTED 182 – 238

 

Ellison (D-MN) – Amendment No. 15 – Strikes section 637 – REJECTED 167 – 255

 

Ellison (D-MN) – Amendment No. 16 – Strikes section 638 – REJECTED 162 – 255

 

Sewell (D-AL) – Amendment No. 17 – Strikes section 639, which prohibits funds from being used by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) to enforce regulations or rules with respect to payday loans, vehicle title loans, or other similar loans during FY 2017 – REJECTED 182 – 240

 

Norton (D-DC) – Amendment No. 19 – Strikes the repeal of the District of Columbia budget autonomy referendum – REJECTED 182 – 238

 

Amodei (R-NV) – Amendment No. 20 – Prohibits funds from being used to enforce the requirement in section 316(b)(4)(D) of the Federal Election Campaign Act that solicitation of contribution from member corporations’ stockholders or personnel from a trade association be separately and specifically approved by the member corporation involved prior to the solicitation, and that such member corporations does not approve any such solicitation by more than one trade association in any calendar year – ADOPTED 235 – 185

 

Blackburn (R-TN) – Amendment No. 21 – Prohibits funds made available by the Act from being used to implement, administer or enforce any of the rules proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the FCC on March 31, 2016 (FCC 16-39), intended to regulate consumer privacy obligations as necessitated by the FCC’s net neutrality regime – ADOPTED 232 – 187

 

Blackburn (R-TN) – Amendment No. 22 – Provides for a one percent across the board cut to the bill’s discretionary spending levels – VOTE REQUESTED

 

Buck (R-CO) – Amendment No. 23 – Reduces the salary of the IRS Commissioner to $0 annually from date of enactment through January 20, 2017 – VOTE REQUESTED

 

Crawford (R-AR) – Amendment No. 24 – Prohibits funds from being used to implement, administer or enforce Section 902(b) of the Trade Sanction Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 which requires agriculture commodities sales to Cuba be carried out on a cash basis – NOT OFFERED

 

Davidson (R-OH) – Amendment No. 25 – Prohibits the use of funds to change the Selective Service System registration requirements – VOTE REQUESTED

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