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DAILY FLOOR WRAP-UP

 

United States Congress Seal - Old Guard Audio

United States Congress Seal – Old Guard Audio

SEPTEMBER 12th, 2016

 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 863 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5351) to prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5226) to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes.” – ADOPTED 232 – 172

 

  1. Res. 863— “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5351) to prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5226) to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes.” ADOPTED 238 – 171

 

Approval of the JournalADOPTED 252 – 146, 2

 

Lujan (D-NM) – Amendment No. 14 – “Directs the VA to produce a report on the number of part-time active duty military physicians in VA health facilities, the hiring process for part-time active duty military physicians, the hiring process for part-time civilian physicians in, and the steps the VA is taking to recruit active duty military physicians for part-time employment in VA health facilities.” – ADOPTED BY VOICE


Takano (D-CA) [on behalf of Maloney, Sean (D-NY)] – Amendment No. 15 – “Extends the Department of Veterans Affairs authority for the performance of medical disability evaluations by contract physicians by one year.” – ADOPTED 426 – 0


O’Rourke (D-TX),  Stefanik (R-NY) – Amendment No. 16 – “Provides the VA with the authority to offer physicians conditional job offers two years earlier and increases the VA’s recruiting outreach efforts to academic affiliate institutions.” – ADOPTED BY VOICE


O’Rourke (D-TX) – Amendment No. 17 – “Provides the VA with the authority to share a patient’s electronic health record with VA community-based providers, while maintaining HIPPA protections.” – ADOPTED BY VOICE


O’Rourke (D-TX) – Amendment No. 18 – “Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.” –ADOPTED BY VOICE


Takano (D-CA) [on behalf of Walz (D-MN)] – Amendment No. 19 – “Enables any person who is entitled to retired pay for nonregular (reserve) service or who, but for age, would be so entitled to be honored as a veteran. A person shall not be entitled to any benefit by reason of such recognition.” – ADOPTED 421 – 1

Takano (D-CA) [on behalf of Walz (D-MN)] – Amendment No. 20 – “Allows the Secretary of the VA to furnish rehabilitative equipment to Veterans entitled to prosthetic appliances, and modify non-rehabilitative equipment owned by the Veteran to meet that purpose, if the Veteran elects. Rehabilitative equipment includes recreational sports equipment that provides an adaption or accommodation for the Veteran.” – ADOPTED 421 – 0

Duffy (R-WI) – Amendment No. 21 – “Allows the VA to also use hearing aid specialists, who are more available, and are qualified to fit, program, adjust, and repair hearing aids.” – ADOPTED 423 – 1


Miller (R-FL) [on behalf of Lance (R-NJ)] – Amendment No. 22 – “Inserts the legislative text of H.R. 658 which requires a V.A. Regional Office carry out claim adjudication within 125 days with 98% accuracy. Regional Offices must submit a three step report every time it fails to meet its 125 day goal with explanation, reasoning, and solutions for improvement. It will also contain a description of additional resources necessary for the office to reach its goals, from staffing to policy changes, and an action plan to enable the office to meet its goal.” – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Democrat Motion to Recommit H.R. 5226FAILED 185 – 238

 

H.R. 5226 — “To amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, and for other purposes.–– PASSED 250 – 171

 

Boustany (R-LA) – Amendment No. 1 – “Requires the results of a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) or a similar cost-benefit analysis, as well as the formula and data for the analysis to be included in the details disclosed by the agency on eitherregulations.gov or on the executive agency’s website.” – ADOPTED 241 – 154
Fleming (R-LA) – Amendment No. 2 – “Adds a requirement that proposed regulations that duplicate or overlap with other existing regulations must be disclosed.” – ADOPTED BY VOICE
McKinley (R-WV) – Amendment No. 3 – “Restricts employees or officers of an Executive Agency from using private email accounts when discussing a pending agency regulatory action with the public.” – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Democrat Motion to Recommit – H.R. 5620FAILED 185 – 239,

 

H.R. 5620 – “To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes.” – PASSED 310 -116,

 

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