Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will meet on Monday, July 13, at 3:o0pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour, with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act.  At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the following amendments:

  1. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) SA #2080 (student privacy policy)
  2. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) SA #2118 (post-secondary remediation)

There are also eight other amendments currently pending to S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act:

  1. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) SA #2089 (substitute)
  2. Senator Gary Peters (R-MI) SA #2095 (financial literacy)
  3. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) SA #2120 (crosstabulation)
  4. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) SA #2161 (student resources)
  5. Senator Tim Scott (D-SC) SA #2132 (low-income children)
  6. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-U)- Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) SA #2080 (student privacy)
  7. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) SA #2093 (student non-discrimination)
  8. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) SA #2118 (post-secondary remediation)

House Legislative Activity

On Monday, July 13, the House will meet at 12:00pm for morning hour and at 2:00pm for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30pm. The following legislation will be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 1023 – Small Business Investment Company Capital Act of 2015;
  2. H.R. 2670 – Microloan Modernization Act of 2015;
  3. H.R. 2499 – Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015;
  4. H.R. 208 – Superstorm Sandy Relief and Disaster Loan Program Improvement Act of 2015;
  5. H.R. 387 – Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act; and
  6. S. 179– To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 3rd Avenue, NW, in Chisholm, Minnesota, as the “James L. Oberstar Memorial Post Office Building”

On Tuesday, July 14, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and at 12:00pm for legislative business. The following legislation will be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 251 – Homes for Heroes Act of 2015;
  2. H.R. 432 – SBIC Advisers Relief Act;
  3. H.R. 1047 – Housing Assistance Efficiency Act;
  4. H.R. 1334 – Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2015;
  5. H.R. 1408 – Mortgage Servicing Asset Capital Requirements Act of 2015;
  6. H.R. 1529 – Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2015;
  7. H.R. 1675 – Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015;
  8. H.R. 1723 – Small Company Simple Registration Act of 2015;
  9. H.R. 1847 – Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2015, as amended;
  10. H.R. 2064 – Improving Access to Capital for Emerging Growth Companies Act;
  11. H.R. 2354 – Streamlining Excessive and Costly Regulations Review Act;
  12. H.R. 2482 – Preservation Enhancement and Savings Opportunity Act of 2015; 
  13. H.R. 2722 – Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, as amended; and
  14. H.R. 2997 – Private Investment in Housing Act of 2015

On Wednesday, July 15, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. On Thursday, July 16, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business, with last votes expected no later than 3:00 pm.  The House will consider H.R. 2898 – Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule).  The House may also consider motion to go to conference on H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. Additional items may be added to the calendar.

On Friday, July 17, no votes are expected in the House.