March 15, 2017
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The House reconvenes at 4:30 pm and will consider three bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will proceed to the consideration of Daniel Coats, to be Director of National Intelligence with the vote on the motion to invoke cloture occurring at 10 am.

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Senate

 

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Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

The Atlantic
“The Next Drugs: The Future for Biosimilars”
The Newseum

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“Assessing U.S. Sanctions on Russia: Next Steps”

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
“UAVs: Innovation, Integration, Successes, and Challenges”

House Natural Resources; Senate Indian Affairs; Senate EPW
“Building Native America Together: Infrastructure Innovation and Improvements for the New Administration and Indian Country”

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
“GAO's High Risk List and the Veterans Health Administration”

House Armed Services Committee
“Crafting an Information Warfare and Counter-Propaganda Strategy for the Emerging Security Environment”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

S.626 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require Senate confirmation of the Inspector General of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 03/14/2017) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 03/14/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.629 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drugs, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials approved for use in the prevention, control, and treatment of animal diseases, in order to minimize the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 03/14/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 03/14/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.616 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 to include the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services as members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and to require the Committee to consider the security of the food and agriculture systems of the United States as a factor to be considered when determining to take action with respect to foreign investment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 03/14/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 03/14/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.