March 16, 2017
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The House will consider H.R. 1181 – Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act; H.R. 1259 – VA Accountability First Act of 2017; and begin Consideration of H.R. 1367 – To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
“China's Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology”

House Budget Committee
“Markup of AHCA”

House Financial Services Committee
“Sound Monetary Policy”

House Appropriations Committee
“Department of Transportation & Department of Housing and Urban Development”

House Financial Services Committee
“Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective”

House Transportation
“Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: The National Preparedness System.”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.1549 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To authorize certain private rights of action under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 for violations that damage certain businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Financial Services
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Referred to House Financial Services

H.R.1530 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend securities, commodities, and banking laws to make the information reported to financial regulatory agencies electronically searchable, to enable RegTech applications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: House - Financial Services, Agriculture
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Referred to House Agriculture

S.639 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to clarify that nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity may accept donated mortgage appraisals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.1554 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To include information concerning a patient's opioid addiction in certain medical records.
Sponsor: Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1539 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children.
Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1533 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for further comprehensive research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on unruptured intracranial aneurysms.
Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

S.640 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate - Budget
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget

S.637 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

 

Transportation

S.631 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to provide guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/15/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 03/15/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation