March 30, 2017
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The House will consider H.R. 1431 – EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017. The Senate will vote on H.J.Res.67, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees then is expected to proceed to H.J.Res.43, providing for congressional disapproval of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.

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Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate HELP Committee
“Nomination of Alexander Acosta to serve as Secretary of Labor”
(Vote will occur off the Senate Floor)

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

S.770 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate resources to help reduce small business cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 03/29/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

 

Energy

H.R.1784 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
Sponsor: Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] (Introduced 03/29/2017) Cosponsors: (34)
Committees: House - Natural Resources
Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources

H.R.1778 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide that an order by the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium on Federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large] (Introduced 03/29/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House - Natural Resources
Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

 

Health

H.R.1781 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve the ability of the Federal Government to address synthetic opioids, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] (Introduced 03/29/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.1776 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve access to affordable prescription drugs.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/29/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary
Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Referred to House Judiciary

H.R.1775 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to direct the President to negotiate prescription drug prices and establish a formulary on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 03/29/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

S.771 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to improve access to affordable prescription drugs.
Sponsor: Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] (Introduced 03/29/2017) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.1792 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income compensation received by employees consisting of qualified distributions of employer stock.
Sponsor: Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] (Introduced 03/29/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/29/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.