May 17, 2017
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The House will consider 14 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rachel Brand to be Associate Attorney General.

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Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Agriculture Committee
“State of the Rural Economy: Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue”

House Appropriates Committee
“Advances in Biomedical Research”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Improving America's Transportation Infrastructure: The Road Forward”

House Armed Services Committee  
“Initial Findings of the Section 809 Panel: Setting the Path for Streamlining and Improving Defense Acquisition”

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“The Need to Reform FAA and Air Traffic Control to Build a 21st Century Aviation System for America”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Examining Initiatives to Advance Public Health”

Senate Budget Committee
“GAO Head and CBO Director to Discuss Ways to Run Government for Less”

Senate Foreign Relations Committee
“Nomination of Scott Brown to be Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.2469 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish a moratorium on oil and gas-related seismic activities off the coastline of the State of Florida, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Natural Resources
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2438 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit any regulation under such Act concerning the emissions of carbon dioxide from a fossil fuel-fired electric generating unit from taking effect until the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency makes certain certifications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2429 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To support businesses in Puerto Rico, improve health funding for Puerto Rico, and promote security in Puerto Rico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Small Business, Financial Services, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Education and the Workforce, Appropriations
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Referred to House Appropriations

S.1139 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the requirements of stress tests.
Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.2474 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide an alternative standard for substantial equivalence determinations for devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2465 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent the removal of the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare program with respect to speech generating devices.
Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.2445 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a prior authorization process under the Medicare program for certain high cost durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies.
Sponsor: Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.2439 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require reporting regarding certain drug price increases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2430 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

S.1133 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to repeal changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1132 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent the removal of the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare program with respect to speech generating devices.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1131 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require reporting regarding certain drug price increases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1130 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create a sustainable future for rural healthcare.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 05/16/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: 05/16/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.