May 18, 2017
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The House will consider H.R. 115 – Thin Blue Line Act. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rachel Brand with a vote to occur at 12:00 noon. Following the vote on the Brand nomination the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador to China.

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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”

House Energy and Commerce
PDUFA Markup

Senate Finance Markup
“The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.2498 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit discrimination on account of sexual orientation or gender identity when extending credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] (Introduced 05/17/2017) Cosponsors: (45)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

 

Health

H.R.2509 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services under the Medicare Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 05/17/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.2503 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote health care technology innovation and access to medical devices and services for which patients choose to self-pay under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 05/17/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.2483 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the establishment of a third-party quality system assessment program for devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 05/17/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1150 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to impose a work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents who are eligible for medical assistance.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 05/17/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: 05/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance