PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

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  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

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  • April 19, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On April 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” The notice is part of the EPA’s efforts to implement the Executive Order titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (E.O. 13777), which was signed by President Trump on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submitting public comments is May 15, 2017. EPA offices will also be conducting public forums on regulatory reform over the next four weeks. The Executive Order establishes mechanisms intended to reduce regulations, including by implementing the President’s January 30, 2017 Executive Order (E.O. 13771) which calls for agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation they promulgate.

     

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The Senate will resume consideration of Neomi Rao, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

House

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

Senate

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • On Monday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #154, Neomi Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Rao nomination. Upon disposition of the Rao nomination, the Senate will immediately vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #116, David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho.
  • If cloture is invoked on the Nye nomination Monday night, there would be up to 30 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Upon disposition of the Nye nomination, there will be a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #104, William Francis Hagerty IV, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to Japan. If cloture is invoked on Hagerty, there would be up to 30 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation.
  • Monday, June 10th at 5:30pm– 2 roll call votes
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #154, Neomi Rao, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB
  • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #116, David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.3167 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide that, in the event that the Secretary of the Treasury estimates that the debt ceiling will be reached, the Secretary is required to issue GDP-linked bonds to pay the principal and interest on the public debt and the President is authorized to request the rescission of certain unobligated balances and sell certain mortgage-related assets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 07/06/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Financial Services, Budget, Rules
Latest Action: 07/06/2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Budget, and Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the.

 

Health

H.R.3168 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide continued access to specialized Medicare Advantage plans for special needs individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 07/06/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/06/2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.3166 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide under the Medicare program for independent accreditation for dialysis facilities and assurance of high quality surveys with respect to such facilities.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] (Introduced 07/06/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/06/2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.3164 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to home dialysis therapy.
Sponsor: Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 07/06/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/06/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.3163 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a home infusion therapy services temporary transitional payment under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 07/06/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/06/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

 

PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • October 10, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On October 10, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units”. The NPRM would rescind the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a rule that would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power generation sector sources, namely coal and natural gas power plants.

    Read...

    Read More
  • May 16, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On May 8, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum titled “Guidance for Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’”. E.O. 13783 directs federal agencies to review, and potentially suspend, revise or repeal, existing regulations that “burden domestic energy production.”

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • April 19, 2017

    By Frank Vlossak

    On April 13, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comments “on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.” The notice is part of the EPA’s efforts to implement the Executive Order titled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” (E.O. 13777), which was signed by President Trump on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submitting public comments is May 15, 2017. EPA offices will also be conducting public forums on regulatory reform over the next four weeks. The Executive Order establishes mechanisms intended to reduce regulations, including by implementing the President’s January 30, 2017 Executive Order (E.O. 13771) which calls for agencies to eliminate two regulations for each new regulation they promulgate.

     

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