January 11, 2018
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The House will consider S. 139 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Michael Lawrence Brown, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, post-cloture. Upon disposition ion of the Brown nomination there will be an immediate cloture vote on the nomination of Walter David Counts III, to be US District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

THE HOUSE

 

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THE SENATE

 

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Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

SEC
Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee

MEDPAC
The Medicare prescription drug program (Part D) Status report

Express Scripts
Solutions for Reducing Opioid Abuse

MEDPAC
Post-Acute Care

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.2292 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil and gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities in certain areas of the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Florida, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate - 01/10/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.4764 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish an Office for Under-Banked and Un-Banked Consumers.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4759 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to revise the membership of Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4758 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Federal Open Market Committee to establish interest rates on balances maintained at a Federal Reserve Bank by depository institutions.
Sponsor: Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4757 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to modify the appointment process for presidents of Federal Reserve Banks.
Sponsor: Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4756 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to establish a blackout period for public communications by the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4755 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to bring the non-monetary policy related functions of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System into the appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4753 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide a written report, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4752 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish an Independent Financial Technology Task Force, to provide rewards for information leading to convictions related to terrorist use of digital currencies, to establish a FinTech Leadership in Innovation Fund to encourage the development of tools and programs to combat terrorist and illicit use of digital currencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 01/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2289 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to create an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission for supervision of data security at consumer reporting agencies, to require the promulgation of regulations establishing standards for effective cybersecurity at consumer reporting agencies, to impose penalties on credit reporting agencies for cybersecurity breaches that put sensitive consumer data at risk, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 01/10/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.2287 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to repeal the medical device excise tax, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 01/10/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

S.2291 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the individual tax rates in effect for taxable years 2018 through 2025.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 01/10/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 01/10/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.