February 8, 2018
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The House will complete consideration of H.R. 1153 – Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 and H.R. 4771 – Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018. The Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to H.R.695, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018. Both the House and Senate are expected to vote today on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a substitute amendment to the House-passed H.R.1892, containing a continuing resolution through March 23, 2018 and the budget caps agreement. Funding for the government expires at midnight tonight.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Energy Infrastructure

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Children and Families

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

S.2392 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate cybersecurity technologies that qualify for protection under systems of risk and litigation management.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 02/07/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 02/07/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

 

Financial Services

H.R.4971 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission certain accredited investor transactions within transparent secondary markets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 02/07/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 02/07/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health Care

H.R.4957 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers while accelerating progress toward prevention strategies, disease modifying treatments, and, ultimately, a cure.
Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 02/07/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 02/07/2018 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.

S.2387 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to provide better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers while accelerating progress toward prevention strategies, disease modifying treatments, and, ultimately, a cure.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 02/07/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 02/07/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.4962 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for certain casualty losses of uncut timber.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] (Introduced 02/07/2018) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 02/07/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4959 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that the temporary refundable portion of the child tax credit is not less than the payroll taxes paid by the taxpayer.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 02/07/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 02/07/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.