March 21, 2018
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The House will consider H.R. 5247 – Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 and H.R. 4061 – Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017. The Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.1865, SESTA/FOSTA.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Energy and Commerce
Combating the Opioid Epidemic

House Ways and Means
U.S. Trade Policy Agenda

House Financial Services
Markup

House Oversight and Government Reform
Improper Payments in State-Administered Programs: Medicaid

House Armed Services
State/Non-State Actor Influence Operations

House Oversight and Government Reform
Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Bureaucratic Challenges

House Ways and Means
Medicare/CHIP Physician Payment Policies

House Foreign Affairs
China's Foreign Influence Operations

Senate Intelligence
Election Security

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.5352 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide rental assistance to low-income tenants of certain multifamily rural housing projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 03/20/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 03/20/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2574 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to provide rental assistance to low-income tenants of certain multifamily rural housing projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 03/20/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 03/20/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.5353 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and expand a program of surveillance and education, carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding infections associated with injection drug use.
Sponsor: Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] (Introduced 03/20/2018) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 03/20/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5343 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to nullify certain contractual provisions prohibiting or penalizing a pharmacist's disclosure of the availability of therapeutically equivalent alternative drugs, or alternative methods of purchasing the prescription drug, that are less expensive, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] (Introduced 03/20/2018) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 03/20/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2579 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and expand a program of surveillance and education, carried out by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, regarding infections associated with injection drug use.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN] (Introduced 03/20/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 03/20/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2575 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to the audiology services available for coverage under the Medicare program and to enable beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 03/20/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 03/20/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.