April 12, 2018
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The House will consider H.J.Res. 2 – Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The Senate will resume consideration of Patrick Pizzella, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.

THE HOUSE

 

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THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Commerce
Are We Ready for the Next Hurricane Season? Status of Preparation and Response Capabilities for 2018

Senate Banking
CFPB Annual Report

House Energy and Commerce
Medicare/Medicaid Opioid Addiction Care

House Financial Services
FHFA Oversight

House Oversight and Government Reform
State-Administered Medicaid Improper Payments

House Ways and Means
Tariff Effects on U.S. Economy and Jobs

Senate Appropriations
Labor Department

House Financial Services
Foreign Investment National Security Risks

House Armed Services
Combat Aviation Program

House Appropriations
Transportation Budget

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.2649 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a natural gas demand response pilot program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate - 04/11/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.5470 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To repeal the Office of Financial Research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 04/11/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.5477 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a demonstration project to increase substance use provider capacity under the Medicaid program.
Sponsor: Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/11/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5473 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to update or issue one or more guidance addressing alternative methods for data collection on opioid sparing and inclusion of such data in product labeling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/11/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5472 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To promote competition and help consumers save money by giving them the freedom to choose where they buy prescription pet medications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/11/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5466 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any Federal balanced budget requirement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Budget
Latest Action: House - 04/11/2018 Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

S.2651 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to promote competition and help consumers save money by giving them the freedom to choose where they buy prescription pet medications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate - 04/11/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2646 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish a pilot program administered by the Secretary of Labor, in collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to award competitive grants to counties (or other equivalent entities) and Tribal entities to administer combined workforce training and drug addiction treatment and recovery programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 04/11/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2645 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish a demonstration program under which the Drug Enforcement Administration provides grants to certain States to enable those States to increase participation in drug take-back programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 04/11/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate - 04/11/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.