April 13, 2018
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The House will consider H.R. 4790 – Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act.

THE HOUSE

 

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THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

 

Today

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Armed Services
FY2019 Military Personnel Posture

House Energy and Commerce
High Octane Fuels/High Efficiency Vehicles

House Appropriations
FEMA

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

S.2666 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to improve assistance provided by the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership to small manufacturers in the defense industrial supply chain on matters relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate - 04/12/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

Financial Services

H.R.5502 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit private passenger automobile insurers from using certain income proxies to determine insurance rates and eligibility.
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Financial Services, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/12/2018 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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...

H.R.5484 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to prohibit a court from making an award of costs to a defendant except on a finding that an action was brought in bad faith.
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services, Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 04/12/2018 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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...

 

Health

H.R.5498 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the floor on the area wage index under the inpatient prospective payment system to certain sole community hospitals and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide eligibility for certain sole community hospitals to discounted drug prices under the 340B drug pricing program.
Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/12/2018 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...

H.R.5492 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to address the use of opioids and substance use disorders with respect to pregnant women and babies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 04/12/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5488 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 36, United States Code, to provide for a Federal charter for Remote Area Medical, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 04/12/2018 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5483 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To impose a deadline for the promulgation of interim final regulations in accordance with section 311(h) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 831(h)) specifying the circumstances in which a special registration may be issued to a practitioner to engage in the practice of telemedicine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 04/12/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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...

H.R.5482 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to develop a plan for countering emerging and deliberate infectious disease threats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Armed Services
Latest Action: House - 04/12/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

S.2665 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require guidance on how the Food and Drug Administration will consider claims of opioid sparing and on the conditions under which the Food and Drug Administration will consider misuse and abuse of drugs in making certain determinations of safety.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 04/12/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2661 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow hospice providers to dispose of leftover prescription medications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate - 04/12/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2659 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize employees of hospice programs to handle controlled substances in the residences of certain hospice patients to assist in disposal of those controlled substances.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate - Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate - 04/12/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2658 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for systematic data collection, analysis, and epidemiological research regarding neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Sponsor: Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 04/12/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2657 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to create peer support recovery networks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 04/12/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

H.R.5493 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from income discharge of medical indebtedness.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] (Introduced 04/12/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 04/12/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.