May 16, 2018
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The House will consider H.R. 5698 – Protect and Serve Act of 2018, S. 2372 – VA MISSION Act of 2018, and begin consideration of H.R. 2– Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The Senate will resume consideration of Mitchell Zais, to be Deputy Secretary of Education. The Senate will also consider S.J.Res.52, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Restoring Internet Freedom” (Net Neutrality).

THE HOUSE

 

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THE SENATE

 

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Senate Appropriations
EPA Budget

House Education and the Workforce
Retirement Security

House Financial Services
SEC Division of Enforcement Oversight

House Ways and Means
Tax Reform and Economic Growth

House Appropriations
Energy and Water and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bills

House Energy and Commerce
Telecommunications and National Security

Senate Judiciary
Cambridge Analytica/Future of Data Privacy

Senate Commerce
Amtrak/NTSB/NHTSA Nominees

House Financial Services
FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence Rule

House Ways and Means
Markup of Bills to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Senate Appropriations
DHS Role in Drug Enforcement

House Rules
H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Senate Appropriations
Railroad Safety Initiatives

House Appropriations
T-HUD Subcommittee Markup

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Agriculture

H.R.5825 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To expand crop insurance available to beginning farmers and ranchers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Agriculture
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.5824 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to improve assistance for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and veteran farmers and ranchers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Agriculture
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

S.2839 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to improve assistance for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and veteran farmers and ranchers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate - 05/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.5823 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit Federal agencies from mandating the deployment of vulnerabilities in data security technologies.
Sponsor: Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Intelligence (Permanent Select), Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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...

H.R.5822 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish a National Office for Cyberspace, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House - Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

 

Financial Services

H.R.5816 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 39, United States Code, to provide that the United States Postal Service may provide certain basic financial services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Oversight and Government Reform, Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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...

H.R.5793 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to carry out a housing choice voucher mobility demonstration to encourage families receiving such voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to opportunity areas.
Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.5832 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities to improve their preparedness for power outages.
Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5829 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to inform each physician of the Veterans Health Administration of the opioid prescribing rate of the physician and to require pain management training for the physicians with the highest opioid prescribing rates.
Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Veterans' Affairs
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

H.R.5818 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions to help combat the opioid crisis.
Sponsor: Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.5812 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out certain activities to prevent controlled substances overdoses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5811 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to postapproval study requirements for certain controlled substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5810 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the enhanced FMAP for certain Medicaid health homes for individuals with substance use disorders.
Sponsor: Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5809 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage the use of non-opioid analgesics for the management of post-surgical pain under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 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.5807 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow for more flexibility with respect to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders and to amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.
Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 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.5806 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance with respect to the expedited approval of certain drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5804 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for modifications in payment for certain outpatient surgical services.
Sponsor: Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 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.5803 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to consider the potential for misuse and abuse when determining whether to approve certain drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5802 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to include under their State Medicaid plans coverage for medication-assisted treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5801 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for requirements under the Medicaid program relating to the use of qualified prescription drug monitoring programs and prescribing certain controlled substances.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5800 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to conduct an exploratory study and report on requirements applicable to and practices of institutions for mental diseases under the Medicaid program.
Sponsor: Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5799 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require as a condition of receipt of full Federal medical assistance percentage under Medicaid that State Medicaid plans have in place certain drug utilization review activities.
Sponsor: Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5798 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require a review of current opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and screening for opioid use disorder to be included in the Welcome to Medicare initial preventive physical examination.
Sponsor: Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 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.5797 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide under Medicaid services for certain individuals with opioid use disorders in institutions for mental diseases.
Sponsor: Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5796 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide grants for eligible entities to provide technical assistance to outlier prescribers of opioids.
Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 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.5795 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5794 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the national strategy for combating and eliminating tuberculosis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5790 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for clinical psychologist services models to be tested by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 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.5789 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicaid coverage protections for pregnant and post-partum women while receiving inpatient treatment for a substance use disorder, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2851 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to improve regional health care emergency preparedness and response systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate - 05/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2843 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions to help combat the opioid crisis.
Sponsor: Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 05/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2842 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prohibit the marketing of bogus opioid treatment programs or products.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate - 05/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2838 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to require the Drug Enforcement Administration to report certain information on distribution of opioids, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate - 05/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

 

Tax

H.R.5813 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from the definition of personal holding company income certain royalties and rents derived in the active conduct of a trade or business.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 05/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Transportation

S.2844 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Surface Transportation Board to implement certain recommendations of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 05/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate - 05/15/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.