July 25, 2018
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The House will consider nine bills under suspension of the rules then will move to consideration of H.R. 6199 – Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018 and H.R. 6311 – Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.6147, Appropriations Minibus II (Interior/FSGG/THUD/Ag).

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THE SENATE

 

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House Energy and Commerce
FDA/NIH 21st Century Cures Implementation

Senate HELP
Health Legislation Markup

House Agriculture
CFTC Upcoming Agenda

House Appropriations
Homeland Security Appropriations Markup

Multiemployer Select Committee
House Homeland
Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination

House Small Business
Tax Law's Impact on Main Street

JEC
The Innovation Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Barriers to Capital Access”

House Natural Resources
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

House Homeland
Using Innovative Technology and Practices to Enhance the Culture of Preparedness

House OGR
GAO High Risk Focus

Senate Foreign Relations
An Update on American Diplomacy to Advance Nat Sec Strategy

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.6498 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve mental health services.
Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.6496 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that preexisting condition exclusions with respect to enrollment in health insurance coverage and group health plans continue to be prohibited.
Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6495 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into a 10-year arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct and update biennially a study on the effects of State legalized marijuana programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the..

H.R.6491 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to require the Drug Enforcement Administration to report certain information on distribution of opioids to manufacturers and distributors to help identify, report, and stop suspicious orders of opioids and reduce diversion rates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 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.6488 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from certain criminal penalties the offering and use of certain pharmaceutical manufacturer copayment coupons to waive or reduce cost-sharing otherwise applied under the Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Sponsor: Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 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.6481 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, for the purpose of addressing public health crises, to require the manufacturers of covered products to develop, maintain, and update a plan to mitigate the effects of such products on public health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6479 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to include short-term limited duration plans in the definition of individual health insurance coverage.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

 

Puerto Rico

S.3256 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to support businesses in Puerto Rico, extend child tax credits for families in Puerto Rico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 07/24/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

H.R.6497 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To enhance rail safety and provide for the safe and covered transport of materials in railroad cars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6493 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to improve public understanding of how transportation investments are made by public agencies through establishing greater transparency and accountability processes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6489 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program for the relocation of certain petroleum storage facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] (Introduced 07/24/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 07/24/2018 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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...