This Week’s Update

This week The House passed the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act” (H.R. 5485); the “Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015” (H.R. 1270); the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016” (H.R. 2646); the “Fix Crowdfunding Act” (H.R. 4855); and the “Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2016” (H.R. 4854). The House also voted to go to conference on the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017” (S. 2943) and agreed to the conference report for the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016” (S. 524).

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act” (H.R. 5485); the “Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015” (H.R. 1270); the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016” (H.R. 2646); the “Fix Crowdfunding Act” (H.R. 4855); and the “Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2016” (H.R. 4854). The House also voted to go to conference on the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017” (S. 2943) and agreed to the conference report for the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016” (S. 524).

 

  • Senate – The Senate passed S. 764, the legislative vehicle for the GMO bill. The Senate did not agree to the motion to invoke cloture on the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017” (H.R. 5293).

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is expected to consider the following bills pursuant to a rule: “United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016” (H.R. 4992); the “No 2 H2O from Iran Act” (H.R. 5119); the “Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017” (H.R. 5538); the “VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016” (H.R. 5620); and the “Iran Accountability Act of 2016” (H.R. 5631). The House is also expected to vote on the ‘‘FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016’’, and may vote on S. 764, the legislative vehicle for the GMO bill, as amended.

 

  • Senate – The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017” (H.R. 5293). The Senate is also expected to vote on the ‘‘FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016’’.

 

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