Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 11 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

House

 

Friday

  • The House convened to attend inaugural ceremonies for the President and Vice President. No votes were held.

 

Today:

  • The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • H.R. 511 – Power And Security Systems (PASS) Act (Sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 587 – Fair RATES Act (Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Kennedy / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 590 – Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 518 – EPS Improvement Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 290 – Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 423 – Anti-Spoofing Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 588 – Securing Access to Networks in Disaster Act (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 555 – Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 460 – Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. David Young / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. ___ – Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Scalise / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • H.R. 582 – Kari’s Law Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Louie Gohmert / Energy and Commerce Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Confirmation of James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 98-1.
    • Confirmation of John Kelly to be Secretary of Homeland Security; confirmed: 88-11.
    • Motion to proceed to the consideration of Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; agreed to: 89-8.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.16, Majority Rules Committee Membership.
    • Adopted S.Res.17, Minority Rules Committee Membership.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, January 23, 2017.
  • Following any leader remarks, the Senate with proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • There will be up to 6 hours of debate, equally divided, followed by a roll call vote on confirmation of the Pompeo nomination.
  • If all time is used (6 hours, equally divided) roll call vote at approximately 9:00pm
  • Confirmation of Mike Pompeo to the Director of the CIA

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings are scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.590 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies.
Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.589 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

 

Financial Services

H.R.595 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to reform the Federal Reserve System.
Sponsor: Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Rules, Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform.

H.R.594 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish the Securities and Derivatives Commission in order to combine the functions of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission in a single independent regulatory commission.
Sponsor: Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Agriculture
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Referred to House Agriculture.

 

Health

H.R.592 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.
Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (107)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means.

S.183 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to allow for expedited approval of generic prescription drugs and temporary importation of prescription drugs in the case of noncompetitive drug markets and drug shortages.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Trade

H.R.596 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the President to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Transportation

H.R.598 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to commission a study of the health impacts of airplane flights on affected residents of certain metropolitan areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.181 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to ensure that certain Federal public works and infrastructure projects use materials produced in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 01/20/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: 01/20/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

 

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