This Week’s Update

This week The House passed the “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017” (H.R. 720); the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017” (H.R. 985); the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017” (H.R. 1301); and the “Innocent Party Protection Act” (H.R. 725).

This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed the “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017” (H.R. 720); the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017” (H.R. 985); the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017” (H.R. 1301); and the “Innocent Party Protection Act” (H.R. 725).

 

  • Senate –The Senate passed H.J. Res. 44, to disapprove of the DOI rule that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; H.J. Res. 58, to disapprove of the Department of Education rule relating to teacher preparation issues; and H.J.Res.37, disapproving the rule relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation for DOD, GSA, and NASA. The Senate also voted to invoke cloture on the nomination of Seema Verma to serve as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House is expected to consider the “VA Accountability First Act of 2017” (H.R. 1259); the “Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act” (H.R. 1881); and H.R. 1367, to improve the authority of the VA Secretary to hire and retain physicians and other employees.

 

  • Senate –The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Seema Verma to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 

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