Today’s Daily Update

The House will continue with two postponed suspension votes and is expected to consider H.R. 1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules: The House agreed to H. Res. 221, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules, by a recorded vote of 227 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 189, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 188.

 

Today

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Budget Committee)
  • Postponed Suspension Votes:
    • 1) H.R. 1302 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1365 – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. J. Luis Correa / Homeland Security Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Passed:
    • Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services Rule: By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 94), Senate passed S.J. Res. 34, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”.
    • Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro–Cloture: Senate began consideration of T.D. 114–12, Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the treaty and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, March 24, 2017, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017.
    • Prior to the consideration of this treaty, Senate took the following action:
      • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the treaty.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, March 27, 2017, Senate resume consideration of the treaty; that the filing deadline for first-degree amendments under Rule XXII for the cloture motion filed during today’s session of the Senate be at 3:30 p.m.; and that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the treaty occur at 5:30 p.m.
  • Nomination Confirmed:
    • Senate confirmed the following nomination:
      • By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 96), David Friedman, of New York, to be Ambassador to Israel.
    • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 95), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2017.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.1699 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Truth in Lending Act to modify the definitions of a mortgage originator and a high-cost mortgage, to amend the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to modify the definition of a loan originator, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1698 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To expand sanctions against Iran with respect to the ballistic missile program of Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Judiciary, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.1697 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include in the prohibitions on boycotts against allies of the United States boycotts fostered by international governmental organizations against Israel and to direct the Export-Import Bank of the United States to oppose boycotts against Israel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Referred to House Financial Services

S.722 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to Iran in relation to Iran’s ballistic missile program, support for acts of international terrorism, and violations of human rights, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Corker, Bob [R-TN] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.720 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include in the prohibitions on boycotts against allies of the United States boycotts fostered by international governmental organizations against Israel and to direct the Export-Import Bank of the United States to oppose boycotts against Israel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.1704 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.1703 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to determining the intended use of drugs and devices.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

 

Tax

H.R.1696 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for S corporation reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.711 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for S corporation reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.707 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that pass-through businesses do not pay tax at a higher rate than corporations.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

H.R.1713 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to terminate the essential air service program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] (Introduced 03/23/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 03/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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