Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider three bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the Montenegro treaty.




  • Suspensions–Proceedings Resumed:
    • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures. Consideration began Wednesday, March 22nd.
    • Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act: H.R. 1365, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain acquisition innovation, by a 2/3 recorded vote of 424 ayes with none voting “no”, Roll No. 193; and
    • Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017: H.R. 1302, to require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel.
    • American Health Care Act of 2017: The House considered H.R. 1628, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017. Further proceedings were postponed.
    • Pursuant to H. Res. 228, the following amendments specified in section 2 shall be considered as adopted: a) the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–58, modified by the amendment printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–58; and b) the amendment printed in part C of H. Rept. 115–58, modified by the amendments printed in part D and E of H. Rept. 115–58.
    • H. Res. 228, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1628) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 192, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 191.



  • On Monday, 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:
    • 1) H.R. 1117 – To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1214 – Disaster SAVE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 654 – Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)





  • The Senate was not in session.



  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #1, the Montenegro treaty. The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the treaty is 3:30pm.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Montenegro treaty.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today


No hearings scheduled


Notable Legislation Introduced



H.R.1718 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Sponsor: Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] (Introduced 03/24/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Natural Resources, Judiciary, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations
Latest Action: 03/24/2017 Referred to House Appropriation

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