Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 1430 – Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017. The Senate is expected to proceed to H.J.Res.67, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 229 — “The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1430 – Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017.”– ADOPTED 231 – 189, ROLL CALL 197
      • Republican YEA – 231; NAY – 0
      • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 189
    • H. Res. 229 — “The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1430 – Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017.”– ADOPTED 231 – 185, ROLL CALL 198
      • Republican YEA – 230; NAY – 0
      • Democrat YEA – 1; NAY – 185
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 230 — “The rule providing for consideration of the bill 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.”– ADOPTED 232 – 184, ROLL CALL 199
      • Republican YEA – 231; NAY – 0
      • Democrat YEA – 1; NAY – 184
    • H. Res. 230 — The rule providing for consideration of the bill 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.”– ADOPTED 231 – 189, ROLL CALL 200
      • Republican YEA – 231; NAY – 0
      • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 189
    • MOTION TO TABLE THE APPEAL OF THE RULING OF THE CHAIR – ADOPTED 228 – 190 – 1, ROLL CALL 201
      • Republican YEA – 228; NAY – 1
      • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 189
    • 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.” – PASSED 215 – 205, ROLL CALL 202
      • Republican YEA – 215; NAY – 15
      • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 190

 

Today

  • On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 1430 – Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

 

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Ratification of Executive Calendar #1, Treaty 114-12, Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro; agreed to: 97-2.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.95, designating March 22, 2017, as “National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day”.
    • Adopted S.Res.101, authorizing the printing of a collection of the rules of the committees of the Senate.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
  • We expect Senator McConnell will move to proceed to H.J.Res.67, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees. There will then be up to 10 hours of debate equally divided followed by a vote on passage of the joint resolution.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Federally Funded Cancer Research: Coordination and Innovation”

House Appropriations Committee
“Budget Hearing – Department of Health and Human Services”

House Financial Services Committee
“Examining the Impact of the Volcker Rule on the Markets, Businesses, Investors, and Job Creators.”

House Judiciary Committee
“Markup of: H.R. 1667, the Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Federal Energy Related Tax Policy and its Effects on Markets, Prices, and Consumers”

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Hearing to Review the Defense Health Program & Military Medicine Funding”

Cato Institute
“Can Health Insurance Innovations Reduce Prices and Drive Cost-Effective Care?”

Senate Aging Committee
“The Arch of Alzheimer’s: From Preventing Cognitive Decline in Americans to Assuring Quality Care for those Living with the Disease”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
“The Nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Transportation Secretary”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.1751 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To impose sanctions in response to cyber intrusions by the Government of the Russian Federation and other aggressive activities of the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 03/28/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: 03/28/2017 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure

S.754 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to support meeting our Nation’s growing cybersecurity workforce needs by expanding the cybersecurity education pipeline.
Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 03/28/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 03/28/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

Energy

H.R.1756 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct offshore oil and gas Lease Sale 220 as soon as practicable, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] (Introduced 03/28/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: 03/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources

H.R.1755 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that products derived from tar sands are crude oil for purposes of the Federal excise tax on petroleum, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/28/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 03/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

S.753 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to ensure that oil transported through the Keystone XL pipeline into the United States is used to reduce United States dependence on Middle Eastern oil.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/28/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: 03/28/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.750 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prohibit drilling in the outer Continental Shelf, to prohibit coal leases on Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 03/28/2017) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: 03/28/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Health

H.R.1766 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit conditioning health care provider licensure on participation in a health plan or the meaningful use of electronic health records.
Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] (Introduced 03/28/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 03/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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