Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider eight bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rod Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General.

House

 

Yesterday

  • The House was in pro forma session.

 

Today

  • On Tuesday, 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.Con.Res. 35 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.Con.Res. 36 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 455 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 501 East Court Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the “R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse” (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 4) S. 496 – To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform” (Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 876 – Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 1372 – Homeland Security for Children Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 534 – U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 8) H.Res. 187 – Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  •  Acosta Nomination–Cloture: Senate began consideration the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, of Florida, to be Secretary of Labor.
  • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein, of Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney General.
  • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
    • Rosenstein Nomination–Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein, of Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney General.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 92 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. 113), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, with the time until 12:30 p.m., equally divided in the usual form; and that all time during adjournment, recess, morning business and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
  • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • By 87 yeas 11 nays, 1 responding present (Vote No. EX. 112), Sonny Perdue, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Agriculture.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rod Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General, post-cloture, with the time until 12:30pm equally divided.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • As a reminder, during today’s session Senator McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #32, Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. Unless an agreement is reached, tomorrow, Tuesday, will be the intervening day. The cloture motion will ripen one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, April 26th, or upon disposition of the nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General, whichever is later.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

S.923 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to exempt certain financial institutions from regulations issued under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 04/24/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 04/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.920 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish a National Clinical Care Commission.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 04/24/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 04/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.916 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 04/24/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 04/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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