Today’s Daily Update

The House and Senate will consider H.J. Res. 99 – Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 280 — “The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017.”
      • – ADOPTED 230 – 193, ROLL CALL 229
    • H. Res. 280 — “The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1695 – Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017.”
      • – ADOPTED 226 – 192, ROLL CALL 230
    • 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.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
        • – PASSED 417 – 3, ROLL CALL 231
    • Ross (R-FL) – Amendment No. 1 – “Manager’s Amendment Clarifies that Fannie and Freddie may use FOIA’s confidential commercial information exemption regardless of whether the information was obtained from a person outside of Fannie or Freddie, and also extends the implementation date to six months after the bill’s enactment.”
      • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • Johnson (D-GA) – Amendment No. 2 – “Ensures that the traditional FOIA exemptions apply to this subsection.”
      • – ADOPTED 410 – 5, Roll Call 232
    • Clay (D-MO) – Amendment No. 3 – “Clarifies that nothing in the bill may be construed to preclude or restrict disclosure of information regarding new products or significant new product terms prior to loan purchasing.”
      • – ADOPTED BY VOICE
    • H.R. 1694 – “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017.”
      • – PASSED 425 – 0, ROLL CALL 233

 

Today

  • The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for Legislative Business
    • H. Res. 289 – The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.J. Res. 99 – Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes
    • H. J. Res. 99 – Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee)
    • Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  •  Roll Call Votes
    • Confirmation of R. Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor; confirmed: 60-38.
  • Legislative Business
    • Agreed to S.Con.Res.14, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitors Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.
    • Agreed to 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.
    • Agreed to H.Con.Res.36, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby.
    • Adopted S.Res.127, supporting the goals and ideals of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
    • Adopted S.Res.132, congratulating the Ashland University women’s basketball team for winning the 2017 National Athletic Association division II championship.
    • Adopted S.Res.145, designating April 2017 as “Financial Literacy Month”.
    • Adopted S.Res.146, designating April 30, 2017, as El Día de los Niños-Celebrating Young Americans.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Friday, April 28, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Discussions continue on the FY2017 appropriations process. Roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
“A Legislative Proposal to Create Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs”

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies and Pew Charitable Trusts
“Security of the Drug Supply Chain: Patient Safety and the Importation of Prescription Drugs”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.987 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.985 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from revising the approved oil and gas leasing program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.981 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency materials pilot program.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.971 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to include in each regulatory impact analysis for a proposed or final rule an analysis that does not include any other proposed or unimplemented rule.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.956 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to limit the authority of the President to withdraw areas from oil and gas leasing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Health Care

S.986 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit hospitals in all-urban States to be considered Medicare dependent hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.977 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to permit occupational therapists to conduct the initial assessment visit and complete the comprehensive assessment under a Medicare home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases.
Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.974 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products.
Sponsor: Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.967 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to ambulance services under the Medicare program and to reform payments for such services under such program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

S.988 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property and qualified manure resource recovery property eligible for the energy credit and to permit new clean renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.976 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to restore States’ sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.975 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the Indian coal production tax credit.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.955 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to ensure high-income earners pay a fair share of Federal taxes.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

S.965 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to improve passenger vessel security and safety, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 04/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 04/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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