Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider six bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

House

 

Friday

  • Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017: The House passed H.J. Res. 99, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, by a yea-and-nay vote of 382 yeas to 30 nays, Roll No. 236.
  • H. Res. 289, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 99) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 235, after the previous question was ordered without objection.

 

Today

  • 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. 910 – Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1312 – Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1366 – U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velázquez / Financial Services Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 657 – Follow the Rules Act (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 1644 – Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday

  •  Measures Passed:
    • Further Continuing Appropriations: Senate passed H.J. Res. 99, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017.
    • Clayton Nomination–Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Jay Clayton, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action: Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
    • 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, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Friday, April 28, 2017, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, May 1, 2017, Senate resume consideration of the nomination.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, May 1, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Jay Clayton, of New York, to be Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Clayton nomination.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT)
Regulatory Reform Meeting (TSCA & TRI)

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.2253 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a business credit relating to the use of clean-fuel and fuel efficient vehicles by businesses within areas designated as nonattainment areas under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2252 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to place a ten-year moratorium on oil and gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities on the Outer Continental Shelf in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas and in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Sponsor: Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2248 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from revising the approved oil and gas leasing program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2242 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit drilling in the outer Continental Shelf, to prohibit coal leases on Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2255 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To clarify that nonprofit organizations may accept donated mortgage appraisals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2246 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To repeal the mandatory flood insurance coverage requirement for commercial properties located in flood hazard areas and to provide for greater transfer of risk under the National Flood Insurance Program to private capital and reinsurance markets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2226 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Truth in Lending Act to provide a safe harbor from certain requirements related to qualified mortgages for residential mortgage loans held on an originating depository institution’s portfolio, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (31)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.2239 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a State Medicaid option to provide coverage of community-based inpatient substance use disorder treatment for nonelderly adults, to remove such services from the Medicaid exclusion from medical assistance of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.2224 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply budget neutrality on a State-specific basis in the calculation of the Medicare hospital wage index floor for non-rural areas.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Tax

H.R.2238 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and make the credit fully refundable.
Sponsor: Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] (Introduced 04/28/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 04/28/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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