Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete consideration of H.R. 1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 and consider H.R. 2192 – To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff. The Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.244 (FY2017 Appropriations).

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 305 — “The Rule providing for consideration of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 244 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.”– ADOPTED 231 – 192, ROLL CALL 246
      • Republican YEA – 231; NAY – 1
      • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 191
    • H. Res. 305 — “The Rule providing for consideration of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 244 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.”– ADOPTED 240 – 186, ROLL CALL 247
      • Republican YEA – 233; NAY – 0
      • Democrat YEA – 7; NAY – 186
    • H.R. 1665 – “Disaster Declaration Improvement Act.” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 425 – 0, ROLL CALL 248
      • Republican YEA – 233; NAY – 0
      • Democrat YEA – 192; NAY – 0
    • Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 244 – “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.” – ADOPTED 309 – 118, ROLL CALL 249
      • Republican YEA – 131; NAY – 103
      • Democrat YEA – 178; NAY – 15
    • H.R. 1678 – “To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes, as amended.” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 423 – 0, ROLL CALL 250
      • Republican YEA – 232; NAY – 0
      • Democrat YEA – 191; NAY – 0
    • APPROVAL of the Journal – APPROVED 236 – 178, ROLL CALL 251
      • Republican YEA – 136; NAY – 91
      • Democrat YEA – 100; NAY – 87

 

Today

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Last votes expected 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • H.R. 2192 – To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Energy and Commerce Committee)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Budget Committee)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • H.R. 1644 – Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  •  Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to proceed to H.J.Res.66, State IRA resolution of disapproval; agreed to: 51-48.
    • Passage of H.J.Res.66; passed: 50-49.
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.151, congratulating the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats on their National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national championship.
    • Adopted S.Res.152, expressing support for the designation of April 2017, as “National Donate Life Month”.
    • Adopted S.Res.153, expressing the Senate of the Senate, that during Public Service Recognition Week, public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States.
    • Adopted S.Res.60, designating May 5, 2017, as the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls”.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.244 (FY2017 Appropriations).
  • At 10:30am, Senator Young will be recognized to deliver his maiden address.
  • As a reminder, today Senator McConnell laid before the Senate the message to accompany H.R.244 (FY2017 appropriations). He moved to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment, filed cloture on the motion to concur, and filled the tree.
  • It is expected that an agreement will be sought to complete work on the bill during Thursday’s session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services Committee
“Financial CHOICE Act of 2017”

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
“Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, Part II”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Questions, Answers, and Perspectives on the Current State of Airline Travel

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.1009 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Secretary of Energy to consider certain factors in making a public interest determination under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] (Introduced 05/02/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: 05/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

S.1002 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (Introduced 05/02/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 05/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.2291 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the coverage of telehealth services under the Medicare program, to provide coverage for home-based monitoring for congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease under such program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 05/02/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/02/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

S.1003 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to add standards for drug compendia for physician use for purposes of Medicaid payment for certain drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 05/02/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 05/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1001 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] (Introduced 05/02/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 05/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

H.R.2297 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception from the passive loss rules for investments in high technology research small business pass-thru entities.
Sponsor: Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] (Introduced 05/02/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.2295 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the proper tax treatment of personal service income earned in pass-thru entities.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] (Introduced 05/02/2017) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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