Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Heather Wilson to be Secretary of the Air Force and will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Scott Gottlieb to be Commissioner, Food and Drug.

House

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Friday

  •  The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Heather Wilson to be Secretary of the Air Force, with up to 4 hours of debate equally divided. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.
  • Following disposition of the Wilson nomination, the Senate will immediately vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #53, the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Monday May 8th as early as 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes
  • Confirmation of Heather Wilson to be Secretary of the Air Force
  • Motion to invoke cloture on Scott Gottlieb to be Commissioner, Food and Drug

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.1041 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to include the State of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico outer Continental Shelf revenue sharing program, to extend the moratorium on oil and gas leasing in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2396 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to update the exception for certain annual notices provided by financial institutions.
Sponsor: Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2359 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the civil liability requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act to include requirements relating to class actions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Judiciary
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to House Judiciary

H.R.2357 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for the establishment of the United States Employee Ownership Bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to House Education and the Workforce

S.1058 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to terminate certain contracts on the basis of detrimental conduct to the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.2392 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.2376 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to protect and strengthen the drug supply chain in the United States by closing several statutory gaps in the penalty provisions of such Act that apply to drug diversion and counterfeiting.
Sponsor: Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2368 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To authorize the use of experimental drugs, biological products, and devices by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to House Judiciary

S.1063 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1062 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to increase reporting transparency and accountability with respect to Food and Drug Administration user fees.
Sponsor: Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1052 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to strengthen the use of patient-experience data within the benefit-risk framework for approval of new drugs.
Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1049 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to require that risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for certain drugs include communication plans that provide information about drug formulations or properties described in the drug labeling.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1048 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to expand patient access to experimental treatments in clinical trials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1044 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equal access of Medicare beneficiaries to community pharmacies in underserved areas as network pharmacies under Medicare prescription drug coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

 

Tax

H.R.2385 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To address tariff inversions that create an incentive for United States companies to move production out of the United States, to eliminate the tariff inversion on certain television components, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.2378 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the American opportunity tax credit to support college savings.
Sponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to House Education and the Workforce

 

Transportation

H.R.2355 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for integrated plan permits, to establish an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman, to promote green infrastructure, and to require the revision of financial capability guidance.
Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

S.1037 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 05/04/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

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