Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.

House

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Gottlieb Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 57 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 123), 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, May 9, 2017, with the time until 12:30 p.m. equally divided in the usual form; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
  • Nomination Confirmed:
    • Senate confirmed the following nomination:
      • By 76 yeas to 22 nays (Vote No. EX. 122), Heather Wilson, of South Dakota, to be Secretary of the Air Force.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #53, the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services, post-cloture. The time until 12:30pm will be equally divided.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Armed Services Committee
“United States Cyber Command”

Animal Health Institute
Congressional Briefing – VFD

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.2403 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to ensure that the reciprocal deposits of an insured depository institution are not considered to be funds obtained by or through a deposit broker, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 05/08/2017) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 05/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1066 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to provide for the removal of default information from a borrower’s credit report with respect to certain rehabilitated education loans.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 05/08/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 05/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

 

Health

H.R.2404 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the treatment of the United States territories under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] (Introduced 05/08/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/08/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

S.1070 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the appropriate, risk-based classification of device accessories based on intended use.
Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (Introduced 05/08/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 05/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

S.1068 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for increased investment in clean energy.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 05/08/2017) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 05/08/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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