Today’s Daily Update

The House is expected to consider six bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador to China.

House

 

Friday

  • Unanimous Consent Agreement:
    • Agreed by unanimous consent that the question of adopting the amendment to H.R. 1039 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20.
  • Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017:
    • The House passed H.R. 1039, to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 268.
  • Rejected:
    • Jackson Lee amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–127) that sought to request a comprehensive study on the new authority of probation officers and sunsets that authority 30 months later after enactment (by a recorded vote of 178 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 267).
  • H. Res. 324, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1039) was agreed to yesterday, May 18th.
  • United States Semiquincentennial Commission–Appointment:
    • Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the following Members to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Representatives Brady (PA) and Crowley; and from private life:
      • Mr. Richard Trumka of Rockville, Maryland.
  • John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development–Reappointment:
    • Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she reappointed the following Member to the Board of Trustees for the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development for a term of six years:
      • Representative Sewell (AL).
  • Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy–Appointment:
    • The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy:
      • Representative Thomas J. Rooney (FL).

 

Today

  • 2 p.m.
    • The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. Roll call votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
    • Bills:
      • HR 1862 — A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, and for other purposes.
    • Bills:
      • HR 1842 — A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, and for other purposes.
    • Bills:
      • HR 1188 — A bill to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes.
    • Bills:
      • HR 883 — Targeting Child Predators Act
    • Bills:
      • HR 695 — Child Protection Improvements Act
    • Bills:
      • HR 1625 — Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking (TARGET) Act

 

Senate

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, May 22, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #55, the nomination of Terry Branstad, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to China, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Branstad nomination.
  • Additionally, the Senate has reached an agreement that at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 23rd, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #58, the nomination of John Sullivan, to be Deputy Secretary of State.
  • Monday, May 22 at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • Confirmation of Terry Branstad to be Ambassador to China
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 11:00am – 1 roll call vote
    • Motion to invoke cloture on John Sullivan to be Deputy Secretary of State

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.2568 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study of the feasibility of establishing an ethane storage and distribution hub in the United States.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Financial Services

H.R.2570 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Truth in Lending Act to clarify that the points and fees in connection with a mortgage loan do not include certain compensation amounts already taken into account in setting the interest rate on such loan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2565 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the use of replacement cost value in determining the premium rates for flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2553 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to bring the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection into the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2548 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To reauthorize the programs and activities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Sponsor: Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Financial Services
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to House Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.2575 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a system to educate individuals approaching Medicare eligibility, to simplify and modernize the eligibility enrollment process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce

H.R.2574 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to help build a stronger health care workforce.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2569 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To promote transparency in health care pricing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.2562 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve access to prescription drugs.
Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2558 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance with respect to three-dimensional human tissue models, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2557 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of certain DNA Specimen Provenance Assay clinical diagnostic laboratory tests.
Sponsor: Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to House Ways and Mean

H.R.2556 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

H.R.2550 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an incremental expansion of telehealth coverage under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means

 

Tax

H.R.2579 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the premium tax credit with respect to unsubsidized COBRA continuation coverage.
Sponsor: Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 05/19/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 05/19/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.