Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider eight bills under suspension of the rules.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017:
      • H.R. 2547, amended, to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 323;
    • Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017:
      • H.R. 1684, amended, to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance;
    • Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment Act:
      • H.R. 2258, amended, to require that certain standards for commercial driver’s licenses applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves also apply to current members of the armed services or reserves, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 324; and
    • Coast Guard Improvement and Reform Act of 2017:
      • H.R. 1726, to amend title 14, United States Code, to improve the organization of such title and to incorporate certain transfers and modifications into such title.
  • Recess:
    • The House recessed at 5:39 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
  • Oath of Office–Sixth Congressional District of Georgia:
    • Representative-elect Karen Handel presented herself in the well of the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a scanned copy of a letter received from the Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held June 20, 2017, the Honorable Karen Handel was elected Representative to Congress for the Sixth Congressional District, State of Georgia.
  • Oath of Office–Fifth Congressional District of South Carolina:
    • Representative-elect Ralph Norman presented himself in the well of the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a scanned copy of a letter received from Ms. Marci Andino, Executive Director, South Carolina Election Commission, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held June 20, 2017, the Honorable Ralph Norman was elected Representative to Congress for the Fifth Congressional District, State of South Carolina.
  • Whole Number of the House:
    • The Speaker announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath to the gentlewoman from Georgia and the gentleman from South Carolina, the whole number of the House is 434.

 

Today

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 497 – Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 220 – To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1500 – Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 1073 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1135 – To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program (Sponsored by Rep. James Clyburn / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 1967 – Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 7) H.Res. 397 – Solemnly reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 8) H.Res. 351 – Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • By 88 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. EX. 154), Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2022.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

CNA
“Executive Session on Policing: Public Health and Justice System Collaboration to Address Opioid Abuse and Heroin Addiction”

Senate Appropriations
EPA Budget

Senate Judiciary
FISA Reauthorization

Senate Appropriations
SEC/CFTC Budget

Senate Appropriations
Department of Labor Budget

House Financial Services
U.S. Equity Market Structure

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Markup of HR 2997 — 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act

House Energy and Commerce
Self-Driving Cars

Senate Armed Services
NDAA – Personnel Subcommittee Markup

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.1442 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish United States policy for the Arctic region for the next 10 years, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] (Introduced 06/26/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: 06/26/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

 

Health

H.R.3059 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers, the National Health Service Corps, Teaching Health Centers, and the Nurse Practitioner Residency Training program.
Sponsor: Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] (Introduced 06/26/2017) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 06/26/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1441 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to provide funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers, the National Health Service Corps, Teaching Health Centers, and the Nurse Practitioner Residency Training program.
Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 06/26/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 06/26/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

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