Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 1215 – Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Neomi Rao, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017–Rule for Consideration:
    • The House agreed to H. Res. 382, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1215) to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system, by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 326, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 325.
  • Adjusting the amount of the Members’ Representational Allowance:
    • The House agreed to H. Res. 411, adjusting the amount of the Members’ Representational Allowance.
  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act:
      • H.R. 497, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public lands in San Bernardino County, California, to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain exchanged non-public lands, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 424 yeas with none voting “nay”, Roll No. 329;
    • Agreed to amend the title so as to read: “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal lands in San Bernandino County, California, to the San Bernandino Valley Water Conservation District, and to accept in return certain non-Federal lands, and for other purposes.”.
    • Authorizing the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project:
      • H.R. 220, amended, to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 424 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 330;
    • Authorizing 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:
      • 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;
    • Reauthorizing the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program:
      • H.R. 1135, to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program;
    • Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act:
      • H.R. 1967, amended, to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs;
    • 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:
      • 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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 328.

 

Today

  • On Wednesday, 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.
  • H.R. 1215 – Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Steve King / Judiciary Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general of debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Reps. Sessions / Burgess Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Burgess / Sessions Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Roe / Hudson / Marshall / Bucshon Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Hudson / Abraham / Harris / Roe / Marshall / Bucshon / DesJarlais Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Andy Barr Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) H.R. 1500 – Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley / Natural Resources Committee)

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Rao Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate began consideration of the nomination of Neomi Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
  • A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
  • Prior to consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 12 noon, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #154, Neomi Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
  • Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture motion will ripen one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, June 29th.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
The Federal Reserve’s Impact on Main St, Retirees, and Savings

House Energy and Commerce
Markup of 8 bills (see link in notes)

House Appropriations
Agriculture Appropriations

Bipartisan Policy Center
“Cybersecurity and Medical Devices: Risk Assessment and Response”

The Urban Institute
“Stabilizing the Individual Health Insurance Market”

The Cato Institute
“A Modern Plague? How the Federal Government Should Address the Opioid Crisis”

House Financial Services
Examining the BSA/AML Regulatory Compliance Regime

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.3072 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To increase from $10,000,000,000 to $50,000,000,000 the threshold figure at which regulated depository institutions are subject to direct examination and reporting requirements of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] (Introduced 06/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 06/27/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3070 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to clarify the definition of a deposit broker, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 06/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: 06/27/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1445 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to ensure community accountability for areas repetitively damaged by floods, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 06/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 06/27/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

 

Health

H.R.3077 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the retirement earnings test, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] (Introduced 06/27/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 06/27/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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