Today’s Daily Update

The House is expected to consider four bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Patrick M. Shanahan, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense and vote on confirmation of the nomination.

House

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • H.R. 2210 – “To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 401 – 0, ROLL CALL 379
        • Republican YEA – 224; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 177; NAY – 0
    • H. J. Res. 92 – “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 402 – 0, ROLL CALL 380
        • Republican YEA – 402; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 178; NAY – 0
    • H. J. Res. 76 – “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.”
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 399 – 5, ROLL CALL 381
        • Republican YEA – 221; NAY – 5
        • Democrat YEA – 178; NAY – 0

 

Today

  • The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 806) that would extends for eight years EPA’s deadlines for implementing its new air pollution standards for ground-level ozone.
  • Bills:
    • HR 2786 — A bill to amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility.
  • Bills:
    • HR 2828 — A bill to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
  • Bills:
    • HR 3050 — Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act
  • Bills:
    • HR 806 — Ozone Standards Implementation Act

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #157, Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense; invoked: 88-6.
  • Legislative Business
    • Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization Act.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #157, Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense, post-cloture. By consent, at 12:00 noon, there will be 15 minutes of post-cloture debate remaining, equally divided, followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination.
  • Following disposition of the Shanahan nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • Tuesday, July 18th at approx. 12:15pm– 1 roll call vote
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #157, Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense.
  • As a reminder, cloture has also been filed on Executive Calendar #170, John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit and on Executive Calendar #100, David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior. The cloture motions will ripen one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday, in the order filed.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

The Hill
The State of Mental Health Care: Challenges and Solutions

Food and Drug Administration
The Hatch-Waxman Amendments: Ensuring a Balance Between Innovation and Access

Senate Finance
Comprehensive Tax Reform

House Financial Services
The Cost of Being a Public Company in Light of Sarbanes-Oxley and the Federalization of Corporate Governance

Senate Banking
Nomination Hearing

House Ways and Means
Modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement

House Energy and Commerce
State of the Electric Industry

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Improving Road Safety

House Agriculture
The Next Farm Bill: Pathways to Success for SNAP Households

House Energy and Commerce
Examining HRSA’s Oversight of the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Senate Appropriations
FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill – Subcommittee markup

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
The Status and Outlook for U.S. and North American Energy and Resource Security

House Appropriations
Markup: FY2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, and FY2018 Interior Appropriations Bill

Senate Finance
Kautter Nomination

House Financial Services
Managing Terrorism Financing Risk in Remittances and Money Transfers

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

S.1571 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] (Introduced 07/17/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 07/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.3271 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to strengthen rules in case of competition for diabetic testing strips, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 07/17/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/17/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.3263 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicare independence at home medical practice demonstration program.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 07/17/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 07/17/2017 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

S.1569 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 07/17/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Rules and Administration
Latest Action: 07/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

 

Tax

H.R.3264 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify certain tax incentives for biodiesel, renewable diesel, and alternative fuels.
Sponsor: Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 07/17/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 07/17/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.