Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of Kevin Christopher Newsom, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

House

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House has recessed until September 4.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Newsom Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 68 yeas to 26 nays (Vote No. 180), 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, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, with all time during morning business, recess, adjournment and Leader remarks counting post-cloture on the nomination.
    • Kaplan Nomination–Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
    • 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 upon disposition of the nomination of Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
    • Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #172, Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

S.1681 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require persons who undertake Federally funded research and development of drugs to enter into reasonable pricing agreements with the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 07/31/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: 07/31/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1678 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to improve access to grants and loans for evidence-based substance use disorder treatment services in rural areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] (Introduced 07/31/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: 07/31/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.1677 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to improve access to grants and loans for evidence-based substance use disorder treatment services in rural areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] (Introduced 07/31/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: 07/31/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

 

Tax

S.1673 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to include in income the unrepatriated earnings of groups that include an inverted corporation.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 07/31/2017) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 07/31/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.