Today’s Daily Update

The Senate is not in session and will meet in pro forma session on Thursday.

House

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Passed:
    • Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act: Senate passed H.R. 3110, to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the term of the independent member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
    • National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 265, designating September 22, 2017, as “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day” to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults.
    • National Defense Authorization Act–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the passage of H.R. 2810, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, as amended; that McConnell (for McCain) Amendment No. 545, to strike the section relating to the treatment of storm water collection systems as utility systems, be considered and adopted.
  • Emanuel Nomination–Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of William J. Emanuel, of California, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 49 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 202), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017, Senate resume consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees; and that at 5:30 p.m., all post-cloture time be expired and Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination with no intervening action or debate.
    • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
      • By 50 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. EX. 201), Noel J. Francisco, of the District of Columbia, to be Solicitor General of the United States.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 49 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 200), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.

 

Today

  • The Senate is not in session

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

S.1831 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to expand eligibility for certain housing programs for qualified volunteer first responders.
Sponsor: Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND] (Introduced 09/19/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 09/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.1835 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to provide support to States to establish invisible high risk pool or reinsurance programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 09/19/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Tax

S.1849 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the earned income tax credit to account for the amount by which economic growth has outpaced income growth, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 09/19/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1843 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny a deduction for excessive compensation of any employee of an employer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 09/19/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1840 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a working America tax credit.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 09/19/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: 09/19/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.