Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider five bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Leonard Steven Grasz, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 3359 – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 3669 – Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ron Estes / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 2706 – Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 3093 – Investor Clarity and Bank Parity Act (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Capuano / Financial Services Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1730 – Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Kustoff / Judiciary Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Monday, December 11, 2017.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #533, Leonard Steven Grasz, of Nebraska, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Grasz nomination.
  • As a reminder, Senator McConnell has also filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • 1.      Executive Calendar #534, Don R. Willett, of Texas, to be a US Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; and
    • 2.      Executive Calendar #535, James C. Ho, of Texas, to be US Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Each nomination is subject to a cloture vote and then, if cloture is invoked, up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Upon disposition of the first nomination, there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination in the series and then, if cloture is invoked, up to 30 hours of debate.
  • Monday, December 11th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • 1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #533, Leonard Steven Grasz, of Nebraska, to be US Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.4582 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] (Introduced 12/07/2017) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2017 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…

S.2212 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish the “Biomedical Innovation Fund”, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 12/07/2017) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2204 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 12/07/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

H.R.4581 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8] (Introduced 12/07/2017) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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