Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider eight bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nominations of Owen West, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; and J. Paul Compton, Jr., to be an General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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. 3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gregg Harper / Education and the Workforce Committee)
    • 2) H.Con.Res. 95 – Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Taylor / Education and the Workforce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 3979 – Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 4661 – United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 4375 – STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 4254 – Women in Aerospace Education Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4323 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Neal Dunn / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 1159 – United States and Israel Space Cooperation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Derek Kilmer / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, December 18, 2017.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations concurrently:
    • 1.      Executive Calendar #193, the nomination of Owen West, of Connecticut, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; and
    • 2.      Executive Calendar #241, the nomination of J. Paul Compton, Jr., of Alabama, to be an General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations.
  • Monday, December 18th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes
    • 1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #241, the nomination of J. Paul Compton, Jr., of Alabama, to be an General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • 2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #193, the nomination of Owen West, of Connecticut, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.4665 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to establish procedures for Federal credit unions to provide credit union services to underserved areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 12/15/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

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