Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 2954 – Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act as well as the House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 – Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018. The Senate will resume consideration of the House message on S.139 (702/FISA), post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Suspensions–Proceedings Resumed:
    • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures. Consideration began Tuesday, January 16th.
      • Family Self-Sufficiency Act:
        • H.R. 4258, amended, to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate use of assistance under sections 8 and 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 with public and private resources, to enable eligible families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 22; and
      • Expanding Investment Opportunities Act:
        • H.R. 4279, amended, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise any rules necessary to enable closed-end companies to use the securities offering and proxy rules that are available to other issuers of securities, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 25.
  • Suspensions:
    • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
      • African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act Modernization Act:
        • H.R. 3445, amended, to enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of programs under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Millennium Challenge Corporation; and
        • Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017:
          • H.R. 3776, amended, to support United States international cyber diplomacy.
  • World Bank Accountability Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 3326, to increase accountability, combat corruption, and strengthen management effectiveness at the World Bank, by a recorded vote of 236 ayes to 184 noes, Roll No. 24.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill.
  • Agreed to:
    • Norman amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–518) that modifies a Treasury reporting requirement to ensure that the World Bank is promoting reduction of government barriers to entrepreneurship as an important component of poverty reduction;
    • Barr amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–518) that makes U.S. opposition to IDA assistance for a foreign government mandatory if the government knowingly fails to enforce UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea; includes Presidential waiver authority; and
    • Connolly amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–518) that requires a report on steps taken by the World Bank to ensure G–5 visa holders employed by World Bank diplomats and staff are informed of the protections afforded to them pursuant to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (by a recorded vote of 420 ayes with none voting “no”, Roll No. 23).
  • H. Res. 693, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 3326) and (H.R. 2954) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 21, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 20.
  • Suspension–Proceedings Postponed:
    • The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
  • Global Health Innovation Act:
    • H.R. 1660, to direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency.

 

Today

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • H.R. 2954 – Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Financial Services Committee)
  • House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 – Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee)
  • Postponed Suspension Vote:
    • 1) H.R. 1660 – Global Health Innovation Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Albio Sires / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • House Messages:
    • FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act–Agreement:
      • Senate continued consideration of the amendment of the House to S. 139, to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
        • Pending:
          • McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill.
          • McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 1870 (to the House Amendment to the bill), to change the enactment date.
          • McConnell Amendment No. 1871 (to Amendment No. 1870), of a perfecting nature.
          • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, all post-cloture time on the House message to accompany the bill expire at 12:15 p.m., on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
          • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, post-cloture; and that the time following Leader remarks until 12:15 p.m. be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message on S.139 (702/FISA), post-cloture. The time until 12:15pm is equally divided between the two leaders or their designees. At 12:15pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.139 (702/FISA)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
CFIUS Reform

House Energy and Commerce
Internet of Things

House Energy and Commerce
Modernizing the Superfund Cleanup Program

House Natural Resources
Eliminating Onshore Energy Burdens

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

S.2318 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the payment of user fees by qualified professional asset managers seeking an individual exemption from certain requirements.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 01/17/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Health

S.2317 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for additional flexibility with respect to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 01/17/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2315 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA] (Introduced 01/17/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Telecommunications

H.R.4817 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to make grants for the establishment or expansion of internet exchange facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] (Introduced 01/17/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4814 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to preserve and protect the ability of local governments to provide broadband capability and services.
Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 01/17/2018) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4813 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study to evaluate the role of unlicensed spectrum in offloading broadband traffic, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] (Introduced 01/17/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4810 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to carry out activities relating to the development and maintenance of a broadband inventory map through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and not through an agreement with any other agency.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] (Introduced 01/17/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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