Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 4712 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.195 (CR to 2/16).

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Summary of Legislative Business
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 696 – The rule providing for consideration of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 – Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018
      • – PASSED 229 – 191, ROLL CALL 27
        • Republican YEA – 229; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 191
    • Adoption of H. Res. 696 – The rule providing for consideration of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 – Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018
      • – PASSED 226 – 194, ROLL CALL 28
        • Republican YEA – 226; NAY – 3
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 191
    • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 694 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4712 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
      • – PASSED 229 – 190, ROLL CALL 29
        • Republican YEA – 229; NAY – 0
        • Democrat YEA – 0; NAY – 190
    • Adoption of H. Res. 694 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4712 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
      • – PASSED 228 – 189, ROLL CALL 30
        • Republican YEA – 226; NAY – 1
        • Democrat YEA – 2; NAY – 188
    • Democrat Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2954
      • – REJECTED 191 – 236, ROLL CALL 31
        • Republican YEA – 1; NAY – 234
        • Democrat YEA – 190; NAY – 2 
    • Passage of H.R. 2954 – Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act
      • – PASSED 243 – 184, ROLL CALL 32
        • Republican YEA – 234; NAY – 1
        • Democrat YEA – 9; NAY – 183
    • House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 – Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018
      • – ADOPTED 230 – 197, ROLL CALL 33
        • Republican YEA – 224; NAY – 11
        • Democrat YEA – 6; NAY – 186
    • H.R. 1660 – Global Health Innovation Act of 2017 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
      • – PASSED 423 – 3, ROLL CALL 34
        • Republican YEA – 231; NAY – 3
        • Democrat YEA – 192; NAY – 0

Today

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • H.R. 4712 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn / Judiciary Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 1) Motion to concur in the House amendment to S.139 (702, FISA); agreed to: 65-34.
    • 2) Motion to lay before the Senate the message to accompany H.R.195 (CR to 2/16); agreed to: 97-2.
  • Legislative Business
    • Agreed to H.Con.Res.98:
      • to change the title of Rapid DNA to FISA.
    • Adopted S.Res.375:
      • congratulating the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association College Football Playoff National Championship.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Friday, January 19, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.195 (CR to 2/16).
  • As a reminder, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the motion to concur during Thursday’s session.
  • As a result of cloture being filed, there are filing deadlines for first and second degree amendments with respect to H.R.195 (CR). The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 1:00pm, Friday, and the filing deadline for second degree amendments is one hour prior to the cloture vote, if cloture is invoked.
  • The cloture vote on the motion to concur is expected during Friday’s session.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.2319 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to empower States to manage the development and production of oil and gas on available Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.4821 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To impose sanctions against entities owned or controlled by the Armed Forces of Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of…

S.2324 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to change certain requirements relating to the capital structure of business development companies, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise certain rules relating to business development companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.4841 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for electronic prior authorization under Medicare part D for covered part D drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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…

H.R.4831 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To extend the moratorium on the annual fee on health insurance providers.
Sponsor: Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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…

H.R.4825 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve medical research on marijuana.
Sponsor: Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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…

H.R.4820 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To extend funding for certain public health programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (51)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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…

 

Telecommunications

H.R.4832 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that an eligible telecommunications carrier may use high cost universal service support to aid in the restoration of telecommunications capabilities in an area in which the President has declared a major disaster or emergency and may elect to receive an advance payment of such support.
Sponsor: Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4824 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To allow certain State permitting authority to encourage expansion of broadband service to rural communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Natural Resources, Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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 concerned.

 

Transportation

H.R.4834 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To enable State and local promotion of alternative fuel and high-efficiency motor vehicle fleets.
Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4823 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to include certain areas in the Central Texas Corridor.
Sponsor: Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2320 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the national limitation amount for qualified highway or surface freight transfer facility bonds.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 01/18/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.