Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider seven bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2311, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

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. 3942 – Housing for Survivors of Sex Trafficking Act (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Judiciary Committee)
    • 2) S. 534 – Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein / Judiciary Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1457 – To establish requirements for use of a driver’s license or personal identification card by certain financial institutions for opening an account or obtaining a financial product or service, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Financial Services Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 1426 – Federal Savings Association Charter Flexibility Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Keith Rothfus / Financial Services Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 2255 – To clarify that nonprofit organizations may accept donated mortgage appraisals, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott / Financial Services Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 4292 – Financial Institution Living Will Improvement Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Financial Services Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4792 – Small Business Access to Capital After a Natural Disaster Act (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velázquez / Financial Services Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2311, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided. At 5:30pm all post cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed. If cloture is not invoked, the Senate will immediately vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #622, David Ryan Stras, of Minnesota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
  • Therefore, 2 roll call votes are expected at 5:30pm on Monday.
  • On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 9:00 p.m., President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. The Senate will begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 8:20 p.m. and depart from the Senate Chamber at 8:25 p.m. to proceed as a body to the Hall of the House.
  • Monday, January 29th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected
    • 1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #294, S.2311, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
  • If cloture is not invoked, then:
    • 2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #622, David Ryan Stras, of Minnesota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

 Energy

S.2346 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish an innovative water infrastructure workforce development program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 01/25/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

Financial Services

H.R.4885 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
FAIR RATES Act of 2018
Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] (Introduced 01/25/2018) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4884 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018
Sponsor: Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] (Introduced 01/25/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Judiciary, Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2018 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions…

S.2347 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to expand the ability to use testing the waters and confidential draft registration submissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] (Introduced 01/25/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.4882 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Family Cord Blood Banking Act
Sponsor: Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 01/25/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.