Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider nine bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will proceed the consideration of Andrei Iancu, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.




  • The House was not in session.



  • 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. 4547 – Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 2371 – Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 2888 – Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Establishment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 4) S. 1438 – Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act (Sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 2504 – To ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms (Sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 2646 – United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brendan Boyle / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 3851 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 219 – Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee)





  • The Senate was not in session.



  • On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00 p.m. the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #570, Andrei Iancu, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Iancu nomination.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today


No hearings scheduled


Notable Legislation Introduced



H.R.4918 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018
Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 02/02/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/02/2018 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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…

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