Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider seven bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Elizabeth Branch, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

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) S. 772 – Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. John McCain / Judiciary Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 767 – SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 880 – MISSION ZERO Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 1222 – Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 2410 – Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Danny Davis / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 2422 – Action for Dental Health Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 7) H.Res. 443 – Recognizing the importance and effectiveness of trauma-informed care, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Gallagher / Energy and Commerce Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Executive Calendar #623, Elizabeth Branch, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Branch nomination.
  • As a reminder, Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • 1.      Executive Calendar #623, Elizabeth Branch, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit
    • 2.      Executive Calendar #153, Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
    • 3.      Executive Calendar #437, A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina
    • 4.      Executive Calendar #438, Karen Scholer, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas
    • 5.      Executive Calendar #439, Tilman Eugene Self III, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia
    • 6.      Executive Calendar #536, Terry Doughty, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana
  • Each nomination is subject to a cloture vote and then, if cloture is invoked, up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Upon disposition of the first nomination, there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination in the series.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.5082 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to exclude law firms and licensed attorneys who are engaged in activities related to legal proceedings from the definition of a debt collector, to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to prevent the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection from exercising supervisory or enforcement authority with respect to attorneys when undertaking certain actions related to legal proceedings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 02/23/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5078 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify requirements related to mortgage disclosures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 02/23/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.5083 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certain services furnished by opioid treatment programs under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] (Introduced 02/23/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2018 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.5080 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of opioid treatment program services.
Sponsor: Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] (Introduced 02/23/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2018 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…

 

Transportation

H.R.5081 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish within the Transportation Security Administration the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 02/23/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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