Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider eleven bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.1865: SESTA/FOSTA. On Monday the Senate will take the following votes: the confirmation of the nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, to be Commissioner of U.S. Protection, Department of Homeland Security; and the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.1865: SESTA/FOSTA.

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. 2030 – Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act (Sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 5074 – DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 4176 – Air Cargo Security Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 5099 – Enhancing DHS’ Fusion Center Technical Assistance Program Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ron Estes / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 4227 – Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 5079 – DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 5131 – Surface Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 4467 – Strengthening Aviation Security Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jody Hice / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 5089 – Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Nanette Barragán / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 4851 – Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. André Carson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 835 – To update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn / Natural Resources Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 19, 2018.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #339, H.R.1865: SESTA/FOSTA.
  • As a reminder, during Wednesday’s session Senator McConnell moved to proceed to H.R.1865 and filed cloture on the motion. The cloture vote will occur after the confirmation vote on the McAleenan nomination on Monday, March 19.
  • As a further reminder, during Wednesday’s session cloture was invoked on Executive Calendar #598, the nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Protection, Department of Homeland Security. The confirmation vote on the McAleenan nomination will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, March 19.
  • Monday, March 19th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #598, the nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Protection, Department of Homeland Security
    • 2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #339, H.R.1865: SESTA/FOSTA.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.5322 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a national program to conduct and support activities toward the goal of significantly reducing the number of cases of overweight and obesity among individuals in the United States.
Sponsor: Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 03/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5298 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to deem drugs or other substances that act as opioid mu receptor agonists to be in schedule I, subject to exceptions for substances intended for legitimate medical or research use, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] (Introduced 03/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2018 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…

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