Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider six bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Stuart Kyle Duncan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House is not in session.

 

Today

  • On Tuesday, 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. 447 – Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 4744 – Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 4681 – No Assistance for Assad Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 4) H.Con.Res. 111 – Recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to bring the 2026 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Darin LaHood / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 5086 – Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Lipinski / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 2809 – American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Duncan Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 50 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 81), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, April 24, 2018; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #624, Stuart Kyle Duncan, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. All time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks will count post-cloture.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Appropriations
FDA Budget

Senate HELP
Markup

Senate Agriculture
State of Rural America

Senate Homeland Security
Mitigating America’s Cybersecurity Risk

Senate Finance
Early Impressions of the New Tax Law

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.5586 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To promote the domestic development and deployment of clean energy technologies required for the 21st century.
Sponsor: Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] (Introduced 04/23/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 04/23/2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within…

 

Health

H.R.5587 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize certain recovery services grants to be used to establish regional technical assistance centers.
Sponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Introduced 04/23/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/23/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5582 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and submit a report on barriers to accessing abuse-deterrent opioid formulations for individuals enrolled in a plan under part C or D of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 04/23/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/23/2018 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.5583 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require States to annually report on certain adult health quality measures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 04/23/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/23/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5580 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct programs to address the usage of illicit drugs, particularly fentanyl, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 04/23/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/23/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2730 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a pilot program to help individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder transition from treatment to independent living and the workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 04/23/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/23/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2729 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish programs related to prevention of prescription opioid misuse, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 04/23/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/23/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2726 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote healthy eating and physical activity among children.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 04/23/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/23/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.