Today’s Daily Update

The House will complete consideration of H.R. 4 – FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • The House considered amendments to H.R. 4 – FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The amendments considered can be viewed here.
    • H.R. 4744 – Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
      • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS
        • – PASSED 410 – 2, ROLL CALL 161

 

Today

  • On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 4 – FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
  • The Rule provides for no further general debate, makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rule, and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc.
  • A list of the remaining amendments made in order by the Rule can be found here.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 1. Cloture on Executive Calendar #788, Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Secretary of State; Invoked: 57-42
    • 2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #788, Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Secretary of State; Confirmed: Confirmed: 57-42
    • 3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #619, Richard Grenell, of California, to be Ambassador to Germany; Confirmed: 56-42
  • Executive Business
    • The Senate approved nominees from the following agencies:
      • FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
      • DEPARTMENT OF STATE
      • DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
      • DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
      • NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
      • SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
      • DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
      • AIR FORCE
      • NAVY
      • ARMY
      • MARINE CORPS
  • The full list of confirmations can be viewed here.

Today

  • The Senate is not in session.
  • There will be pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on Monday, April 30 at 2:30pm and on Thursday, May 3 at 10:30am.
  • On Monday, May 7, 2018 the Senate will convene at 3:00pm

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence Rule

House Energy and Commerce
Combatting Robocalls/Caller ID Spoofing

NIST
Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 Overview

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Agriculture

H.R.5629 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act and Food Security Act of 1985 to enact reforms to farm subsidies and crop insurance called for in President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2019.
Sponsor: Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

 

Energy

H.R.5643 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from taking any action relating to the licensing, planning, development, or construction of a nuclear waste repository until the Director of the Office of Management and Budget submits to Congress a study on the economic viability and job-creating benefits of alternative uses of the Yucca Mountain site.
Sponsor: Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2776 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to modernize the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/26/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.2761 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to clarify when a physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source constitutes a modification, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/26/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.2760 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to exclude energy efficiency projects, pollution control projects, and reliability projects from the definition of a modification.
Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/26/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

Financial Services

S.2765 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to exempt investment advisers who solely advise certain rural business investment companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/26/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.5641 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to improve health care in rural areas.
Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5635 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to impose restrictions under the Medicaid program with respect to opioid prescriptions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5634 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To increase the number of manufacturers registered under the Controlled Substances Act to manufacture cannabis for legitimate research purposes, to authorize health care providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide recommendations to veterans regarding participation in federally-approved cannabis clinical trials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction.

H.R.5628 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish a demonstration program under which the Drug Enforcement Administration provides grants to certain States to enable those States to increase participation in drug take-back programs.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5625 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to align open enrollment periods for Exchange plans with the deadline for filing Federal income tax returns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5624 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To facilitate the efforts of States to establish auto-enrollment systems to enroll certain individuals in health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2018 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.

S.2789 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to prevent substance abuse and reduce demand for illicit narcotics.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 04/26/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2769 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for an action plan on recommendations for changes under Medicare and Medicaid to prevent opioids addictions and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 04/26/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/26/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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