Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will proceed to consideration of Robert Earl Wier, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The Senate may also consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Water Resources Development Act  (WRDA), as well as additional nominations cleared for action.

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House was not in session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • Following Leader remarks tomorrow, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • At 5:30pm, there will be a cloture vote on the Wier nomination.
  • In addition to the Wier, Rodrigues, and Carney district judge nominations, the Senate may consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Water Resources Development Act  (WRDA), the Marcus nomination (up to 10 hours debate and a vote), additional nominations, and any other items on the Executive or Legislative Calendars cleared for action.
  • Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:
    • 1) Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    • 2) Executive Calendar #587, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
    • 3) Executive Calendar #625, Annemarie Carney Axon, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Agreement of Marcus nomination
    • At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive session for the consideration of the following nomination: Executive Calendar #603, Exec. Cal. #603 – Kenneth L. Marcus, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
    • There will be 10 hours of debate equally divided in the usual form and that following the use or yielding back of time the Senate vote on the nomination with no intervening action or debate; that if confirmed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; the President be immediately notified of the Senate’s action, that no further motions be in order, and that any statements relating to the nomination be printed in the Record.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

CFTC
Open Meeting

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.5993 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for certain limitations and clarifications on false claims and civil actions related to Federal Housing Administration programs, Veteran Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] (Introduced 06/01/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 06/01/2018 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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…

 

Health

H.R.5992 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To establish a grant program relating to the prevention of student and student athlete opioid misuse.
Sponsor: Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] (Introduced 06/01/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/01/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

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