Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 5788 – Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of and H.R. 5735 – Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5515, National Defense Authorization Act.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act, Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act, and Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act–Rule for Consideration:
    • The House agreed to H. Res. 934, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2851) to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5735) to amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 to establish a demonstration program to set aside section 8 housing vouchers for supportive and transitional housing for individuals recovering from opioid use disorders or other substance use disorders; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5788) to provide for the processing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of certain international mail shipments and to require the provision of advance electronic information on international mail shipments of mail, by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 175 noes, Roll No. 262, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 261.
  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act of 2018:
      • H.R. 5294, to amend title 40, United States Code, to address the impact of drug abuse on economic development in Appalachia;
    • Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act of 2018:
      • H.R. 5752, amended, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the importation of certain drugs;
    • Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act:
      • H.R. 4655, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or transportation of child sex dolls;
    • Reauthorizing and Extending Grants for Recovery from Opioid Use Programs Act of 2018:
      • H.R. 6029, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the comprehensive opioid abuse grant program;
    • Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018:
      • H.R. 5889, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to disseminate information, resources, and if requested, technical assistance to early childhood care and education providers and professionals working with young children on ways to properly recognize and respond to children who may be impacted by trauma related to substance abuse;
    • Assisting States’ Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act:
      • H.R. 5890, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide assistance to States in complying with, and implementing, certain provisions of section 106 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act in order to promote better protections for young children and family-centered responses, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 263;
    • Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act:
      • H.R. 5891, to establish an interagency task force to improve the Federal response to families impacted by substance abuse disorders, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 264;
    • Establishing an Advisory Committee on Opioids and the Workplace to advise the Secretary of Labor on actions the Department of Labor can take to address the impact of opioid abuse on the workplace:
      • H.R. 5892, to establish an Advisory Committee on Opioids and the Workplace to advise the Secretary of Labor on actions the Department of Labor can take to address the impact of opioid abuse on the workplace;
    • Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act:
      • S. 1091, amended, to establish a Federal Task Force to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren;
    • Agreed to amend the title so as to read:
      • “To establish a Federal Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren”.
    • Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act:
      • H.R. 2147, amended, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire additional Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists to provide treatment court services to justice-involved veterans; and
    • Directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans:
      • H.R. 4635, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans.

 

Today

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last expected: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • H.R. 5788 – Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop / Ways and Means Committee)
  • H.R. 5735 – Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Financial Services Committee)
  • The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
    • Rep. Andy Barr Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Reps. Rohrabacher / Barr Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Gwen Moore Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
    • Rep. Andy Biggs Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Considered:
    • National Defense Authorization Act–Agreement:
      • Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5515, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
        • Pending:
          • Inhofe/McCain Modified Amendment No. 2282, in the nature of a substitute.
          • McConnell (for Toomey) Amendment No. 2700 (to Amendment No. 2282), to require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
          • Reed/Warren Amendment No. 2756 (to Amendment No. 2700), to require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons.
          • Lee Amendment No. 2366 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2282), to clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. (By 30 yeas to 68 nays (Vote No. 122), Senate earlier failed to table the amendment.)
          • Reed Amendment No. 2842 (to Amendment No. 2366), to require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons. (By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 121), Senate earlier failed to table the amendment.)
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 14, 2018; with the time until the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell (for Toomey) Amendment No. 2700 (to Amendment No. 2282) (listed above) equally divided between the two managers or their designees.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5515, National Defense Authorization Act.
  • At 10:30am, the cloture motion with respect to the Toomey amendment #2700 (CIFIUS/REINS) will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the amendment. If cloture is not invoked, there will be an immediate cloture vote on the Inhofe substitute amendment #2282, as modified (NDAA reported bill plus managers package I). Cloture has also been filed on the underlying bill.
  • The filing deadline for second-degree amendments is one hour prior to the cloture vote.
  • Additional roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session of the Senate.
  • Amendments Pending to H.R.5515, National Defense Authorization Act
    • Inhofe SA #2282, as modified (substitute plus managers package I)
    • Toomey SA #2700 (CIFIUS/REINS)
    • Reed SA #2756 to SA #2700 (to ensure congressional authorization of new nuclear weapons)
    • Lee SA #2366 to the language proposed to be stricken/underlying bill (indefinite detainees)
    • Reed SA #2842 to Lee SA #2366 (to ensure congressional authorization of new nuclear weapons.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

SEC
Investor Advisory Committee

Senate Judiciary
Markup of Health Care Legislation

House Financial Services
Markup

Senate Banking
OCC Hearing

House Energy and Commerce
Digital Advertising

Federal Reserve
Open Meeting

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

H.R.6088 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize notifications of permit to drill, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 06/13/2018) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.6096 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To prohibit public companies from repurchasing their shares on the open market, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] (Introduced 06/13/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.6098 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United States Code, to permit leave to care for a domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, grandchild, or grandparent who has a serious health condition, and to allow employees to take, as additional leave, parental involvement leave to participate in or attend their children’s and grandchildren’s educational and extracurricular activities.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 06/13/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce, Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2018 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as…

H.R.6097 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize the establishment of, and provide support for, State-based universal health care systems that provide comprehensive health benefits to State residents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] (Introduced 06/13/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for…

H.R.6082 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.
Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 06/13/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 06/13/2018) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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…

S.3063 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to delay the reimposition of the annual fee on health insurance providers until after 2020.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 06/13/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3059 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to publish an annual report on the estimated impact in each State of the Medicaid expansion added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the estimated impact that adopting such expansion would have in States that have not expanded their Medicaid coverage.
Sponsor: Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL] (Introduced 06/13/2018) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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