Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5515, National Defense Authorization Act.

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 2851, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 142 noes, Roll No. 268.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–74, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • Agreed to:
    • Griffith amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–751) that incorporates an inter-agency agreement transmitted to Congress by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); clarifies when the Attorney General can temporarily and permanently schedule a drug or substance to the newly created schedule A and prevents the Attorney General from permanently scheduling that drug or substance if the Secretary of HHS determines that there is not sufficient potential for abuse; also clarifies under what circumstances an applicant for a schedule A registration may continue to conduct research with such schedule A substance while their application is pending, among their research accommodations;
    • Jackson Lee amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–751) that strikes sentencing commission provision;
    • Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–751) that requires the Drug Enforcement Administration to make available a report on controlled substance analogues sold by means of the internet; and
    • Thornberry amendment (No. 4 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–751) that specifies the factors to determine whether a controlled substance analogue is intended for human consumption, thus making it easier for law enforcement and health officials to take action against synthetic drug manufacturers, distributors, and sellers (by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 158 noes, Roll No. 267).
  • H. Res. 934, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2851), (H.R. 5735), and (H.R. 5788) was agreed to Wednesday, June 13th.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5515, National Defense Authorization Act, as amended, post-cloture.
  • All post-cloture time will expire at 5:30pm. During Monday’s session it will be in order for Senator Sanders, or his designee, to raise a CBA point of order that lay against amendment #2282 (substitute) on the bill, H.R.5515, as amended.
  • Today Senator McConnell made a motion to proceed to Calendar #449, H.R.5895:
    • Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019. He then filed cloture on the motion to proceed. That cloture vote will occur upon disposition of NDAA.
  • Monday at 5:30pm – 3 roll call votes expected
    • 1. Motion to waive budget points of order with respect to H.R.5515, NDAA
    • 2. Passage of H.R.5515, as amended
    • 3. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.5895, Energy/Water, Legislative Branch, MilCon-VA Approps

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6130 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for a 5 year extension of certain exemptions and reduced disclosure requirements for companies that were emerging growth companies and would continue to be emerging growth companies but for the 5-year restriction on emerging growth companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] (Introduced 06/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6127 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to create a safe harbor for finders and private placement brokers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 06/15/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Tax

H.R.6128 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow certain kinds of insurance and health care for individuals allowed a deduction for contributions to a health savings account.
Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] (Introduced 06/15/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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