Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 18 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and VA Appropriations.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House was 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) H.R. 3192 – CHIP Mental Health Parity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Kennedy / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 4005 – Medicaid Reentry Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 5687 – SOUND Disposal and Packaging Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 5796 – REACH OUT Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 5605 – Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Raul Ruiz / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 5801 – Medicaid PARTNERSHIP Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 5811 – To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to post approval study requirements for certain controlled substances, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry McNerney / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 6042 – To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care services furnished without an electronic visit verification system, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 5590 – Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 6110 – Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 5774 – COACH Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carlos Curbelo / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 5775 – PROPER Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 5773 – PASS Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter Roskam / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 5676 – SENIOR Communities Protection Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom MacArthur / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 15) H.R. 5723 – Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Claudia Tenney / Ways and Means Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 4991 – Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 5762 – Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. James Langevin / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 18) H.R. 4627 – Shielding Public Spaces from Vehicular Terrorism Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Passed:
    • National Defense Authorization Act:
      • By 85 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 128), Senate passed 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, after taking action on the following motion proposed thereto:
        • By 81 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. 127), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive section 4106(b)(1) of H. Con. Res. 71, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027, with respect to Inhofe/McCain Modified Amendment No. 2282, in the nature of a substitute, to the bill. Subsequently, the point of order that the pending measure was in violation of section 4106 of H. Con. Res. 71, was not sustained, and thus the point of order fell.
  • Congratulating the Golden State Warriors:
    • Senate agreed to S. Res. 550, congratulating the Golden State Warriors for their dominant back-to-back championship victory in the 2018 National Basketball Association Finals.
  • Measures Considered:
    • Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act–Agreement:
      • Senate began consideration of H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following motion and amendments proposed thereto:
        • Pending:
          • Shelby Amendment No. 2910, in the nature of a substitute.
          • Alexander Amendment No. 2911 (to Amendment No. 2910), to make a technical correction.
  • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 92 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 129), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that for the purpose of Rule XVI in relation to Shelby Amendment No. 2910, Division A of H.R. 5895 serve as the basis for defense of germaneness for Division A of the amendment, Division B of H.R. 5895 serve as the basis for defense of germaneness for Division B of the amendment, and that Division C of H.R. 5895 serve as the basis for defense of germaneness for Division C of the amendment.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

 

Today

  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and VA Appropriations. Roll call votes in relation to amendments to the appropriations minibus are possible during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly conference meetings.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Department of Labor
ERISA Advisory Council

Senate HELP
340B Drug Pricing Program

Senate Appropriations
Financial Services General Government Subcommittee Markup

House Homeland Security
DHS/State and Local Opioid Coordination

Department of Labor
ERISA Advisory Council

Senate Special Aging
Alzheimer’s

Senate Commerce
Facebook Data Privacy Risks/Cambridge Analytica

House Rules
Opioid Legislation

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

S.3079 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers’ compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 06/18/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/18/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Leave a Reply