Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider H.R. 4760 – Securing America’s Future and H.R. 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5895: Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
    • Coordinated Response through Interagency Strategy and Information Sharing Act:
      • H.R. 5925, amended, to codify provisions relating to the Office of National Drug Control.
    • Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care that is Appropriate and Responsible in its Delivery Act:
      • The House passed H.R. 5797, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide under Medicaid services for certain individuals with opioid use disorders in institutions for mental diseases, by a yea-and-nay vote of 261 yeas to 155 nays, Roll No. 276.
    • Rejected the Castor (FL) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 190 yeas to 226 nays, Roll No. 275.
    • Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part C of H. Rept. 115–766, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
    • Agreed to:
      • Rush amendment (No. 1 printed in part D of H. Rept. 115–766) that expands treatment coverage to individuals suffering from cocaine use disorder (which includes crack cocaine); and
      • Kildee amendment (No. 2 printed in part D of H. Rept. 115–766) that adds two requirements to the report that States are required to submit; the first would be information regarding the number of individuals suffering from co-occurring disorders and the disorders from which they suffer and the second would be information regarding access to community care for individuals suffering from a mental illness other than substance use disorder.
    • Withdrawn:
      • Fitzpatrick amendment (No. 3 printed in part D of H. Rept. 115–766) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have provided flexibility for States to allow the State plan amendment to include assessments to determine level of care and length of stay recommendations based upon criteria established or endorsed by a State agency pursuant to 1932(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Public Health Service Act.
    • H. Res. 949, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6), (H.R. 5797), and (H.R. 6082) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 274, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 273.
    • Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act:
      • The House passed H.R. 6082, to amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, by a yea-and-nay vote of 357 yeas to 57 nays, Roll No. 278.
    • Rejected the Pallone motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 175 yeas to 240 nays, Roll No. 277.
    • Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–75 shall be considered as adopted.
    • H. Res. 949, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6), (H.R. 5797), and (H.R. 6082) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 274, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 273.

 

Today

  • On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • H.R. 4760 – Securing America’s Future Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee / Homeland Security Committee)
  • H.R. 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee / Homeland Security Committee)
  • Complete Consideration of H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Conaway / Agriculture Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Considered:
    • Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act–Agreement:
      • Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
        • Adopted:
          • By 87 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 132), McConnell (for Crapo) Modified Amendment No. 2943 (to Amendment No. 2910), to increase funds for a nuclear demonstration program.
          • By 95 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 133), McConnell (for Baldwin/Portman) Amendment No. 2985 (to Amendment No. 2910), to set aside funds for cooperative agreements and laboratory support to accelerate the domestic production of Molybdenum-99.
          • By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 135), Boozman (for Young) Amendment No. 2926 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the Veterans Crisis Line.
          • By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 136), Boozman (for Tester/Baldwin) Amendment No. 2971 (to Amendment No. 2910), to prevent the denial of access to records and documents by various inspectors general.
    • Pending:
      • Shelby Amendment No. 2910, in the nature of a substitute.
      • Alexander Amendment No. 2911 (to Amendment No. 2910), to make a technical correction.
      • A motion was entered to close further debate on Shelby Amendment No. 2910 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Friday, June 22, 2018.
      • A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of Shelby Amendment No. 2910.
      • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:45 a.m., on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
    • Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act: By 48 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 134), Senate did not agree to the motion to discharge H.R. 3, to rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:45am on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #449, H.R.5895:
    • Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019.
  • This evening Senator McConnell filed cloture on Alexander substitute amendment #2910 and on the underlying bill, H.R.5895. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 1:00pm. The filing deadline for second degree amendments is one hour prior to the cloture vote.
  • Roll call votes are expected during Thursday’s session.
  • Amendments Pending to H.R.5895
    • 1. Shelby SA #2910 (substitute)
    • 2. Alexander SA #2911 (technical)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

GSA
Procurement Through Commercial e-Commerce Portals

American Enterprise Institute
Patent Issues in 2018

House Ways and Means
Markup

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Pipeline Safety Programs Oversight

House Financial Services
SEC Oversight

Senate Appropriations
Financial Services General Government Full Committee Markup

Heritage Foundation
The Path Forward for Puerto Rico

House Financial Services
Markup

Joint Economic Committee
U.S. Leadership on Digital Trade

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6163 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to reform the Consumer Financial Civil Penalty Fund and to prohibit the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection from serving as the administrator of redress payments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 06/20/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6162 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to exempt certain small entities dealing in foreign exchange that serve small- and medium-sized businesses from certain capital and margin requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] (Introduced 06/20/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6158 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to exclude affiliates and subsidiaries of insured depository institutions in the definition of deposit broker, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] (Introduced 06/20/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.6165 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve the treatment of opioids under the pharmacy benefits program of the Department of Defense.
Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 06/20/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

S.3099 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the review of durations of use of approved indications of medically-important antibiotics labeled for use in animals.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 06/20/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3095 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to help build a stronger health care workforce.
Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 06/20/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.