Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 20 bills under suspensions of the rules. 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

 

Friday

  • Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 6, to provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 396 yeas to 14 nays, Roll No. 288.
  • Rejected the Tonko motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 185 yeas to 226 nays, Roll No. 287.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–76, modified by Rules Committee Print 115–78 and the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–766, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
  • Agreed to:
    • Walden amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that calls for Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to help combat the opioid crisis;
    • Barton amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that directs the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to develop high-quality, evidence-based opioid analgesic prescribing guidelines for the indication-specific treatment of acute pain; in developing such guidelines, it would require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to gather input through a public workshop and comment period, and to provide a report to Congress on how such guidelines will be used to protect the public health;
    • Curtis amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that requires a report from HHS on opioid prescribing practices and opioid misuse during pregnancy, and evaluating non-opiate pain management practices during pregnancy;
    • Keating amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that directs HHS to issue guidelines for prescribing naloxone in situations involving any type of prescription or illicit opioid use; and
    • Maxine Waters (CA) amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct a survey of organizations that provide substance abuse treatment services; under the amendment, HHS is required to develop, and submit to Congress, a plan to direct appropriate resources to address inadequacies in services or funding for specific types of drug addictions identified through the survey.
  • Withdrawn:
    • Dunn amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have struck language expanding the classes of health care workers who are authorized to dispense narcotics for narcotic treatment.
  • H. Res. 949, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6), (H.R. 5797), and (H.R. 6082) was agreed to Wednesday, June 20th.
  • Firefighter Cancer Registry Act:
    • The House agreed to take from the Speaker’s table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 931, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.
  • All Circuit Review Act:
    • The House agreed to take from the Speaker’s table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2229, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers.

 

Today

  • On Monday, 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. 5783 – Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 435 – Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Keith Ellison / Financial Services Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 4294 – Prevention of Private Information Dissemination Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Kustoff / Financial Services Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 6069 – FIND Trafficking Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Juan Vargas / Financial Services Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 5094 – Enhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter King / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 5081 – Surface Transportation Security and Technology Accountability Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 5730 – Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 5766 – Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 5733 – DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 5206 – OBIM Authorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 5207 – IAP Authorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 5751 – To redesignate Golden Spike National Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental Railroad Network, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 221 – Hydrographic Services Improvement Amendments Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 805 – Tulare Youth Recreation and Women’s History Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 15) H.R. 857 – California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 3392 – Lake Bistineau Land Title Stability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 4257 – Advancing Conservation and Education Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 18) H.R. 1791 – Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Reichert / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 19) H.R. 299 – Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Valadao / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 20) H.R. 4528 – To make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Darren Soto / Natural Resources Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, June 25, 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.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R.5895, as amended. Upon disposition of the bill, there will be a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.
  • Monday at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes
    • 1. Passage of H.R.5895, as amended, Energy/Water, Leg Branch, MilCon-VA Appropriations
    • 2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6192 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Credit Repair Organizations Act to facilitate the development of consumer credit services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 06/22/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/22/2018 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.6203 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand research and education with respect to endometrial cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] (Introduced 06/22/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/22/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6201 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities in All-Hazards Emergencies.
Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 06/22/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/22/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6199 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include certain over-the-counter medical products as qualified medical expenses.
Sponsor: Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] (Introduced 06/22/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/22/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Transportation

H.R.6200 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To allow the Secretary of Transportation to provide grants to retrain transportation workers.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 06/22/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 06/22/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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