Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 24 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Scott Stump, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act:
    • The House passed H.R. 50, to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 168 noes, Roll No. 328.
  • Rejected the Beatty motion to recommit bill to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 180 yeas to 219 nays, Roll No. 327.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
  • Agreed to:
    • Raskin amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115–812) that requires a record of any consultation with any non-Federal party and any comments submitted by any non-Federal party to be posted on the agency website within five days after the consultation or date of submission.
    • Rejected:
    • Watson Coleman amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–812) that sought to strike Section 5, which repeals the exclusion of independent agencies from reporting requirements; and
    • Connolly amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 115–812) that sought to provide for a sunset of amendments made to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Congressional Budget Act if GDP growth fails to increase at average annual rate of five percent or more.
  • H. Res. 985, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 50) and (H.R. 3281) was agreed to Wednesday, July 11th.

 

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. 1376 – Electronic Message Preservation Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 5415 – GAO-IG Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Walker / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 4446 – To amend the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act to extend the expiration date of the Commission, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stacey Plaskett / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 4890 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9801 Apollo Drive in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, as the “Wayne K. Curry Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Anthony Brown / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 5238 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Major Robert Odell Owens Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 6) S. 2692 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4558 Broadway in New York, New York, as the “Stanley Michels Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4407 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3s101 Rockwell Street in Warrenville, Illinois, as the “Corporal Jeffery Allen Williams Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 8) S. 931 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4910 Brighton Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, as the “George Sakato Post Office” (Sponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 2979 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino, California, as the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Aguilar / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 4946 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1075 North Tustin Street in Orange, California, as the “Specialist Trevor A. Win’E Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Correa / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 5504 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington, as the “Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 12) House Amendment to S. 899 – Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 3076 – CASES for Constituents Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 4960 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 511 East Walnut Street in Columbia, Missouri, as the “Spc. Sterling William Wyatt Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 15) H.R. 3230 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 915 Center Avenue in Payette, Idaho, as the “Harmon Killebrew Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Raul Labrador / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 66 – Route 66 Centennial Commission Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 3906 – Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Denny Heck / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 18) H.R. 5772 – To designate the J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as the “J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse” (Sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 19) H.R. 3460 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 323 East Chapel Hill Street in Durham, North Carolina, as the “John Hervey Wheeler United States Courthouse”, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. G. K. Butterfield / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 20) S. 2734 – To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse” (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 21) H.R. 5846 – Promoting Flood Risk Mitigation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 22) S. 490 – To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam. (Sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 23) H.R. 5333 – Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 24) H.R. 5554 – Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin / Energy and Commerce Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, July 16, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Stump nomination.
  • During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • 1. Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve;
    • 2. Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; and
    • 3. Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Those nominations will be considered next week. By the rules, the first, in relation to the Quarles nomination, will take place an hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday. If cloture is invoked on a nomination, the Senate will begin to burn up to 30 hours of post-cloture time prior to a confirmation vote and then the ripening of the next cloture petition. If cloture is not invoked on a nomination, the Senate will immediately vote on the next cloture petition.
  • Also, as a reminder, the Senate still has an order to consider the Blew nomination (Dept. of Ed) with 5 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. That could be considered early next week. The Senate is also expected to receive another minibus appropriations bill (perhaps Interior/FSGG/THUD/Ag) from the House.
  • Monday at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

SEC
Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Examining the Effect of Tariffs on Wisconsin Businesses

Pew Charitable Trusts
U.S. Senator Susan Collins on Addressing Rising Drug Prices

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.6372 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services issue regulations to ensure due process rights for physicians furnishing emergency medical services.
Sponsor: Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 07/13/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6371 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have the opportunity to receive care in a home and community-based setting.
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 07/13/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.