Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 20 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will be in Executive Session to consider the nomination of Robert L. Wilkie, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Upon disposition of the Wilkie nomination, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.6147, Appropriations Minibus II (Interior/FSGG/THUD/Ag).

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session.

 

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. 2345 – National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 4881 – Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 5709 – PIRATE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Leonard Lance / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 3994 – ACCESS BROADBAND Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 959 – Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. David Joyce / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 1676 – Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 3728 – EMPOWER Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 5385 – Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gene Green / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 5954 – Anti-terrorism Clarification Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 1689 – Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner / Judiciary Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 4100 – Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Judiciary Committee)
    • 12) S. 2245 – KIWI Act (Sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono / Judiciary Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 2630 – La Paz County Land Conveyance Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 1220 – To establish the Adams Memorial Commission to carry out the provisions of Public Law 107–62, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 15) H.R. 3045 – Eastern Legacy Extension Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Luke Messer / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 5875 – To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, to provide parity for United States territories and the District of Columbia, to make technical corrections to such Acts and related laws, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Bordallo / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 5979 – Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hal Rogers / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 18) H.R. 6077 – National Comedy Center Recognition Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Reed / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 19) S. 2850 – To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 20) H.R. 5613 – Quindaro Townsite National Historic Landmark Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Yoder / Natural Resources Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, July 23, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #1000, Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided.
  • At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Wilkie nomination.
  • Upon disposition of the Wilkie nomination, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R.6147, Appropriations Minibus II (Interior/FSGG/THUD/Ag).
  • Monday at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1000, Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Veterans

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6456 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend section 38 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 relating to small public housing agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] (Introduced 07/19/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/19/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.6458 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the national organ transplantation procurement program.
Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] (Introduced 07/19/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/19/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6448 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the National Organ Transplant Act to clarify the definition of valuable consideration, to clarify that pilot programs that honor and reward organ donation do not violate that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 07/19/2018) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/19/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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