Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of H.R.6157, Defense-Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act of 2019.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Considered:
    • Department of Defense Appropriations Act–Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 6157, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
    • Adopted:
      • By a unanimous vote of 85 yeas (Vote No. 186), McConnell (for Menendez/Murkowski) Amendment No. 3705 (to Amendment No. 3695), to provide funding for the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018.
      • By a unanimous vote of 85 yeas (Vote No. 187), McConnell (for Fischer) Amendment No. 3706 (to Amendment No. 3695), to appropriate an additional $10,000,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide for POW/MIA identification within the Defense Personnel Accounting Agency, and to provide an offset.
    • Pending:
      • Shelby Amendment No. 3695, in the nature of a substitute.
      • McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 3699 (to Amendment No. 3695), of a perfecting nature.
      • McConnell (for Nelson/Capito) Amendment No. 3773 (to Amendment No. 3695), to require a Comptroller General of the United States report on the implementation of the Military Health System Genesis electronic health record.
      • McConnell (for Kennedy/Reed) Amendment No. 3703 (to Amendment No. 3695), to increase funding for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
      • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 12:10 p.m., on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Senate vote on or in relation to McConnell (for Nelson/Capito) Amendment No. 3773 (to Amendment No. 3695), and McConnell (for Kennedy/Reed) Amendment No. 3703 (to Amendment No. 3695), in the order listed, and that there be no second-degree amendments in order to the amendments prior to the votes.
      • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.6157, Defense-Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act of 2019. At 12:10pm, the Senate will vote in relation to the Nelson-Capito SA #3773 and Kennedy-Reed SA #3703.
  • Upon disposition of the Kennedy-Reed amendment, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • Tuesday at 12:10pm – 2 roll call votes
    • 1. Nelson-Capito SA #3773(electronic records)
    • 2. Kennedy-Reed SA #3703 (suicide hotline)
  • Amendments Pending to H.R.6157, Minibus III
    • Shelby SA #3695 (substitute)
    • Shelby SA #3699 ($1 million for Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide)

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

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Russia Sanctions

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Senate HELP
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Senate Judiciary
Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Transportation

H.R.6673 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
I-5 Corridor Cooperation Act
Sponsor: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] (Introduced 08/17/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 08/17/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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