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

  • No Roll Call Votes
  • Legislative Business
    • Passed Calendar #283, S.1322, with Sullivan amendment: to establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grants, and for other purposes.
    • Passed Calendar #466, H.R. 2147:
      • to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire additional Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists to provide treatment court services to justice-involved veterans.
    • Passed Calendar #514, S.2946, with committee-reported substitute amendment:
      • to amend tittle 18, United States Code, to clarify the meaning of the terms “act of war” and “blocked asset”, and for other purposes.
    • Passed S.266:
      • to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Anwar Sadat in recognition of his heroic achievements and courageous contributions to peace in the Middle East.
    • Concurred in the House amendment to S.899:
      • to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the requirements that new Federal employees who are veterans with service-connected disabilities are provided leave for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disabilities apply to certain employees of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes.
    • Passed S.1142, with Murkowski amendment:
      • J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017.
    • Adopted S.Res.615:
      • honoring the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin and the contribution of Aretha Franklin to music, civil rights, and the City of Detroit.
  • Executive Business
    • This evening, Senator McConnell filed cloture on seventeen nominations. The full list of nominations can be viewed here.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, August 23, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Executive Calendar #994, Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of HHS.
  • One hour after the Senate convenes (approx. 10:30am) there will be a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Shelby substitute amendment #3695 to H.R.6157 (Defense/LaborH). Upon the use or yielding back of time, any pending amendments would be disposed of and the Senate would vote on adoption of the substitute. Then, there would be a cloture vote on the underlying bill and another 30 hours of post-cloture debate prior to a vote on passage of the minibus.
  • Thursday at 10:30am – at least 1 roll call vote
    • 1. Motion to invoke cloture on Shelby substitute amendment #3695
  • Additional roll call votes are expected during Thursday’s session.
  • Amendments Pending to H.R.6157, Minibus III
    • Shelby SA #3695 (substitute)
    • Shelby SA #3699 ($1 million for Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide)
    • Leahy SA #3933 to #3699 (technical)
  • Each cloture motion will ripen upon disposition of the previous one and each is subject to up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate time. A message will be sent when the first cloture vote is scheduled.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Banking
SEC, CFPB, Ex-Im Bank, OFR Nomination Votes

Senate HELP
Science/Stewardship at NIH

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

S.3366 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes outpatient self-management training services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 08/22/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/22/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3363 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to support States in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 08/22/2018) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/22/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.3362 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to provide grants to communities affected by substance use disorder to enable those communities to plan for and implement full-service community schools.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 08/22/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 08/22/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

Tax

S.3365 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for middle-income housing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 08/22/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/22/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3364 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a refundable first-time homebuyer tax credit.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 08/22/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/22/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Transportation

S.3367 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 08/22/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 08/22/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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