Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider 38 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #938, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House is not in session.

 

Today

  • On Tuesday, 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. 6735 – Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 6740 – Border Tunnel Task Force Act (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 6620 – Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act (Sponsored by Rep. Cedric Richmond / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 6742 – Secure Border Communications Act (Sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 5) S. 3479 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Sen. Johnny Isakson / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 6378 – Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 1320 – Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Kinzinger / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 6511 – Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 2389 – To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Reed / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 10) S. 2554 – Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act (Sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 11) S. 2553 – Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Sen. Debbie Stabenow / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 12) H.R. 2278 – Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Energy and Commerce Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 6348 – Small Business ACE Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Curtis / Small Business Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 6347 – 7(a) Real Estate Appraisal Harmonization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Dwight Evans / Small Business Committee)
    • 15) H.R. 6316 – Small Business Advocacy Improvements Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. James Comer / Small Business Committee)
    • 16) H.R. 6330 – Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Small Business Committee)
    • 17) H.R. 6367 – Incentivizing Fairness in Subcontracting Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Al Lawson / Small Business Committee)
    • 18) H.R. 6368 – Encouraging Small Business Innovators (Sponsored by Rep. Adriano Espaillat / Small Business Committee)
    • 19) H.R. 6369 – Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Marshall / Small Business Committee)
    • 20) H.R. 6382 – Clarity on Small Business Participation in Category Management Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams / Small Business Committee)
    • 21) S. 791 – Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Small Business Committee)
    • 22) H.R. 6758 – SUCCESS Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot / Judiciary Committee)
    • 23) H.R. 6847 – Preventing Child Exploitation Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby / Judiciary Committee)
    • 24) H.Con.Res. 72 – Expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that State courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged. (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions / Judiciary Committee)
    • 25) H.R. 5075 – Ashanti Alert Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Taylor / Judiciary Committee)
    • 26) H.R. 6580 – Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon / Judiciary Committee)
    • 27) H.R. 1872 – Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Judiciary Committee)
    • 28) H.R. 6013 – Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 29) H.R. 6299 – Nevada Lands Bill Technical Corrections Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 30) H.R. 6687 – To direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistent with Congress’ longstanding intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore’s unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jared Huffman / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 31) H.R. 5420 – FDR Historic Preservation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Faso / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 32) H.R. 6599 – To modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 33) H.R. 5585 – To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Keating / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 34) H.R. 5509 – Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 35) H.R. 6229 – National Institute of Standards and Technology Reauthorization Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 36) H.R. 6398 – Department of Energy Veterans’ Health Initiative Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Norman / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 37) S. 1595 – Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 38) H.R. 5433 – Hack Your State Department Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Lieu / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Feldman Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 76 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. EX. 214), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all post-cloture time on the nomination to be considered expired at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
  • Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
    • By 75 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. EX. 213), Jackie Wolcott, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

 

Today

  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #938, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 2:15pm, there will be 2 roll call votes. Those votes will be on confirmation of the first Feldman nomination (term through October 26, 2019). The second vote will be cloture on the second Feldman nomination (full 7 year term from October 27, 2019). If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate.
  • 2:15pm on Tuesday, September 25—2 roll call votes
    • 1)  Confirmation of Calendar #938, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.
    • 2)  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #941, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the full term of seven years from October 27, 2019.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

H.R.6866 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To clarify exclusions from the definition of a deposit broker.
Sponsor: Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] (Introduced 09/24/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6865 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct certain studies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] (Introduced 09/24/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/24/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3481 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to disclose certain activities relating to climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 09/24/2018) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/24/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.3485 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to allow States to expand basic health programs to cover more low-income individuals at lower cost.
Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 09/24/2018) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/24/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3482 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 09/24/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/24/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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