Today’s Daily Update

The House is expected to consider a bill (HR 6760) that would make permanent many of the provisions of the individual tax code that would otherwise expire after 2025. Following Leader remarks the Senate will be in  a period of morning business.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • Family Savings Act of 2018:
    • The House passed H.R. 6757, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage retirement and family savings, by a yea-and-nay vote of 240 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 411.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–985, shall be considered as adopted.
  • H. Res. 1084, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6756), (H.R. 6757), and (H.R. 6760) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 410, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 409.
  • American Innovation Act of 2018:
    • The House passed H.R. 6756, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to promote new business innovation, by a yea-and-nay vote of 260 yeas to 156 nays, Roll No. 412.
  • Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–985, shall be considered as adopted.
  • H. Res. 1084, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6756), (H.R. 6757), and (H.R. 6760) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 410, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 409.
  • Reauthorizing and amending the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris:
    • The House agreed to take from the Speaker’s table and pass S. 3508, to reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris.
  • Requiring the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Authority to provide appropriate Congressional notice of safety audits conducted with respect to railroads and rail transit agencies:
    • The House agreed to take from the Speaker’s table and pass H.R. 1093, to require the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Authority to provide appropriate Congressional notice of safety audits conducted with respect to railroads and rail transit agencies.
  • Agreed to amend the title so as to read:
    • “To require the Federal Railroad Administration to provide appropriate congressional notice of comprehensive safety assessments conducted with respect to intercity or commuter rail passenger transportation.”.

 

Today

  • The House reconvenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The chamber is expected to consider a bill (HR 6760) that would make permanent many of the provisions of the individual tax code that would otherwise expire after 2025. It is also expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules.
  • Bills:
    • HR 6760 — Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act
  • Bills:
    • HR 6 — Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Passed:
    • CyberTipline Modernization Act:
      • Senate passed S. 3170, to amend title 18, United States Code, to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
        • Perdue (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4023, in the nature of a substitute.
    • Missing Children’s Assistance Act:
      • Senate passed S. 3354, to amend the Missing Children’s Assistance Act, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
        • Perdue (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4024, in the nature of a substitute.
    • National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act:
      • Senate passed S. 1768, to reauthorize and amend the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, after withdrawing the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
        • Perdue (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4025, in the nature of substitute.
    • Women in Aerospace Education Act:
      • Senate passed H.R. 4254, to amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to strengthen the aerospace workforce pipeline by the promotion of Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and National Aeronautics and Space Administration internship and fellowship opportunities to women, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
    • National Kinship Care Month:
      • Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 637, designating September 2018 as “National Kinship Care Month”, and the resolution was then agreed to.
    • National Forensic Science Week:
      • Senate agreed to S. Res. 656, recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week.
    • National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week:
      • Senate agreed to S. Res. 657, designating the week of September 23 through 29, 2018, as “National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week”.
    • National Community Policing Week:
      • Senate agreed to S. Res. 658, designating the week of September 30 through October 6, 2018, as “National Community Policing Week”.
    • Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
      • By 98 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. EX. 218), Lisa Porter, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Friday, September 28, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
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House Judiciary
Local Oversight of Sober Living Homes

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Financial Services

S.3518 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt from registration brokers performing services in connection with the transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

H.R.6962 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to expand the exception to the windfall elimination provision based on years of coverage.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/27/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6958 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To provide for a study and report on the feasibility of basing reimbursement rates for Medicare part B drugs and covered part D drugs on the average prices for such drugs in the member-states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Sponsor: Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/27/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.6948 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equitable payment for, and preserve Medicare beneficiary access to, diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals under the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system.
Sponsor: Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/27/2018 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.6937 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve health savings accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/27/2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.6936 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allows a deduction for health insurance costs of eligible retirees.
Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/27/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6932 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve home health payment reforms under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/27/2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee…

H.R.6931 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life.
Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/27/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3521 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3519 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to establish a process for the Food and Drug Administration to determine whether to modify the labeling of drugs whose labeling may be outdated, including drugs with accepted uses that are not reflected in the approved labeling.
Sponsor: Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 09/27/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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