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Sunday, April 15, 2018

GovTrack Update for Apr. 15

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Apr 11, 2018 4:10 p.m. — Legislation Coming Up

H.R. 5192: Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act

This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. See the week ahead.

Last Action: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 13, 2018.

Apr 12, 2018 1:49 p.m. — Legislation Coming Up

H.R. 5445: 21st Century IRS Act

This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. See the week ahead.

Last Action: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 13, 2018.

Apr 12, 2018 1:49 p.m. — Legislation Coming Up

H.R. 5444: Taxpayer First Act

This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. See the week ahead.

Last Action: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 13, 2018.

Apr 12, 2018 7 p.m. — Legislation Coming Up

H.R. 443: James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act

This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. See the week ahead.

Last Action: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 17, 2018.

Apr 12, 2018 7 p.m. — Legislation Coming Up

H.R. 1512: Social Security Child Protection Act of 2017

This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. See the week ahead.

Last Action: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 13, 2018.

Apr 12, 2018 7 p.m. — Legislation Coming Up

H.R. 3961: Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2017

This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. See the week ahead.

Last Action: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 17, 2018.

Apr 12, 2018 7 p.m. — Legislation Coming Up

H.R. 5438: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow officers and employees of the Department of the Treasury to provide to taxpayers information regarding low-income taxpayer clinics.

This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. See the week ahead.

Last Action: This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 9, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 4: To reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Natural Resources, and 3 other committees which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

18 cosponsors are on those committees.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5509: To direct the National Science Foundation to provide grants for research about STEM education approaches and the STEM-related workforce, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

1 cosponsor is on that committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5517: To improve assistance provided by the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership to small manufacturers in the defense industrial supply chain on matters relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Armed Services and House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20] is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5507: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.

Sponsor: Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3] is a member of the committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5511: To amend the Public Health Service Act to require that the recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force on the effectiveness, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of clinical preventive services be based on data for t

Sponsor: Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.Res. 825: Recognizing the impacts of climate change on outdoor recreation and supporting policies that address the causes and effects of climate change.

Sponsor: Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1]

This resolution was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1] is a member of the committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5519: To amend the Plant Protection Act for purposes of mitigating the threat of invasive species, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT0]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Agriculture which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5516: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for employer-provided worker training.

Sponsor: Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and House Committee on Ways and Means which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8] is a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5514: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain income with respect to partnership interests held in connection with the performance of services as ordinary income.

Sponsor: Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5508: To repeal the prohibition on transfer of articles on the United States Munitions List to the Republic of Cyprus.

Sponsor: Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] is a member of the committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5505: To ensure independent investigations and judicial review of the removal of a special counsel, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5504: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington, as the "Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office Building".

Sponsor: Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5506: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for direct payment to physician assistants under the Medicare program for certain services furnished by such physician assistants.

Sponsor: Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and House Committee on Ways and Means which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3] is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5510: To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide lawful permanent resident status to previously removed alien parents and spouses of citizens of the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

5 cosponsors are on that committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5518: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a preference, in the allocation of donated organs, for individuals who are lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5513: To provide for an exchange of lands with San Bernardino County, California, to enhance management of lands within the San Bernardino National Forest, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8] is a member of the committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.Res. 829: Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month".

Sponsor: Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23]

This resolution was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

3 cosponsors are on that committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.Res. 828: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives in support of science diplomacy, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]

This resolution was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.Res. 827: Expressing support for the designation of April 2018 as "National Donate Life Month".

Sponsor: Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46]

This resolution was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.Res. 826: Noting the Baltic States of Estonia's, Latvia's, and Lithuania's 100th anniversary of independence.

Sponsor: Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]

This resolution was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5512: To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a grant program to address rising costs of tax compliance for small business concerns, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Small Business and House Committee on Ways and Means which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA2] is a member of the House Committee on Small Business.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5503: To authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36] is a member of the committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Introduced

H.R. 5515: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]

This bill was referred to the House Committee on Armed Services which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13] is the chair of the committee.

Apr 13, 2018 — Passed House (Senate next)

H.R. 4790: Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act

Last Action: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 300 - 104 (Roll no. 139).

Explanation: This bill passed in the House on April 13, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Apr 17, 2018 10 a.m. — Committee Meeting

House Committee on Financial Services Meeting

"Semi-Annual Testimony on the Federal Reserve's Supervision and Regulation of the Financial System" (Location: RHOB 2128)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.
Apr 17, 2018 10 a.m. — Committee Meeting

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Meeting

H.R. ____, the "Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act"; H.R. 5503, the "National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2018" (Location: RHOB 2318)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.
Apr 17, 2018 2 p.m. — Committee Meeting

House Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance Meeting

"Housing Choice Voucher Program: An Oversight and Review of Legislative Proposals" (Location: RHOB 2128)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.
Apr 19, 2018 9:30 a.m. — Committee Meeting

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Meeting

Hearings to examine the semiannual testimony on the Federal Reserve's supervision and regulation of the financial system. (Location: SD-538)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.
Apr 19, 2018 10 a.m. — Committee Meeting

Senate Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Meeting

Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Department of Health and Human Services. (Location: SD-124)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.
Apr 19, 2018 10 a.m. — Committee Meeting

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Meeting

An oversight hearing to examine energy-related challenges and opportunities in remote and rural areas of the United States. (Location: SD-366)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.
Apr 19, 2018 10 a.m. — Committee Meeting

Senate Committee on Finance Meeting

Hearings to examine tackling opioid and substance use disorders in Medicare, Medicaid, and human services programs. (Location: SD-215)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.
Apr 19, 2018 10 a.m. — Committee Meeting

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Meeting

Business meeting to consider S.994, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, S.2644, to ensure independent investigations and judicial review of the removal of a special counsel, and the nominations of John B. Nalbandian, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, Kari A. Dooley, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, Dominic W. Lanza, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona, Michael Y. Scudder, of Illinois, and Amy J. St. Eve, of Illinois, both to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, Charles J. Williams, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa, and Joseph H. Hunt, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General, and Steven L. Gladden, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina, both of the Department of Justice. (Location: SD-226)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.
Apr 19, 2018 10 a.m. — Committee Meeting

Senate Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense Meeting

Closed hearings to examine an intelligence program update and global threat assessment. (Location: SVC-217)

Trackers: Committee Meetings.

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