Saturday, July 21, 2018

House Committee Schedule

Monday — July 23, 2018

• H.R. 184 — Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017;
• H.R. 6199 — Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2018 [Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018] (Rules Committee Print 115-82 — Showing the text of H.R. 6199, H.R. 6301, H.R. 6305, as reported, and H.R. 6312, and H.R. 6317 as reported with modifications; all by the Committee on Ways and Means);
• H.R. 6311 Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans Act of 2018 [Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018] (Rules Committee Print 115-83 — Showing the text of H.R. 6311, H.R. 6313 as reported with modifications, and H.R. 6306, H.R. 6309, H.R. 6314 as reported; all by the Committee on Ways and Means; and based on H.R. 5963 as introduced.)

Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov

Tuesday — July 24, 2018

Assessing Innovative and Alternative Uses of Coal
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources (Committee on Natural Resources)

Examining Advertising and Marketing Practices within the Substance Use Treatment Industry
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Cyber-securing the Vote: Ensuring the Integrity of the U.S. Election System
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Examining the Wayfair decision and its Ramifications for Consumers and Small Businesses
Committee on the Judiciary

House Floor Schedule

“The House will consider several bills aimed at giving Americans more affordable healthcare choices:

“First, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, sponsored by Representative Erik Paulsen. This bill would permanently repeal ObamaCare's burdensome medical device tax. Doing so will create jobs, promote research, and allow for innovation that could lead to the next generation of lifesaving medical technologies;

“Next, the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act, sponsored by Representative Peter Roskam. This package would expand access to lower cost healthcare options, encourage healthcare savings, and put a 2-year delay on ObamaCare's health insurance tax, which drives up costs of insurance for almost every American;

“Finally, the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act, sponsored by Representative Lynn Jenkins. This bill would transform and modernize health savings accounts and allow for more innovation in healthcare delivery.”

Senate Committee Schedule

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Dan Michael Berkovitz, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and
James E. Hubbard, of Colorado, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment.

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Hearings to examine the nominations of
Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission,
Michael R. Bright, of the District of Columbia, to be President, Government National Mortgage Association, and
Rae Oliver, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, both of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and
Dino Falaschetti, of Montana, to be Director, Office of Financial Research, Department of the Treasury.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Hearings to examine theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's blue economy initiative, focusing on supporting commerce in American oceans and Great Lakes.

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine factors that are impacting global oil prices.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
Hearings to examine strengthening and empowering United States amateur athletes, focusing on moving forward with solutions.

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
Hearings to examine the China challenge, focusing on economic coercion as statecraft.

Senate Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: Senate begins consideration of the nomination of Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and votes on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Robert L. Wilkie, Senate begins consideration of H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

Congressional Outlook

Committee Activity

Mike Pompeo to testify before Congress Wednesday

Senate leader asks for proposals to block future Russian meddling


Floor Outlook

McConnell aiming to confirm Brett Kavanaugh by October

Senate to vote Monday on Trump's VA nominee

Senate Schedule for Next Week: VA Nominee and Appropriations

Senators want committee vote on Russia sanctions bill by early August

House Schedule Before August Recess is Set

Next week: House to extend broke flood insurance program before leaving town

Congress Last Week

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Floor Activity Headlines

House backs resolution expressing support for ICE

House votes to go to conference on farm bill

House passes measure declaring a carbon tax harmful to economy

Senate Democrats block resolution supporting ICE

US Senate Rejects Resolutions Backing Intelligence on Russian Meddling

Unanimous Senate Resolution Sends Message to Putin

Update: House votes to prevent IRS from punishing churches engaging in politics

Supreme Court Nominee Update

Sen. Rand Paul 'very worried' about Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh

Presidential Power Key Issue in Court Confirmation Fight 

Democrats Demand Paperwork Before Meeting With Kavanaugh

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