Legislative Activity Update for Dec 25 2017



Dec 21, 2017 Agreed To (Simple Resolution) H.Res. 670

Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R.1370) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training pr

Last Action: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 188 (Roll no. 705). Explanation: This simple resolution was agreed to on December 21, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Dec 21, 2017 Passed House & Senate (President next) S. 1393: Jobs for Our Heroes Act

Last Action: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 706).

Explanation: This bill was passed by Congress on December 21, 2017 and goes to the President next.

Dec 21, 2017 Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution) S.Con.Res. 31

A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole.

Last Action: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection. Explanation: This concurrent resolution was agreed to by both chambers of Congress on

December 21, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for concurrent resolutions. They do not have the force of law

Dec 21, 2017 Passed House (Senate next) H.R. 4641

To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to John L. Canley for acts of valor during the Vietnam War while a member of the Marine Corps.

Last Action: On passage Passed without objection. Explanation: This bill passed in the House on December 21, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Dec 21, 2017 Passed House (Senate next) H.R. 4667

Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes.

Last Action: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 251 – 169 (Roll no. 709). Explanation: This bill passed in the House on December 21, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Dec 21, 2017 Passed House & Senate (President next) S. 1532: No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act

Last Action: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 – 0 (Roll no. 710). Explanation: This bill was passed by Congress on December 21, 2017 and goes to the President next.

Dec 21, 2017 Passed House & Senate (President next) S. 1766: SAFER Act of 2017

Last Action: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. Explanation: This bill was passed by Congress on December 21, 2017 and goes to the President next.

Dec 22, 2017 Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 1370

Continuing Appropriations Act, Department of Defense Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act, CHIP and Public Health Funding Extension Act, 2018

Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 2017.

Dec 22, 2017 Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 1

An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018. Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 2017.

Dec 22, 2017 12:47 p.m. Bill Summary S. 2179

Data Security and Breach Notification Act Tens of millions of consumers have had their personal health care information, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and email addresses hacked — and that’s just this year alone. The Data Security and Breach Notification Act would create the first-ever federal standard for punishing such breaches.

Context and what the bill does The biggest data and consumer information hacks of all time include more than 50 million customers each on Uber, LinkedIn, Target, Home Depot, Yahoo, and eBay. The …

Dec 22, 2017 Passed House & Senate (President next) S. 2273

A bill to extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length and fishing vessels are not required to have a permit for discharges incidental to the normal operation of the vessel.

Last Action: On passage Passed without objection. Explanation: This bill was passed by Congress on December 22, 2017 and goes to the President next.

Dec 23, 2017 3:15 p.m. Bill Summary S. 1894

A bill to exempt Puerto Rico from the coastwise laws of the United States (commonly known as the “Jones Act”). Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left millions without electricity, as the only Category 5 hurricane to ever strike the territory. But critics say that an obscure law from 1920 prevented disaster relief from being as effective as it could have been. The Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief Act would overturn that law.

Context The law is popularly called the Jones Act, formally named the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. It requires that all goods transported on water between U.S. …

Dec 23, 2017 3:16 p.m. Bill Summary H.R. 3966

Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief Act Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left millions without electricity, as the only Category 5 hurricane to ever strike the territory. But critics say that an obscure law from 1920 prevented disaster relief from being as effective as it could have been. The Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief Act would overturn that law. #### Context The law is popularly called the Jones Act, formally named the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. It requires that all goods transported on water between U.S.

Jan 9, 2018 10 a.m. Committee Meeting Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Meeting Hearings to examine the opioid crisis, focusing on how to move forward. (Location: SD-430)