Legislative Activity Update for January 11 2018



Jan 10, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 381

To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as “Sky Point”. Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2018.

Jan 10, 2018 — Ordered Reported H.R. 506: Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017

Last Action: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. Explanation: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 10, 2018.

Jan 10, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 699

Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act. Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2018.

Jan 10, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 863

To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes. Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2018.

Jan 10, 2018 — Passed Senate (House next) S. 875

A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and submit a report on filing requirements under the Universal Service Fund programs. Last Action: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. Explanation: This bill passed in the Senate on January 10, 2018 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Jan 10, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 2142: INTERDICT Act

Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2018.

Jan 10, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 2228: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017

Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2018.

Jan 10, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 2331: Connected Government Act

Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 10, 2018.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced S. 2289

A bill to create an Office of Cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission for supervision of data security at consumer reporting agencies, to require the promulgation of regulations establishing standards for effective cybersecurity at consume Sponsor: Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] is a member of the committee.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced S. 2286

A bill to amend the Peace Corps Act to provide greater protection and services for Peace Corps volunteers, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.
Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN] is the chair of the committee.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced S. 2288

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to limit the instances in Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced H.R. 4753

To amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide a written report, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3] This bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration. Rep. Frank Lucas [R-OK3] is a member of the committee.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced H.R. 4762

To require the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP code for particular communities. Sponsor: Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]
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.
Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10] is a member of the committee.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced H.R. 4760

To amend the immigration laws and the homeland security laws, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] This bill was referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Armed Services, and 8 other committees which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration. Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] is the chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary. Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced S. 2292

A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil and gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities in certain areas of the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Florida, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced S. 2287

A bill to repeal the medical device excise tax, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced H.R. 4763

To require the pursuit of technologies to remove space debris. Sponsor: Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] 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.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced H.R. 4765

To amend the Arms Export Control Act to prohibit the removal of certain items under category I, II, or III of the United States Munitions List for purposes of transferring the item to or controlling the item under any portion of the Commerce C Sponsor: Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35] 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. Norma Torres [D-CA35] is a member of the committee.

Jan 10, 2018 — Introduced S.Res. 371

A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the value of the bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico. Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ] This resolution was referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.
Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ] is a member of the committee.