Legislative Activity Update for January 4 2018



Jan 3 2018 Passed Senate S. 925: VETS Act of 2017

Last Action: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. Explanation: This bill passed in the Senate on January 3, 2018 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Jan 3 2018 Ordered Reported S. 2274

A bill to provide for the compensation of Federal employees affected by lapses in appropriations. Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 290. Explanation: The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 3, 2018.

Jan 3 2018 Introduced H.R. 4735

To provide compensation to persons injured by the Gold King Mine spill and fund certain long-term water quality monitoring programs, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Stevan “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2] This bill was referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 2 other committees which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.

Jan 3 2018 Introduced H.R. 4736

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow section 529 education accounts to be used for homeschooling expenses. Sponsor: Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO8] 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. Jason Smith [R-MO8] is a member of the committee.

Jan 3 2018 Introduced S. 2275

A bill to provide for the adjustment of status of certain nationals of Liberia to that of lawful permanent residents and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration. 3 cosponsors are on that committee.

Jan 9 2018 Committee Meeting Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Meeting

Hearings to examine combating money laundering and other forms of illicit finance, focusing on opportunities to reform and strengthen Bank Secrecy Act enforcement. (Location: SD-538)

Jan 9 2018 Committee Meeting Senate Committee on Finance Meeting Hearings

To examine the anticipated nomination of Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. (Location: SD-215)

Jan 9 2018 Committee Meeting Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues Meeting Hearings to examine attacks on United States diplomats in Cuba, focusing on response and oversight. (Location: SD-419)

Jan 9 2018 Committee Meeting House Committee on Armed Services

Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities Meeting China’s Pursuit of Emerging and Exponential Technologies (Location: RHOB 2118)

Jan 10 2018 Committee Meeting Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Meeting Hearings to examine America’s water infrastructure needs and challenges. (Location: SD-406)

Jan 10 2018 Committee Meeting House Committee on Armed Services Meeting Department of Defense

Update on the Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) Plan (Location: RHOB 2118)

Jan 10 2018 Committee Meeting House Committee on Natural Resources Meeting FC Markup (Location: LHOB 1324)

Jan 16 2018 Committee Meeting Senate Committee on the Judiciary Meeting

An oversight hearing to examine the Department of Homeland Security. (Location: SH-216)