Legislative Activity Update for January 6 2018



Jan 3, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President S. 1536

Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act Last Action: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 3, 2018. To designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator and to expand the scope of activities authorized under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s outreach and education program to include human trafficking prevention activities, and for other purposes.

Jan 3, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President H.R. 4661

United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 3, 2018. To reauthorize the United States Fire Administration, the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program, and for other purposes.

Jan 3, 2018 — Enacted — Signed by the President 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: Signed by President. Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 3, 2018.

Jan 3, 2018 — Introduced H.Res. 675

Condemning the Government of Iran for its violence against demonstrators and calling for peaceful resolution to the concerns of the citizens of Iran. Sponsor: Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3] This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It will typically be considered by committee next.

Jan 5, 2018 — Introduced H.Res. 676

Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39] This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It will typically be considered by committee next.

Jan 5, 2018 2:24 p.m. — Bill Summary H.R. 4655

CREEPER Act of 2017 Sex dolls exist and nobody is trying to ban them — but what about sex dolls portraying children? What the bill does The CREEPER Act would prevent the distribution or importing of such child sex dolls in the U.S. The products are primarily manufactured in Asia and feature portrayals of girls as young as age five. The full name is the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act. The bill was introduced in December 2017 by Rep. Daniel …

Jan 9, 2018 3 p.m. — Committee Meeting House Committee on Rules Meeting S.140—To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010

Clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund (Rules Committee Print 115-54—Showing the text of S. 140 and S. 249 as reported by the Committee on Natural Resources; and H.R. 986 as reported by the Committee on Education and the Workforce.); S. 139—Rapid DNA Act of 2017 [FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017] (Rules Committee Print 115-53—Based on the text of H.R. 4478, as reported by the Permanent Committee on Intelligence) (Location: CAPITOL H-313)

Jan 10, 2018 10 a.m. — Committee Meeting House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Meeting H.R. 4675

the “Low Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017” (Location: RHOB 2318)