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Thursday, April 26th

Apr 25, 2018
Legislative Digest

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1 Rule Bill

1) H.R. 4 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) | Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Topline Summary: This bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration for five years to cut bureaucratic red tape, encourage innovation, improve airport infrastructure, improve the flight experience of the American public, and maintain safety throughout the transportation system.

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate, makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rule, and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc.

1 Postponed Suspension

1) H.R. 4744 - Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill (1) details the human rights abuses and hostage-taking perpetrated by the Government of Iran; (2), requires the President to determine whether senior Iranian officials are responsible for human rights abuses and whether official Iranian businesses should be sanctioned for public corruption under existing law; and (3), imposes property-blocking and visa-denial sanctions for Iranian officials (and family members) responsible for politically motivated detentions of U.S. citizens and residents, or abuses against Iranian expatriates.

115th Congress