Thursday, May 18th
The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1 Rule Bill
1) H.R. 115 - Thin Blue Line Act, Rules Committee Print (PDF)
Sponsor: Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) | Judiciary Committee
Topline Summary: This bill amends the federal criminal code to include the killing or attempted killing of a local or state law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor in Federal death penalty determinations.
1 Postponed Suspension
1) H.R. 1892 - Honoring Hometown Heroes Act (PDF)
Sponsor: Rep. John Larson (D-CT) | Judiciary Committee
Topline Summary: This bill authorizes the governors of a state or, territory, or possession of the United States and the Mayor of the District of Columbia to proclaim that the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder (public safety officer) working in such jurisdiction who dies while serving in the line of duty.