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Thursday, October 12

Oct 12, 2017
Legislative Digest

On the Floor Today: 1 Suspension and 1 Rule Bill 

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: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

1 Suspension Bill

1) House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2266 - Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) | Appropriations Committee

Topline Summary:  This bill makes an additional $36.5 billion supplemental appropriation for disaster relief requirements in FY 2018. 

1 Rule Bill 

1) S. 585 - Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee |  Veterans Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides additional protections to Federal employees who are retaliated against for disclosing waste, fraud, and abuse in the Federal government. Specifically, the legislation increases protections for federal employees, increases awareness of federal whistleblower protections, and increases accountability and requires discipline for supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers.


Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees 

115th Congress