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Thursday, September 13th

Sep 13, 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 votes expected: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1 Postponed Suspension

1) H.R. 1911 - Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to mandate that the position of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism shall hold the rank of Ambassador.

4 Suspensions 

1) House Amendment to S. 3021 - America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (PDF)

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


Topline Summary: This bill provides for a coordinated federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States.

2) H.R. 6227 - National Quantum Initiative Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides for a coordinated federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States.

3) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 589 - Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill combines seven previously passed science bills to provide policy direction to the Department of Energy on basic science research, nuclear energy research and development, research coordination and a review of existing programs, and important reforms to streamline national laboratory management. 

4) S. 97 - Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: S. Mike Crapo (R-ID) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill enables civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies by private and public institutions, and expands theoretical and practical knowledge of nuclear physics, chemistry, and materials science. 


Consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5895 - Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) | Appropriations Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch, the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and family housing for the Department of Defense, and other related agencies. This legislation provides a total of $147.576 billion in discretionary funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

115th Congress