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Tuesday, May 22nd

May 22, 2018
Legislative Digest

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

3 Suspensions  

1) H.R. 5682 - FIRST STEP Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and apply a risk and needs assessment system to identify a prisoner’s risk and assign them to appropriate evidence-based programming. 

2) H.Con.Res. 113 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) | Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Topline Summary: This bill permits the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to sponsor soap box derby races as a free public event on the Capitol grounds on June 16, 2018.

3) S. 292 - Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the collection of donated biospecimens from children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. 

3 Rule Bills 

1) S. 2155 - Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act  (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) | Financial Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would modify provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd Frank Act) and other laws governing regulation of the financial industry. The bill would change the regulatory framework for small depository institutions with assets under $10 billion (community banks) and for large banks with assets over $50 billion. The bill also would make changes to consumer mortgage and credit-reporting regulations and to the authorities of the agencies that regulate the financial industry.

2) S. 204 - Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt, from specified requirements and restrictions under that Act and other laws, the provision of certain unapproved, investigational drugs to a terminally ill patient who has exhausted approved treatment options and is unable to participate in a clinical trial involving the drugs.

3) Begin Consideration of
H.R. 5515 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, Rules Committee Print (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) | Armed Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2019.

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate, makes in order only those following amendments printed in the Rule, and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc. Further amendments will be considered pursuant to an additional Rule later this week.

A list of the 103 amendments made in order by the Rule can be found here.

115th Congress