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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017
Legislative Digest
On the Floor Today: 2 Rule Bills

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2 Rule Bills

1) Consideration of Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (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 2018. The bill authorizes $626.4 billion in base funding, including s $26.4 billion increase above the President’s initial and amended budget requests for essential readiness recovery. Further, the bill authorizes an additional $65.7 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations fund (OCO) for to cover contingency operations. When factoring in $7.5 billion for mandatory defense spending, a total of $699.6 billion is authorized to be appropriated.

2) H.R. 2874 - 21st Century Flood Reform Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) | Financial Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, introduces private market competition, and provides programmatic reform to help policyholders. An amendment in the nature of a substitute combines the amended text of H.R. 2874 with six additional Financial Services Committee reported NFIP bills: H.R. 1422, H.R. 1558, H.R. 2246, H.R. 2565, H.R. 2868, and H.R. 2875.

115th Congress