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Wednesday, April 25th

Apr 25, 2018
Legislative Digest

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at approximately 10:30 a.m. for a Joint Meeting of Congress to receive His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.

Members are advised to be on the House Floor and in their seats no later than 10:05 a.m. for the Joint Meeting.

First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

1 Postponed Suspension

1) H.R. 4744 - Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill (1) details the human rights abuses and hostage-taking perpetrated by the Government of Iran; (2), requires the President to determine whether senior Iranian officials are responsible for human rights abuses and whether official Iranian businesses should be sanctioned for public corruption under existing law; and (3), imposes property-blocking and visa-denial sanctions for Iranian officials (and family members) responsible for politically motivated detentions of U.S. citizens and residents, or abuses against Iranian expatriates.

1 Suspension 

1) H.R. 5447 - Music Modernization Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill is designed to significantly update several key provisions of U.S. copyright law regarding music licensing.

1 Rule Bill

1) H.R. 3144 - To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill requires federally owned hydropower facilities within the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) in the Pacific Northwest to be operated according to the salmon management plan adopted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2014. 

115th Congress