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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Apr 4, 2017
Legislative Digest
On the Floor Today: 2 Suspensions and 1 Rule Bill


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 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 1667 - Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code to better address the unique challenges presented by the insolvency of a financial institution and better allow such an institution to be resolved through the bankruptcy process.

2) S. 544 - To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes. (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) | Veterans Affairs Committee 

Topline Summary: This bill would remove the three-year sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program, make the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the primary payer for the Choice program, and authorizes VA to share medical record information with a public or private health care provider in order to provide treatment to a shared patient.

1 Rule Bill

1) H.R. 1304 - Self-Insurance Protection Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill clarifies that federal regulators cannot redefine “stop-loss” insurance as “health insurance coverage” under federal law.


115th Congress