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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dec 6, 2017
Legislative Digest
On the Floor Today: 1 Rule Bill and 2 Postponed Suspensions

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.First Votes Expected: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  

1 Rule Bill 

1) H.R. 38 - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides concealed carry reciprocity for individuals with valid state-issued permits or for residents of states with a right to constitutional concealed carry, and makes updates to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. 

2 Postponed Suspension Votes

1) S. 1266 - Enhancing Veteran Care Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) | Veterans Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would authorize the VA to contract with a nonprofit organization that accredits U.S. healthcare organization/programs to investigate and assess//report deficiencies at VA medical centers (VAMCs). 

2) H.Con. Res. 90 - Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill condemns the attacks against civilians by Burma's military and security forces and calls on Burma's Commander-in-Chief to immediately end all attacks against civilians in the state of Rakhine.

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