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Wednesday, July 25th

Jul 25, 2018
Legislative Digest

9 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 5693 - Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) | Veterans Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill establishes a three-year pilot program where the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would pay for medical foster care for veterans eligible for nursing home care.

2) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2353 - Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) | Education and the Workforce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins Act) to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills necessary to compete for and succeed in high-skilled, in-demand careers. 

3) H.Res. 981 - Condemning the violence, persecution, intimidation, and murders committed by the Government of Nicaragua against its citizens, as amended  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This resolution condemns the violence, persecution, intimidation, and murders committed by the Government of Nicaragua against its citizens.

4) H.R. 5535 - Energy Diplomacy Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

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

Topline Summary: This bill repeals the Coordinator for International Energy Affairs and replaces it with an authorization for an Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources, including various roles and responsibilities.

5) H.R. 6414 - To amend title 23, United States Code, to extend the deadline for promulgation of regulations under the tribal transportation self-governance program (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) | Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Topline Summary: This bill extends the deadline for the Department of Transportation (Department) to issue the proposed regulations to implement the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program, which was established by the FAST Act (P.L. 114-94). 

6) House Amendment to S. 756 - Save Our Seas Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) | Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Topline Summary: This amendment reauthorizes and amends the Marine Debris Act to revise the Marine Debris Program to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to work witother h agencies to address both land- and sea-based sources of marine debris and the Department of State and other agencies to promote international action to reduce the incidence of marine debris.

7) H.Res. 1009 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the lack of timely and predictable funding unnecessarily undermines the mission of the United States Special Operations Command and jeopardizes the security of the United States (PDF)

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

Topline Summary: This resolution finds that not providing the Department of Defense with stable, predictable, and on-time funding unnecessarily jeopardizes the safety and security of the United States; expresses a sense of gratitude for the incredible sacrifices made by both Special Operators and their families; and commits to meeting the needs of the United States Special Operations Command as part of its efforts to restore military readiness.

8) H.Res. 1010 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Air Force faces significant readiness challenges due to insufficient personnel levels, a shrinking and depleted aircraft fleet, and maintenance deferrals, all of which are affected by budgetary uncertainty and impede the Air Force’s ability to meet ongoing and unexpected national security threats, putting United States national security at risk (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) | Armed Services Committee

Topline Summary: This resolution expresses that the United States Air Force faces significant readiness challenges due to aging aircraft and depleted personnel; Congress must provide the Air Force regular and sufficient funding to address procurement, maintenance, and staffing shortfalls; and without this funding, United States national security is at risk.

9) H.Res. 1007 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that not fully resourcing the United States Army in a timely manner erodes the Army’s ability to maintain readiness and poses risk to the Army’s ability to conduct military operations (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) | Armed Services Committee

Topline Summary: This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that not fully resourcing the United States Army in a timely manner erodes the Army’s ability to maintain readiness and poses risk to the Army’s ability to conduct military operations.

2 Rule Bills

1) H.R. 6199 - Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018, Rules Committee Print (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) | Ways and Means Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides relief from the Affordable Care Act tax on over-the-counter medications and modernizes health savings accounts (HSAs).

2) H.R. 6311 - Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018, Rules Committee Print (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill expands access and use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and lowers premiums on health care plans.

 

115th Congress