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Wednesday, June 27th

Jun 27, 2018
Legislative Digest

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. -2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

5 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 5345 - ALSTAR Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama to coordinate and lead national efforts related to rocket propulsion capabilities.

2) H.R. 5346 - Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends title 51, United States Code, National and Commercial Space Programs, to provide for licenses and experimental permits for space support vehicles and flights.

3) H.R. 5905 - Department of Energy Science and Innovation Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes basic research programs in the Department of Energy’s Office of Science for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. 

4) H.R. 5906 - ARPA–E Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the America COMPETES Act to establish Department of Energy policy for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). 

5) H.R. 5907 - NIMBLE Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes the directors of the Department of Energy’s national laboratories to enter in research and development agreements with third parties without prior approval if the agreements are valued at less than $1 million.


Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 5515 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, and Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees (PDF)

2 Rule Bills

1) Complete Consideration of H.R. 6136 - Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (PDF)

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

Topline Summary: This bill enhances enforcement of existing immigration law, closes immigration enforcement loopholes, ends the catch and release policy, provides $25 billion in funding to secure the border, provides a legislative solution for the current beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and establishes a new merit-based visa program. 


2) Complete Consideration of H.R. 6157 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) | Appropriations Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account to support the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). This funding level is consistent with the National Defense Authorization Act as well as the recently enacted budget agreement.

Postponed Amendment Votes:

Rep. Jim Langevin Amendment
Rep. Ted Poe Amendment

The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Frankel / Keating / Speier / Torres Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Denny Heck Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Hastings / Rosen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Stephen Lynch Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Kuster / Love / Speier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Gallagher / McSally Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Gallagher / McSally Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Richard Hudson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Welch / Soto / Bilirakis / Wenstrup / Gabbard / Ruiz / Rosen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Nolan / LoBiondo Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Delaney / Dingell / Young (AK) / Wagner / Soto / Welch Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Clark / Russell / Tsongas / Gallagher Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Rick Crawford Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Thomas Suozzi Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Langevin / Lieu Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Liz Cheney Amendment #1 (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Liz Cheney Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Langevin / Correa / Lieu / Shea-Porter / Ratcliffe / Stefanik Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Elizabeth Esty Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Mike Kelly Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Bill Foster Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Ruben Gallego Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Wittman / Courtney / Scott (VA) / Gallagher / Cheney / Neal / Gallego / Royce Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Murphy / Barr / Sinema / Biggs Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Ted Poe Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Courtney / Stefanik / Wittman / Gallagher / Langevin / Cicilline / Walz / Neal / Gallego Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

115th Congress