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Wednesday, March 14th

Mar 13, 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: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

4 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 4909 - STOP School Violence Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill reauthorizes and amends the Secure Our Schools program through the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, providing local law enforcement, school personnel and students with the tools they need to proactively prevent a threat. 

2) H.R. 3996 - Protecting Access to the Courts for Taxpayers Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes district court judges to transfer to the U.S. Tax Court (USTC) cases for which the USTC has jurisdiction.

3) H.R. 506 - Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill establishes a new federal crime against defrauding individuals of veterans’ benefits.

4) H.R. 3249 - Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill establishes the Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program within the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs to foster and improve existing partnerships to create safer neighborhoods through sustained reductions in crimes committed by criminal street gangs and transnational organized crime groups.

1 Rule Bill

1) H.R. 1116 - TAILOR Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) | Financial Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
moves federal financial regulatory agencies that regulate financial institutions away from a static or one-size-fits-all approach when implementing regulations. Specifically, the bill requires the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to take risk profiles and business models of institutions into account when taking regulatory actions. 

115th Congress