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Wednesday, March 21st

Mar 21, 2018
Legislative Digest

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD.

4 Suspensions

1) H.R. 4227 - Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) | Homeland Security Committee

Topline Summary: This bill requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine the threat of vehicular terrorism and develop a strategy to improve Department of Homeland Security (DHS) support for the efforts of emergency responders and the private sector to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such a threat. 

2) H.R. 5131 - Surface Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) | Homeland Security Committee

Topline Summary: This bill improves the effectiveness of federal efforts to identify and address homeland security risks to surface transportation, secure against vehicle-based attacks, and conduct a feasibility assessment of introducing new security technologies and measures.

3) H.R. 4467 - Strengthening Aviation Security Act of 2018, as amended  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) | Homeland Security Committee

Topline Summary: This bill requires the Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based strategies when allocating resources for international and domestic flight coverage.

4) H.R. 5089 - Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA) | Homeland Security Committee

Topline Summary: This bill requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prioritize the assignment of officers and intelligence analysts from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) to fusion centers in jurisdictions with high-risk surface transportation assets to facilitate the generation and dissemination of intelligence products and make security clearances available to appropriate stakeholders. 

2 Rule Bills

1) Possible Consideration of H.R. 5247 - Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes the use of eligible investigational drugs by patients who have been diagnosed with certain illnesses, who have exhausted the approved treatment options and are not eligible to participate in a clinical trial.

2) H.R. 4061 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) | Financial Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the Dodd-Frank Act to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), when determining whether to subject a U.S. or a foreign nonbank financial company to supervision by the Federal Reserve, to consider the appropriateness of imposing heightened prudential standards as opposed to other forms of regulation to mitigate identified risks to U.S. financial stability. Specifically, the bill directs the FSOC to reevaluate, both annually and periodically, final determinations of systemic risk regarding a nonbank financial company under Fed supervision. 

115th Congress