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Wednesday, May 9th

May 8, 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: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

2 Rule Bills 

1) H.R. 5645 - Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA) | Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would amend the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act to align certain procedures followed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) when it reviews a proposed merger or acquisition with the procedures followed by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

2) H.R. 2152 - Citizens’ Right to Know Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) |Judiciary Committee

Topline Summary: This bill requires state or local governments that receive funds under Department of Justice (DOJ) grant programs that use such funds for a pretrial services to annually report the amount of funds received by the pretrial services program and certain information about participating defendants. Additionally, the bill requires the DOJ must publish the information and must reduce the grant allocation of a state or local government that fails to comply.

115th Congress