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Wednesday, October 11

Oct 10, 2017
Legislative Digest

On the Floor Today: 11 Suspensions and 1 Postponed Suspension (PDF)


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: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

11 Suspensions

1) H.R. 2105 - NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017, as amended (PDF)

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

Topline Summary: This bill directs NIST, in consultation with other federal agencies, to disseminate clear and concise guidance to help small business identify, assess, manage, and reduce their cybersecurity risks.

2) H.R. 2763 - The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) | Small Business Committee | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill makes improvements to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, including extending several pilot programs instituted in the 2011 reauthorization of both programs through 2022, when both programs will need a full reauthorization.

3) S. 190 - Power And Security Systems (PASS) Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill directs the Department of Energy to decide by 2021 whether standards for class
A external power supply (EPS) should be amended. 

4) S. 920 - National Clinical Care Commission Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill establishes a clinical care commission to evaluate and recommend solutions regarding better coordinating federal programs related to complex metabolic or autoimmune disorders, a disease resulting from insulin deficiency or resistance, or complications caused by any such disease.

5) H.R. 2302 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the "Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee 

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facilities of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the "Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office." 

6) H.R. 378 - Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2017, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill allows federal agencies to pay cash awards to employees who report waste, and increases the maximum amount payable from $10,000 to $20,000.

7) H.R. 2196 - To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the Whistleblower Protection Act to allow whistleblowers outside the intelligence community to make disclosures of classified information to any supervisor in the employee’s direct chain of command, up to and including the head of the employing agency.

8) H.R. 2229 - All Circuit Review Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill provides permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) decisions relating to whistleblowers.

9) H.R. 2989 -Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill establishes a 16-member commission to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass.

10) H.R. 3031 - TSP Modernization Act of 2017, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill modernizes the Thrift Savings Plan by providing users with additional options to manage their invested funds, including the ability to make multiple post-separation partial withdrawals and to make multiple in-service age-based withdrawals once the participant has reached the age of 59 ½.

11) H.R. 3243 - FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill eliminates the sunset date on several provisions of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act related to transparency and risk management assessment of major information technology investments and agency reviews of information technology portfolios to reduce duplication and realize savings.


1 Postponed Suspension Vote

1) H.R. 452 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the "Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the "Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office."

 

115th Congress