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Wednesday, September 5th

Sep 5, 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: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

3 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 4969 - Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2019, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill improves the security, functionality, and efficiency of America’s embassies and consulates through enhanced oversight and better management of the construction of new diplomatic facilities. 

2) H.R. 5576 - Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill establishes a framework to address state-sponsored malicious cyber activities against the United States by requiring the President to impose sanctions from a menu of options against persons or entities that the President determines have carried out certain malicious cyber activities. 

3) H.R. 5274 - Global Electoral Exchange Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
authorizes the Department of State to establish an international exchange program to promote the sound administration of elections.

1 Rule Bill

1) H.R. 1635 - Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) | Education and the Workforce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote greater financial literacy.

115th Congress