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Week of March 19th

Mar 18, 2018
Legislative Digest

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

11 Suspensions 

1)  S. 2030 - Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill changes the compliance date for the amended energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits (which is also the compliance date for ceiling fan standards) from January 7, 2019 to January 21, 2020.


2) H.R. 5074 - DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) | Homeland Security Committee

Topline Summary: This bill codifies the cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These teams exist within the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at DHS and provide upon request, assistance to asset owners and operators following a cyber incident.

3) H.R. 4176 - Air Cargo Security Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) | Homeland Security Committee

Topline Summary: This bill establishes the air cargo security division within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to carry out all air cargo security policy and stakeholder engagement.
 

4) H.R. 5099 - Enhancing DHS’ Fusion Center Technical Assistance Program Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS) | Homeland Security Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes and enhances the Department of Homeland Security’s fusion center technical assistance program.


5) 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.
 

6) H.R. 5079 - DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act, as amended  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) | Homeland Security Committee

Topline Summary: This bill strengthens the relationship between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Network or Fusion Centers. 


7) 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.


8) 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.

9) 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. 

10) H.R. 4851 - Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. André Carson (D-IN) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the Landmark for Peace Memorial as a National Commemorative Site, and makes it part of the African American Civil Rights Network, but it would not be part of the National Park System.

11) H.R. 835 - To update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) | Natural Resources Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would allow for the expansion of the maximum area of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to 6,300 acres and allow the National Park Service to accept the 280 acres currently being held by the Palmer Land Trust and Coalition for the Upper South Platte.

 


Tuesday, March 20th

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

1 Rule Bill 

1) H.R. 4566 - Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act, Rules Committee Print (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) | Financial Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends Title I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) to exempt nonbank financial institutions not under the supervision by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) from the Dodd-Frank Act's stress-testing requirements.


Wednesday, March 21th, and the balance of the week

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

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

Consideration of Legislation Making Further Appropriations for FY18


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