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Week of November 26th

Nov 27, 2018
Legislative Digest


On the Floor this Week: 29 Suspensions 


Monday, November 26th

On Monday, no votes are expected in the House.

Tuesday, November 27th

On Tuesday, 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.

8 Suspensions 

1) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4254 - Women in Aerospace Education Act (PDF)

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

Topline Summary: This bill 
as amended, directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to allow its Noyce Teacher Scholars and Noyce Teacher Fellowships program to use its funds to encourage research internship experiences for bachelors and masters’ student teachers at national laboratories and NASA centers and bring that experience back into K-12 classrooms in underserved schools.

2) S. 1768 - National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) | Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
amends the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 to make changes to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), an interagency program focused on reducing earthquake-related risks to life and property. 

3) H.R. 5273 - Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
would require the Administration to establish and implement an interagency initiative to stabilize and prevent violence in conflict-prone areas of the world.

4) H.R. 1567 - United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would encourage increased exchanges between U.S. and Mexican students and professionals by prioritizing and expanding educational and professional exchange programs with Mexico, including through the previously established framework of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative.

5) H.R. 6207 - Democratic Republic of the Congo Democracy and Accountability Act of 2018, as amended  (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would codify in law certain sanctions relating to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that were imposed under executive orders. 

 

6) H.R. 4591 - Preventing Destabilization of Iraq Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would codify sanctions imposed under Executive Order No. 13438 on foreign people or entities that threaten peace, stability, economic reconstruction, humanitarian assistance, political reform, or democracy in Iraq. 

7) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 390 - Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) | Foreign Affairs Committee

Topline Summary: This bill authorizes the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support entities that are assisting threatened members of minority groups in Iraq or Syria and entities that are seeking legal accountability for certain crimes in those countries.

8) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 140 - Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) | Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
replaces the House-passed text of S.140 with provisions that authorize $10.6 billion for the Coast Guard and $28.5 million for the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for fiscal year 2019.

Wednesday, November 28th, and the Balance of the Week

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

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

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.

21 Suspensions 

1) H.R. 6032 - State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of IoT Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Bob Latta (R-PA) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
directs the Department of Commerce to study and report on the state of the industry for internet-connected devices. 

2) H.R. 6753 - Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill amends the Social Security Act to codify the Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership (HFPP) – a voluntary public-private partnership between the federal government, state agencies, law enforcement, private health insurance plans, and health care anti-fraud associations. 

3) Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2422 - Action for Dental Health Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) | Energy and Commerce Committee

Topline Summary: This bill reauthorizes the oral health promotion and disease prevention activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), expanding initiatives to enhance oral health education and community-wide dental disease prevention. 


4) H.R. 2846 - Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-TX) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would establish a narrowly drawn waiver of the Paperwork Reduction Act to streamline the process for federal agencies to gather customer service feedback. 

5) H.R. 3121 - All-American Flag Act, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill would require all U.S. flags acquired by the federal government be manufactured in the United States from materials entirely produced in the United States.

6) H.R. 3154 - Inspector General Access Act of 2017 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill grants the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Justice (OIG) the authority to investigate alleged workplace misconduct committed by Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys.

7) H.R. 5759 - 21st Century IDEA, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill requires federal agencies to modernize certain public facing websites to improve customer service and to improve efficiencies. 


8) H.R. 6777 - Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2018 (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
requires federal agencies to publish information regarding settlement agreements (including consent decrees) in a searchable, publicly-available record. 

 

9) H.R. 6901 - Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018, as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill reauthorizes and renames the Office of Electronic Government as the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer. 


10) H.R. 4326 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1211 Towanda Avenue in Bloomington, Illinois, as the "Sgt. Josh Rodgers Post Office"., as amended (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill 
as amended, designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 West North Street in Normal, Illinois, as the "Sgt. Josh Rodgers Post Office."

11) H.R. 6655 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 44160 State Highway 299 East Suite 1 in McArthur, California, as the "Janet Lucille Oilar Post Office" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 44160 State Highway 299 East Suite 1 in McArthur, California, as the "Janet Lucille Oilar Post Office."

12) H.R. 6831 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 West Main Street in Frisco, Colorado, as the "Patrick E. Mahany, Jr., Post Office Building" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 West Main Street in Frisco, Colorado, as the "Patrick E. Mahany, Jr., Post Office Building."

13) H.R. 6838 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 128 East Carlisle Street in Marion, Kentucky, as the "Ollie M. James Post Office Building" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. James Comer (R-KY) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 128 East Carlisle Street in Marion, Kentucky, as the "Ollie M. James Post Office Building."

 

14) H.R. 1210 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 W. Goodwin Street, Pleasanton, Texas, as the "Pleasanton Veterans Post Office" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 W. Goodwin Street, Pleasanton, Texas, as the "Pleasanton Veterans Post Office."

15) H.R. 1211 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the "Encinal Veterans Post Office" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the "Encinal Veterans Post Office."

16) H.R. 5412 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 2nd Avenue in Brentwood, New York, as the "Army Specialist Jose L. Ruiz Post Office Building" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 2nd Avenue in Brentwood, New York, as the "Army Specialist Jose L. Ruiz Post Office Building." 

 

17) H.R. 6216 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3025 Woodgate Road in Montrose, Colorado, as the "Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3025 Woodgate Road in Montrose, Colorado, as the "Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office."

18) H.R. 6217 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 241 N 4th Street in Grand Junction, Colorado, as the "Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer Post Office Building" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill
 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 241 N 4th Street in Grand Junction, Colorado, as the "Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer Post Office Building."

 

19) H.R. 6428 - Frank Leone Post Office Act (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 332 Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland, New Jersey, as the "Frank Leone Post Office."

20) H.R. 6621 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 East Main Street in Johnson City, Tennessee, as the "Major Homer L. Pease Post Office" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 East Main Street in Johnson City, Tennessee, as the "Major Homer L. Pease Post Office."

21) H.R. 6628 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4301 Northeast 4th Street in Renton, Washington, as the "James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix Post Office Building" (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) | Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Topline Summary: This bill designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4301 Northeast 4th Street in Renton, Washington, as the "James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix Post Office Building."

Additional Legislative Items are Possible

115th Congress