Tag Archives: 114th Congress

Senate, House Eye Their Exit as Lawmakers Work to Wrap-Up Government Funding

Note from Capital Thinking Given that we expect all legislative business will wrap-up in Washington this week, this will likely be our last Capital Thinking Blog until Congress returns in November following the Election. Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, September 26, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume … Continue Reading

Senate Scheduled to Vote on Continuing Resolution on Tuesday; Conservative House Members Introduce 40-Day Spending Extension

Legislative Activity The text of the Fiscal Year  2017 continuing resolution (CR) was released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on September 22. The $1.067 trillion spending legislation would provide full fiscal year funding for the Military Construction and Veterans Administration programs and run through December 9, 2016.  The bill includes $1.1 billion for  … Continue Reading

Senate Set to Move on Short-Term CR; House Focused on Iran and Financial Services Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, September 19, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.5325, the legislative vehicle for the short-term Continuing Resolution (CR). At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed … Continue Reading

Senate to Move on WRDA as House Takes Up VA Legislation

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, September 12, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act.  By way of reminder, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has filed cloture on Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979 and on the on the underlying bill, S.2848. The filing … Continue Reading

Congress Continues Consideration of Appropriations Bills; House Takes on Terrorism Financing

Note from Capital Thinking As Congress prepares to wrap up remaining business in Washington this week prior to adjourning until the Fall, please be advised that Capital Thinking will also be on recess until Congress returns. Expect our next post on Monday, September 12. Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, July 11, at 4:00pm. Following any … Continue Reading

House to Consider FY 2017 Interior-Environment Spending Legislation; House Appropriations Committee to Mark-Up Final Two Remaining Spending Bills; Senate Action Stalls; Future of Zika Negotiations Unclear; Division Over Length of a Fiscal Continuing Resolution

Legislative Activity House Floor Consideration of Interior-Environment Appropriations The House Committee on Rules will meet this evening to review the 157 amendments filed to the Interior-Environment FY 2017 appropriations legislation (H.R. 5538), many of which would halt the implementation of climate and environment rules proposed by the Administration, such as those related to fracking and … Continue Reading

Senate, House Continue on with Appropriations Work

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, June 20, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2578, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The pending cloture motions on amendments will ripen at 5:30pm, at which time the Senate will have up to four roll call votes: … Continue Reading

Senate Continues with NDAA; House Takes Up Puerto Rico, Energy Tax Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, June 6, at 2:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, during which senators will be permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the motion to proceed to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading

House Considering Legislative Branch Final Passage with Structured Rule, Senate to Move on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Spending Bill in Committee

Legislative Activity House to Try Again on Passing an FY 2017 Spending Bill Congress left for its Memorial Day Recess with the failure of the House to pass the typically non-controversial Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill (H.R. 5055) over disputes on amendments related to LGBT anti-discrimination and the Iran nuclear deal, among others. The President … Continue Reading

Senate to Consider Judicial Nomination, Zika Funding; House Takes Up NDAA, Appropriations Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, May 16, at 2:00pm.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.  At 4:30pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar … Continue Reading

Opioid Bills Slated for House Floor Consideration

Legislative Activity Opioid Bills Slated for House Floor Consideration This week, the House of Representatives will consider 11 bills focused on combatting the opioid crisis. The legislation being considered will act as House companion legislation to S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which passed the Senate in March. The bills being considered … Continue Reading

Senate Continues Debate on Energy-Water Appropriations; House Takes on Fiduciary Rule, Startups, and DC School Scholarships

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, April 25, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, at which time the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016. Under the previous order, at … Continue Reading

House Committee on Energy and Commerce to Advance 12 Bills Addressing the Opioid Epidemic; Senate to Consider Emergency Supplemental Funding for the Zika Virus; CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Inpatient and LTCH Prospective Payment Systems

Legislative Activity House Committee on Energy and Commerce to Advance 12 Bills Addressing the Opioid Epidemic The House Committee on Energy and Commerce announced the committee will consider 22 bills April 26 and April 27, including 12 bills focused on combatting the opioid crisis that passed the Subcommittee on Health last week. The health bills … Continue Reading

Senate Continues FAA Debate, Then on to Appropriations; House Takes Up Tax Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, April 18, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #55, H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for FAA reauthorization.  At 5:30pm, the Thune amendment #3680 will be agreed to; the substitute amendment #3679, as amended, will be agreed to; and the Senate … Continue Reading

House Committee on Energy and Commerce to Hold Hearing on MACRA Implementation; Senate Committee on Armed Services to Hold Hearing on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury; Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health to Mark Up Opioid Bills; CMS Launches Multi-Payer Initiative to Improve Primary Care in the U.S.

Legislative Activity House Committee on Energy and Commerce to Hold Hearing on MACRA Implementation On Tuesday, April 19, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Examining Physician Efforts to Prepare for Medicare Payment Reforms.” The Medicare Access and CHIP … Continue Reading

Senate Continues Debate on FAA Reauthorization; House Tackles Financial Services Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, April 11, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm. At 4:00pm, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #55, H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for FAA reauthorization.  The following amendments are presently pending to the bill: … Continue Reading

Zika Virus Priority Review Voucher Slated for House Floor Consideration; House Energy and Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on the Flint Water Crisis; FTC Issues Guidelines for Health App Developers; Request for Information Regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Legislative Activity Zika Virus Priority Review Voucher Slated for House Floor Consideration House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that S. 2512, Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act, will be considered on the floor on Monday, April 11. This bill, introduced by Al Franken (D-MN) in the Senate, amends the … Continue Reading
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