Tag Archives: House of Representatives

Congress to Vote on Short-Term FAA Reauthorization This Week

Legislative Activity Congress to Vote on Short-Term FAA Reauthorization This Week This week, Congress will vote on a short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization that will reauthorize FAA programs through September 30, 2017. The short-term authorization includes some policy changes, but avoids many significant changes the House and Senate had been pursuing. While the Senate … 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

Lawmakers Pass Counterterrorism Measures in Wake of Orlando Shooting; The Department of Homeland Security Issues New Terrorism Advisory; President Obama Travels to Orlando

Legislative Activity Lawmakers Pass Counterterrorism Measures in Wake of Orlando Shooting On Thursday, June 16, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 5471, the Counter Terrorist Radicalization Act, which combines three previously-passed bills to counter terrorist recruitment and extremism, by a vote of 402 to 15.  House leaders repackaged the measures – H.R. 4401, the … Continue Reading

Short-Term FAA Reauthorization Likely Soon; FAA May Release Final Drone Rule This Week

Legislative Activity Short-Term FAA Reauthorization Likely Soon The current short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension expires on July 15, leaving just four weeks for Congress to pass another short-term extension or a long term reauthorization bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) recently admitted that Congress will have to pass another short-term … Continue Reading

FAA Reauthorization Deadline a Month Away

Legislative Activity FAA Reauthorization Deadline a Month Away The current short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension expires on July 15, leaving just over a month for Congress to pass a short-term extension or a long term reauthorization bill. While the Senate passed its reauthorization, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 (H.R. 636), by an overwhelming … 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

FAA Reauthorization Deadline Approaching, Amid Security Concerns; Appropriations Process Stalled

Legislative Activity FAA Reauthorization Deadline Approaching, Amid Security Concerns The current short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension expires on July 15, leaving only 20 legislative days for Congress to pass a long-term reauthorization bill or another short-term extension.  This also limits the opportunity that House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has to … Continue Reading

House and Senate to Continue Appropriations Bills Markups, Floor Consideration; Appropriations Issues Highlight: Zika Funding and Amendments on Confederate Flags and LGBT Protections

Legislative Activity House and Senate to Continue Appropriations Bills Markups, Floor Consideration The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will continue to markup appropriations bills this week, while the House is expected to consider its FY 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill on the floor. It is unclear which appropriations bill the Senate will consider … Continue Reading

House Appropriations Committee to Markup THUD Bill; House T&I Committee Expected to Markup WRDA Bill; DOT Receives $9.8 Billion in FASTLANE Grant Applications

Legislative Activity House Appropriations Committee to Markup THUD Bill The House Appropriations Committee will mark up its FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act on Tuesday, May 24, after an uneventful Subcommittee markup last week. This comes on the heels of the Senate passing its THUD Appropriations bill last … 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

Senate Considering THUD and MilCon-VA, After Finally Passing Energy-Water Bill; House to Begin Floor Consideration of Appropriations Bills

Legislative Activity Senate Considering THUD and MilCon-VA, After Finally Passing Energy-Water Bill This week, the Senate will resume consideration of the FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Act and the FY 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act, after finally passing the FY 2017 Energy and Water Development (Energy-Water) Appropriations … Continue Reading

House and Senate Work on THUD Appropriations Bills This Week; Infrastructure Week Kicks Off Today

Legislative Activity House and Senate Work on THUD Appropriations Bills This Week The Senate and House are both expected to make progress on their respective FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Acts this week, the Senate on the floor and the House in the Appropriations Committee. A potentially problematic issue … Continue Reading

Senate Republicans Hope ‘Third Time is the Charm’ on Energy-Water Bill; House Budget Unlikely, Will Start Appropriations Floor Consideration After May 15

Legislative Activity Senate Republicans Hope ‘Third Time is the Charm’ on Energy-Water Bill The Senate will bring up the FY 2017 Energy and Water Development (Energy-Water) Appropriations Act for a third cloture vote on the Senate floor this week. The previous votes both failed to reach the requisite 60 ayes, as Democrats have chosen to … 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 May Consider Combined THUD and MilCon-VA Appropriations Bills This Week; FTA Issues Safety Directive to WMATA Ordering Immediate Safety Improvements

Legislative Activity Senate May Consider Combined THUD and MilCon-VA Appropriations Bills This Week This week the Senate is expected to consider the $56.5 billion FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Act on the floor, likely by combining the THUD bill with the FY 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs … 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

Senate Continues Consideration of Appropriations Bills, House Process Delayed

Legislative Activity Senate Continues Consideration of Appropriations Bills, House Process Delayed The Senate is expected to pass the FY 2017 Energy and Water Development (Energy-Water) Appropriations bill as early as this week, after considering numerous amendments on the floor last week. In addition to the Energy-Water bill, the Senate may begin consideration of the FY … 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

Unclear How House Will Proceed on FAA Reauthorization; Senate Appropriations Committee Passes THUD Appropriations Bill, Unclear When it Will Hit Senate Floor

Legislative Activity Unclear How House Will Proceed on FAA Reauthorization After the Senate overwhelmingly approved its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation on April 19 by a vote of 95 to 3, it remains unclear how the House will proceed on its own FAA reauthorization legislation, which continues to be stalled due to objections on … 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

Senate Expected to Consider Energy-Water Appropriations Act on Floor, MilCon-VA Likely Next; House and Senate Appropriations Committees to Continue Markups

Legislative Activity Senate Expected to Consider Energy-Water Appropriations Act on Floor, MilCon-VA Likely Next The Senate is expected to consider the FY 2017 Energy and Water Development (Energy-Water) Appropriations Act on the floor this week (full text available here), and will likely move on to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act next. … Continue Reading
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