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Senate Could Pass FAA Reauthorization Act on Monday; Senate Appropriations Committee to Mark Up THUD Appropriations Bill

Legislative Activity Senate Could Pass FAA Reauthorization Act on Monday On Monday, the Senate is expected to hold a cloture vote on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016. The Senate considered the FAA Reauthorization Act most of last week, adopting a variety of bipartisan amendments to the bill that would reauthorize FAA programs … 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

Appropriations Process in Full Swing as House and Senate Mark Up Bills

Legislative Activity Appropriations Process in Full Swing as House and Senate Mark Up Bills Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will hold subcommittee and full committee appropriations bill markups and release 302(b) suballocations this week, even without an approved budget resolution in either chamber. The budget process has stalled in both the House and … 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

Senate to Continue Consideration of FAA Reauthorization Act

Legislative Activity Senate to Continue Consideration of FAA Reauthorization Act On Monday, the Senate will resume floor consideration of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016. Over 100 amendments to the bill have been filed, but it is unclear how many will be offered on the floor this week. Additionally, Senate Leadership and … Continue Reading

Senate to Consider Nomination for Education Secretary; House Takes Up Energy and Commerce Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, March 14, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each. At 4:00pm, the Senate will enter into Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar … Continue Reading

Senate Commerce Committee to Markup FAA Reauthorization

Legislative Activity Senate Commerce Committee to Markup FAA Reauthorization The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will mark up the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S. 2658) this Wednesday, March 16. The bipartisan bill would reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs through September 30, 2017. The text of the bill is available here. … Continue Reading

Senate to Resume Consideration of Bill on Addiction and Recovery; House Debates Legislation on Medicaid and Emission Standards

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, February 29, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.524, Comprehensive Addiction … Continue Reading

House Republicans Look for Mandatory Cuts to Make Passage of a Budget Resolution Possible

Legislative Activity House Republicans Look for Mandatory Cuts to Make Passage of a Budget Resolution Possible House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) and House Republican Leadership continue to look for cuts to mandatory spending to offset the $30 billion increase in discretionary spending for FY 2017 called for in last year’s bipartisan budget deal. … Continue Reading

House Shelves AIRR Act, Senate to Pursue Own FAA Reauthorization Legislation

Legislative Activity House Shelves AIRR Act, Senate to Pursue Own FAA Reauthorization Legislation Members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee are moving forward with their own bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation in the coming weeks, after House Leadership shelved the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act amid diverse opposition to … Continue Reading

Senate May Return to Energy Bill; House to Vote on Sportsmen’s Bill

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, February 22, at 3:00pm. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the reading of Washington’s Farewell Address, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:30pm, with Senators permitted to speak up … Continue Reading

House Republicans Work Towards an Agreement on Spending; House and Senate Appropriations Committees to Hold Budget Hearings

Legislative Activity House Republicans Work Towards an Agreement on Spending Republicans may be nearing a deal that will make passage of a budget much easier in the House. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) recently told House Republicans the best way to advance conservative policy priorities during the upcoming appropriations process is to approve a budget, and … Continue Reading

AIRR Act Delayed Amid ATC Reform Opposition

Legislative Activity AIRR Act Delayed Amid ATC Reform Opposition The House is unlikely to consider the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act on the floor this week amid opposition from Democrats, Republican appropriators, and some Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee. The AIRR Act would reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs … Continue Reading

As Senate Considers a Judicial Nomination, House Prepares to Take Up Debt Limit Legislation

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, February 8, at 2:00pm. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar … Continue Reading

President to Release Budget Tuesday to Republican Opposition

Legislative Activity President to Release Budget Tuesday, to Republican Opposition On Tuesday, February 9, the White House will release President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) budget request, his final one. The President’s budget will be dead on arrival in Congress but can be an important messaging document, particularly heading into a presidential election year. The … Continue Reading

AIRR Act’s ATC Reform Faces Diverse Opposition

Legislative Activity AIRR Act’s ATC Reform Faces Diverse Opposition The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster’s (R-PA) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, faces diverse opposition to its air traffic control (ATC) reform provisions. The AIRR Act would remove ATC from the federal government and transfer … Continue Reading

Senate Continues Debate on Energy, as House Set to Move Several Financial Services Bills

Senate Legislative Activity At 3:00pm on Monday, February 1, following any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #218, S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. No roll call votes are expect until Tuesday, February 2 at 2:30pm. Note that there are still several amendments pending to S. 2012, including: Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute); Cassidy … Continue Reading

Congress Kicks Off Budget Process

Legislative Activity Congress Kicks Off Budget Process This week, the Congressional fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget process begins in earnest, as the House and Senate Budget Committees hold budget hearings and various committees mark up their “Views and Estimates.” While President Barack Obama will not release his budget until February 9, Congress is not waiting … Continue Reading

FAA Reauthorization Coming Into Focus

Legislative Activity FAA Reauthorization Coming Into Focus House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is expected to release a draft Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill soon, and it could be as early as this week. The current six-month FAA Reauthorization extension expires on March 31. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman … Continue Reading

Winter Weather Causes Congressional Cancellations

Legislative Calendar in Flux from Winter Storm Jonas Following severe weather in Washington this weekend, this week’s legislative calendar is in flux. As noted below, the Senate has delayed its scheduled by a day (for now) and the House has cancelled session for the week. As such, it is unclear to what extent Committee work … Continue Reading
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