Profile image
By Freedomworks (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Capitol Hill Update: April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018 6:49
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Schedule:

The House and Senate are in session this week.

House:

After last week’s failed smoke-and-mirrors vote on a balanced budget amendment, the House will spend most of this week passing bills on the suspension calendar.

Members of the house are also still reacting to last week’s news of Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement come January 2019, so we can expect continued discussions around what the race for Speaker of the House will look like moving forward.

The House will come into session today, meeting at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business to consider six bills from the Natural Resources Committee on the suspension calendar: H.R. 3607, H.R. 4609, H.R. 3961, H.R. 146, H.R. 443, and S. 167. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 pm.

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business to consider ten bills on the suspension calendar, one from the Judiciary Committee and nine from the Ways and Means Committee: H.R. 2905, H.R. 4403, H.R. 5440, H.R. 5446, H.R. 5438, H.R. 5437, H.R. 5439, H.R. 5443, H.R. 2901, and H.R. 1512. One bill will then be debated subject to a rule, the Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act, H.R. 5192.

Two bills subject to rules will be considered for the balance of the week, with votes Wednesday and Thursday and no votes expected on Friday. These bills are the Taxpayer First Act, H.R. 5444, and the 21st Century IRS Act, H.R. 5445, both from the Ways and Means Committee.

The House Agriculture Committee will markup the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, H.R. 2, on Wednesday, April 18. The business meeting begins at 10:00 am in 1300 Longworth. If all goes according to plan, the bill will be on the House floor the week of May 6. There is both good and bad in this bill. On one hand, the proposal strengthens work requirements for food stamps. All able-bodied adults between 18 and 59 will be required to work or participate in job training for 20 hours a week in order to receive benefits. This will help recipients become financially independent.

However, we also see some more of the same waste when it comes to subsidies, and they essentially offset the savings from the work requirements.

The full committee schedule can be found here.

Senate:

Last week, the Senate confirmed nine of the president’s nominees, three district judges and six agency appointees.

The Senate will come into session today, and resume consideration of the House message to accompany Tribal Labor Sovereignty, S. 140, as the House passed an amended version of the bill that the Senate passed.

The full committee schedule can be found here.



Source: http://www.freedomworks.org/content/capitol-hill-update-april-16-2018

We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

 

Top Global

 

Top Alternative

 

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.