House schedules vote on revised AHCA

H.R. 1628 The American Health Care Act (Revised) – AHCA   House announces Thursday vote on revised American Health Care Act (AHCA).   Two amendments will be included in the House vote on May 4, 2017:   1. The MacArthur Amendment Section-by-section summary   2. The Upton Amendment Section-by-section summary

Omnibus Spending bill passed the House, heads to Senate

H.R. 244 Legislative vehicle for Omnibus 2017 Consolidation Appropriations Act (previously HIRE Vets Act)   The bipartisan spending bill funds the government through October 1, 2017. View section-by-section summaries of the spending bill provisions: Agriculture Commerce/Justice/Science  Defense Energy and Water  Financial Services Homeland Security Interior and Environment Labor/Health and Human Services/Education Legislative Branch  State/Foreign Operations  […]

BILL MENTIONS: NDAA

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sets the budget and expenditures for the Department of Defense each year. Coupled with defense appropriations bills, it is how Congress oversees the defense budget.   What’s this controversial provision I’m hearing about? A provision in the House bill to prohibit discrimination by federal contractors has proven controversial. Rep. Steve Russell (R, […]

Bill Mentions: Congress to Conference on Defense Bill

Congress is "going to conference" on the on annual defense authorization bill: That means House Democrats and Republicans will appoint a few members as "conferees"; Senate Democrats and Republicans will do the same. The conferees will meet to hammer out differences between what passed the House and what passed the Senate, to reach one combined version […]

BILL MENTIONS: Sanctuary Cities

Senate failed to invoke cloture on two immigration measures Two immigration measures sponsored by Republican lawmakers failed to pass procedural hurdles in the Senate in July. Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S. 3100)  Sponsor: Sen. Pat Toomey [R, PA] Toomey bill would have blocked federal funding for “sanctuary cities,” cities or counties that bar local enforcement from complying with federal immigration authorities. Bill failed […]

BILL MENTIONS: Dodd-Frank Related Legislation

As the U.S. economy recovers from the 2008 crisis, many wonder if the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act will be able to prevent future banking crises while still allowing investments to flourish. In response, several lawmakers have proposed legislation related to Dodd-Frank. A Brief History Following the Great Depression, the Glass-Steagall Act was enacted in 1933. The Glass-Steagall act banned […]