Saturday, April 22, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot "Praying for All in Authority" Saturday, April 22, 2017

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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
"Praying for All in Authority"
Saturday, April 22, 2017

"Standing Together as One
. . . Under the Cross of Christ"

"He is not here, but is risen!" (Luke 24:6)

Next Week Preview

Next Week Preview

Congress returns from its two-week April district work period to a very full plate with very little time.

The two big items on the agenda are (1) how to handle the Affordable Care Act, and (2) funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. The latter has a hard deadline of Friday, April 28. The former does not. While Congress tends to work better under pressure, sometimes manufactured pressure can backfire.

Ideally Congress would repeal ACA first so it would not put any more money into it.
It's nearly impossible for us to know the status of this legislation at this time as nearly all negotiations are behind closed doors and on private calls. (Some reporters hear things, but there are few specifics.) The House GOP is holding an unusual Saturday conference call to discuss negotiations related to this coming week.
Our God knows, though, all that is being said, all the motivations behind various policy maneuvers, and how to find a path toward God-honoring freedom and public policy in America. Sometimes He moves at lightning speed.
This week we seek and trust God, in Jesus' name, to make a way for legislation to move for his glory. Nothing is stalled when God decides its time to move. Please join us in seeking Him today and this coming week.

Congress Headlines

Headlines from during the district work period

Trump objects to terminology of border adjustment tax

U.S. tax reform debate moves away from Ryan blueprint

U.S. House panel to begin tax reform hearings next week: chairman

House Oversight panel head Chaffetz to leave Congress after 2018

U.S. must keep military options open on North Korea: House speaker Ryan

U.S. House banking chairman unveils Dodd-Frank replacement

U.S. House committee sets more hearings in Trump-Russia probe

GOP takes aim at financial regulations

What's at Stake in the Coming 4-Day Spending Fight
Health subsidy demand jams up shutdown fight
Senate panel to vote on Gottlieb for FDA chief next week
Under Pressure to Pass AHCA Before Trump's 100th Day, Republicans Consider Proposed Changes
ObamaCare replacement deal hits major speed bumps

Activity Summaries

Of the pro forma sessions during the district work period

Weekly digests of the Congressional Record
GAVEL DOWN: Closing out the Week in Congress (Apr. 17-21, 2017)
  • American Health Care Act
  • Funding Deadline
  • Tax Reform Legislation Delayed
First 100 Days of the 115th Congress
Next Week Preview - April 24-28, 2017

Senate Floor

Senate Floor Schedule

Monday, Apr 24, 2017
3:00 p.m.: Convene and proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Sonny Perdue, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Agriculture.
Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture, with a vote on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 p.m.
Following disposition of the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Rod J. Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General.

Senate Committees

Senate Committee Meeting Schedule

No hearings were scheduled for this coming week at the time of publication. The schedule may change during the week.
Congressional Prayer Guide (includes Senate Committees)
Senate Committee Tweets

House Floor

House Floor Schedule

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. in pro forma. No votes are expected in the House.

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.Con.Res. 35 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.Con.Res. 36 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3) H.R. 455 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 501 East Court Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the “R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse” (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
4) S. 496 – To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform&#rdquo; (Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
5) H.R. 876 – Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
6) H.R. 1372 – Homeland Security for Children Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
7) H.R. 534 – U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Foreign Affairs Committee)
8) H.Res. 187 – Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Foreign Affairs Committee)
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

H.R. 1695 – Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.
H.R. 1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
Consideration of Legislation Making Further Appropriations for FY 2017
Additional Legislative Items are Possible
Printable PDF

House Committees

House Committee Meetings - Week of April 23 - 29, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

H.R. 1694 — Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017; H.R. 1695 — Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

H.R.___, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017

Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service

A Legislative Proposal to Create Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs

Advances in the Search for Life

Hearing on Stopping Disability Fraud: Risk, Prevention, and Detection

Military Assessment of the Security Challenges in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

Legislative hearing on the following bills, all of which are related to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill: H.R. 43; H.R. 245; H.R. 1104; H.R. 1112; H.R. 1216; H.R. 1331; H.R. 1384; H.R. 1793; H.R. 1956; H.R. 1989; H.R. 1994; and several draft pieces of legislation.

Storm Watch: Making Sure SBAs Disaster Loan Program is Prepared

U.S. Pacific Command

Hearing on the 2017 Tax Filing Season

Reviewing the Unintended Consequences of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Creating a Flexible and Effective Information Technology Management and Acquisition System: Elements for Success in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

Chinas Technological Rise: Challenges to U.S. Innovation and Security

The Questionable Case for Easing Sudan Sanctions

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Strengthening Accreditation to Better Protect Students and Taxpayers

The Border Wall: Strengthening our National Security

Member Day

Outdoor Recreation: Vast Impact of the Great Outdoors

Syria After the Missile Strikes: Policy Options

Pending legislation

Safeguarding the Financial System from Terrorist Financing

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury

Afghanistan's Terrorist Resurgence: Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Beyond

Friday, April 28, 2017

Amphibious Warfare in a Contested Environment

Reference Links

Links to Congressional news and information

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