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CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, October 14, 2017

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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Recent Floor Activity

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Related Headlines

House OKs $36.5 billion disaster relief bill
69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites
New whistleblower protections head to Trump's desk

Congress Last Week

Tax Reform

Who Benefits From the State and Local Tax Deduction?
Paul Ryan: Trump's tax reform speech was 'music to my ears'
Paul Ryan threatens to keep Congress working on tax reform through Christmas
Kevin Brady says the major goal of tax reform is 'higher paychecks'

Health Care Policy
Eric Hargan named acting Health secretary
All eyes on bipartisan Obamacare fix talks
Republican Collins will stay in U.S. Senate, focused on healthcare
Mitch McConnell praises Susan Collins' decision to stay in the Senate despite her 'no' votes on healthcare reform
Congress is in the hot seat on Obamacare once again

Foreign Policy
Key U.S. lawmakers back enforcing, not ditching, Iran pact
Top Republican to Trump: Stay in Iran deal

National Security
Pentagon budget divides Republican defense, deficit hawks
New Foreign Surveillance Bill Would Boost Privacy Protections
White House Aide Nielsen Picked for Homeland Secretary
Trump praises Kirstjen Nielson, his pick for DHS chief

McConnell signals he will end the practice of allowing senators to block judges
Federal court upholds prayer in Congress

Technology Policy
Congress takes broad swipes at cyber issues, with mixed results

Second Amendment
Rare bipartisan gun control bill on bump fire stocks introduced following Las Vegas massacre
A bump stock ban may have enough support to pass the House
Ryan: Regulations the 'smartest, quickest fix' for bump stocks
Paul Ryan calls for regulatory, not legislative, fix for bump fire stocks
NRA opposes bump fire stocks bills in Congress

Natural Disasters
House Speaker Paul Ryan to lead delegation to Puerto Rico: Report
Ryan leading bipartisan delegation to Puerto Rico
As US House weighs $36.5 billion disaster relief, Trump slams Puerto Rico
House Speaker Ryan says 'more to come' for Puerto Rico aid
Paul Ryan pledges long term support for Puerto Rico

Pending Activity

Committee Activity

Hearing set for Wisconsin bill targeting immigrants
House committee delays sending children's health insurance bill to floor
House intel committee subpoenas firm behind Trump-Russia dossier
Facebook's Sandberg to appear before House intelligence: sources
House panel to publicly release Russia Facebook ads
Ethics Committee extends review of New York congressman
House ethics committee investigating Rep. Chris Collins for insider trading allegations
Loretta Lynch, Obama-appointed attorney general, to testify to Congress on Russian election meddling
Roger Stone faces subpoena threat over Assange contact
Social media firms summoned to U.S. Congressional hearings on Russia
Roger Stone attorney says he complied with request for Assange contact

Floor Schedule

Next week: Senate tackles budget, disaster relief

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
Program for Monday: Senate resumes consideration of the nomination of Callista L. Gingrich, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Holy See, Department of State, post-cloture, and votes on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Hearings to examine the cost of prescription drugs, focusing on how the drug delivery system affects what patients pay.
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
An oversight hearing to examine the Department of Justice.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule
The House is not in session next week.
Next week is a District Work Period for Representatives.

House Committees
House Committee Meetings ScheduleWeek of October 15 - 21, 2017
No House committee meetings are scheduled for next week.

Reference Links
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