Daily Leader
HOUSE MEETS AT: FIRST VOTE PREDICTED: LAST VOTE PREDICTED:
9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes”
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. ???
 
H.Res. 796 – Rule providing for consideration of House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 1625 – Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (Rep. Frelinghuysen – Appropriations) (One hour of debate). The Rules Committee has made in order a motion offered by the Chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 1625 and provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The Rule waives all points of order against the motion. 

The Rules Committee rejected a motion by Mr. Polis of Colorado to make in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendments en bloc: amendment #7 offered by Rep. Polis which prohibits the federal government from spending DOJ funds to interfere with state marijuana laws; amendment #8 offered by Rep. Polis which reduces defense spending by one percent, excluding health and personnel accounts; and amendment #9 offered by Rep. Polis which inserts the text of Rep. Roybal-Allard’s bill H.R. 3440 – Dream Act of 2017. Members are urged to VOTE NO.

House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 1625 – Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (Rep. Frelinghuysen – Appropriations) (One hour of debate).  This Omnibus package contains funding for federal agencies under all twelve Appropriations subcommittees for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018.

This Omnibus appropriates $1.21 trillion in base discretionary budget authority and $78 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding, and is consistent with the higher discretionary spending caps included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.  The Defense Appropriations bill sees a 14% increase over FY17, while the remaining eleven appropriations bills see an aggregate 12% increase. On immigration and the border: no funding is provided for additional detention beds or ICE deportation agents, $1.6 billion is provided for border security – down from the $25 billion request for a border wall, and no defunding of sanctuary cities.  Unfortunately Republicans did not allow inclusion of protection for Dreamers.

A summary of the appropriations divisions within the bill can be found here.

This Omnibus also includes several authorizations in addition to the appropriations divisions within the bill.  These include:
DIVISION M—EXTENSIONS
Title I—Airport and Airway Extension
Title II—Immigration Extensions
Title III—National Flood Insurance Program Extension
Title IV—Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Extension
Title V—Generalized System of Preferences
Title VI—Judicial Redaction Authority Extension
Title VII—Budgetary Effects
DIVISION N—BUILD ACT
DIVISION O—WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION FUNDING AND FOREST MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES ACT
DIVISION P—RAY BAUM’S ACT OF 2018
DIVISION Q—KEVIN AND AVONTE’S LAW
DIVISION R—TARGET ACT
DIVISION S—OTHER MATTER
Title I—Child Protection Improvements Act
Title II—Save America’s Pastime Act
Title III—Keep Young Athletes Safe Act
Title IV—Consent of Congress to Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Arizona
Title V—Stop School Violence Act
Title VI—Fix NICS Act
Title VII—State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program
Title VIII—Small Business Credit Availability Act
Title IX—Small Business Access to Capital After a Natural Disaster Act
Title X—Taylor Force Act
Title XI—FARM Act
Title XII—Tipped Employees
Title XIII—Revisions to Pass-Through Period and Payment Rules
DIVISION T—REVENUE PROVISIONS
          SEC. 101. MODIFICATION OF DEDUCTION FOR QUALIFIED BUSINESS INCOME OF A COOPERATIVE AND ITS PATRONS.
           SEC. 102. INCREASE IN STATE HOUSING CREDIT CEILING FOR , 2019, 2020, 2021.
SEC. 103. AVERAGE INCOME TEST FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING CREDIT.
DIVISION U—TAX TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS
DIVISION V—CLOUD ACT
 
H.R. 4061 - Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act (Rep. Ross – Financial Services) (One hour of debate).   This measure would change the procedures that federal regulators follow for determining which nonbank financial institutions should be designated by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) as systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) and subject to heightened supervision due to their systemic risk. For example, the bill would increase the frequency and complexity of studies, reviews, and meetings that must be completed before the FSOC can designate a nonbank company as a SIFI. The bill also would allow companies to contest existing SIFI designations on the basis of the new criteria and procedures in addition to the current appeals process provided under Dodd-Frank.  The Obama Administration opposed the bill last Congress.

The Rule, which was adopted last week, provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Committee on Financial Services.
 
Bill Text for H.R. 4061:
PDF Version


Background for H.R. 4061:
House Report (HTML Version)
House Report (PDF Version)

 
Postponed Suspensions (4 bills)
  1. H.R. 4227 – Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Latta – Homeland Security)
  2. H.R. 5131 – Surface Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Watson Coleman – Homeland Security)
  3. H.R. 4467 – Strengthening Aviation Security Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Hice – Homeland Security)
  4. H.R. 5089 – Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Barragan – Homeland Security)
 
THE DAILY QUOTE
“As Congress stares at a Friday deadline to fund the government, the reality that members will have scant time to actually read or process the $1.3 trillion fiscal 2018 omnibus before voting on it is starting to sink in… They were given 52 hours… House Republicans have a three-day rule for the period between when they file a bill and when they can bring it to the floor, but leadership can waive that whenever they choose.”

    -     Roll Call, 3/22/2018