12/11/2017 – House of Representatives Bills up for Votes

Below are the bills the House of Representatives are scheduled to vote on next week. You can also see teh latest list at http://docs.house.gov/floor/Default.aspx?date=2017-12-11:

H.R. 3093: Investor Clarity and Bank Parity Act

To amend the Volcker Rule to permit certain investment advisers to share a similar name with a private equity fund, subject to certain restrictions, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the Investor Clarity and Bank Parity Act.

H.R. 1638: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4171: To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes.

This extends the ‘Telework Enhancement Act of 2010’ to 2020 + 7 years. So it would officially run out in 2027.

H.R. 2880: Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 12, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

H.R. 4324: Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certifications with respect to United States and foreign financial institutions’ aircraft-related transactions involving Iran, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2396: Privacy Notification Technical Clarification Act

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 12, 2017.

H.R. 3359: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2706: Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017

To provide requirements for the appropriate Federal banking agencies when requesting or ordering a depository institution to terminate a specific customer account, to provide for additional requirements related to subpoenas issued under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, and for other purposes.

Transit Benefits Modernization Act

To provide transit benefits to Federal employees who use the services of digital transportation companies within the national capital region, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2872: Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act

To amend the Federal Power Act to promote hydropower development at existing nonpowered dams, and for other purposes.

H.R. 357: Overseas Outsourcing Accountability Act

To require the President to develop and release a comprehensive national strategy to prevent United States employers from overseas outsourcing and offshoring practices that impact the United States workforce.

H.R. 1730: Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4015: Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017

To improve the quality of proxy advisory firms for the protection of investors and the U.S. economy, and in the public interest, by fostering accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and competition in the proxy advisory firm industry.

H.R. 3669: Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017

H.R. 3669 seeks to improve and streamline security procedures related to general aviation and commercial charter air carriers utilizing risk-based security standards.

Specifically, the bill requires the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct a cost and feasibility study of establishing web-based access to the Secure Flight system for commercial charter air carriers.

Small aviation operators cannot absorb the cost of installing the necessary software to connect to TSA’s Secure Flight system for vetting passengers. Currently, TSA emails these operators the necessary security data in a spreadsheet format, posing an information security risk.

The bill also authorizes the Administrator to provide additional screening services to commercial charter air carriers at the request of the carrier. If these screening services are provided then an agreement must be made with the carrier for compensation for all reasonable costs of the screening services.

The bill requires the Administration to provide Congress with an implementation plan for recommendation approved by the Aviation Security Advisory Council regarding general aviation. The Administrator is authorized to designate at least one full time employee to be responsible for issue and stakeholder engagement related to general aviation.

Finally, the bill requires the Administrator to provide a report to Congress on the feasibility of requiring security threat assessments for all candidates seeking flight school training in the operation of any aircraft having a maximum certificated takeoff weight of more than 12,500.

H.R. 1733: To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil.

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 27, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

H.R. 407: Tax Free Health Insurance Act of 2017

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for premiums for insurance which constitutes medical care.


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