U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson - 2nd District of Idaho
U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson - 2nd District of Idaho
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Recently in Washington 

On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act, by a vote of 300 to 118.  The bill provides streamlined processes for the removal of hazardous vegetative overgrowth within or adjacent to electricity infrastructure on federal lands.  The House also passed H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act, by a vote of 233 to 180.  The bill creates a “one-stop-shop” permitting process through the Bureau of Reclamation for new or expanded surface storage facilities, which will reduce conflicting agency permitting requirements that impose unnecessary costs and burdens on water storage infrastructure. On Friday, the House passed H.R. 2842, the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act, by a vote of 377 to 34.  The bill encourages employer-led partnerships with state and local agencies to hire recipients from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, providing recipients with highly-valued work experience and on-the-job training, including apprenticeships.  Congressman Simpson supported all three bills.


Committee Schedule 

Wednesday

At 11:00 a.m., Chairman Simpson will host a subcommittee markup of the Fiscal Year 2018 House Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

Thursday

At 10:30 a.m., the House Appropriations Committee will hold a full committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2018 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. 

Friday

At 10:00 a.m., the House Appropriations Committee will hold a full committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Appropriations bill.



Floor Schedule

MONDAY, JUNE 26TH

On Monday, 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.R. 2547 - Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Woodall / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

2) H.R. 1684 - Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

3) H.R. 2258 - ADVANCE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Aguilar / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

4) H.R. 1726 - Coast Guard Improvement and Reform Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Duncan Hunter / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and 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.


Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 497 - Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Natural Resources Committee)

2) H.R. 220 - To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 1073 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer / Natural Resources Committee)

4) H.R. 1135 - To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program (Sponsored by Rep. James Clyburn / Natural Resources Committee)

5) H.R. 1500 - Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley / Natural Resources Committee)

6) H.R. 1967 - Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn / Natural Resources Committee)

7) H.Res. 397 - Solemnly reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty (Sponsored by Rep. Paul D. Ryan / Foreign Affairs Committee)

8) H.Res. 351 - Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H.R. 1215 - Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Steve King / Judiciary Committee)

H.R. 3003 - No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)

H.R. 3004 - Kate’s Law (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)


Additional Legislative Items are Possible


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