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. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, by a vote of 378-48. This legislation makes important changes to the selection process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 1694, the Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017, by a vote of 425-0. Following the financial crisis, taxpayers bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the tune of $187.5 billion. This legislation applies Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements to Fannie and Freddie, allowing the American people the right to know what these entities are doing with taxpayer dollars.  On Friday, the House passed H.J. Res. 99, the Short-Term Continuing Resolution, by a vote of 382-30.  H.J. Res. 99 is a seven-day Continuing Resolution (CR) for Fiscal Year 2017 to fund the government through May 5, 2017. The CR maintains current funding levels and is necessary to give the House and Senate Appropriations Committees time to complete negotiations on a final FY2017 appropriations bill to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year (through September 30, 2017).  Congressman Simpson supported all three bills.


Committee Schedule

Wednesday

At 10:30 a.m., Chairman Simpson will host a House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee hearing regarding the Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.

Floor Schedule

MONDAY, MAY 1ST
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. 910 - Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)

2)
H.R. 1312 - Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee)

3)
H.R. 1366 - U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velázquez / Financial Services Committee)

4)
H.R. 657 - Follow the Rules Act (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

5)
H.R. 1242 - 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

6)
H.R. 1644 - Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

 TUESDAY, MAY 2ND AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, the House is not in session.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 1665 - Disaster Declaration Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

2)
H.R. 1679 - FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

3)
H.R. 1678 - To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lois Frankel / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

H.R. 1180 - Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, as amended (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby / Education and the Workforce Committee)

Consideration of Legislation Making Further Appropriations for FY 2017

Additional Legislative Items are Possible


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