Capital Hill Review

115th Congress 2nd Session (2018)  

 

House of Representatives  

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

 

Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 6, with an amendment (H.Res.1099)

 

The House of Representatives on Friday, September 28, 2018, on a 393- 8 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 415)  approved the Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 6 ( Text of Legislation), with an amendment (H.Res.1099; Text of Legislation).  The House of Representatives approved a package of 70 bills that would authorize $500 million over three years for state and local programs to fight the nation’s growing addiction to illicit drugs including opioids. The measure, in part, would increase the number of recovery facilities for drug addicts; expand government and private research into non-addictive pain therapies; expand telemedicine care in rural areas; allow Medicaid reimbursement for treating infants born with addictions, and set uniform hospital standards for spotting opiate addiction. Additionally, the measure would require the postal service to develop technology for detecting substances, including fentanyl, in packages from abroad just as private carriers such as UPS and FedEx must do.

Article : Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation last week

 

Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 (H.R.6760)

 

The Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 (H.R.6760; Text of Legislation) was passed by the House of Representatives on a 220-191 vote  (To view how your representative voted visit: 414).  The measure would make permanent several key elements of the 2017 GOP tax-cut law that would otherwise expire after 2025.  Included in the bill are the law’s tax rates for individuals, increased standard deduction, expanded child tax credit, caps on deductions of state and local tax payments and increased deductions for pass-through entities such as limited-liability and S corporations.  According to the Joint Committee on Taxation the legislation would reduce the size of government by $631 billion over its first 10 years.  And attributable to the 2017 round of individual and business cuts the size of government would be reduced by $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

Article : Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation last week

 

Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 (H.R.6760)

 

During consideration of ground rules for debating the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 (H.R.6760; Text of Legislation) the House of Representatives on Thursday, September 28, 2018, on a 227-189 vote blocked a Democrat bid to call up for debate the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act H.R. 5476 , currently in committee that would prohibit President Trump from arbitrarily firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller III.  The measure stipulates that special counsels can be removed only for “misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest or other good cause” by the attorney general or other, most-senior Senate-confirmed Department of Justice official.  Additionally, the special counsel must receive written notice that states the reasons for the removal and be allowed up to 10 days to challenge the action in court.

Article : Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation last week

 

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The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

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