Daily Whipline

May 8, 2019

MAJORITY WHIPLINE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At…

Votes Predicted At…

10:00 a.m. Morning Hour

12:00 p.m. Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side

First/ Last Votes: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED

IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedures

Suspensions (5 bills):

  1. H.R. 1520 – Purple Book Continuity Act (Rep. Eshoo – Energy and Commerce)

This bill would amend the Public Health Service Act to codify publication of approved biological products in the Purple Book in a similar format and with similar requirements to the Orange Book, specify that the Purple Book should be published electronically on FDA’s website and updated routinely, and direct FDA to consider the types of patents that should be listed in the Purple Book.

  1. H.R. 1503 – Orange Book Transparency Act of 2019 (Rep. Kelly (IL) – Energy and Commerce)

This bill would help to ensure that the Orange Book is accurate and up-to-date, by requiring manufacturers to share complete and timely information with FDA, as well as ensuring that patents listed in the Orange Book are relevant to the approved drug product. Patents found to be invalid through a court decision or a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board would be required to be removed promptly. FDA is also directed to reconsider the types of patents that should be listed in the Orange Book within one year of enactment.

  1. H.R. 1328 – ACCESS BROADBAND Act, as amended (Rep. Tonko – Energy and Commerce)

This bill establishes an Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The bill requires the Office to annually report with the number of U.S. residents who received broadband as a result of certain programs, and an estimate of the economic impact of such broadband deployment efforts on the local economy.

  1. H.R. 312 – Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act (Rep. Keating – Natural Resources)

This bill reasserts that the taking of land into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts as described in the final Notice of Reservation Proclamation (81 Fed. Reg. 948; January 8, 2016) is reaffirmed as trust land and the actions of the Secretary of the Interior in taking that land into trust are ratified and confirmed.

  1. H.R. 375 – To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes (Rep. Cole – Natural Resources)

This bill amends the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for all federally recognized Indian Tribes regardless of the tribe’s federal recognition date.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela