Senate repeals big bank arbitration clause, makes them harder to sue

Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
9:30am: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Scott L. Palk to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Committee Hearings
Armed Services
Subcommittee on SeaPower
9:15am – SVC-217

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
10:00am – SR-253

Environment and Public Works
10:00am – SD-406

Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
10:00am – SVC-217

Joint Economic Committee
10:00am – Longworth HOB-1100

Indian Affairs
2:30pm – SD-628

2:30pm – SD-562

House Floor Schedule
10:00am: House will meet for morning hour.
12:00pm: House will meet for legislative business.
First votes expected: 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Last votes expected: 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Committee Hearings
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
10:00am – 2358-C Rayburn HOB

Science, Space, and Technology
Subcommittee on Oversight
10:00am – 2318 Rayburn HOB

Natural Resources
10:00am – 1324 Longworth HOB

Energy and Commerce
10:00am – 2123 Rayburn HOB

Financial Services
Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
10:00am – 2128 Rayburn HOB

Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
10:00am – 2172 Rayburn HOB

House Administration
11:00am – 1310 Longworth HOB

11:00am – 2141 Rayburn HOB

Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2:00pm – 2322 Rayburn HOB

Financial Services
2:00pm – 2128 Rayburn HOB

Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Government Operations
2:00pm – 2154 Rayburn HOB

Natural Resources
2:00pm – 1324 Longworth HOB
Inside Trump’s meeting with Senate GOP

Senators arrived at their weekly lunch Tuesday prepared to witness a heavyweight bout between President Trump and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) even brought popcorn.

But the meeting was largely free of turmoil, according to the senators who were in the room, though it included some memorable moments.

Corker’s name didn’t come up during the meeting, and the Tennessee senator didn’t use a question-and-answer session to confront Trump personally.

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GOP Chairman: Deduction compromise to be announced before tax bill

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said Wednesday he anticipates announcing a compromise on the state and local tax deduction before a bill rewriting the code is unveiled next week.

“I expect before the bill is laid out next week, that the solution will be announced,” Brady said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “It’s a work in progress but I think we’re making good progress.”

Congressional GOP leaders and the White House proposed eliminating the state and local deduction in a tax-reform framework they released last month. Doing so would help to raise revenue to pay for lower tax rates.

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Groups in scramble to delay ObamaCare taxes

The medical device and insurance industries are fighting to stop ObamaCare taxes from taking effect now that it’s clear the law will remain on the books next year.

Industry sources say they’re optimistic and that momentum is growing. They point to new legislation released last week to delay the health insurance tax and a letter — with a lengthy list of signees — sent to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in favor of repealing the medical device tax.

But there isn’t much time.

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