Capitol Hill Update: June 11, 2018

Schedule:

The House and Senate are in session this week.

House:

The House is back in session on Tuesday. Legislative business begins at 2:00 pm. Votes are postponed until 6:30 pm. There are 36 bills on the suspension calendar between Tuesday and Wednesday, many, if not most, of them dealing with opioids.

We wouldn’t be surprised if there were at least a couple of postponed suspensions that came up on Thursday or even Friday. The House will consider the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program (THRIVE) Act, H.R. 5735, and Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act, H.R. 5788. Both bills are subject to rules to limit or prevent amendments.

The Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act, H.R. 2851. Giving the attorney general in any administration more power to schedule substances is a bad idea. The bill, which is subject to a rule, lacks a criminal intent requirement

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