What's Congress Voting On? Week of February 13, 2017
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Congress will be in session for a full work week, with the House poised to continue undoing regulations advanced by the Obama administration and the Senate set to cast confirmation votes on more of Trump's nominees.
The House will vote Monday on a series of bills related to programs for veterans under suspension of the rules. One of those bills, the WINGMAN Act, passed the House by voice vote last year and would look to improve case management at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs by letting certified congressional staffers access more of a patient's record when they assist them. Starting on Wednesday the House will vote to overturn several Obama era regulations. Among the rules on the chopping block are one that prevents states from denying abortion providers access to government funding, and another that restricts the drug testing of individuals receiving unemployment benefits.
The Senate will vote Monday to confirm Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary and David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Trump's choice to lead the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, will be up for a confirmation vote on Tuesday. Additional confirmation votes are possible later in the week, so check back to stay current on what's happening this week in Congress.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
Monday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)
- H.R. 512: WINGMAN Act Passed by voice vote.
- H.R. 244: HIRE Vets Act Passed 409-1.
- H.R. 974: BRAVE Act Passed 407-0.
- H.R. 609: To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic” Passed by voice vote.
Tuesday after 12pm
- H.R. 428: Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act Passed 250-171.
Wednesday after 12pm, or Thursday or Friday
- H.J.Res. 42: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants Passed 236-189.
- H.J.Res. 66: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees Passed 231-193.
- H.J.Res. 67: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees Passed 234-191.
- H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients Passed 230-188.
- H.J.Res. 69: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska Passed 225-193.
- The House has cancelled votes Friday and will conclude its business Thursday.
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury Confirmed 53-47.
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Confirmed 100-0.
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Linda McMahon as Administrator of the Small Business Administration Confirmed 81-19.
- H.R. 255: Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act Passed by unanimous consent.
- H.R. 321: INSPIRE Women Act Passed by unanimous consent.
- Cloture vote on the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) as Director of the Office of Management and Budget Invoked 52-48. Confirmation vote possible
- H.J.Res 40: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 Passed 57-43.
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) as Director of the Office of Management and Budget Confirmed 51-49.
- Cloture vote on the nomination of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the EPA Cloture invoked 54-46.
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the EPA Confirmed 52-46.
- Cloture vote on the nomination of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce Cloture invoked 66-31.
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