What's Congress Voting On? Week of February 27, 2017
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Congress has a big week in store, hosting President Donald Trump for a Tuesday night address in addition to getting back into its routine of voting on legislation and confirming nominees after the President's Day recess.
The House will vote Monday on a bill requiring federal agencies to disclose how much they pay out in legal fees following lawsuits they lose. Later in the week more bills aimed at reducing regulatory burdens will be up for vote, including one that requires agencies to make more information about pending regulations public. The House will also use the Congressional Review Act to overturn yet another Obama era rule, when OSHA's "Volk Rule" -- which let the agency cite employers for record-keeping violations in their safety logs over the last five years -- comes under scrutiny.
The Senate will vote on the confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary on Monday. It will then vote to start debate on Congressman Ryan Zinke's nomination as Secretary of the Interior, with a final vote possible Tuesday or Wednesday.
Check here throughout the week to see the vote results and updates to the schedule.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
Monday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)
- H.R. 1033: Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act Passed by voice vote.
- S. 442: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 Vote postponed.
- H.R. 88: Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act Passed by voice vote.
- H.R. 228: Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
- H.R. 699: Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act Passed 415-1.
- H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park Passed 369-42.
Tuesday after 12pm
- H.R. 998: SCRUB Act Amendment votes only.
Wednesday after 12pm
- H.R. 998: SCRUB Act Passed 240-185.
- H.J.Res. 83: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness” Passed 231-191.
- H.R. 1009: OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act Passed 241-184.
Thursday between 9am and 3pm
- H.R. 1004: Regulatory Integrity Act of 2017 Passed 246-176.
No votes are planned.
- Confirmation vote for Wilbur Ross, nominee for Secretary of Commerce Confirmed 72-27.
- Cloture vote on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Interior Cloture Invoked 67-31-1.
- Debate on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Interior
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Interior Confirmed 68-31.
- Cloture vote on the nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Cloture Invoked 62-37.
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Confirmed 58-41.
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy Confirmed 62-37.
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