What's Congress Voting On? Week of June 5, 2017
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Congress is returning from its weeklong Memorial Day recess to a busy schedule, with votes on international affairs and overhauling the nation's financial industry regulations on the docket.
The Senate will lead things off on Monday with a vote on a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification, which also reiterates the longstanding U.S. policy that the city's final status is to be determined by Israelis and Palestinians. On Tuesday, it will vote to confirm Courtney Elwood to be the CIA's general counsel. The Senate's schedule for the remainder of the week is yet to be announced.
The House convenes on Tuesday, voting on bills to provide relief to Iraqis and Syrians who've been the targets of genocide, reauthorize career and technical education programs, and condemn the terror attack in Manchester and the violence at the Turkish embassy in Washington D.C. The rest of the week will bring a vote on the Financial CHOICE Act — a sweeping overhaul of financial industry regulations created under Dodd-Frank — and a bill to exempt certain law enforcement and current or former military personnel from polygraph tests when applying for jobs with Customs and Border Protection.
Check here throughout the week to see the vote results and updates to the schedule.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
- The House is not in session.
Tuesday after 12pm (all suspensions)
- H.R. 390: Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.
- H.Res. 355: Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom on May 22, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks Passed 397-0.
- H.Res. 354: Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future, as amended Passed 397-0.
- H.R. 2353: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Vote postponed.
Wednesday after 12pm
- H.R. 2213: Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 Passed 282-137.
- H.Con.Res. 33: Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library Passed by voice vote.
Thursday after 12pm
- H.R. 10: Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 Passed 233-186.
- No votes will occur.
Monday after 5:30pm
- S.Res. 176: A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem Adopted 90-0.
Tuesday after 2:15pm
- Confirmation vote on the nomination Courtney Elwood to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency Confirmed 67-33.
- S. 1094: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
Wednesday after 9:30am
- S. 722: Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activites Act of 2017 Cloture invoked 92-7.
Thursday after 9:30am
- S. 722: Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activites Act of 2017 Debate only.
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Scott Brown to be Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Confirmed 94-4.
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