What's Congress Voting On? Week of July 17, 2017
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This week the House will consider several environmental bills, and potentially an overhaul of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), while the Senate will have to wait at least another week to vote on its healthcare bill.
The House convenes Monday for a relatively light work day, with votes on bills renaming a VA facility and allowing Virginia and the District of Columbia to enter into transit agreements. Tuesday will bring a vote on a bill giving states additional time to meet the EPA's new ozone standards, while Wednesday will feature votes on a pair of energy infrastructure bills. On Thursday the House will consider bill authorizing a land exchange between the state of Alaska and the Dept. of the Interior, with a vote on the FAA bill yet to be determined.
On Monday the Senate will cast a procedural vote on the nomination of Patrick Shanahan to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense. The Senate's schedule for the rest of the week is yet to be announced, but one thing that won't be on its docket this week is a vote on the Republican healthcare bill. That's because Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is recuperating at home following an operation on a blood clot, and the GOP would struggle to find the votes necessary to bring the legislation to the floor, let alone pass it, in his absence.
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. 2210: To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center Passed 401-0.
- H.J.Res. 92: Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact Passed 402-0.
- H.J.Res. 76: Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Passed 399-5.
Tuesday after 12pm
- H.R. 806: Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 Passed 229-199.
- H.R. 2786: To amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility Passed 420-2.
- H.R. 2828: To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project Passed by voice vote.
- H.R. 3050: Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
Wednesday after 12pm
- H.R. 2910: Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act Passed 248-179.
- H.R. 2883: Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act Passed 254-175.
Thursday between 9am and 3pm
- H.R. 218: King Cove Road Land Exchange Act Passed 248-179.
- H.R. 2825: Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2017 Passed 386-41.
Monday after 5:30pm
- Cloture vote on the nomination of Patrick Shanahan to be Deputy Secretary of State Invoked 88-6.
Tuesday after 12:15pm
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of Patrick Shanahan to be Deputy Secretary of State Confirmed 92-7.
Wednesday after 10:30am
- Cloture vote on the nomination of John Kenneth Bush to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge Invoked 51-48.
Thursday after 12:15pm
- Confirmation vote on the nomination of John Kenneth Bush to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge Confirmed 51-47.
- Cloture vote on the nomination of David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior Invoked 56-39.
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