by Countable | 9.7.17
Congress returns from its summer recess Tuesday, and it’ll kickoff what’s looking to be a busy September with several notable bills on its agenda this week.
The House will consider several relatively uncontroversial bills on Tuesday, including legislation that would prohibit the IRS from seizing a person’s assets through civil forfeiture unless they’ve been charged with a crime. Later in the week it will vote on a bill to clarify the role of the federal government in regulating self-driving cars, and a $429 billion spending package that comprises eight of the 12 appropriations bills which are normally considered individually. It’s also expected to vote on an initial $7.85 billion disaster relief bill related to Hurricane Harvey, though additional emergency funding is expected to be considered at a later date.
The Senate will vote on the confirmation of Timothy Kelly to be a U.S. District Court Judge for District Columbia on Tuesday. Its schedule for the rest of the week is yet to be announced, although senators will likely try to quickly debate and approve the disaster relief funding bill once it’s passed by the House.
Check here throughout the week to see the vote results and updates to the schedule.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
Tuesday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)
Wednesday after 12pm
Thursday after 12pm
Friday between 9am and 3pm
Tuesday after 5:00pm
Wednesday after 10am
Thursday after 10am
You can tell your reps how to vote on this week's bills using the "Take Action" button.
— Eric Revell
Written by Countable
Task number one needs to be impeaching trump.
Republicans do not work for the ppl. They are destroying the govt right this minute- trump & republicans dismantling Everything- EPA, State Dept., Dept Education , Wall Street Regulations, public lands, Womens rights, workers rights, VOTING RIGHTS, ACA, animal rights, & endangered species act, EVERYTHING. Their next inept insane destruction is nuclear War, DACA destruction, no immigration bill with any moral convictions or sense for the USA... god what a dark deep mess the republicans have created. WHY? Takeover? Fascism? Soviet style propaganda..
Keep DACA, work towards single payer healthcare, continue the Russian hacking investigation, do not create tax cuts for the rich while poor people suffer or eliminate Government agencies and institutions. Work on relief as storms worsen due to global warming/climate change. Work on diplomacy with other nations and avoid wars. And hold the President accountable up to and including his complete removal from office due to his violations of the emoluments clause!
Do something about DACA!! This has got to be one of the cruelest things our POTUS has done. Unimaginable. Some Christian nation we are. I am sick of my reps spouting all the time about their family values - be honest and come right out and say only rich white American born people matter.
Vote on the Dream Act and save my DACA friends permanently!
Please do not overturn DACA!
Please do all you can (and be vocal about what constituents can do) to protect DACA-mented Americans and provide s legal path to citizenship. (And don't demonize their parents in the process)
Do not kill DACA; stop the president from hurting people who want a better life. Who are putting in work to become an asset to the community. Who just want an opportunity like the rest of us.
I urge you to support DACA! These 800k young men & woman are not a threat to our country, they are our future! It's the right thing to do!
I don't see the 'Impeach Trump' bill on the bills to be addressed by congress/House this week. Is there no patriot among you? Waiting for total Democracy collapse or WW III?
DACA stays. Hope for Texas yes. Hopefully Florida will not need any help but help for Florida yes. Trump out. That ceiling to be raised. Obamacare just stay and be improved. Please remember you represent the people of the United States and not your own personal pockets
Take action to "fix" DACA. ASAP. These are people who represent all that Trump and his kind pretend to respect in immigrants. It is reprehensible to thrust to back to countries they have never known. A deep shame on the US. Give them they citizenship they have EARNED. And raise the debt ceiling and pass a budget that isn't based on hate (that @&$ wall) and doesn't penalize the poor and old and disenfranchised and that provides adequate disaster aid where it is needed. Figure out a way to muzzle Trump before this country is ripped apart and thrust into war.
First in order Impeach Trump!
Vote on starting IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS
No budget crap should get done until DACA people are safe. Climate change needs to be affirmed (just that would be a step!) Look at wildfires in the west & hurricanes! Impeach the entire executive branch!
Disaster relief over everything else. Especially since you have a bigger and far more dangerous storm about to hit. Irma could obliterate an entire community and you need to be prepared to help now!
Please save DACA. It is crucial for so many. We don't want to lose our friends, family, and colleagues.
I feel legislators especially the tea party are not doing what is right for this country. I would like to see both the right and left political parties move more to the center and start to compromise and actually do what is right for the people of this country instead of just opposing anything presented from the opposing party. It is destructive and counterproductive to continue to hold a line for the sake of "a particular party ". We are all Americans and can solve all our problems if you all work across the aisle and compromise!
Congress must pass a stand-alone DREAM Act NOW. This country made a promise to millions of people and their lives are in your hands. You must act.
I see only 1 priority and that is help for Texas. Then on to taxes, healthcare and put the pat each other on the back stuff for later.