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August 6: Congress Votes on Harvey, Works To Replace DACA

by Countable | 9.6.17

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching

Congress, DACA and Hurricane Harvey relief. The Trump administration has given Congress six months to come up with a plan to address those who were covered by DACA. Various members of Congress are already getting to work on possible replacements. But Congress will take a break today to vote on the Harvey Relief Bill. According to HuffPo, the package will request approximately $7.85 billion, which includes $7.4 billion earmarked for FEMA’s disaster relief fund.

What’s Worth Watching
  • What’s going to happen to Obamacare? No one is certain, but today sees a full hearing by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about "Stabilizing Premiums and Helping Individuals in the Individual Insurance Market for 2018: State Insurance Commissioners." Watch live @ 10:00 AM EDT here.

  • At the same time, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs holds a hearing on "The History and Current Reality of the U.S. Health Care System." Watch live @ 10 AM EDT here.

The President: D.C. and North Dakota

  • 9:00 AM EDT - President Trump speaks with President Xi Jinping of China

  • 11:00 AM EDT - Trump meets with congressional leadership in the Oval Office

  • 3:05 PM EDT - The President participates in a tax reform event with workers from the energy sector at the Andeavor Refinery in Bismarck, North Dakota

The House of Representatives: IN SESSION

  • After 12:00 PM EDT - Voting on a bill to provide $7.85 billion in relief for Hurricane Harvey.

  • Voting on a bill to clarify the role of the federal government in developing safety regulations for self-driving cars.

  • Beginning consideration of a bill to provide $429 billion in funding for a variety of federal departments and programs.

The Senate: IN SESSION

To be announced.

Keep pestering Congress, CountaCoolidges.

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