by Countable | 10.5.17
Congress has a busy week ahead, with the Senate set to re-confirm the FCC chair who’s led the charge against net neutrality, while the House will consider a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and the budget for fiscal year 2018.
The House convenes Monday to consider a number of bills under a fast-track process known as suspension of the rules, including a bill to codify into law court rulings preventing the Forest Service from impeding the development of privately-owned mineral rights in the Allegheny National Forest. On Tuesday, it will consider of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The rest of the House’s work week will be focused on the GOP budget resolution that allows the reconciliation process to be used for forthcoming tax reform legislation, and potentially other legislation.
The Senate will vote to re-confirm Ajit Pai as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday. As chairman of the FCC, Pai has spearheaded a rollback of the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules. Its schedule for the rest of the week is yet to be announced.
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. 2316: Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
H.R. 1547: Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act Passed 401-0.
H.R. 2582: Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.
H.R. 965: Saint-Gaudens National Historical Partnerships Act Passed 401-0.
H.R. 2937: Community Reclamation Partnerships Act Passed by voice vote.
H.R. 289: GO Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.
Tuesday after 12pm
H.R. 36: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passed 237-189.
S. 652: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
H.R. 2408: Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act Passed by voice vote.
H.R. 1918: Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.
H.R. 1624: Municipal Finance Support Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.
S. 782: To reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, and for other purposes. Passed 417-3.
S. 178: To prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases. Passed by voice vote.
Wednesday after 12pm
Thursday between 9am and 3pm
Monday after 6:30pm
Wednesday after 11am
Thursday after 10am
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Please do not reinstate the FCC Director. He has been attacking net neutrality, a key protection of keeping the Internet as a utility and accessible to all, without room for corporations to limit and control access based upon pay windows. The Internet open is pro-democracy and Pro-creativity.
Fund CHIP. NOW!
Please do not confirm Pia for FCC.
Funding for CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) unceremoniously expired Sept 30 and no one is talking about it. This program provides health insurance for children whose parents can't afford healthcare coverage.... many tens of thousands of families depend on this. PLEASE re-authorize funding for CHIP.
Allow women to control their own bodies. Extend CHIP. Preserve net neutrality by not confirming Ajai Pai. And help Puerto Rico too!
Do NOT confirm pai just another illegitimate appointee made by a completely illegitimate potus
Stop voting on your own agenda’s. Stop interfering in women’s health. There are many medical reasons why an abortion has to be done. So stay out of women’s health. Stop destroying our country. Stay out of the internet. Don’t let big corporations win.
Please vote to protect the environment instead of letting big money corporations make a few dollars at our children and grandchildren's expense.
Keep your legislative hands off women’s bodies and leave reproductive choices up to them and their doctors! It’s not your job to legislate womens’ bodies. Also, do not reaffirm the anti net neutrality person to his post.
DO NOT VOTE to reconfirm!!!
Do not re-confirm Pai!
Do not rollback net neutrality. Do not restrict women's access to abortion.
Peter Roskam, vote no on HR36, and represent your constituents’ needs and stated wishes! The government has no business involving itself in womens’ healthcare decisions!
US Congress, You let CHIP expire?? What are you thinking?? How could you? You have no empathy. I hope you fix this in a hurry!
Please make sure sales of gun silencers are strictly regulated. Since you apparently WON’T take action on keeping guns out of the hands of the psychologically unbalanced White Male mass-murdering domestic terrorists, the only way we have left to save our lives is to run away when we hear gunshots. If you take that away too, then we will hold you ALL personally responsible for the next mass shooting. Get your priorities straight, people!
Vote NO on silencers and armor piercing bullets. The NRA may pay you but the people will sack you if you do not pass some decent gun laws and enforce them. Enough empty words.
If Ajat Pai is confirmed after all the evidence of corruption Congress and the Senate will have hell to pay come midterms. You have seen the fall out from confirming Pruitt and DeVos against the wishes of the American people. I pity the legislator who pisses of that many Millennials and Gen Z constituents by screwing with their internet access💥💥🔥🔥
NO NO to Ajit Pai and NO NO to revision of mineral laws. This administration is out to destroy all that is good.
Do not confirm Ajit Pai to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission. He is a threat to net neutrality! Knowledge is power don't let him take away people's capability to learn