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What's Congress Voting On? Week of October 2, 2017

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.

House

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

  • H.Con.Res. 71: Fiscal Year 2018 Republican Budget Resolution Amendment debate only.

Thursday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.Con.Res. 71: Fiscal Year 2018 Republican Budget Resolution Passed 219-206.

Senate

Monday after 6:30pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Ajit Pai to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission Confirmed 52-41.

Tuesday

  • Morning business

Wednesday after 11am

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Eric Hargan to be Deputy Secretary of the Health and Human Services Confirmed 57-38.
  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Randal Quarles to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Invoked 62-33

Thursday after 10am

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Randal Quarles to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Confirmed 65-32.
  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Lee Cissna to be Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Confirmed 54-43.
  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Callista Gingrich to be Ambassador to the Vatican Invoked 75-20.

Friday

  • No votes are expected.

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  • Heather
    10/01/2017
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    Stay out of women's health! Most late-term pregnancies are due to congenital issues with the fetus. It's a choice between them and their doctor!!

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  • Azrael
    10/01/2017
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    Do the right thing Stop The infringement of individual rights Stop the rape of our environment Keep the government out of our personal choices You know what’s right, do it The United States military recognizes 221 religions Let’s remember to keep the division of church and state per the constitution Base decisions on science and education, on facts

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  • Jonathan
    10/01/2017
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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.

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  • Mary
    10/01/2017
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    Fund CHIP. NOW!

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  • June
    10/01/2017
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    Please do not confirm Pia for FCC.

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  • TMoorePA610
    10/02/2017
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    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.

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  • Nancy
    10/01/2017
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    Allow women to control their own bodies. Extend CHIP. Preserve net neutrality by not confirming Ajai Pai. And help Puerto Rico too!

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  • D
    10/01/2017
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    Do NOT confirm pai just another illegitimate appointee made by a completely illegitimate potus

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  • Linda
    10/02/2017
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    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.

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  • John
    10/01/2017
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    Please vote to protect the environment instead of letting big money corporations make a few dollars at our children and grandchildren's expense.

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  • Deirdre
    10/01/2017
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    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.

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  • Steve
    10/01/2017
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    DO NOT VOTE to reconfirm!!!

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  • Stephanie
    10/01/2017
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    Do not re-confirm Pai!

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  • iloveTrump
    10/01/2017
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    PLEASE for the sake of our future as Americans.....ban abortions!

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  • Monica
    10/01/2017
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    Do not rollback net neutrality. Do not restrict women's access to abortion.

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  • Tauna
    10/02/2017
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    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!

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  • Mark
    10/01/2017
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    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!

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  • Gerald
    10/02/2017
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    So we're going to legalize corporations to rape the environment for profit and resurrect the abortion wedge issue for the midterm campaigns. Why do we pay these guys. Aren't lobbyist donations enough?

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  • Julie
    10/02/2017
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    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!

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  • NoHedges
    10/02/2017
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    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💥💥🔥🔥

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