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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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— Eric Revell

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