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What's Congress Voting On? Week of November 27, 2017

by Countable | 12.2.17

The Senate convenes Monday, when it will vote to confirm a district court judge and begin debate on the nomination of a circuit court judge, both for the District of Columbia, but later in the week it’s expected that the Senate will vote on its version of GOP tax reform legislation.

The House begins its work week on Tuesday, when it will consider a bill to remove offensive racial terms from certain federal regulations along with five other uncontroversial bills under a fast-track process known as suspension of the rules. Wednesday will bring votes to require all members and employees of the House of Representatives to undergo workplace harassment training, and a bill related to mineral rights in a national forest located in Minnesota. Thursday’s agenda will feature bills related to reauthorize the EPA’s "Brownfields" program which redevelops abandoned or under-utilized industrial facilities, and a bill modifying probationary period for federal civil service employees. The week concludes Friday with a vote on a bill tor revise CFPB rules related to financing for manufactured housing.

Check here throughout the week to see the vote results and updates to the schedule.

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

House

Monday

  • The House will not be in session.

Tuesday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 995: 21st Century Respect Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 2228: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 2768: Fowler and Boskoff Peaks Designation Passed 409-0.

  • H.R. 2615: Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 1491: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3115: Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2017, as amended Passed 309-99.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress, and for other purposes Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3905: Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act Vote postponed.

Thursday after 12pm

  • H.R. 3017: Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017 Passed 409-8.

  • H.R. 4182: Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act of 2017 Passed 213-204.

  • H.R. 3905: Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act Passed 216-204.

Friday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 1699: Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017 Passed 256-163.

Senate

Monday after 4pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Dabney Friedrich to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Confirmed 97-3.

  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Gregory Katsas to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit Invoked 52-48.

Tuesday after 4pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Gregory Katsas to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit Confirmed 50-48.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • The Senate will be in a period of morning business.
  • Motion to proceed to H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and jobs Act Passed 52-48.
  • H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Amendment votes only,

Thursday

  • H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Amendment votes only,

Friday

  • H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Amendment votes only,

Saturday

  • H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and jobs Act Passed 51-49.

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— Eric Revell

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