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.
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
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
Wednesday after 12pm
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Like it matters at this point. It’s not like the congress listens to anybody who is not a billionaire donor or corporation. Our only hope is clearing the houses during the 2018 midterms, and maybe Mueller hurries the fuck up while we still have a democracy to save.
As important as you may think naming peaks may be, what are you doing about: funding Children's Health Care, stopping the repeal of net neutrality, legislation on protecting immigrants who were brought here as children (Dreamers), blocking Homeland Security from deporting refugees from Haiti, voting down the hateful tax plan?
These are the priorities: reinstate CHIP, defeat the “President’s” tax scam which is only a tax break for those who don’t need it, keep the ACA and move towards single payer healthcare, allow dreamers to stay; maintain net neutrality too!
I cannot afford this so called tax cut that will increase my taxes and decrease services all so that the Kochs, Addelsons, Mnuchins and Trumps of the world can pay less. Block this tax scam bill — American cannot afford the $1.5 trillion price tag and nothing ever trickles down. This is so NOT fiscally conservative.
Do NOT vote to pass the Tax bill currently under consideration. It is harmful and hurtful to all but the very wealthy and it increases the already too high deficit. It would be a dereliction of duty for this bill to pass as it only helps the most wealthy among us. There are so many things that need to be fixed that are more important than our tax structure. For example, theDream Act, the CHIP bill to provide healthcare for children, fixing our crumbling infrastructure, protecting civil rights, immigration reform ( not bans it reform), etc.
Please get to work on respecting people and their opinions. Morality is slipping away quickly, please restore the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. Please keep the goals as stated in our pledge of allegiance to the American flag, the preambles to our constitution, and our Declaration of Independence. Quit thinking Congress can spend our money better than the people who work for it! Put yourselves in my shoes! Quit hating President Trump and his supporters! Do your honest best every day! Please!!!!
No Trump nominees for judgeships should be approved!! Remove racial discrimination from legislation!
What number of innocent people need to be killed by guns before you consider the doing the right thing?
Looks like we’re paying these people to do nothing of importance for us, the American people! Dilly dally, vacation, dilly dally! If this was Corporate America, there would be some big time downsizing going on to increase productivity. WTH?!?!
I sincerely hope that there is regular order should the senate start debate on the tax reform. It is giving huge tax cuts on the backs of small businesses earning 100,00O and under, along with the middle class and those who receive Medicaid and Medicare. Corporate welfare appears to rule the day. I am ashamed of members of congress who rob from the poor to reward companies that will not bring jobs back to America by their own admission. The republicans just want a win but they are not keeping their promise to their voters. Your silence on Trump’s sexual harassment is deafening. Work across the aisle. Listen to each other. Do not for one minute think that Americans can’t do arithmetic and won’t figure out that Trump and the republicans lied. You took away tax deductions that students pay at an interest rate that is higher than a mortgage rate. You took away local and state income tax deductions that exceed your doubling the standard deduction. You took away the deduction for people claimed on income tax. You are making single people who own homes to pay higher taxes than persons with children. You helped your children and Trump’s children and corporations pay less tax. You won’t negotiate drug prices. You want to take the mandate for the ACA. You will Force small hospitals in rural areas to close. Way to go lobbyist owned Republican Party.
Vote no on this tax bill
Vote No on terrible tax plan. It is destructive to our nation. Keep ACA, and the mandate. Keep Net Neutrality. Impose and enforce the sanctions against Russia that were passed in the summer (nearly unanimously in bot house and senate) that trump has failed to enact and enforce. Pass clean CHIP. Pass clean DREAM act. Allow - because it is legal - the deputy to lead the CFPB until there is a nominee who is approved by senate in normal process of nomination and senate confirmation. This administration ( and this congress ) is not acing in best interests of our nation’s citizens. This WH is in violation of laws constantly. До свидания, Фелиция. twitter.com/realDonaldTrum… It is very evident TRUmp and his campaign had over 50 significant contacts with Russia about sanctions, trump tower Moscow , and campaigning against HRC (quid pro quota). and tRUmp and all of them constantly to cover up If it was all innocent there would be no need to lie and cover up). - many people - including tRUmp - need to be indicted for crimes of conspiracy against USA, election crimes, and very blatant obstruction of justice and we shall see money laundering and other crimes - we see details coming out every day.
Vote NO to a tax bill that hurts middle class and elderly and benefits trump and millionaires. Renew CHIP.
Would you please do something for all the people not just the rich. Thank you.
OUR ONLY HOPE IS TO MAKE SURE OUR ELECTORAL PROCESSES ARE SECURE FROM OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE SO WE CAN CLEAR THE TRAITORS OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT PEACEFULLY SO WE DON'T HAVE TO SHOVEL OUR MILLIONS MORE DEAD OUT FROM UNDER THE BRIDGES THEY WERE LIVING UNDER !!
Protect Net Neutrality from being eliminated!
The Senate convenes Monday, when it will vote to confirm a district court judge 👩⚖️ & begins debate on the nomination of a circuit court judge 👨⚖️ , both for the District of Columbia. Both judges have been delayed far too long. However later in the week, it’s expected that the Senate will vote on its version, of the GOP tax reform legislation. The GOP Tax Reform legislation has been under review for much too long (8 years+) with-in the Republican Political community. There are TWO hurdles to over come. Firstly of course which will be of course 100% opposed to the legislation with NO opportunity of compromise taking place. Secondly, the Republicans need to get their political act together. There are two problems they, the Republicans, are required to get legislation passed combining BOTH the House and Senate versions combined. BUT more critical is the the ability of their leadership getting, particularly the Senate, ALL their members on board an VOTING for their final bill.
Pass this tax cut, that isn’t, confirm a few radical right wing judges for lifetime terms, and take health care away so that the public can see clearly that there is no evil that Republicans will not do.
The House begins its work week on Tuesday, when it should consider and pass a bill to remove offensive racial terms from certain federal regulations along with five other uncontroversial bills under a fast-track process. Such negative language should not have been inserted in any legislation long before now.
In anticipation of the bubble bursting soon that is keeping this corrupt administration and its equally corrupt Republican Congress afloat I am selling my home and cashing in my investments. We are headed for an even worse crash than 08 and I’m cashing out NOW. See y’all at the People’s March on Washington 1/26/18