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What's Congress Voting On? Week of December 11, 2017

by Countable | 12.14.17

After agreeing to a two-week extension of government funding late last week, Congress returns to the negotiating table with nine more legislative days to reach a long-term spending deal and finalize the GOP tax reform bill.

The House starts its week Monday with votes on bills to protect bank customers who might have had their accounts wrongfully targeted by the DOJ’s "Operation Choke Point" and protect religiously affiliated community centers. Tuesday will bring votes on bills to condemn the persecution of Christians around the world, reaffirm America’s relationships with Canada and Mexico, and ease regulations on mortgage lenders in some circumstances. Wednesday will bring votes on bills to require reports about Iran using purchases of airliners to launder money for terrorism and assets held by the Iranian regime’s leaders. Thursday will feature a vote on a bill to exempt banks from annual privacy disclosures if their policies haven’t changed.

The Senate will convene Monday when it considers the nomination of Steven Grasz to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Eighth Circuit. Later in the week it will consider two nominations of judges to the Fifth Circuit — Don Willett and James Ho.

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. 2706: Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017, as amended Passed 395-2.

  • H.R. 1730: Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017, as amended Passed 402-2.

  • H.R. 3669: Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3359: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3093: Investor Clarity and Bank Parity Act Passed by voice vote.

Tuesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 3971: Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017 Passed 294-129.

  • H.Res. 407: Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.Res. 336: Reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico Partnership Passed by voice vote.

  • H.Res. 357: Reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Canada, recognizing bilateral cooperation that advances United States national interests, and urging increased bilateral cooperation on security, economic issues, and energy, and for other purposes, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 2880: Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 2872: Promoting Hydropower Development at Existing Nonpowered Dams Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 1733: To direct the Secretary of Energy to review and update a report on the energy and environmental benefits of the re-refining of used lubricating oil Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4171: To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the authority to conduct telework travel expenses test programs, and for other purposes, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 2815: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Sergeant John Basilone Post Office" Vote postponed.

  • H.R. 1208: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the "Converse Veterans Post Office Building" Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3638: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building" Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3655: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the "Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building" Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4042: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the "Borinqueneers Post Office Building" Vote postponed.

  • H.R. 4285: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as the "James C. 'Billy' Johnson Post Office Building" Passed by voice vote.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 1638: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act Passed 289-135.

  • H.R. 4324: Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act Debate only - vote tomorrow.

Thursday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 2396: Privacy Notification Technical Clarification Act Passed 275-146.

  • H.R. 4324: Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act Passed 252-167.

Senate

Monday after 4pm

  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Steven Grasz to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Eighth Circuit Invoked 48-47.

Tuesday after 10am

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Steven Grasz to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Eighth Circuit Confirmed 50-48

  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Don Willett to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Circuit Invoked 50-48.

Wednesday

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Don Willett to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit Confirmed 50-47.

  • Cloture vote the nomination of James Ho to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit Invoked 53-44.

Thursday

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of James Ho to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit Confirmed 53-43.

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— Eric Revell

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