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What's Congress Voting On? Week of January 30, 2017

by Countable | 3.20.17

Congress has a full week in store, with the Senate's continued consideration of President Donald Trump's nominations for his Cabinet likely to draw extra attention ahead of his planned announcement The House will vote on numerous natural resources and homeland security bills Monday and Tuesday before turning toward and overturning Obama administration regulations.

Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson will face a test vote on the Senate floor late Monday, with a confirmation vote possible shortly thereafter if cloture is invoked. Elaine Chao, Trump's pick for Transportation Secretary, will face a confirmation vote on Tuesday. Chao is expected to be confirmed easily, though margins could be tighter on Tuesday when committees vote on the nominations of Sen. Jeff Sessions and Betsy DeVos as attorney general and education secretary, respectively.

Additional confirmation votes could be added to the schedule, so check back throughout the week to track Congress's votes on bills and nominations.

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

House

Monday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 381: To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as “Sky Point” Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 339: Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 46: Fort Ontario Study Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 374: To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105-384. Passed 388-0.
  • H.R. 538: Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017 Passed 396-8.
  • H.R. 558: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 560: To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes Passed by voice vote.

Tuesday after 12pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 690: Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 655: Securing the Cities Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 437: Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 505: Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 677: CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 58: FRIENDS Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 666: Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 697: Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 642: Fusion Center Enhancement Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 526: Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 665: Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 366: DHS SAVE Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 347: DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 549: Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 687: First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 584: Cyber Preparedness Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 678: Department of Homeland Security Support to Fusion Centers Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 276: A bill to amend title 49, U.S. Code, to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 612: To establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity. Passed by voice vote.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.J.Res. 38: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule Passed 228-194.
  • H.J.Res. 41: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers” Passed 235-187.

Thursday after 12pm

  • H.J.Res 40: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 Passed 235-180.
  • H.J.Res. 37: Disapproving the final rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation Passed 236-187.

Friday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.J.Res.36: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation” Passed 221-191.

Senate

Monday

  • Cloture vote at 5pm on the confirmation of Rex Tillerson, nominee for Secretary of State. Invoked 56-43.
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee: Vote on Linda McMahon, nominee for Small Business Administrator. Postponed.

Tuesday

  • Confirmation vote for Elaine Chao at 12:20pm, nominee for Secretary of Transportation Confirmed 91-6.
  • Judiciary Committee: Vote on Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), nominee for Attorney General Postponed.
  • Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee: Vote for Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of Education Approved 12-11.
  • Finance Committee: Vote on Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Delayed due to Democratic boycott.
  • Finance Committee: Vote on Steven Mnuchin, nominee for Secretary of the Treasury. Delayed due to Democratic boycott.
  • Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Vote on Rick Perry, nominee for Secretary of Energy Approved 16-7.
  • Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Vote on Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), nominee for Secretary of the Interior Approved 16-6.
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee: Vote on Linda McMahon, nominee for Small Business Administrator Approved 18-1.

Wednesday

  • Confirmation vote for Rex Tillerson, nominee for Secretary of State Confirmed 55-43.
  • Judiciary Committee: Vote on Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), nominee for Attorney General Approved 11-9.
  • Environment and Public Works Committee: Vote on Scott Pruitt, nominee for EPA Administrator Delayed due to Democratic boycott.
  • Veterans' Affairs Committee: Confirmation hearing for David Shulkin, nominee for VA Secretary
  • Finance Committee: Vote on Steven Mnuchin, nominee for Secretary of the Treasury Approved 14-0.
  • Finance Committee: Vote on Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Approved 14-0.

Thursday

  • H.J.Res. 38: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule Passed 54-45.
  • Budget Committee and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee: Votes on Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget Approved 12-11 by Budget. Reported 8-7 by HS&GA.
  • Environment and Public Works Committee: Vote on Scott Pruitt, nominee for EPA Administrator Approved 12-0.

Friday

  • H.J.Res. 41: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers”
  • Cloture vote on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of Education Cloture invoked 52-48.

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— Eric Revell

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    Vote NO to Sessions!!

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    Please vote NO on Sessions and De Vos.

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    Please vote to block Betsy DeVos from her appointment as Secretary of Education. As Michiganders, we know that she is NOT good for our schools. She does not have the experience or commitment to education that our children deserve. If we want a better future for our kids, do NOT allow Betsy DeVos to head our Dept of Ecucation.

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    Please vote NO on all President Trump's cabinet nominations.

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    Please vote NO on Sessions and DeVos!

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    It is imperative you vote NO to Rex Tillerson!!!

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    Vote NO on Devos!

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    Vote no on Sessions, Tillerson, and DeVos.

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    Vote no on Tillerson! He is not qualified and will put us all in danger.

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    Please vote no for Sessions and DeVos.

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    Vote no to Tillerson, Sessions and Devos!! Please represent your constituents. This is bigger than party lines.

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    Do not confirm Betty DeVoss for Secretary of education! She is unfit for that post

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    Please vote no for all of Trump's cabinet nominees.

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    Vote NO to DeVos and Sessions!

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    Vote no to DeVos. Completely unqualified.

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    Vote No to Sessions, no to DeVos and stand up to Steve Bannon's attempts to cause a constitutional crisis (which is already occurring when court orders are not being followed by certain government agencies). He needs to be taken off the NSC now, our democracy depends on it. Do the right thing. Stand up for justice and American values.

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    No to Sessions. He's a racist and will be a Trump Yes man. He's bad for our country!

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    Please vote against ALL Trump cabinet nominees!

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