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Averting a Shutdown & Renewing Surveillance Powers - This Week in Congress

by Countable | 1.20.18

Congress returns Tuesday from the long weekend observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to a loaded schedule as it faces a deadline of midnight Friday to fund the government and renew intelligence agencies’ surveillance powers.

The House will vote Tuesday on bills to lift miscellaneous tariffs affecting American businesses, develop a strategy to help families in Section 8 and Section 9 subsidized housing become self-sufficient, and mint $1 coins to promote innovation. The rest of the week will feature votes on legislation to fund the government, punish healthcare providers who don’t provide care to infants born alive following an attempted abortion, replenish the World Bank while requiring reforms, and lift mortgage reporting requirements for small banks.

The Senate will vote Tuesday on whether to limit debate to 30 hours on a reauthorization of the government’s surveillance powers under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). If successful, it would set up a passage vote later in the week at the conclusion of debate.

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

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

House

Monday

  • No votes are expected.

Tuesday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 4258: Family Self-Sufficiency Act, as amended Vote postponed.

  • H.R. 4318: Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act, as amended Passed 402-0.

  • H.R. 770: American Innovation $1 Coin Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4279: Expanding Investment Opportunities Act, as amended Vote postponed.

  • S. 117: Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act of 2017 Passed 400-3.

  • H.R. 1107: Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 1532: Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Affirmation Act Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 2897: To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Passed by voice vote.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 3326: World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 Passed 237-184.

  • H.R. 4279: Expanding Investment Opportunities Act, as amended Passed 418-2.

  • H.R. 4258: Family Self-Sufficiency Act, as amended Passed 412-5.

  • H.R. 3445: AGOA and MCA Modernization Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3776: Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.

Thursday after 12pm

  • H.R. 195: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Passed 230-197.

  • H.R. 2954: Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act Passed 243-184.

  • H.R. 1660: Global Health Innovation Act of 2017 Passed 423-3.

Friday after 9am

  • H.R. 4712: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Passed 241-183.

Saturday

  • The House is in session, no votes are currently scheduled.

Sunday

  • The House is in session, no votes are currently scheduled.

Senate

Monday

  • No votes are scheduled.

Tuesday after 5:30pm

  • Cloture vote on S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act Invoked 60-38.

Wednesday

  • Debate on S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act

Thursday

  • S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act Passed 65-34.
  • H.R. 195: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Motion to proceed adopted 97-2.

Friday

  • Cloture vote on H.R. 195: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 Failed 50-49.

Saturday

  • The Senate is in session, no votes are currently scheduled.

Sunday

  • The Senate is in session, no votes are currently scheduled.

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— Eric Revell

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