by Countable | 3.20.17
Congress will only be fully in session on Monday and Tuesday this week to allow House Democrats to attend their annual retreat, which will begin Wednesday in Baltimore, Maryland.
On Monday the House will consider seven bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to require law enforcement agencies to obtain a search warrant before searching a person's emails through their internet service provider. Tuesday will bring three resolutions to the House floor that seek to overturn regulations finalized by the Obama administration related to teacher preparation, state accountability plans for their education system, and land use plans developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in conjunction with state and local authorities.
The Senate will spend Monday exhausting the 30 hours of post-cloture debate on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. A final vote on her confirmation could come late Monday evening or Tuesday. After that, the Senate could cast votes to begin debate on the nominations of Sen. Jeff Sessions, Steven Mnuchin, and Rep. Tom Price to their Cabinet posts. Other confirmation votes are possible later in the week.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
Monday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)
Tuesday after 12pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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— Eric Revell
Written by Countable
Please do not be a representative whose vote can be bought. Vote no on Devos. Vote no on Pruitt. Represent your constituents not the party.
Dr Cassidy and Mr Kennedy I am letting you know that your vote did not represent my interests as lawmaker. I do not feel that you voted for an Education Secretary that is qualified to do the job. She was a great donor to your campaigns and has pushed for charter schools over the public education system but she did not show any depth of knowledge about the laws and policies that are in place that she will be administrating I would be open to hear how you think she will contribute to our education system.
The way Senator Mcconnell shut up Senator Warren is reprehensible! Not allowing the words of Corretta Scott King to be read on the senate floor is outrageous! Do not vote for Jeff Sessions as AG. You have common decency and know a racist when you see one, please vote no.
Please convey thanks to Mr. McConnell for helping senator Warren establish her place in history. "Nonetheless, she persisted." Has a nice ring to it doesn't it?
Please read Coretta Scott King's letter on Jefferson Sessions and then vote no on his confirmation!
I can not believe that today that there are still 50 Republican Senators that refuse to take a stance for our children and vote NO to DeVos!!! Why would they when they bury their heads in the sand about everything thing this administration is doing!!! The blow back is going to be Yuge!!!! Cruz and Cornyn are you prepared????
Shame on you for confirming Betsy DeVos. We will all remember this next election.
Vote NO on Jeff Sessions. He will set back this countries social progress by about 50 years. He had already once been rejected for his racism. I doubt he had fundamentally changed to no longer have these views.
Your most important job right now is to convince another Republican to vote against the Betsy DeVos confirmation. Her confirmation will be criminal. I appreciate everything you are doing to fight against the radical Trump and Republican agenda. Fighting that is the right thing to do and you have much much support.
I do not want the Obama regulations eliminated. Tax payers should be protected from bailing out these banking criminals again. There were no consequences for them when they destroyed our economy in 2008, under George W Bush, and we don't need to return to the same system we had then. We need protection from these greedy billionaires. 😠
Not only was it inappropriate to stop Senator Warren from reading Coretta Scott King's letter, which was already part of the Congressional record from Jeff Sessions prior nomination, but then a few hours later Senator Jeff Merkley was allowed to finish reading the letter, making it clear that Mitch McConnell and his cohorts are sexist at the very least and perhaps playing a very political card at worst. It happens that sometimes a Senator is being nominated for a Cabinet position and therefore all opposition to that nomination should be allowed to be presented just as it would if it were not a Senator being nominated. To invoke rule 19 in this context was unfair as this was not regular Senate business, but rather the the relevant testimony of an important historical person was being invoked in opposition to a Cabinet nominee, who happened to be a Senator. Please do not keep voting for these Senators who use underhanded means to get what they want. In fact, this move was to shame Senator Warren, which was far worse than what she was doing, which was her job.
I am so disappointed that the Senators from my state would choose partisan politics over the well being of America's children. It appears that the voices of your constituents mean little to you. This will be remembered!
Please vote no on Betsy DeVos' confirmation. We should have a secretary of education with real experience, not someone who simply donated large sums to the Republican Party. We need someone who will fight and make public education better, not strip its funding. We need someone who understands education ideas, laws, and strategies, none of which DeVos has demonstrated.
Sen Toomey, vote NO on Jeff Sessions. Do not repeat the same mistake you made with Betsy Devos.
Vote NO on Mnuchin. Under Oath, he did not disclose $100 million dollars in assets. He bought a failing bank and turned OneWestBank 'profitable' by foreclosing on thousands of mortgages and then selling the bank for a big profit. Trump promised to Drain the Swamp and sharply criticized Clinton for a paid speaking engagement with Goldman Sachs then he hires a Goldman Sachs banker for Secretary of the Treasury? He is swindling the voters that voted for him to "DrainTheSwamp."
I cannot believe that DeVos was confirmed! You didn't represent me when you voted.
I'm asking you (especially Sen. Toomey - since I'm unable to get through to any of your offices), please vote No on Betsy DeVos. She's bad for the future of education in this country. The fact that she reported plagiarized large portions of her answers should alone be enough to disqualify her. And Sen. Toomey - your constituents WILL remember in 2022, how you voted. Will you be brace enough to look a woman who gave you a 60,500 dollar donation in the eye? Have you FINALLY found your spine?
I'm furious that Senator Warren was silenced on the Senate floor for reading a truthful letter, and one that is already a matter of public record. I strongly urge you to reject Senator Sessions candidacy for attorney general as he will not stand up to the president or represent all Americans
I am incredibly disappointed in the support for DeVos and Sessions. Absolutely tragic this is what our government has become.
Shame on you for caring more about your party than the country and voting to confirm Devos, someone all of you know is incompetent. This is a disgrace.