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This Week in Congress: Ending Trump’s Border Emergency & Calling for the Mueller Report to Be Public

How do you feel about this week's congressional agenda?

by Countable | 3.10.19

The White House will be the focus of this week’s agenda in both chambers of Congress, with the Senate taking up a bill to terminate President Donald Trump’s border emergency declaration and the House voting on a resolution calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to to be made public to the greatest extent possible.

The House kicks off its week by considering a dozen bills under the fast-track “suspension of the rules” process that requires a two-thirds majority for passage on Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s slate includes a bill to give banks a legal safe harbor when law enforcement asks them to keep a criminal suspect’s account open. Tuesday’s docket features bills aimed at exposing the corruption of Russian leader Vladimir Putin and assessing his government’s intentions, along with several bills aimed at improving federal recordkeeping. The House will conclude its week by considering a resolution calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to made public to the greatest extent legally possible.

The Senate starts its week Monday with a procedural vote on the nomination of Paul Matey to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of a likely confirmation vote Tuesday. While the schedule for the rest of the week is yet to be announced, it’s expected to include votes on the confirmation of Judge Neomi Rao to the D.C. Circuit and William Beach as the commissioner of labor statistics. On Thursday, the Senate is expected to vote on a bill terminating Trump’s border security emergency declaration

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. 758: Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2019 Passed 404-7.
  • H.R. 974: Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1414: FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1122: Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019 Passed 387-22.

Tuesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 1617: KREMLIN Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1404: Vladimir Putin Transparency Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 596: Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act, as amended Passed 427-1.
  • H.Res. 156: Calling for accountability and justice for the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, as amended Adopted 416-1.
  • H.R. 1582: Electronic Message Preservation Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1608: Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1654: Federal Register Modernization Act Passed 426-1.
  • H.R. 736: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act Vote postponed.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.Res. 206: Acknowledging that the lack of sunlight and transparency in financial transactions and corporate formation poses a threat to our national security and our economy’s security and supporting efforts to close related loopholes. Passed by voice vote.
  • H.Con.Res. 24: Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public to Congress Debate only.

Thursday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.Con.Res. 24: Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public to Congress Adopted 420-0, 4 present.

SENATE

Monday after 5:30pm

  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Paul Matey to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Invoked 50-44.

Tuesday after 2:30pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Paul Matey to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Confirmed 54-45.
  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Neomi Rao to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the D.C. Circuit Invoked 53-46.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Neomi Rao to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the D.C. Circuit Confirmed 53-46.
  • Cloture vote on the nomination of William Beach to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics at the Dept. of Labor Invoked 55-43.
  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of William Beach to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics at the Dept. of Labor Confirmed 55-44.
  • S.J.Res. 7: Yemen War Powers Resolution Passed 54-46.

Thursday

  • H.J.Res. 46: Terminating the president’s border security emergency declaration Passed 59-41.

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— Eric Revell

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