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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 | Updated on 3.14.19

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.

Tell your reps how to vote on this week's bills and share your thoughts below!


— Eric Revell

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  • Wallace
    Voted Happy
    03/10/2019
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    Trump’s emergency wall is a joke!!! The Mueller report should be public!!!

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  • Walter
    Voted Sad
    03/10/2019
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    Better agenda would be to end Funding for Mueller’s pointless partisan investigation and use that money to help fund the border wall. Really want to end the national emergency? No problem, build the wall.

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  • SneakyPete
    03/10/2019
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    B$ on the Democratic House H.J.Res. 46: B$ on the Democratic House H.J.Res. 46: Terminating the president’s border security emergency declaration. This House Resolution is nothing more than a Democratic Representative’s attempt to follow the Party’s agenda in hindering President Trumps attempts to secure the nations border against the influx of not only illegal migrants, but also drugs, which are detrimental to,the well being of the American people. SneakyPete......... 👎🏻👿👿👿👎🏻😭. 3*10*19..........

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  • DrCindyBean
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    Congress-Definitely must terminate the trump emergency declaration. No wall. No emergency. Vote to terminate the declaration of emergency from trump- it’s a power grab and there is no emergency. trump really seems desperate for his VIG - who else is in on the scam? Russian steel? No wall. No emergency.

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  • SneakyPete
    03/10/2019
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    ALL-4-1 Manfromnebraska FYI: THE United States Constitution by law, allows the President to veto legislation as he deems fit, whether the opposition Democratic Party likes it or not. The previous President used his veto pen without nary a complaint from democrats or their followers. Another Democratic “Double Standard” it would seem. How many vetoes has Obama used? President Barack Obama (D) issued 12 vetoes during his presidency. One of his vetoes was overridden by Congress. Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution of the United States gives the president of the United States the ability to veto a bill passed by Congress. A veto prevents a bill from being enacted into law. SneakyPete......... 🤔🤷‍♀️🤷🏼‍♂️🤔. 3*10*19.............

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  • Robert
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    03/10/2019
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    This is what we VOTED YOU IN TO DO! Do it😁

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  • BillZee
    Voted Sad
    03/10/2019
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    Unless there is a mutual agreement. The president has to do what he has to do to secure America

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  • NoHedges
    Voted Apathetic
    03/10/2019
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    Congress needs to change the law requiring the contents of the Mueller investigation being released. THIS should NOT be a partisan decision made by a single person☄️. We are a nation🗽 of laws and it is the job of our legislative branch to create the laws needed uphold the Constitution. The people have a right to know the degree to which their vote and our democratic process was disrupted. Additionally: 💣Pelosi needs to release her taxes and set the example. 🤯Fix the rollbacks to education. 🤬Stop the bear baiting (jelly doughnuts and bacon, seriously?)

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  • burrkitty
    Voted Happy
    03/10/2019
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    Good with all that. Go to it!

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  • Glowurm
    Voted Sad
    03/10/2019
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    Not at all pleased that the orange ‘Tard is confirming more judges with same attitude as the one who just gave Manafort a, mostly, free pass! That Judge should be removed from the bench and his license to practice law revoked! If this isn’t a blatant disregard of the rule of law, I don’t know what is! And you fools, who idolize the ‘Tard so, we’ll see the justice you’ll get when you are the one convicted. They won’t go so easy on you, you can bet! As for the vote on the “there’s no emergency” wall, I will remain hopeful, but doubtful...

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  • Craig
    Voted Sad
    03/10/2019
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    Don’t trust a democrat. Build the wall . Muller is bias didn’t hire anyone who wanted the truth only Obama cronies. Wasted week again Pelosi needs to resign.

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  • James
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    Anything out of the Communist House will not get passed in the Senate or Vetoed by the President! Time to get real and the Dems as they no longer are but socialists will lose!

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  • SneakyPete
    03/10/2019
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    👎🏻👎🏻H. Con. Res. 24- Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress.👎🏻👎🏻 This resolution would express the sense of Congress that the report Special Counsel Robert Mueller provides to the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) should be provided in full to Congress. It’d also call for the report to made public to the greatest extent possible except for portions prohibited by law. Under current law, the special counsel is required to submit a classified report to the DOJ explaining decisions in favor of or declining prosecution of any charges but isn’t required to disclose the report to other parties — which is up to the discretion of the attorney general. This House Resolution is nothing more than another Democratic attempts to follow the Party’s ongoing agenda in the hindering of President Trumps attempts to secure the nations border against the influx of not only illegal migrants, but also drugs, which are detrimental to,the well being of the American people. The American public will eventually find out what Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has uncovered, and that will be the case whether or not this bill is passed because it’s a non-binding resolution. If lawmakers seriously want to change how the findings of special counsel investigations are made public they should pass a bill to that effect. SneakyPete......... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 3*10*19..........

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  • Sandy
    Voted Sad
    03/10/2019
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    Liberals vote to kill babies after birth, vote for open boarders AKA Mexicans over Americans, they vote anything against America or the Trump Agenda. They ALL got money from Soros organizations for campaign contributions, thus beholden to his agenda to destroy America. Kaine & Warner are knee deep in corruption and a FAKE Dossier wasting tax payer money to make Trump look bad!! I'm sick of ALL of you.......

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  • Vlad
    03/10/2019
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    Walter, what good does a wall do when they can just tunnel underneath it? Furthermore, a good number of people that are here illegally came here legally with visas which have expired.

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  • Karen
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    They wouldn't fund the border wall for we, the American people. They call it "Trumps border wall" and it's NOT! We, the American people, WANT A BORDER WALL. POTUS will be gone in a few years. He wants the bordewr wall to help protect US now and after he's gone. Congress wants drugs, sex traffickers and illegals to pour across, while they're safe in their walled off or fenced off homes and in the congress walls. They are safely guarded. WE ARE NOT!

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  • Caren
    Voted Sad
    03/10/2019
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    I hope Democrats and certain Republicans are unsuccessful in ending President Trump’s Emergency Declaration! The very action of them doing this reflects they do not care about this country!

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  • K
    Voted Sad
    03/10/2019
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    The Agenda in Congress appears to be 'Destroy our Constitution and Bill of Rights.' We have Muslims holding seats who refuse to ASSIMILATE to our Laws and whose Agenda is to destroy and replace them with Sharia. This is UNconstitutional, they need to GO. They are allowed to CHANGE our laws even though a Minority! OUR GOP is falling down on the Job! The WALL is one of President Trump's rallying points, yet our "lawmakers" are pushing against him. THE PEOPLE voted to have a Wall built and to have our Immigration Laws tightened, yet you Allow the DemoCommies to push you! We Do NOT want amnesty, we Do NOT want Anchor Babies, We DO NOT want Chain Migration. YOU have the Power in Senate to Do what WE told we want you to do! GROW SPINES GUYS and Do what THE PEOPLE who Pay you Tell you to! Special Interests and Lobbyists seem to be who you think you work for. Wrong Answer! Your Seats will be filled by those who Will Support Our and Our President's Agenda. We have had a enough of this BS.

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  • John
    Voted Sad
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    The House agenda, certainly not the Senate, is just another attempt by the dems to counterattack Trump. No other way to put it. How a party can continue to thwart the President’s attempt to control our borders is simply sad. We already have 20+ MILLION illegal immigrants here that cost this nation’s taxpayers $100+ BILLION every year! An investment in a $25 Billion dollar border security system to include a wall would go a long way toward ensuring that number doesn’t grow even larger. For anyone with 1/2 a business brain that is an incredibly smart investment. Yet the dems, in their continuing efforts to undermine Trump, continue to sell out the future of this country. Wake up dems! As always HOW will we pay for the next 20 million illegal immigrants when we already are 22 Trillion in debt? Tax more? What will you do when the top earners start leaving the US for other countries with lower taxes as many of the musicians from England did when they came to the US.

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  • Vanessa
    Voted Sad
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    Can we skip this coming week? Congress is just wasting their tax funded paychecks on weakening our country and attempting to weaken our president. Just go home this coming week and come back with security measures to BUILD THE WALL and protect our national sovereignty.

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