by Countable | 3.23.19
Lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with a full week ahead of them, including a vote in the House that will attempt to override President Donald Trump’s first veto to terminate the border security emergency he declared.
The House’s week starts Monday with votes on several bipartisan foreign policy bills aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people, codify the existing ban on arms sales to the Maduro regime, and counter Russian influence both in Venezuela and in European energy markets. Tuesday’s focus will be on an attempt to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill terminating his border security emergency, which will require a two-thirds super-majority. The rest of the week will feature consideration of a bill to strengthen wage discrimination protections and a resolution expressing that transgender individuals should be able to serve openly in the Armed Forces.
The Senate convenes Monday with a procedural vote on the nomination of Judge Bridget Bade to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. If it succeeds, her confirmation vote would likely be on Tuesday. When Senate completes its consideration of Bade’s nomination it’ll take a procedural vote on the Green New Deal, which would call on the federal government to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years while fighting income inequality. After it’s done considering the Green New Deal, the Senate will take up a bill providing disaster relief.
Check here throughout the week to see the vote results and updates to the schedule.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
Monday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)
Tuesday after 12pm
Wednesday after 12pm
Thursday between 9am and 3pm
Monday after 5:30pm
Tuesday after 2pm
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