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This Week in Congress: Strengthening Obamacare, Making Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Protected Classes, and Judicial Nominations

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

by Countable | 5.17.19

The Senate starts its week Monday with a procedural vote on the nomination of Michael Truncale to be a judge for the Eastern District of Texas. If it succeeds, a confirmation vote could occur later in the evening or on Tuesday. After consideration of the Truncale nomination ends, the Senate may take up the nomination of Kenneth Lee to be a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. It will also take up the nomination of a district judge for Eastern Louisiana, and an undersecretary of state.

The House will convene on Tuesday for votes on more than a dozen bills under the fast-track “suspension of the rules” process, which allows for accelerated debate but requires a two-thirds majority for passage. Among the suspension bills to be debated are an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program through September and bills to counteract foreign corruption. Wednesday will feature votes on two tribal policy bills. The rest of the week will be focused on a bil to make sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes under civil rights law and a bill to strengthen outreach programs under Obamacare that would also prohibit so-called “junk insurance” plans.

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

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

SENATE

Monday after 5:30pm

  • Cloture motion on the nomination of Michael Truncale to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas Invoked 49-43.

Tuesday after 10:45am

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Michael Truncale to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas Confirmed 49-46.
  • Cloture motion on the nomination of Kenneth Lee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Invoked 50-45.

Wednesday after 5:30pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Kenneth Lee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Confirmed 52-45.
  • Cloture motion on the nomination of Wendy Vitter to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana Invoked 51-45.
  • Cloture motion on the nomination of Brian Bulatao to be an Under Secretary of State for Management Invoked 90-5.
  • Cloture motion on the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General Invoked 52-44.

Thursday

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Wendy Vitter to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana Confirmed 52-45.
  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Brian Bulatao to be an Under Secretary of State for Management Confirmed 92-5.
  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General Confirmed 52-45.

HOUSE

Tuesday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 389: Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2578: National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2019 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1037: Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2019 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2379: To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Passed 400-9.
  • H.R. 299: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 Passed 410-0.
  • H.R. 1999: FLAG Act of 2019 Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1594: First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1313: Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1437: Securing Department of Homeland Security Firearms Act of 2019 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1912: DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2019 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1892: Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2019 Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 2066: DHS Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program of 2019 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1060: BUILD Act Passed by voice vote.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 312: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act Passed 275-146.
  • H.R. 375: To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes Passed 323-96.
  • H.R. 1892: Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2019 Passed 415-0.

Thursday after 12pm

  • H.R. 987: Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act Passed 234-183.

Friday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 5: Equality Act Passed 236-173.

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

— Eric Revell

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