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What's Congress Voting On? Week of March 6, 2017

by Countable | 3.20.17

Congress will be in session this week, with the Senate starting its week on Monday and the House convening on Tuesday.

The Senate will start its week by considering legislation to overturn more Obama era regulations, including a so-called “blacklisting rule” that required federal contractors to disclose actual and alleged violations of labor law to agencies in the bidding process. It will then turn its attention to a bill the House passed in early February that blocks the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) “Planning 2.0” rule.

Lawmakers in the House will consider a number of relatively uncontroversial bills under suspension of the rules when they convene Tuesday, before moving on to what are sure to be more contentious bills later in the week. Wednesday, the House will vote on the $578 billion defense appropriations package for fiscal year 2017. while Thursday and Friday litigation reform bills — including a bill aimed at ensuring parties to class action lawsuits were equally damaged and legislation to deter frivolous lawsuits.

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

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

House

Tuesday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)

  • S. 442: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1174: Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1362: To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic Passed 411-2.
  • H.R. 375: To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse Vote Postponed.
  • H.R. 654: Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017 Vote Postponed.
  • H.R. 1214: Disaster SAVE Act Vote Postponed.
  • H.R. 1117: To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster Vote Postponed.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 1301: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 Passed 371-48.
  • H.R. 267: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017 Vote Postponed.
  • H.R. 648: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir Vote Postponed.
  • H.R. 132: Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017 Passed 314-98.

Thursday after 12pm

  • H.R. 985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 Passed 220-201, 1 present.
  • H.R. 725: Innocent Party Protection Act Passed 224-194.

Friday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 720: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 Passed 230-188.

Senate

Monday at 6pm

  • H.J.Res. 37: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Passed 49-48.
  • H.J.Res. 44: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Motion to proceed agreed by voice vote.

Tuesday after 10am

  • H.J.Res. 44: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Passed 51-48. H.J.Res. 58: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues. Motion to proceed agreed by voice vote.

Wednesday after 9:30am

  • H.J.Res. 58: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues. Passed 59-40.
  • H.J.Res. 57: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Motion to proceed agreed by voice vote.

Thursday
* * H.J.Res. 57: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Passed 50-49.

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— Eric Revell

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