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Emissions Standards & Community Banking Regs — This Week in Congress

by Countable | 3.7.18

Reforms to banking regulations are expected to be considered in both chambers of Congress this week, while the House will also consider revising certain emissions standards

The House convenes Monday when it will vote on a slate of bills to rename seven post offices. Tuesday will feature votes on bills to have financial regulators review current rules more frequently, prevent tax dollars from being spent on portraits of federal employees, and prevent political appointees from being appointed to career civil service positions. The rest of the week will feature votes on a bill related to emissions from ceramics manufacturers and home heating devices, and a bill easing emissions standards from coal refuse power plants.

The Senate is set to take confirmation votes on the nominations of three district court judges on Monday, before moving onto a banking reform bill that eases regulations on community banks while enhancing consumer protections. Its schedule for the rest of the week is yet to be announced.

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. 1209: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the "Mission Veterans Post Office Building" Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 2673: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 Broadway Street in Pekin, Illinois, as the "Lance Corporal Jordan S. Bastean Post Office" Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3183: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the "U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office" Passed 389-0.

  • H.R. 4406: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York, as the "Tuskegee Airman Post Office Building" Passed 387-0.

  • H.R. 4646: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1900 Corporate Drive in Birmingham, Alabama, as the "Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Post Office Building" Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4685: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the "First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office" Passed by voice vote.

  • S. 831: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 West Pike Street in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, as the "Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building" Passed by voice vote.

Tuesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 4607: Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act, Rules Committee Print Passed 264-143.

  • S. 188: EGO Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 1132: Political Appointee Burrowing Prevention Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3737: Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4043: Whistleblower Protection Extension Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 2226: Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4725: Community Bank Reporting Relief Act Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4768: National Strategy for Combating the Financing of Transnational Criminal Organizations Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4986: RAY BAUM’S Act of 2018, as amended Passed by voice vote.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 1917: Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print Passed 234-180, 1 present.

Thursday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 1119: Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act Passed 215-189.

Friday

  • No votes are expected.

Senate

Monday after 5:30pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Karen Scholer to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern DIstrict of Texas Confirmed 95-0.

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Tripp Self to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle DIstrict of Georgia Confirmed 84-11.

Tuesday

  • Cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Invoked 67-32.

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Terry Doughty to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana Confirmed 98-0.

Thursday

  • Motion to proceed to S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Agreed by voice vote.

Thursday

  • Possible cloture vote on S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

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— Eric Revell

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  • Terry
    03/04/2018
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    DACA, healthcare and immigration ? Huh anyone ?

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  • David
    03/04/2018
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    Drop this stuff and fix the gerrymandered districts, campaign finance & protect our children - get rid of the guns.

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  • Nancy
    03/04/2018
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    Where is banning assault weapons?

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  • Frank
    03/04/2018
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    Shameful, No Gun Legislation.

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  • NoHedges
    03/04/2018
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    This week in Congress, someone better start talking about invoking amendment 25 section 4 before the president decides to lash out at agriculture because he gets it in his head all 🐝s are evil and out to get him. Seriously, even his inner circle ⭕️ is concerned. Put a stop to the madness!

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  • Dru
    03/04/2018
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    Stop it with wanting to give the government more authority. The 17 original powers were enough. And guns don’t kill people any more than the cars driven by DUI people do. It’s people. Keep your guns for your defense against a government that try’s to control you. Let’s stay a free nation not an enslaved one.

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  • Dale
    03/04/2018
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    Why have a Congress at all if it can’t fix DACS, gun legislation, White House apparently commingling of government and private business interests and can’t seem to do anything to prevent climate change or the impending depression?

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  • Dicr
    03/04/2018
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    We have a president who is endangering our democracy while reigning havoc on the economy and congress is renaming post offices? When he goes down they should be held complicit.

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  • Nad
    03/04/2018
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    current issues people care about: DACA, immigration, gun control + legislation, healthcare, gerrymandering. How many votes the Senate is doing on any of the above topics: 0

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  • OldTimer
    03/05/2018
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    How about no to gun control.

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  • Sandra
    03/04/2018
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    How about gun reform?

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  • Edward
    03/04/2018
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    Our nation kills thousands through abortion and the Libs worry about gun control. Yea it's a sad country.

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  • Carmen
    03/05/2018
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    Most of the votes that are being taken in the next two are of little to zero relevance. When will you take on the important issues such as gun reform, health care, and immigration?

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  • Michael777
    03/05/2018
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    Still no gun-related legislation? SHAMEFUL! Shame on Republicans who control Congress's agenda and priorities! For shame!

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  • Roger
    03/04/2018
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    As you can see snowflakes gun crime in America is not the biggest issue going right now. Even with all your liberal theatrics in the fake news. Let congress continue to work on the real issues concerning economics to keep our country on top well into the future. Go get a hug, or head to your safe place. Oh and take your socialist / communist aspirations for America with you.

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  • Afina
    03/04/2018
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    Some one posted that the car driven by a DWI driver does not kill anyone either, it is the person. True, but the penalty for DWI are rather steep, and a case where a DWI driver kills multiple people are much rarer than killings with automatic weapon. But the NRA will never have common sense

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  • Ronda
    03/05/2018
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    So....to recap. Trump, because he’s a racist POS, created the DACA crisis. And Republicans, because they’re racist, did nothing, using the excuse, “The deadline is MONTHS away!” Well, now the deadline is here and you’re spending the day renaming Post Offices. Republicans, you’re the textbook definition of worthless.

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  • German
    03/05/2018
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    Pass some meaningful gun reform! Ban an assault weapons! Re-instate Feinstein’s ban. It wasn’t unconstitutional or it wouldn’t have been law for a decade. Remember you work for us. Not the NRA! Pass universal background checks. And pass DACA. Or start planning your retirements. We need change and action. No one is asking u to touch Dodd frank at least not us the voters. Who vote U in and will vote u out. If u don’t start doing your jobs!

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  • Carol
    03/04/2018
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    While I do think looking at emissions regulations (hopefully strengthening them) and finance regulations are important, I note that Monday the ONLY bills are to rename a number of post offices; surely the House and Senate have more pressing matters? Say DACA, stricter gun laws (stronger background checks at the very least).....

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  • Kathy
    03/04/2018
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    Banking? What the hell are they doing? Granting them more ability to screw up like in 2008????? CRAP! Hold their feet to the fire...GUN control.

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