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What's Congress Voting On? Week of March 20, 2017

by Countable | 3.20.17

The House intends to move forward in the process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, this week. Their plan, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), will be due up for a vote on Thursday.

Two other healthcare reform proposals — one allowing small businesses to form associations for the purpose of buying health insurance and another ending the health insurance exemption from federal antitrust law — will be considered Tuesday and Wednesday. The House Intelligence Committee is also holding a hearing Monday regarding Russia's attempted meddling in the presidential election.

Meanwhile in the Senate, the Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on the confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, on Monday. The hearings will likely last into Thursday, and we'll make the video stream available when it begins.

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. 382: 100 Years of Women in Congress Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1302: Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1029: Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1309: TSA Administrator Modernization Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1353: Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017 Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1294: Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act Passed 408-0.
  • H.R. 1297: Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017 Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1249: DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017 Passed 409-0.
  • H.R. 1252: DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017 Passed 407-1.
  • H.R. 1365: Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1238: Securing our Agriculture and Food Act Vote postponed.

Tuesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 372: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 Amendments and debate only.
  • H.R. 1353: Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017 Passed 414-2.
  • H.R. 1297: Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017 Passed 415-0.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 1101: Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017 Passed 236-175.
  • H.R. 372: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 Passed 416-7.
  • H.R. 1238: Securing our Agriculture and Food Act Passed 406-6.
  • H.R. 1302: Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1365: Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act Vote postponed.

Thursday after 9am

  • H.R. 1628: American Health Care Act of 2017

Friday

  • H.R. 1628: American Health Care Act of 2017 Vote cancelled.
  • H.R. 1302: Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1365: Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act Passed 424-0.

Senate

Monday

  • Pro forma session
  • Judiciary Committee: Confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Tuesday

  • Nominations of Charles Breyer and Danny Reeves to be members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Confirmed en bloc 98-0.
  • H.J.Res. 69: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska". Passed 52-47.
  • Judiciary Committee: Confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Wednesday after 10:30am

  • H.J.Res. 83: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness". Passed 50-48.
  • Judiciary Committee: Confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Thursday

  • S.J.Res. 34: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services". Passed 50-48.
  • Judiciary Committee: Confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

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— Eric Revell

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