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School Safety Grants & Banking Regulations — This Week in Congress

by Countable | Updated on 3.13.18

This week the House will take up its first school safety bill in the wake of the Parkland, FL shooting, while both chambers will consider bills to ease the regulatory burden on community banks.

The Senate will take a procedural vote Monday to amend its banking reform bill before moving on to a passage vote later in the week. The rest of its agenda for the week is yet to be announced.

The House will convene Tuesday to consider six bills under the fast-track suspension of the rules process, before taking up legislation to reauthorize and increase school safety grants and require banking regulators to tailor their rules for smaller banks on Wednesday. It will spend the rest of its week considering additional reforms to financial regulations.

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

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

House

Monday

  • No votes are expected.

Tuesday after 12pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 5247: Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 Failed 259-140 (2/3 required).

  • H.R. 4465: Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017 Passed 392-6.

  • H.R. 1800: To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain Federal land to facilitate scientific research supporting Federal space and defense programs, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3469: To designate the bridge located in Blount County, Tennessee, on the Foothills Parkway (commonly known as Bridge 2) as the "Dean Stone Bridge" Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 4266: Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 1350: To modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes Passed by voice vote.

  • S. 324: State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 1116: TAILOR Act of 2017 Passed 247-169.

  • H.R. 4909: STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Passed 407-10.

  • H.R. 506: Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3996: Protecting Access to Courts for Taxpayers Act Passed by voice vote.

  • H.R. 3249: Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017, as amended Passed by voice vote.

Thursday after 12pm or Friday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 4545: Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act Passed 283-133.

  • H.R. 4263: Regulation A+ Improvement Act of 2017 Passed 246-170.

Additional legislative items may be considered, including:

  • H.R. 4293: Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017

  • H.R. 4061: Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017

Senate

Monday after 5:30pm

  • Cloture vote on a substitute amendment to S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Invoked 66-30.

Tuesday

  • Debate on the substitute amendment to S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

Wednesday

  • Adopting the substitute amendment to S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Adopted 67-31.
  • Cloture vote on S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Invoked 67-31.
  • S. 2155: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Passed 67-31.
  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Kevin McAleenan to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Invoked 79-19.

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— Eric Revell

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  • Gloria
    03/11/2018
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    Please do not ease up on the banking regulations. If anything they need to be stronger!!

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  • Langho
    03/11/2018
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    I can’t believe y’all are going to ease up the regulations on banking on big banks went 10 years ago look what it cost us and nobody went to jail nobody got in trouble and Wall Street just waltzed zone down the road so when are you guys going to put your foot down because the public is sick of it and it’s all over social media and Ted Cruz you are up for reelection in November

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  • T
    03/11/2018
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    Banking regulations need strengthening not lessening. Otherwise the general population will be the prey of every financial organization as we consumers are for corporate interests.

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  • David
    03/11/2018
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    So I imagine your goal this week is to further screw the citizens of our country. When we get rid of you, think next election, no one will be saying thanks for your service.

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  • Robert
    03/12/2018
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    Let’s try just working for the people this week, big businesses and corporations are not the ones that voted for you. Television commercials only go so far, your congressional records are what gets you reelected. The people are paying attention these days and you need to focus more on the people then you do your corporate campaign donors.

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  • Judith
    03/12/2018
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    WELL WE THE PEOPLE APPARENTLY NEED TO TELL THE CONGRESS NOT TO WEAKEN BANKING REGULATIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO DUMB TO REALIZE THAT WEAKENING THEM IS A DESTRUCTIVE MISTAKE !!

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  • Stanley
    03/11/2018
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    WTH? Are congressional memories that short? If so, throw the bums out before they drag us back to 1929. Let them go on the bread line and suffer the horrors of the depression-including what the banks did to the people then.

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  • Maria elena
    03/11/2018
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    As with everything else there will be well intentioned grants given to keep children safe and due to the red tape and fraud , all these grants will end up in the unethical politicians pockets! It would be so much cheaper to pay NRA to take the guns of choice off the sales tickets than the grants that will give our children a false sense of security, just like gated communities do !

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  • Joanne
    03/12/2018
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    On school safety: 1- STOP NRA political contributions. 2- Get Betsy DeVos OUT!!! Simple as that.

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  • Joy
    03/12/2018
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    Leave our parks alone!!!

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  • Christine
    03/12/2018
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    I saw Betsy DeVos on 60 minutes tonight. She is a couple of french fries short of a happy meal. Waaaaay out of touch.

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  • Joanne
    03/12/2018
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    Protect the people NOT BIG banks and businesses. I want MORE transparency MORE regulations.

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  • Donna
    03/12/2018
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    The public and the entire economy are at the mercy of big banking, for that reason alone the banking industry needs more not less regulation. There was no Enron before Reganomics ! And why are some lending rates on credit cards still pushing 24% when those usuryrates were “TEMPORARY “ during the Carter Administration because of HIGH INFLATION? Back in 1960’s my parents were getting 3% interest on their savings account.! Why are big banking 1% ers allowed to gouge us with NO RESISTANCE? Shame on you who were elected to protect our interests... BIG BUCKS WIN AGAINST the little people, BUT we HAVE LARGEST NUMBERS of VOTERS. VOTE OUT those who DON’T REPRESENT US 2018 and 2020!

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  • Roland
    03/12/2018
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    Sometimes I read things that stupid and never materialistic, but I take pleasure in reading them. The same goes for this bill. It has been a long coming one but nothing has been brought to fruition yet people children are dying from mad gun owners. We all know our constitution has given us an unswerving right to bear arms but during the time the constitution was written, America was struggling to define its path, but now that the country is grown knowledgeable of itself and has weighed the impacts of the arm bearing by the constitution. It's time to restrict and refrain everyone from carrying arms.

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  • T
    03/11/2018
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    Schools especially must be gun free zones. What we need are regulations that are painful to the NRA, then we know we’re on the correct path.

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  • Kathy
    03/12/2018
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    Don’t let up on bank regulations. They need to be strong.

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  • RadicalModerate
    03/12/2018
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    Banks need to end the fraudulent practice of fractional reserve lending.

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  • Joy
    03/12/2018
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    Keep the banks regulated. Do you recall any history?

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  • Walonda
    03/12/2018
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    So we cut education and help big banks? November can not get here soon enough!

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  • Leslie
    03/12/2018
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    Leave bank refs Alone. Remember 2008!!!! You Republicans are fools. You are not doing anything to stop trump, gun control no this??? People are paying closer attention then ever. Listen to every economist on the planet. Say good bye to your cushy, pocket lining jobs in November!!

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