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by Countable | 4.27.17

Thursday, April 27th

The buzz in Washington is that the House may take up a freshly tweaked GOP health care bill as soon as tomorrow. The momentum behind it seems to be coming from the White House, where President Trump is eager for a political win before Saturday, when he will hit 100 days in office. Now is a great time to let Congress know what you think -- click the Take Action button to send an immediate message or video to your reps, or give them a call.

The President: In Washington

  • Meeting with the President of Argentina in the White House

  • Giving remarks at the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Signing an Executive Order on "Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection"

The House of Representatives: In Session

  • 12pm: Legislative day begins

  • Under consideration: H.R. 1694 - Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act; S. 496 - Repealing the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled "Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform"

  • 4:30pm: Final votes

The Senate: In Session

  • Debate and vote on the confirmation of Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary after 10:30am

What to Watch

  • A key hearing today before the House Foreign Affairs Committee: "Syria after the Missile Strikes: Policy Options" Watch it here.

  • A hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, "Countering Russia: Further Assessing Options for Sanctions." Watch it here.

  • The two Senate leaders, Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, will meet with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.

Daily Pro-Tip:

Have a great day, CountaBuddies! And remember the sage words of Justice Louis Brandeis: "The most important political office is that of the private citizen."

-- Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor of Countable

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