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What's Congress Voting On? Week of May 1, 2017

by Countable | 5.1.17

Congress made quick use of the seven-day stopgap spending package they passed on Friday to avert a government shutdown by reaching a deal over the weekend to fund the government through the end of September to the tune of $1.1 trillion.

The House begins its week on Monday with votes on a number of suspension bills, including legislation to strengthen sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program and human rights abuses and another to improve small businesses' access to funding. It will then vote on more suspensions Tuesday, along with a more controversial bill to give private sector workers the ability to choose paid time off instead of overtime. On Wednesday or Thursday, a vote on the omnibus spending bill will occur, as will a vote on the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare if House Republicans feel they have enough votes.

The Senate also convenes on Monday, and will start its week by considering the nomination of Jay Clayton to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Its agenda for the rest of the week is to be determined, although a vote on the omnibus spending bill will be necessary before the seven-day stopgap expires Friday night.

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

House

Monday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 1644: North Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1312: Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act Passed 406-0.
  • H.R. 910: Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 Passed 405-2.
  • H.R. 1366: U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1242: 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 657: Follow the Rules Act Passed 407-0.

Tuesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 1180: Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 Passed 229-197.
  • H.R. 1679: FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017 Passed 419-0.
  • H.R. 1644: North Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1665: Disaster Declaration Improvement Act Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 1678: To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes Vote postponed.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 244: Consolidated Appropritations Act, 2017 Passed 309-118.
  • H.R. 1665: Disaster Declaration Improvement Act 425-0.
  • H.R. 1678: To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes Passed 423-0.

Thursday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 1644: North Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act Passed 419-1.
  • H.R. 1628: American Health Care Act Passed 217-213.
  • H.R. 2192: To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff. Passed 429-0.

Senate

Monday after 5:30pm

  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Jay Clayton to be a member of the SEC Cloture invoked 60-36

Tuesday after 10am

  • Consideration of the nomination of Jay Clayton to be a member of the SEC Confirmed 61-37.

Wednesday after 9:30am

  • H.J.Res. 66: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees. Passed 50-49.

Thursday

  • H.R. 244: Consolidated Appropritations Act, 2017 Passed 79-18.

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— Eric Revell

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  • Felissa
    05/01/2017
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    Do not repeal and replace Obamacare! People's lives depend on it! Any one who votes to repeal and replace, will be replaced themselves! Mimi Waters , we are organizing to vote you out if you refuse to listen to your constituents!!! Also, why not participate in a town hall meeting, what are you afraid of???

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  • Mary anne
    05/01/2017
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    Congressman DeSantis. We heard what you said on Fox news that most of your constituents don't want the ACA and that is a big fat lie. We do want the ACA fixed because it's a much better health insurance then Trump care which is a joke.all they're doing is giving rich people more tax breaks. We see how you vote we know what you're doing we watched you.

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  • Mary anne
    05/01/2017
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    We do want the ACA we do not want Trump care that is ridiculous. Fix the ACA quit being silly. And net neutrality please we need that.

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  • Evelyn
    05/01/2017
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    Please do not take away our right of good healthcare!!! We deserve better than the disastrous Republican plan. If you do vote AHCA , it will be remembered next election!!! ACA is what the majority of Americans want and you do work for us. Shame on you if you don't honor the want of your constituents!!!!!!!

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  • Doris
    05/01/2017
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    Please continue to fight for our healthcare! Both of my adult kids rely on the ACA for their healthcare, and so many of their friends.

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  • Brie
    05/01/2017
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    OK Senators and Rep. Cole- My family depends on parity for mental health and on insurance companies being required to cover pre-existing conditions. High risk pools offer limited coverage at increased premiums, and if you vote to repeal the ACA and replace it with whatever piecemeal thing the Republican Party has come up with this week you WILL be responsible for the deaths that come with a loss of coverage. Don't ditch the ACA, fix it. No policy is going to be perfect on implementation - don't start from scratch, fix the problems that are there. And don't blame the ACA for OK's insurance premium rate - talk to our Republican governor and legislature who opted out of the Medicaid expansion and refused to build a state-level marketplace.

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  • Betty
    05/01/2017
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    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Do NOT allow the nutcase president and his dirty associates to change this amendment. Do your jobs!

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  • Michele
    05/01/2017
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    NO healthcare vote without the CBO estimate of how many millions lose coverage.

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  • Deb
    05/01/2017
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    Thank you for voting NO on Trumpcare!

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  • Annalise
    05/02/2017
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    What's on my mind? Losing my health insurance and affordable access to vital medications. Impeaching there president. Collusion with Russians. Lack of government accountability. Loss of trust in nearly every elected official. Syria. Let girls learn. North Korea. World War III. Permanent protection for immigrants. A wasteful border wall. Flint. Climate change. How the movie Mad Max was just a little too real. The prison industrial complex, institutionalized racism, and the government funded war on drugs (aka black people). Gentrification, homelessness and human trafficking. What's on my mind? How exhausting it is to try to pay attention and make a difference. Yesterday I walked 5 miles protecting protestors in my home town who were fighting for their right to live, work and earn a decent wage. That's what's on my mind. I hope some of the same things are on yours.

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  • Andrew
    05/01/2017
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    Do not repeal the affordable care act. Strengthen it. I do not want anyone to lose their healthcare.

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  • Doris
    05/01/2017
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    Please continue to fight for our healthcare! Both of my adult kids rely on the ACA for their healthcare, and so many of their friends.

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  • Aelred
    05/02/2017
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    Vote no on Trumpcare, which will make America sick again.

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  • Mary
    05/02/2017
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    Do NOT repeal the ACA! The AHCA is inadequate, unaffordable and does not honor pre-existing conditions the way the ACA does. The AHCA is obviously a bill for insurance companies and billionaires. It would put the health of the nation at risk.

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  • Deborah
    05/01/2017
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    Do not repeal the ACA. Turning options over to the states will be a disaster--many states will not cover pre-existing conditions. High risk pools failed miserably in the past--they are too expensive for the state and for the people.

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  • Judy
    05/01/2017
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    I'm asking Representatives not to support any ACA replacement which would allow states to opt out of mandated coverages and/or allowing insurance companies to not cover people with pre-existing conditions. High risk pools don't work!

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  • Aelred
    05/02/2017
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    If you repeal and replace the ACA then citizens will repeal and replace you. Fix and strengthen the ACA.

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  • Cheryl
    05/02/2017
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    Mr. George Holding (NC)... vote NO on the proposed healthcare bill. This is NOT an acceptable replacement for the current ACA. Work on fixing the ACA and NOT repealing and replacing g!!

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  • SirRobert
    05/01/2017
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    DO NOT vote for Trumpcare! Election Day gets closer every day and we are watching very closely.

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  • William
    05/02/2017
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    NO! NO! NO! On TrumpCare. If you vote for a healthcare bill it should be so good you are willing to have it cover Congress, too.

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