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What's Congress Voting On? Week of June 12, 2017

by Countable | 6.12.17

The House will convene on Monday to consider a bill to prioritize federal job training programs for the energy and manufacturing industries, in addition to a number of bills related to hydroelectric project permits. On Tuesday, it will consider a bill the Senate passed last week to expand accountability at the VA and protect whistleblowers. It will then consider bills as part of the third phase of the GOP's three-pronged effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, including bills to ensure veterans are eligible for premium assistance tax credits and reform medical malpractice suits involving federally subsidized care.

The Senate kicks things off on Monday by continuing debate on bill to expand sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program, support for terrorism, and human rights abuses. It'll also vote to confirm Kenneth Rapuano to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. The rest of the upper chamber's schedule is yet to be announced, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open session Tuesday.

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

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.


Monday after 6:30pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 338: To Promote a 21st Century Energy and Manufacturing Workforce
  • H.R. 2274: HYPE Act
  • H.R. 627: Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2457: J. Bennett Waterway Hydropower Extension Act of 2017
  • H.R. 1109: To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act
  • H.R. 2122: To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam
  • H.R. 2292: To extend a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving the Cannonsville Dam
  • H.R. 951: To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project
  • H.R. 446: To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project
  • H.R. 447: To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project

Tuesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 2581: Verify First Act
  • S. 1094: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

Wednesday after 12pm

Thursday after 12pm

  • H.R. 1215: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

Friday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 2579: Broader Options for Americans Act


Monday after 4pm

  • S. 722: Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017
  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Kenneth Rapuano to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense


  • Intel Committee: Open hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions — 2:30pm

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  • Margaret

    NH representatives, please do not support HR 620. Vote NO on the ADA Education and Reform Act if 2017. Disabled Americans deserve protection and it is their taxpayer "right" to be protected. Thank you for your service to NH and the country. It is not going unnoticed.

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  • Emma

    Having become disabled in the last couple years, I find it very frustrating that Congress would even think about shaving the ADA! I'm a retired RN who worked for years with disabled patients, I never gave thought that I would become unable to even do daily house work. That aside, navigating in a world designed for non handicapped persons and trying to function even with the assistive modifications is exhausting. I have given up, for the most part, any social life in the realm of the public world. Further gutting of these laws makes me think there is a conspiracy to relegate us to nursing homes and further confine us to a life out of sight of others.