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What's Congress Voting On? Week of July 10, 2017

by Countable | 7.10.17

Congress returns today from its weeklong Fourth of July recess, with the House set to take on the annual defense spending authorization along with a water resources development bill.

After a pro forma session with no votes Monday, the House will consider 12 bills Tuesday. On the docket are bills to expand the John Muir National Historic Site, add an EEOC anti-discrimination program within all federal agencies, and allowing first responders to transport and administer controlled substances. Later in the week, the $695 billion defense authorization package and a bill that increases water deliveries to California's Central Valley in addition to streamlining permitting for dams and reservoirs.

The Senate will vote Monday to confirm an administrator for regulatory policy to a position in the Office of Management and Budget. Its schedule for the rest of the week is yet to be announced.

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, pro forma session.

Tuesday after 12pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 1492: Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017 Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 702: Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1719: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act Passed 401-15.
  • To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the Merle Haggard Post Office Building Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 954: To remove use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1397: To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes Passed 406-0.
  • H.R. 1404: Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1541: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1913: Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 1306: Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2156: Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 597: Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.

Wednesday after 12pm

  • H.R. 23: Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017 Passed 230-190.
  • H.R. 1492: Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017 416-2.
  • H.R. 2430: FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2664: Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2480: Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2200: Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act Passed by voice vote.

Thursday after 12pm

  • H.R. 2810: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Amendments only.

Friday between 9am and 3pm

  • H.R. 2810: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Passed 344-81.

Senate

Monday after 6:30pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Neomi Rao to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB Confirmed 54-41.
  • Cloture vote on the nomination of David Nye to be U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Idaho Invoked 97-0.

Tuesday

  • Consideration of the nomination of David Nye to be U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Idaho

Wednesday after 12pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of David Nye to be U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Idaho Confirmed 100-0.
  • Cloture vote on the nomination of William Hagerty to be Ambassador to Japan Invoked 89-11.

Thursday after 1:45pm

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of William Hagerty to be Ambassador to Japan Confirmed 86-12.

Friday

  • Not in session.

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— Eric Revell

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  • Nancy
    07/10/2017
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    Protect net neutrality, do not increase defense spending. If this country cannot afford to educate our children, ensure clean water and air and build bridges, what exactly are we defending with a military budget which exceeds that of 12 countries?

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  • Jeff
    07/10/2017
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    Why is it illegal to grow Hemp? It's renewable at a much greater rate than timber; it can make fuel; it can make biodegradable plastics; it can make medicines. It just seems strange that the government prevents us from harvesting such a diverse plant. Will you not get enough money from it? Is that the reason? Just curious.

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  • Wallace
    07/10/2017
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    Let's take the desire to increase military spending down a notch!!! Let's increase diplomacy efforts. We all should have a right to good water!! We all should not be subjected to discrimination!!!

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  • Steven
    07/10/2017
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    Do everything you can to keep Trumpcare from being passed and killing thousands of people a year!

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  • Joleah
    07/10/2017
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    Please vote no on the budget authorization for the defense department. It's not necessary.

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  • Cindi
    07/10/2017
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    Nothing. They should not be allowed to change anything until all investigations are concluded. Everything should revert back to the day prior to the Orange idiot taking office.

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  • Marianne
    07/10/2017
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    Do not vote to waste taxpayer funds to increase defense spending. This takes away valuable monies for healthcare, education, environment, and decent new jobs in alternative energy!!!

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  • Lawrence
    07/10/2017
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    We are watching your votes on these bills. Will vote You out of office if you against the interest of the American people. Vote No to increase in funding our military; No to current health care proposal; & No to the transfer of Park land.

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  • Michael
    07/10/2017
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    Dear Representatives, Please take all steps possible to protect net neutrality. If it should be modified as proposed by the FCC, then too much power will be in the hands of too few companies, hurting competition and driving up costs to engage in online activity.

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  • Kim
    07/10/2017
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    Please preserve our lands and the rights of our citizens. America is about freedom, goodness, and cooperation. Do not turn us into a moral and physical cess pool.

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  • Michael
    07/10/2017
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    H.R. 2810 No to the military industrial complex. Period.

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  • Monique
    07/10/2017
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    Focus on preventing Trump's Wealthcare. REPAIR no REPEAL

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  • Diana
    07/10/2017
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    In reading some of the comments on this page I have to agree with some of these people about what agendas you guys are voting on. First defense spending is ridiculous, though we have to protect our country, we should start thinking about our environment, finding new ways to burn clean renewable energy like hemp, makes more sense than burning coal or oil. Secondly instead of repealing the affordable care act, tweet it, moving to a single payer program is something you should be looking into. Also I think we should improve on our transportation making roads and bridges more safe to drive on replacing our roads with plastics instead of concrete like they do over in the U K, it's easier as it doesn't create potholes nor sinkholes like concrete does. These are some ideas that we should be looking into. As well as finding out about Russian hacking our electoral system.

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  • Mark
    07/10/2017
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    The ONLY VOTE THIS WEEK SHOULD BE TO IMPEACH #TWITLER

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  • Mary
    07/10/2017
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    Clean water , clean air keep the protective EPA. Vote against the horrific health care bill and keep you hands off Medicare and SS .

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  • HockeyGuy
    07/10/2017
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    Congress will vote for issues that help them make money and keep their jobs, while our Democracy slips into free fall! They do not seem to care about the general population! The citizens must join together and organize to convince our Congressional members that the Republicans must start the process of impeaching Trump now.

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  • Stacy
    07/10/2017
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    It's time for my weekly comment: forcibly removing Donald J. Trump from office. If it's not on the docket this week, it should be.

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  • Jim
    07/10/2017
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    Let's get better control of defense spending. There is a lot of waist and mismanagement of funds if controlled better we could save billions.

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  • Stickyfingers
    07/10/2017
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    Build the Wall, protect US citizens and invest in our military. We are going to need to in the very near future

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  • LadyKNParadise
    07/11/2017
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    The Senators need to remember that they are working for us and should do what's best for all ages us. The GOP needs to really think about how everyone can have health care the same health care that they have.

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