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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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