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.
Tuesday after 12pm (all suspensions)
Wednesday after 12pm
Thursday after 12pm
Friday between 9am and 3pm
Monday after 6:30pm
Wednesday after 12pm
Thursday after 1:45pm
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— Eric Revell
Written by Countable
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?
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.
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!!!
Do everything you can to keep Trumpcare from being passed and killing thousands of people a year!
Please vote no on the budget authorization for the defense department. It's not necessary.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
H.R. 2810 No to the military industrial complex. Period.
Focus on preventing Trump's Wealthcare. REPAIR no REPEAL
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.
The ONLY VOTE THIS WEEK SHOULD BE TO IMPEACH #TWITLER
Clean water , clean air keep the protective EPA. Vote against the horrific health care bill and keep you hands off Medicare and SS .
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.
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.
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.
Build the Wall, protect US citizens and invest in our military. We are going to need to in the very near future
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.