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What's Congress Voting On? Week of July 31, 2017

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by Countable | 8.1.17

The Senate returns to the Capitol on Monday following the failure of Republicans' healthcare bill last week, fulfilling their promise to work through two weeks of their planned August recess. The House left Washington D.C. to begin its August recess on Friday.

Senators will convene Monday to start debate on the nomination of Kevin Newsom to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. 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

  • The House is on recess until September 5.

Senate

Monday after 4:00pm

  • Cloture vote on the nomination of Kevin Newsom to be U.S. Circuit Court judge Invoked 68-26.

Tuesday after 10am

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Kevin Newsom to be U.S. Circuit Court judge for the 11th Circuit Confirmed 66-31.
  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Christopher Wray to be FBI Director Confirmed 92-5.

Wednesday after 10am

  • Debate and possible vote on the nomination of Marvin Kaplan to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Confirmed 50-48.

Thursday

  • Confirmation vote on the nomination of Dan Brouillette to be Deputy Secretary of Energy Confirmed 79-17.
  • H.R. 2430: FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 Passed 94-1.

Friday

  • To be announced.

You can tell your reps how to vote on this week's bills using the "Take Action" button.

— Eric Revell

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  • Judith
    07/31/2017
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    BACK BERNIE SANDERS BILL REQUIRING FAIR PRICES ON PHARMACEUTICALS DEVELOPED WITH TAX PAYER DOLLARS !!!!!!!

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  • NoHedges
    07/31/2017
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    This is for the person who asked. Why bother. 💕I understand and I ask myself the same. We bother not because it will change how our republican will vote but to show support for those we can change. To be the disruptive force that fuels the change needed. ⚔️We bother because deep down we know our voice may just save the life of a child, help a family, or be the buffer somehow needed. 🚥your words make people think 💭. Bother because should you stop, the voice to support POTUS will be what our friends, family, and children hear and believe. ⚔️⚔️⚔️Wisconsin must fight back, show the world they oppose Ryan and the hard right. Sensenbrenner and Ryan must be brought to justice. As do Gallger, Duffy, and Grothman. You fight because Wisconsin is more than the sum of these mens' corruption. 💰💰💰

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  • Joan
    07/31/2017
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    Fortunately my Congressman and one of my Senators ARE responsive. We don't always agree, but usually do. When they don't they've actually sent rational explanations for their votes. May we all soon see Trump legally removed from office. It's Mueller Time!

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  • Peg
    07/31/2017
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    Vote to improve ACA or include Medicare for all. Don't take healthcare away from so many people.

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  • Laura
    07/31/2017
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    Mitch McConnell is unfortunately my Senator. Need I say more?

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  • Rose
    07/31/2017
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    Senator Todd Young doesn't listen either. In fact, he has his staff LIE to his constituents when you call his office! My state is a Medicaid expansion state, and it has helped thousands! I called his office the day health care voting started and was told "he doesn't support Medicaid cuts", but then he voted for Medicaid cuts just hours later! And when that amendment failed, he continued to vote for every amendment proposed that would cut Medicaid! Stupid me, I thought a Marine would have the guts to stand up to bullies like McConnell. Should have voted for a woman instead- the only senators who have any balls!

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  • Dana
    07/31/2017
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    Gerrymandering by the Republican Party has neutered moderate and progressive votes in Utah.

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  • David
    07/31/2017
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    Ignore POTUS, listen to the majority.

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  • Antigone2
    07/31/2017
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    Today is the anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. In today's political and social climate they would never pass. During the campaign the hot slogan was, "Make America Great Again." 52 years ago today, something really was done to make America Great. How can people think that erasing 52 years of sanity and compassion would "Make America Great Again?"

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  • Tineke
    07/31/2017
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    I can tell my reps how to vote, but with the exception of Tammy Baldwin, they NEVER vote the way I see things. So I am starting to wonder why bother? Everything is already set in stone in Wisconsin along party lines. If you are not a republican the you have no influence in the Senate vote. When Sensenbrenner responds to my messages it is in a way as if he "misunderstood" my vote and feels completely supported in his awful voting record.

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  • Bonnie
    07/31/2017
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    Negotiate with pharmaceuticals, allow insurance companies to cross state lines, make Medicaid expansion mandatory for all states then wait to see how this affects ACA. If that doesn't improve healthcare then work together to decide what gets done next.

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  • Drmarknd
    07/31/2017
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    Resistance is not futile. Silence is heard as approval. The Republicans are banking on citizen apathy. Voice (and vote) resistance to all tax proposals that help the wealthy, that grant more welfare to corporations, that treat corporations like people, that decrease help to the poor and disadvantaged, and that expand militarism in the world!!!

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  • Jon
    07/31/2017
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    Please do not let Trump stop the subsidies now in place to support ACA!!

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  • Donna
    07/31/2017
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    I have consistently provided my opinions for votes and my elected officials rarely if ever do their votes align with me.

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  • Nicole
    07/31/2017
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    Dear Senator McConnell and partners, Several of your colleagues have heard and heeded their constituents. If you do not, we will make sure you lose your positions. Signed, We the People.

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  • Brandon
    07/31/2017
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    Please come out for Free Health Care this week! Let's join Europe and Asia in giving all universal health care coverage

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  • Joe
    07/31/2017
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    As to the "Why bother" comment: if your representatives aren't voting the way you want them to, you can't change that with this app. You change that by REMEMBERING this in November and VOTING for someone else. Even better, you can work for or donate to the campaign of someone who supports your values. The government won't represent us unless we make ourselves heard. This app, as fine as it is, can only be one step in that process.

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  • Samuel
    07/31/2017
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    Don't listen to 🤡otus and listen to the American people.💪💪

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  • Nancy
    07/31/2017
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    Hope that elected officials understand that they work for us, not the other way around. Yes it's vacation time, and people will still be watching everything that happens.

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  • Jane
    07/31/2017
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    Really? Does it even matter what I tell my Senators? It seems they've forgotten who their "employers" are! 4 times trying to shove a crappy healthcare bill down our throats and still at it! I'm sure they could care less what we think. But a couple months prior to their re-election campaigns they'll be hard at it.

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