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What's Congress Voting On? Week of November 28, 2016

by Countable | 11.29.16

Week of November 28, 2016
Congress returns from its Thanksgiving break this week to resume its lame duck session that concludes December 16. The House and Senate will both begin their weeks on Tuesday and are expected to remain in session through the rest of the week.

The House will consider a number of bills related to veterans affairs, in addition to weighing in on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and overtime pay for Secret Service agents. There are also two big ticket pieces of legislation that may get votes before the end of the week — the 21st Century Cures Act (after the Senate takes it up) and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017.

This post will be updated with vote results as they come in throughout the week.

Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

House

Tuesday after 3:30pm (all suspensions)

  • H.R. 5166: Would letting certified Congressional employees access VA health records help with managing cases? Passed by voice vote.
  • H.Con.Res. 165: Should the U.S. veto "counterproductive" UN Security Council resolutions related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Passed by voice vote.
  • S.546: Do first responders need special training to handle train disasters? Passed by voice vote.
  • H.Con.Res. 40: Encouraging reunions of divided Korean American families Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 3286: HIRE Vets Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 5600: No Hero Left Untreated Act Passed by voice vote.
  • S. 2577: Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 5458: Veterans TRICARE Choice Act of 2016 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 5422: To ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 5877: United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 5843: United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2016 Vote postponed.
  • H.R. 4757: To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility for headstones, markers, and medallions furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for deceased individuals who were awarded the Medal of Honor and are buried in private cemeteries Passed 401-0.
  • H.R. 5399: Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2016 Not considered.
  • H.R. 6323: To name the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system in Long Beach, California, the “Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center” Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 6135: To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the “Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse” Passed by voice vote.

Wednesday between 1pm and 6pm

  • H.R. 34: Legislative vehicle for the 21st Century Cures Act Passed 392-26.
  • H.R. 6302: Do Secret Service agents need back pay for unpaid overtime they worked in 2016? Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 6393: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Passed 390-30.
  • H.R. 5384: Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2016 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 6186: Follow the Rules Act Passed by voice vote.
  • S. 2234: Office of Strategic Services Congressional Gold Medal Act Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 2992: Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act Passed by voice vote.
  • S. 1555: Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 5047: Protecting Veterans’ Educational Choice Act of 2016 Passed 411-3.
  • H.R. 6009: Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2016 Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 6303: To designate facilities of the United States Postal Service, to establish new ZIP Codes Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 5948: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 830 Kuhn Drive in Chula Vista, California, as the “Jonathan ‘J.D.’ De Guzman Post Office Building” Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 6138: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees” Fallen Heroes Post Office Building Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 6282: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2024 Jerome Avenue, in Bronx, New York, as the “Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Post Office Building” Passed by voice vote.
  • H.R. 6304: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 501 North Main Street in Florence, Arizona, as the “Adolfo ‘Harpo’ Celaya Post Office” Passed by voice vote.

Thursday after 12pm

  • H.R. 6392: Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016 Passed 254-161.

Friday between 9am and 3pm

  • The conference report for S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Passed 375-34.

Senate

Tuesday after 11:30am

Thursday after 1:45pm

  • H.R. 6297: Iran Sanctions Extension Act Passed 99-0.

— Eric Revell

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  • JohnWick
    11/29/2016
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    The fact that Congress is voting on these completely pointless bills is utterly mindless. How about we sit in session and attempt to fix the glowing racism, and completely money driven system.

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  • Young
    11/29/2016
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    We are following congress (both houses) and SCOTUS daily in our history classes. This app is awesome!

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  • Richard
    11/29/2016
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    Thomas, why fire government workers? They are just people trying to earn a living to provide for their families just like all of us in the private sector

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  • twight
    11/30/2016
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    Absolutely love Countable! I wanted to develop this app but not only did you beat me to it, you did an amazing job! Hats off to the developers of Countable!

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  • Amy
    11/29/2016
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    Thank you for this valuable information.

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  • Thomas
    11/29/2016
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    I see nothing about lowering taxes, reducing regulations, firing unneeded government workers, reducing spending or stopping domestic spying! Just more of the same crap they have been doing.

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  • A.j.
    12/04/2016
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    I want a congress we can trust not one that has so many conflicts of interest that every decision is suspect. Even bills that sound good have hidden agendas built in that only days of research & the special interests itself can show us. All of their collective decisions have made our society worse with a wealth distribution that's a joke & medical & prison policies that are immoral. Join Wolf PAC & do what our founding fathers wanted us to do if one or more branches got corrupted & unresponsive, go around them & fix it using the tool they left every branch to do so. Join Wolf Pac

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  • Leslie
    12/02/2016
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    An add...how does this reconcile with the proposal for the U.S. To veto via the Security Council counterproductive U.N. resolutions to help with Palestinian/Israelí negotiations?

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  • Peter
    12/22/2016
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    everyone in dc needs to play soccer that will teach them teamwork.

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  • Peter
    12/22/2016
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    hey people check every year that has gone by super bowl and the world series and that's it. peter.

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  • Peter
    12/22/2016
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    dc is a fortress and everywhere else is diy live and let die.

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  • Leslie
    12/03/2016
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    CEDAW

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