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March 25, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

March 20, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

Suspensions: H.R. 1294, H.R. 1249, H.R. 1252

March 21, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 209: Providing for consideration of H.R. 372
Suspension: H.R. 1353
H.Res. 210: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1101
Suspension: H.R. 1297

March 22, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.R. 372: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017
H.R. 1101: Small Business Health Fairness Act
Suspension: H.R. 1238

March 23, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 221: Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules

March 24, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committee)

H.Res. 228: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017
Suspension: H.R. 1365

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, March 27, 2017



Senate

March 20, 2017 (Digest, Committee)

March 21, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed Charles R. Breyer, of California, and Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be Members of the United States Sentencing Commission.

H.J.Res. 69: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska”.

March 22, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

H.J.Res. 83: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness”.

March 23, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

S.J.Res. 34: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”.

Senate confirmed David Friedman, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Israel.

Next Meeting: 3 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017

March 18, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

March 13, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions)

March 14, 2017 (Digest)

March 15, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

Suspensions: H.R. 132, H.R. 648

March 16, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 198: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1259, H.R. 1367, H.R. 1181
H.R. 1259: VA Accountability First Act
H.R. 1181: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

March 17, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions)

H.R. 1367: To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes

Legislative Program for next week

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, March 20, 2017



Senate

March 13, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committee)

Senate confirmed Seema Verma, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

March 14, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

H.J.Res. 42: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.

March 15, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to be Director of National Intelligence.

Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster, Jr. to be Lieutenant General.

March 16, 2017 (Digest)

Next Meeting: 10 a.m., Monday, March 20

March 11, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

March 6, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions)

March 7, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

Suspension: H.R. 1362

March 8, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 175: Providing for consideration of H.R. 725
H.Res. 174: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1301
H.R. 1301: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017

March 9, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 180: Providing for consideration of H.R. 720
H.R. 985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act
H.R. 725: Innocent Party Protection Act

March 10, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.R. 720: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act

Legislative Program for next week

Next Meeting: 12 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017



Senate

March 6, 2017 (Prayer, Digest)

H.J.Res. 37: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

March 7, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

H.J.Res. 44: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.

March 8, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

H.J.Res. 58: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues.

March 9, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

H.J. Res. 57: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Senate Invoked Cloture on the Nomination of Seema Verma to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Next Meeting: 2 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2017

March 4, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

February 27, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

Suspensions: H.R. 699, H.R. 863

February 28, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 150: Providing for consideration of H.R. 998, H.J.Res. 83
H.R. 998: Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act

House and Senate met in a Joint Session to receive a message from the President of the United States.

March 1, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.R. 998: Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act
H.Res. 156: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1004, H.R. 1009
H.R. 1009: OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act
H.J.Res. 83: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to Clarification of Employers Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness

March 2, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.R. 1004: Regulatory Integrity Act

Legislative Program for next week

Next Meeting: 4 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017



Senate

February 27, 2017 (Prayer, Digest)

Reading of Washington's Farewell Address

Senate confirmed the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce.

Senate Agreed to Invoke Cloture Re: Nomination of Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior

February 28, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

House and Senate met in a Joint Session to receive a message from the President of the United States.

March 1, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed Ryan Zinke, of Montana, to be Secretary of the Interior.

Senate Agreed to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

March 2, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Senate confirmed James Richard Perry, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.

H.J.Res. 37: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Next Meeting: 2 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017

February 18, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

February 13, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committee)

Suspensions: H.R. 244, H.R. 974

February 14, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 99: Providing for consideration of H.R. 428, H.J.Res. 42
H.Res. 116: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 66, H.J.Res. 67
H.R. 428: Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act

February 15, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 123: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 43, H.J.Res. 69, and proceedings next week

H.J.Res. 67: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.

H.J.Res. 66: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees.

H.J.Res. 42: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.

February 16, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.J.Res. 69: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska".

H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.

February 17, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions)

Next Meeting: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Pro Forma session



Senate

February 13, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committee)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be Secretary of the Treasury.

Senate confirmed the nomination of David J. Shulkin, of Pennsylvania, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

February 14, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Linda E. McMahon, of Connecticut, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

February 15, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

H.J.Res. 40: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
Senate Agreed 52-48 to Invoke Cloture: Mick Mulvaney to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget

February 16, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Mick Mulvaney, of South Carolina, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Senate Agreed 54-46 to Invoke Cloture re Nomination of Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Legislative day of February 16 continued into February 17, 2017 (Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Senate Agreed 66-31 to Invoke Cloture on Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce

Next Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 in a pro forma session

February 11, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

February 6, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

Suspensions: H.R. 689, H.R. 337

February 7, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 91: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res 44, H.J.Res. 57, and H.J.Res 58.

H.J.Res 44: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976

H.J.Res. 57: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

H.J.Res 58: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues

February 9, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions)

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, February 13, 2017



Senate

February 6, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committee)

Senate Agreed 91-4 to Motion to Instruct the Sgt-At-Arms to Request the Attendance of Absentee Senators

Legislative day of February 6 continued into February 7, 2017 (Committees)

Elisabeth Prince DeVos, of Michigan, confirmed to be Secretary of Education

Senate Agreed 52-47 to Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General

Legislative day of February 6 continued into February 8, 2017

Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, confirmed to be Attorney General

Senate Agreed 51-48 to Motion to Invoke Cloture Re: Nomination of Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services

February 9, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senator-Designate Luther Strange, of Alabama, was administered the oath of office by the President pro tempore.

Senate confirmed the nomination of Thomas Price, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Senate Agreed 53-46 to Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be Secretary of the Treasury

February 10, 2017 (Prayer, Digest)

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, February 13, 2017

February 10, 2017

Rule XIX Violation

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Daines). The Senator from Massachusetts.

Ms. WARREN. Mr. President, I rise to express my strong opposition to the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States.

I ask: Where are the Senators who will say no to the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States? I hope there are at least enough Senators here who understand that America is careening over a constitutional cliff and that all of us, regardless of political party, need an Attorney General who can be relied on to enforce the laws fairly and fight back against lawless overreach by an out-of-control President.

On January 27, the world turned upside down for tens of thousands of people directly affected by President Trump's Executive order turning America's back on refugees around the world and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

February 4, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

January 30, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Extensions, Committee)

Suspensions: H.R. 374, H.R. 538

January 31, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Extensions, Committees)

H.Res. 70: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 38

February 1, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Extensions, Committees)

H.Res. 71: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 41, H.J.Res. 40
H.J.Res. 41: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers
H.J.Res. 38: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule

February 2, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Extensions, Committees)

H.Res. 74: Providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 36, H.J.Res. 37
H.J.Res. 37: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation
H.J.Res. 40: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007

February 3, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Extensions)

H.J.Res. 36: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation

Legislative Program for next week

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, February 6, 2017



Senate

January 30, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committee)

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State

January 31, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation.

February 1, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State.

Senate Agreed to Proceed to Executive Session to Consider Elisabeth DeVos to be Secretary of Education.

H.J.Res. 38: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.

February 2, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

H.J.Res. 38: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.

Senate Agreed to Motion to Proceed to Executive Session to consider the Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General.

Senate Agreed to Motion to Proceed to Executive Session to Consider the Nomination of Thomas Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Senate Agreed to Motion to Proceed to Executive Session to Consider the Nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury.

H.J.Res. 41: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers".

February 3, 2017 (Prayer, Digest)

H.J.Res. 41: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers".

Senate Agreed to Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Nomination of Elisabeth DeVos to be Secretary of Education.

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, February 6, 2017

January 28, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

January 23, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committee)

Suspensions: H.R. 423, H.R. 582

January 24, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 55: Providing for consideration of H.R. 7
H.R. 7: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017

January 27, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Extensions)

Next Meeting: 12 p.m., Monday, January 30, 2017



Senate

January 23, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

January 24, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.

January 27, 2017 (Digest)

Next Meeting: 3 p.m., Monday, January 30, 2017

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