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April 21, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

April 17, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions)

April 20, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions)

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, April 24, 2017



Senate

April 17, 2017 (Digest)

April 20, 2017 (Digest)

Next Meeting: 3 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2017

April 8, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

April 3, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, CommitteeExtensions)

Suspensions: H.Res. 92, H.R. 479

April 4, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, CommitteesExtensions)

H.Res. 241: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1304
H.Res. 240: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1343
H.R. 1343: Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017

April 5, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, CommitteesExtensions)

H.Res. 242: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1219
H.R. 1304: Self-Insurance Protection Act

April 6, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, CommitteesExtensions)

H.R. 1219: Supporting Americas Innovators Act of 2017

Next Meeting: 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017



Senate

April 3, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committee)

S. 89: A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for other purposes.

April 4, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate confirmed Elaine C. Duke, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

Senate agreed to Motion to Proceed to Executive Session to Consider the nomination of Neil Gorsuch

Legislative day of April 4 continued into April 5, 2017 (Digest, Committees)

Legislative day of April 4 continued into April 6, 2017 (Digest, Committees)

The nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

April 7, 2017 (Prayer, Digest)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Next Meeting: 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017

March 31, 2017

Weekly Digest

House

March 27, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committee)

Suspensions: H.R. 1117, H.R. 654

March 28, 2017 (Prayer, DigestExtensions, Committees)

H.Res. 229: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1430
H.Res. 230: Providing for consideration of S.J.Res. 34

S.J.Res. 34: 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

March 29, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, CommitteesExtensions)

H.Res. 233: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1431
H.R. 1430: Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act

March 30, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, CommitteesExtensions)

H.R. 1431: EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017

Legislative Program for next week

Next Meeting: 12 p.m., Monday, April 3



Senate

March 27, 2017 (Prayer, Digest)

Treaty Document 114-12: Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro

March 28, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

Senate agreed to the resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification to Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro.

March 29, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

March 30, 2017 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

H.J.Res. 67: A joint resolution 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. 43: A joint resolution 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.

Next Meeting: 3 p.m., Monday, April 3

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

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