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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


CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of February 13 through February 17, 2017

Senate Chamber

On Monday, at approximately 12 noon, Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be Secretary of the Treasury, post-cloture, with up to seven hours of debate remaining on the nomination, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 7 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Steven T. Mnuchin, Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of David J. Shulkin, of Pennsylvania, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with up to ten minutes of debate, and vote on confirmation of the nomination.

On Tuesday, Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Linda E. McMahon, of Connecticut, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 11 a.m.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

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