Friday, July 21, 2017

House Floor Schedule — Week of July 24, 2017

On Monday, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the House will meet at 10 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. On Friday, the House will meet at 9 a.m. for legislative business. The House will consider a number of suspensions next week, a complete list of which will be announced by close of business tomorrow.

Now, one suspension worth highlighting is H.R. 3218, the Forever GI Bill, sponsored by Representative Phil Roe. This bipartisan legislation will remove the 15-year cap for benefits that forces veterans to use it or lose it, while enabling vets to take advantage of innovative new models like nanodegrees and massive open online courses. Education in the 21st century is a process of lifelong learning, and I look forward to the House passing this important reform on behalf of the men and women who bravely serve our Nation.

In addition, the House will use the Congressional Review Act to disapprove of the CFPB rule on arbitration agreements. This rule hurts consumers at the expense of class-action trial lawyers, and we will work with our colleagues in the Senate to overturn this misguided regulation.

The House will also consider H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, sponsored by Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen. This is vital that we demonstrate our commitment to America's servicemembers and uphold our constitutional duty to provide for the common defense.

This security package includes the committee's marked and reported bills for Defense, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

Among many positives, the bill
  • gives a 2.4 percent pay raise for our troops,
  • increases funding for our Capitol Police,
  • ensures greater oversight and accountability at the VA, and
  • fully funds the President's request for a wall along our southern border.
As always, Members are advised that late-night votes are likely next week during the consideration of this appropriations package. Finally, additional legislative items are possible in the House, and I will be sure to notify Members of any additions to our schedule.

Full floor colloquy on next week's House schedule


MONDAY, JULY 24TH
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) S. 114 - A bill to authorize appropriations for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Dean Heller / Veterans Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 3218 - Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans Affairs Committee)

3) H.R. 282 - Military Residency Choice Act (Sponsored by Rep. Elise Stefanik / Veterans Affairs Committee)

4) H.R. 1058 - VA Provider Equity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Wenstrup / Veterans Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 1690 - Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Claudia Tenney / Veterans Affairs Committee)

6) H.R. 2006 - VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman / Veterans Affairs Committee)

7) H.R. 2772 - SEA Act (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Taylor / Veterans Affairs Committee)

8) H.R. 2781 - Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act (Sponsored by Rep. Neal Dunn / Veterans Affairs Committee)

9) H.R. 2749 - Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jack Bergman / Veterans Affairs Committee)

10) H.R. 3262 - Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster / Veterans Affairs Committee)

11) H.R. 95 - Veterans' Access to Child Care Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Julia Brownley / Veterans Affairs Committee)

12) H.R. 1848 - Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Veterans Affairs Committee)

13) H.R. 2333 - Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Small Business Committee)

14) H.R. 2056 - Microloan Modernization Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Murphy / Small Business Committee)

15) H.R. 2364 - Investing in Main Street Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu / Small Business Committee)

16) H.R. 3180 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes / Permanent Select Intelligence Committee)

17) H.R. 3298 - Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton / House Administration Committee)
TUESDAY, JULY 25TH
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 3178 - Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady / Ways and Means Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee)

2) H.R. 2182 - Plum Island Preservation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Homeland Security Committee)

3) H.R. ____  - Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Act (Foreign Affairs Committee)
H.J.Res. 111 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Arbitration Agreements". (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Keith Rothfus / Financial Services Committee)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 3210 - SECRET Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

2) H.R. 2370 - Escambia County Land Conveyance Act (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 1927 - African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay / Natural Resources Committee)

4) H.Res. 317 - Calling for the unconditional release of United States citizens and legal permanent resident aliens being held for political purposes by the Government of Iran, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)
H.R. 3219 - Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee)

Additional Legislative Items are Possible

No comments:

Post a Comment