Saturday, July 29, 2017

Senate Committee Schedule — Week of July 31, 2017

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
An oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program.
Hearings to examine America's affordable housing crisis, focusing on challenges and solutions.
Hearings to examine the nominations of Lance Allen Robertson, of Oklahoma, to be Assistant Secretary for Aging, Brett Giroir, of Texas, and Robert P. Kadlec, of New York, both to be a Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and to be Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and Elinore F. McCance-Katz, of Rhode Island, to be Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, all of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Jerome M. Adams, of Indiana, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service.
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Business meeting to consider
  • S. 154, to amend the Small Business Act to ensure small businesses affected by the onset of transmissible diseases are eligible for disaster relief,
  • S. 650, to amend the Small Business Act to expand tax credit education and training for small businesses that engage in research and development,
  • S. 690, to extend the eligibility of redesignated areas as HUBZones from 3 years to 7 years,
  • S. 929, to improve the HUBZone program,
  • S. 1038, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to submit to Congress a report on the utilization of small businesses with respect to certain Federal contracts, and
  • S. 1428, to amend section 21 of the Small Business Act to require cyber certification for small business development center counselors.
Business meeting to consider
  • S. 374, to enable concrete masonry products manufacturers to establish, finance, and carry out a coordinated program of research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, and develop markets for concrete masonry products,
  • S. 754, to support meeting our Nation's growing cybersecurity workforce needs by expanding the cybersecurity education pipeline,
  • S. 1322, to establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grants,
  • S. 1425, to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009,
  • S. 1532, to disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life an individual who uses a commercial motor vehicle in committing a felony involving human trafficking,
  • S. 1536, to designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator and to expand the scope of activities authorized under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's outreach and education program to include human trafficking prevention activities,
  • S. 1586, to require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes,
  • S. 1621, to require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a methodology for the collection by the Commission of information about commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service, and the nominations of Ajit Varadaraj Pai, of Kansas, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, and Brendan Carr, of Virginia, each to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, David J. Redl, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Peter B. Davidson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, and Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, all of the Department of Commerce, Steven Gill Bradbury, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, Mark H. Buzby, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, and Ronald L. Batory, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, all of the Department of Transportation, and Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Hearings to examine increasing water security and drought preparedness through infrastructure, management, and innovation.
Hearings to examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters consolidation project.
Hearings to examine assessing the Colombia peace process, focusing on the way forward in United States-Colombia relations.
To receive a closed briefing on the Authorizations for the Use of Military Force, focusing on Administration perspectives.
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Hearings to examine insurance fraud in America, focusing on current issues facing industry and consumers.
Hearings to examine Federal and nonfederal collaboration, including through the use of technology, to reduce wildland fire risk to communities and enhance firefighting safety and effectiveness.
Hearings to examine the nominations of Gilbert B. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, and Matthew Bassett, of Tennessee, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Senate votes on ACA repeal; House passes national security legislation

ACA Repeal Attempts

Senate Rejects First ACA Repeal Proposal

Senate blocks proposal to repeal and replace ACA

Senate Republicans turned down their first option to replace ACA

Tom Price: Senate searching for 'lowest common denominator' on ACA repeal

Senate votes down 'clean repeal' of ACA

Single-payer amendment fails 0-57 in Senate


ACA Penalties Repeal Attempt

GOP leader: Senate could pass scaled-down ACA repeal

“Skinny” ACA Repeal Bill Takes Shape

Paul Ryan: We can conference with Senate 'skinny' ACA repeal

Mitch McConnell urges support for skinny repeal

McCain sinks GOP's “skinny repeal” of ACASen. McCain Statement

Conservatives hold out hope on ACA repeal as GOP leaders move to tax reform

Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will support parts of Senate Republicans' failed healthcare plan





House Votes

A modest step forward on cyber policy with DHS bill passage in the House

House votes to assist Capitol Police officers injured in baseball shooting

House passes bill to expand veterans' GI benefits

House votes overwhelmingly to approve new Russia sanctions

House votes to repeal consumer arbitration rule

House votes to kill consumer lawsuit rule

House calls for release of political prisoners in Iran

House avoids floor fight over transgender people in military

GOP fails to pass budget rider to slash energy funding by 10 percent

House Defeats Amendment to Cut One-Third of CBO Staff

House passes $790 billion national security bill, including $1.6 billion for border wall

House votes to authorize intelligence agencies


Russia

Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump after Senate approval


Members of Congress

Steve Scalise calls into House whip meeting for first time since shooting

Tennessee House member reveals he has cancer

Scalise released from Washington hospital

House votes to let lawmakers use taxpayer funds for home security





Commitee News

5 takeaways from Jared Kushner's statement for the Senate Intelligence Committee

House panel wants CEOs of Google, Facebook, AT&T to testify on internet rules

House panel approves legislation to speed deployment of self-driving cars


Schedule Outlook

Analysis: Senators Writing Placeholder Defense Money Bill

Trump appeals court nominee wins bipartisan praise

RSC: Budget resolution coming in early September

Rand Paul Wants AUMF Debate With Defense Authorization

Ryan signals readiness to move to tax reform

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