Saturday, January 28, 2017

Congress Next Week

Senate Chamber

Floor Schedule

Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

McConnell to force vote on Trump's State Department pick
"I'll be filing cloture on Secretary of State nominee [Rex] Tillerson, which will ripen next week," McConnell told reporters during a weekly press conference. The move would set up a procedural vote early next week and get Tillerson through the Senate by the end of the week.

House Chamber

Weekly Schedule

Monday & Tuesday: Suspension Votes

Wednesday - Friday: Activity Under the Congressional Review Act

Text of Bills for the Week of Jan. 30, 2017

House to launch attack on Obama energy regs next week
The House will launch an attack Monday on former President Barack Obama's midnight regulations targeting the coal and natural gas industries, using powers extended to it under former President Bill Clinton for Congress to unravel specious federal rules.

Republicans to kill U.S. rules on corruption, environment, labor and guns next week
Congressional Republicans are set to overturn a slew of Obama-era regulations next week, including a controversial anti-bribery rule aimed at U.S. resource companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), according to a top lawmaker. Other rules eyed for quick overturning by Congress include newly minted environmental, gun control and labor relations measures, sources said. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress can use simple majority votes to stop recent regulations in their tracks. The timing in the law means that any rules that became final after May 31 could go on the chopping block.

Senate Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings Schedule

Monday, January 30, 2017 (2 meetings)

Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress, and the nomination of Linda E. McMahon, of Connecticut, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (2 meetings)

Organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, S. 178, to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases, and the nomination of Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice.

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Organizational business meeting to consider committee rules and subcommittee membership during the 115th Congress, and the nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Education.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (2 meetings)

Organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, and an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine stopping senior scams, focusing on developments in financial fraud affecting seniors.

House Committees Meetings

Week of January 29 - February 4, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 (1 meeting)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (5 meetings)

“Fraud, Waste and Abuse under the Affordable Care Act”
Subcommitte on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules (Committee on Oversight and Government Reform)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (9 meetings)

“Rescuing Americans from the Failed Health Care Law and Advancing Patient-Centered Solutions”
Committee on Education and the Workforce

Thursday, February 2, 2017 (7 meetings)

Israel, the Palestinians, and the United Nations: Challenges for the New Administration 
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa (Committee on Foreign Affairs)

“Helping Students Succeed Through the Power of School Choice”
Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education (Committee on Education and the Workforce)

Patient Relief from Collapsing Health Markets
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

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