Washington Update

Our weekly update on Congress

The House passed “The Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act” (H.R. 3542); the TRID Improvement Act (H.R. 3978); the “Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017” (H.R. 3299); and the “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620). 

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Early this morning, the House and Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.  This is the budget deal, various other provisions, and Continuing Resolution funding the government until March 23.

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The House passed the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act” (S.534); the “Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017” (H.R. 695); and the “Financial Institution Living Will Improvement Act” (H.R. 4292).

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The House passed the “Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act” (H.R. 19) and recessed for the week.

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Update on Continuing Resolution

On Thursday, the House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) by a vote of 230-197. Shortly after, the Senate voted 97-2 on the motion to proceed to the House passed CR. There was debate between Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on a cloture motion. It is expected that the cloture vote will occur sometime tonight, Friday, January 19. At this moment, there are at least 41 Democratic Senators who are expected to vote against the cloture motion whenever it occurs. While no party leader has endorsed the idea, there have been rumors that a 5-6 day CR is on the table. We will continue to update you on the unfolding events.

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The House passed the “Screening and Vetting Passenger Act” (H.R. 4581); the “DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017” (H.R. 4567); the “Rapid DNA Act of 2017” (S.139); and the “Counter Terrorist Network Act” (H.R. 4578).

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