Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider six bills under suspension of the rules. It will then consider H.R. 21 – Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

House

Yesterday

  • Quorum Call
    • – PRESENT – 434, Roll Call No. 1
  • Election of Speaker
    • Ryan (WI) – 239, Roll Call No. 2
    • Pelosi – 189
    • Ryan (OH) – 2
    • Webster (FL) – 1
    • Cooper – 1
    • Lewis (GA) – 1
    • Not Voting – 2
  • Motion to Table the Motion to Refer H. Res. 5 — “Adopting Rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.”
    • – ADOPTED 228 – 184, Roll Call No. 3
  • Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 5 — “Adopting Rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.”
    • – ADOPTED 237 – 193, Roll Call No. 4
  • Democrat Motion to Commit
    • – FAILED 193 – 236, Roll Call No. 5
  • H. Res. 5 – “Adopting Rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.”
    • – ADOPTED 234 – 193, Roll Call No. 6
  • H.R. 27 – “Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act.”
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
      • – PASSED BY VOICE
  • H.R. 28 – “Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017
    • – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL
      • – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.J.Res. 3 – Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 71 – Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Walberg / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 73 – Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. John Duncan / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 70 – Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 72 – GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 69 – Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rod Blum / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
    • H.R. 21 – Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 (as introduced) (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa / Judiciary Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday

  • No Roll Call Votes
  • Legislative Business
    • Adopted S.Res.1, notifying the President that a quorum of each House has assembled.
    • Adopted S.Res.2, notifying the House that a quorum of the Senate has assembled.
    • Adopted S.Res.3, fixing the hour of daily meeting of the Senate.
    • Agreed to S.Con.Res.1, extending the life of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
    • Agreed to S.Con.Res.2, to provide for counting on January 6, 2017, of the electoral votes for President and Vice President of the United States.

 Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

 

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