This Week’s Update

This week The House passed the resolutions of disapproval related to the following rules:  the “SEC Resource Extraction Rule” (H.J.Res.41); the “Stream Protection Rule” (H.J.Res.38); the “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule” (H.J. Res. 36); the “NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007” (H. J. Res. 40); and the rule relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (H.J. Res. 37)

This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed the resolutions of disapproval related to the following rules:  the “SEC Resource Extraction Rule” (H.J.Res.41); the “Stream Protection Rule” (H.J.Res.38); the “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation Rule” (H.J. Res. 36); the “NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007” (H. J. Res. 40); and the rule relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (H.J. Res. 37)

 

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed nominations of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation. The Senate also passed H.J.Res.38, to disapprove of the Department of the Interior’s Stream Protection Rule; and H.J.Res.41, to disapprove of the SEC rule related to Resource Extraction.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House will vote on H.J. Res. 42, to disapprove of the rule relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants; H.J. Res. 44, to disapprove of the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; H.J. Res. 57, to disapprove of the rule relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; H.J. Res. 58, to disapprove of the rule relating to teacher preparation issues; and the “Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act” (H.R. 428).

 

  • Senate –The Senate is expected to consider the nominations of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. The Senate will consider the following nominations upon disposition of the previous nomination in the order filed, and each nomination is subject to 30 hours of post-cloture debate: Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be U.S. Attorney General; Representative Tom Price (R-GA) to be Secretary of Health and Human Services; and Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury.

 

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