Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider four bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury.

House

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • H.R. 609 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic” (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • H.R. 512 – WINGMAN Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • H.R. 244 – HIRE Vets Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • H.R. 974 – BRAVE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice / Veterans Affairs Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday

  • No Roll Call Votes
  • Legislative Business:
    • Discharged Commerce of H.R.590 and referred to EPW.
    • Adopted S.Res.44, designating February 6 through 10, 2017, as “National School Counseling Week”.
    • Adopted S.Res.45, designating February 2017 as “American Heart Month” and February 3, 2017, as “National Wear Red Day”.
    • Adopted S.Res.47, supporting the contributions of Catholic schools and goals of National Catholic Schools Week.
    • Adopted S.Res.58, congratulating the New England Patriots on their victory in Super Bowl LI.
    • Agreed to H.Con.Res.18, permitting the use of the Rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Monday, February 13, 2017.
  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will enter Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury, with 7 hours of post-cloture debate time remaining. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Mnuchin and Shulkin (VA) nominations.
  • Monday, February 13th at approximately 7:00pm – 2 roll call votes:
    • Confirmation of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury
    • Confirmation of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Tuesday, February 14th at approximately 11:00am – 1 roll call vote:
    • Confirmation of Linda McMahon to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings are scheduled for coverage today.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Tax

H.R.999 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand access to Coverdell education savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] (Introduced 02/09/2017) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/09/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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