Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider five bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Wilbur Ross, to be Secretary of Commerce. Following the Wilbur Ross vote, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ryan Zinke, to be Secretary of Interior.

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:
    • 1) H.R. 88 – Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 699 – Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 863 – To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. John Larson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 1033 – Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins / Judiciary Committee)

 

Senate

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in session.

 

Today

  • On Monday, February 27, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive #3, the nomination of Wilbur Ross, to be Secretary of Commerce.
  • At 3:00pm, Senator Sasse will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.
  • Following the reading of Washington’s Farewell Address, the Senate will resume consideration of the Ross nomination.
  • At 7:00pm, all remaining post-cloture time will be deemed expired, and the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the Ross nomination. Following that vote, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ryan Zinke, to be Secretary of Interior.
  • 2 roll call votes – 7:00pm Monday, February 27th
    • Confirmation of the nomination of Wilbur Ross, to be Secretary of Commerce
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ryan Zinke, to be Secretary of Interior
  • As a reminder, Senator McConnell has also filed cloture on the following cabinet nominations:
    • Ryan Zinke (Secretary of Interior)
    • Ben Carson (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)
    • James Richard Perry (Secretary of Energy)
    • Each cloture petition will ripen upon disposition of the previous nomination, and each nomination is subject to 30 hours of post-cloture debate.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

H.R.1218 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Medicare surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in such Accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses.
Sponsor: Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] (Introduced 02/24/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: 02/24/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1215 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 02/24/2017) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: 02/24/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce