This Week’s Update

This week The House and Senate passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1).  President Trump signed the bill this morning in the Oval Office.  Congress also passed a Continuing Resolution funding the government through January 19.

This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed the “STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act” (H.R. 4375); the “Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act” (H.R. 3979); the “Women in Aerospace Education Act” (H.R. 4254); the “Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act” (H.R. 4323); the “Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017” (H.R. 3312); the “Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act” (S. 1536); the “Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act” (H.R. 4015); and the “Jobs for Our Heroes Act” (S. 1393)


  • Senate –The Senate passed the “Raise the Wage Act” (S.1242);  the “Honor Our Commitment Act of 2017” (S. 699); the “Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act” (S.1438); and confirmed J. Paul Compton, Jr. to be an General Counsel of HUD; Owen West to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; Jennifer Gillian Newstead to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State; Robert J. Jackson, Jr. and Hester Maria Peirce to be members of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Linda Capuano to be EIA Administrator.


Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House is adjourned until January 3.


  • Senate –The Senate is adjourned until January 3.


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