This Week’s Update

Update on Continuing Resolution

On Thursday, the House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) by a vote of 230-197. Shortly after, the Senate voted 97-2 on the motion to proceed to the House passed CR. There was debate between Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on a cloture motion. It is expected that the cloture vote will occur sometime tonight, Friday, January 19. At this moment, there are at least 41 Democratic Senators who are expected to vote against the cloture motion whenever it occurs. While no party leader has endorsed the idea, there have been rumors that a 5-6 day CR is on the table. We will continue to update you on the unfolding events.

This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed H.R. 4318, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018; H.R. 4258, the Family Self-Sufficiency Act; H.R. 3326, the World Bank Accountability Act of 2017; H.R. 4279, the Expanding Investment Opportunities Act; H.R. 2954, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act; H.R. 1660, the Global Health Innovation Act of 2017 and H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.


  • Senate –The Senate completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.2311: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; passed the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.139 (702, FISA); passed the motion to lay before the Senate the message to accompany H.R.195 (CR to 2/16); and agreed to H.Con.Res.98: to change the title of Rapid DNA to FISA.


Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House is in recess until Monday, January 29.


  • Senate –The Senate is expected to consider the S. 139, the FISA renewal vehicle.


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