Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of Jerome H. Powell, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
    • Motion to concur in the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 195 – Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018
      • – PASSED 266 – 150, ROLL CALL 44
        • Republican YEA – 221; NAY – 6
        • Democrat YEA – 45; NAY – 144

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 1.   Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House message to H.R.195 with amendment (Feb. 8th CR/House CHIP); invoked: 81-18.
    • 2.  Motion to concur in the House message to H.R.195 with amendment (Feb. 8th CR/House CHIP); agreed to: 81-18.
  • Legislative Business
    • Agreed to S.Con.Res.33: providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 195.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #594, Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.
  • As a reminder, during Monday’s session Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • 1.      Executive Calendar #594, Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
    • 2.      Executive Calendar #597, Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
    • 3.      Executive Calendar #620, Samuel Dale Brownback, of Kansas, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom
  • Each nomination is subject to a cloture vote and then, if cloture is invoked, up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Upon disposition of the first nomination, there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination in the series and then, if cloture is invoked, up to 30 hours of debate.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate HELP
Public Health Threat Preparedness/Response Capabilities

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Performance of the Electric Power System Under Certain Weather Conditions

Senate Banking
Nomination Hearing

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Conference Call: New Medicare Card Project

Senate Commerce
Surface Transportation Security Threats