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Senate Moves on Cures as House Wraps-Up WRDA and FY2017 CR

Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will convene on Monday, December 5, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.34 (Cures). The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 4:00pm. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.34 (Cures). If cloture is invoked, there will then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a vote on the motion to concur.

House Legislative Activity

On Monday, December 5, the House will meet at 12:00pm for morning hour and at 2:00pm for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30pm. The following legislation will be considered under suspense on of the rules:

  • H.R. 2726 – Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act, as amended;

  • H.R. 6427 – Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act;

  • S. 795 – To enhance whistleblower protection for contractor and grantee employees;

  • H.R. 5015 – Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, as amended;

  • S. 3395 – Prescribed Burn Approval Act of 2016; and

  • House Amendment to S. 1635 – Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, as amended

On Tuesday, December 6, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and at 12:00pm for legislative business.

  • H.R. 756 – Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015;

  • H.R. 6375 – Power And Security Systems (PASS) Act;

  • H.R. 3381 – Childhood Cancer STAR Act, as amended;

  • H.Res _____ – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all students should have access to the digital tools necessary to further their education and compete in the 21st century economy;

  • H.R. 6394 – Improving Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016;

  • H.Res. 932 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills;

  • S. 2873 – Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act;

  • H.R. 4680 – National Park Service Centennial Act, as amended;

  • H.R. 1219 – Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2016;

  • H.R. 6401 – Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act;

  • S. 817 – To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon;

  • S. 818 – To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes;

  • S. 3028 – Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness Act;

  • H.R. 6416 – Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016;

  • H.R. 5399 – Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2016;

  • H.R. 4150 – Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Medical Staffing Recruitment and Retention Act, as amended;

  • H.R. 4352 – Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016;

  • H.R. 5428 – Military Residency Choice Act;

  • S. 3492 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Traverse City, Michigan, as the “Colonel Demas T. Craw VA Clinic”;

  • S. 3076 – Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016; and

  • H.R. 875 – Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016, as amended

On Wednesday, December 7, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and at 12:00pm for legislative business. On Thursday, December 8, the House will meet at 9:00am for legislative business. The House will consider:

  • H.R. 5143 – Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule)

  • Water Resources Development Act of 2016; and

  • Continuing Resolution for FY 2017 Appropriations

On Friday, December 9, no votes are expected in the House.

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