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Gorsuch Hearing to Kick Off in Senate; House Set to Vote on Health Care Bill

Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will convene at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 21.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour, with Republicans controlling the first half and Democrats controlling the final half.  After morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the en bloc consideration of the following nominations:

  • Charles R. Breyer, of California, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission

  • Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission

The time until 12:00 pm will be equally divided and controlled in the usual form.  At 12:00 pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations en bloc with no intervening action or debate.

House Legislative Activity

Today, the House will meet at 12:00 pm for morning hour and 2:00 pm for legislative business.  Votes will be postponed until 6:30 pm.

The following legislation will be considered under suspension of the rules:

  • H.R. 1029 – Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Agriculture Committee)

  • H.R. 382 – 100 Years of Women in Congress Act (Sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng / Agriculture Committee)

  • H.R. 1309 – TSA Administrator Modernization Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)

  • H.R. 1353 – Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice / Homeland Security Committee)

  • H.R. 1294 – Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Rutherford / Homeland Security Committee)

  • H.R. 1297 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman / Homeland Security Committee)

  • H.R. 1249 – DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick / Homeland Security Committee)

  • H.R. 1252 – DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Clay Higgins / Homeland Security Committee)

  • H.R. 1365 – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. J. Luis Correa / Homeland Security Committee)

  • H.R. 1238 – Securing our Agriculture and Food Act (Sponsored by Rep. David Young / Homeland Security Committee)

  • H.R. 1302 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)

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

  • H.R. 372 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Judiciary Committee)

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

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business.

On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

  • H.R. 1101 – Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Education and the Workforce Committee)

  • H.R. ____ – American Health Care Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Budget Committee)

Sources:  www.democrats.senate.govhttp://www.majorityleader.gov/

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