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House to Consider Defense Spending Bill; Senate Schedule Free of Cabinet Confirmations

Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate stands adjourned until today, March 6 at 2:00 pm.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.37, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, with the time until 6:00 pm equally divided.

At 6:00 pm, all time will expire and the Senate will vote on passage of the joint resolution.

House Legislative Activity

Today, the House will meet at 4:00 pm in pro forma session. No votes are expected in the House.

On Tuesday, March 7, 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. ____ – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin VA Clinic (Sponsored by Rep. Amata Coleman Radewagen / Veterans Affairs Committee)

  • H.R. 1214 – Disaster SAVE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  • H.R. 375 – To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse (Sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  • H.R. 1117 – To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  • H.R. 1174 – Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  • H.R. 654 – Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  • H.R, 442– National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

On Wednesday, March 8, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business.

  • H.R. 1301 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations Committee)

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

  • H.R. 132 – Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole / Natural Resources Committee)

  • H.R. 648 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir (Sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney / Natural Resources Committee)

  • H.R. 267 – Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Lewis / Natural Resources Committee)

On Thursday, March 9, the House will meet at 10:00 am for morning hour and 12:00 pm for legislative business.

  • H.R. 725 – Innocent Party Protection Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Buck / Judiciary Committee)

  • H.R. 985 – Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)

On Friday, March 10, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business.  Last votes expected no later than 3:00 pm.

  • H.R. 720 – Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)

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

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