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Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 5, 2017.

On Monday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #107, S.Res.176, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, with the time until 5:30 pm equally divided in the usual form. At 5:30 pm, the Senate will vote on adoption of the resolution.

On Tuesday, June 6th, at 2:15 pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #54, the nomination of Courtney Elwood, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Also on Tuesday, following disposition of the Elwood nomination, the Senate will proceed to consideration of S.1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act; agree to the committee-reported substitute amendment; have 3 hours of debate, equally divided; and vote (expected by voice) on passage of the bill, as amended.

Monday June 5th at 5:30 pm – 1 roll call vote

  • Adoption of Calendar #107, S.Res.176, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem

Tuesday June 6th at 2:15 pm – 1 roll call vote

  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #54, the nomination of Courtney Elwood, to be General Counsel, CIA

Tuesday June 6th at approximately 6:15 pm – 1 voice vote expected

  • Passage of S.1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act, as amended

House Legislative Activity

On Monday, June 5, the House is not in session. No votes are expected.

On Tuesday, 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:

  1. H.Res. 354 – Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

  2. H.R. 390 – Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee) 

  3. H.Res. 355 – Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks (Sponsored by Rep. Gregory Meeks / Foreign Affairs Committee)

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

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

H.R. 2213 – Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)

H.R. 10 – Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jeb Hensarling / Financial Services Committee)

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

  1. H.Con.Res. 33 – Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Education and the Workforce Committee)

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

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