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Senate to Vote on Mnuchin, Shulkin, and McMahon

Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00pm today, February 13. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will enter Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury. There are seven hours of post-cloture debate time remaining. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Mnuchin and David Shulkin, nominated to be Secretary of Veteran Affairs.  On Tuesday, February 14, at around 11:00am, the Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation of Linda McMahon, nominated to be the Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

House Legislative Activity

Today, the House will meet at 12:00pm for morning hour and 2:00pm for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30pm.  The following legislation will be considered under the suspension  of the rules:

  • H.R. 609 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic” (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly / Veterans Affairs Committee)

  • H.R. 512 – WINGMAN Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho / Veterans Affairs Committee)

  • H.R. 244 – HIRE Vets Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Veterans Affairs Committee)

  • H.R. 974 – BRAVE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Rice / Veterans Affairs Committee)

On Tuesday, February 14, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business.

  • H.R. 428 – Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry / Natural Resources Committee)

On Wednesday, February 15, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business.

On Thursday, February 16, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business.

On Friday, February 17, the House will meet at 9:00am for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00pm.

  • H.J.Res. 42 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady / Ways and Means Committee)

  • H.J.Res. 66 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Walberg / Education and the Workforce Committee)

  • H.J.Res. 67 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Francis Rooney / Education and the Workforce Committee)

  • H.J.Res. 69 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee)

  • H.J.Res. 43 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Sources:  www.democrats.senate.gov; http://www.majorityleader.gov/

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