Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00pm today, February 6. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. The confirmation vote on the DeVos nomination is expected on Tuesday, February 7. Procedural votes are possible tonight around 6:00pm.

As a reminder, cloture has also been filed on the Sessions (Attorney General), Price (HHS), and Mnuchin (Treasury) nominations. Those cloture motions will ripen upon disposition of the previous nomination in the order filed. Each nomination is subject to 30 hours of post-cloture debate, prior to a vote on confirmation.

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 suspension of the rules:

  1. H.R. 618 – Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn / Natural Resources Committee)
  2. H.R. 698 – Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Natural Resources Committee)
  3. H.R. 688 – Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis / Natural Resources Committee)
  4. H.R. 689 – Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis / Natural Resources Committee)
  5. H.R. 337 – Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem / Natural Resources Committee)
  6. H.R. 494 – Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act (Sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter / Natural Resources Committee)
  7. H.R. 387 – Email Privacy Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Yoder / Judiciary Committee)

On Tuesday, February 7, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business.

  1. H.J.Res. 44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney / Natural Resources Committee)
  2. H.J.Res. 58– Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie / Education and the Workforce Committee)
  3. H.J.Res. 57 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Rokita / Education and the Workforce Committee)

There are no votes expected in the House on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday due to the Democratic caucus retreat.