Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will convene today, January 30, at 3:00pm. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #2, the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. There will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. If cloture is invoked, there will then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a vote on confirmation of the Tillerson nomination (expected Wednesday, February 1).

Last week, the Senate reached an agreement that on Tuesday, January 31, at 12:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #4, the nomination of Elaine L. Chao to be Secretary of Transportation. There will be 20 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate is expected to take the following votes:

Monday, January 30 at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote

  • Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State

Tuesday, January 31st at 12:20pm – 1 roll call vote

  • Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation

House Legislative Activity

On Monday, January 30, 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 suspense of the rules:

  1. H.R. 381 – To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as “Sky Point” (Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock / Natural Resources Committee)
  2. H.R. 339 – Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act (Sponsored by Del. Gregorio Sablan / Natural Resources Committee)
  3. H.R. 46 – Fort Ontario Study Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Natural Resources Committee)
  4. H.R. 374 – To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105–384, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler / Natural Resources Committee)
  5. H.R. 538 – Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sanford Bishop / Natural Resources Committee)
  6. H.R. 558 – Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Barry Loudermilk / Natural Resources Committee)
  7. H.R. 560 – To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Marino / Natural Resources Committee)

On Tuesday, January 31, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business. The following legislation will be considered under suspense of the rules:

  1. H.R. 276 – A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa, as amended (Sponsored by Del. Amata Coleman Radewagen / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
  2. H.R. 58 – FRIENDS Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
  3. H.R. 666 – Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Peter King / Homeland Security Committee)
  4. H.R. 697 – Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)
  5. H.R. 642 – Fusion Center Enhancement Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Louis Barletta / Homeland Security Committee)
  6. H.R. 526 – Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
  7. H.R. 665 – Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. William Keating / Homeland Security Committee)
  8. H.R. 366 – DHS SAVE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Perry / Homeland Security Committee)
  9. H.R. 347 – DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman / Homeland Security Committee)
  10. H.R. 549 – Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
  11. H.R. 687 – First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)
  12. H.R. 584 – Cyber Preparedness Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
  13. H.R. 690 – Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act (Sponsored by Rep. Cedric Richmond / Homeland Security Committee)
  14. H.R. 655 – Securing the Cities Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan / Homeland Security Committee)
  15. H.R. 437 – Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis / Homeland Security Committee)
  16. H.R. 612 – United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. James Langevin / Homeland Security Committee)
  17. H.R. 505 – Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
  18. H.R. 677 – CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)
  19. H.R. 678 – Department of Homeland Security Support to Fusion Centers Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally / Homeland Security Committee)

On Wednesday, February 1, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business.

  1. H. J. Res. ___ – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson / Natural Resources Committee)
  2. H. J. Res. ___ – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers” (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)

On Thursday, February 2, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business.

  1. H. J. Res. ___ – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Judiciary Committee)
  2. H. J. Res. ___ – Disapproving the final rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

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

  1. H. J. Res. ___ – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation” (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop / Natural Resources Committee)