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This week, the House will vote on a number of
noncontroversial national security bills as well as begin a process of voting
to repeal certain federal regulations. The Senate will continue votes to
confirm more of President Trump’s cabinet nominations.
The Congressional Review Act process will be used to
disapprove of certain rules finalized between June 13, 2016 and January 19,
2017. On tap in the House will be:
As usual, we are following several committee meetings on both sides of the Capitol, including the following:
The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
will hold a full committee markup to vote on a resolution authorizing
expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress; committee rules; and
the nomination of Linda McMahon to be administrator of the Small Business
The Senate Finance Committee
will hold a full committee markup for the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold
a full committee markup to vote on the nomination of Ryan Zinke to be secretary
of the Interior; Rick Perry to be secretary of Energy; an original resolution
authorizing expenditures by the committee for the 115th Congress; and
ratification of subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a full committee
markup to vote on the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to be attorney
general of the United States; committee rules; and S.178, the "Elder Abuse
Prevention and Prosecution Act."
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will
hold a full committee meeting to vote on committee rules and subcommittee
membership during the 115th Congress; and to vote on the nomination of Betsy
DeVos to be Education secretary.
The Senate Budget Committee will hold a full committee
hearing on "The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Budget and Economic
Outlook for FY2017- 2027."
The Senate Special Aging
Committee will hold a full committee hearing on “Financial Fraud Affecting
President Trump is expected to announce his pick to fill the
vacancy on the Supreme Court left vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
President Trump will address a joint session of Congress on
February 28th. While it is not a State of the Union address,
this opportunity will give the President an opportunity to outline his agenda
to Congress and the nation.
In a Wall Street Journal article,
House Speaker Paul Ryan recently told lawmakers that financial regulatory
reform will be a top priority this year. Good news for credit unions!
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling
subcommittee assignments for Republican members. Our sources tell us that
Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) will announce Democratic Subcommittee
assignments later this week.
The House Democratic Caucus Retreat will be February 8-10.
On February 6th, the President is expected to
submit his FY 2018 budget request. This deadline may be delayed.
On March 15th, the debt limit suspension ends.
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