Tag Archives: Politics of the United States

Congress Searches for Funding Solution; Senate to Vote on Perdue Nomination

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene at 3:00pm today, April 24.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for consideration of Calendar #31, the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture.  The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided.  At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of … Continue Reading

Gorsuch Hearing to Kick Off in Senate; House Set to Vote on Health Care Bill

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 21.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour, with Republicans controlling the first half and Democrats controlling the final half.  After morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the … Continue Reading

Senate to Vote on CMS Nominee, House Continues Work on Health Care Bill

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene at 2:00 pm today, March 13.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Seema Verma, nominated to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, post-cloture; all time on the nomination will expire at 5:30pm and the Senate will vote … Continue Reading

House to Consider Defense Spending Bill; Senate Schedule Free of Cabinet Confirmations

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate stands adjourned until today, March 6 at 2:00 pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.37, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, with the time until … Continue Reading

Wilbur Ross and Ryan Zinke Get Their Day in the Senate, House Returns for Full Week

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate convenes today, February 27, at 12:00pm.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Wilbur Ross, to be Secretary of Commerce. At 3:00pm, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.  Following the reading of Washington’s … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

Senate Set to Vote on DeVos, Short Week for House

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, … Continue Reading

Senate to Consider Tillerson and Chao, House Returns for Full Week

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 … Continue Reading

With Trump’s Inauguration Days Away, Senate Committees Set to Consider More Nominees; House Not in Session

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:15pm. At 4:15pm, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will be discharged from further consideration of H.R.72, GAO Access and Oversight Act. There will be 30 … Continue Reading

Congress Continues Budget Debate; Congressional Review Act: A Primer

Senate Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, January 9 at 2:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.3, the FY 2017 Budget Resolution. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on Paul Amendment #1 (Substitute), with additional votes possible. At 2:30pm on Tuesday, January 10, the Senate will vote on Sanders Amendment #19 … Continue Reading

Senate, House Eye Their Exit as Lawmakers Work to Wrap-Up Government Funding

Note from Capital Thinking Given that we expect all legislative business will wrap-up in Washington this week, this will likely be our last Capital Thinking Blog until Congress returns in November following the Election. Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, September 26, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume … Continue Reading

Senate Set to Move on Short-Term CR; House Focused on Iran and Financial Services Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, September 19, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.5325, the legislative vehicle for the short-term Continuing Resolution (CR). At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed … Continue Reading

Senate to Move on WRDA as House Takes Up VA Legislation

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, September 12, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act.  By way of reminder, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has filed cloture on Inhofe-Boxer substitute amendment #4979 and on the on the underlying bill, S.2848. The filing … Continue Reading

Congress Continues Consideration of Appropriations Bills; House Takes on Terrorism Financing

Note from Capital Thinking As Congress prepares to wrap up remaining business in Washington this week prior to adjourning until the Fall, please be advised that Capital Thinking will also be on recess until Congress returns. Expect our next post on Monday, September 12. Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, July 11, at 4:00pm. Following any … Continue Reading

Senate, House Continue on with Appropriations Work

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, June 20, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2578, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The pending cloture motions on amendments will ripen at 5:30pm, at which time the Senate will have up to four roll call votes: … Continue Reading

Senate Continues with NDAA; House Takes Up Puerto Rico, Energy Tax Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, June 6, at 2:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, during which senators will be permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the motion to proceed to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading
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