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Senate Scheduled to Vote on Continuing Resolution on Tuesday; Conservative House Members Introduce 40-Day Spending Extension

Legislative Activity The text of the Fiscal Year  2017 continuing resolution (CR) was released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on September 22. The $1.067 trillion spending legislation would provide full fiscal year funding for the Military Construction and Veterans Administration programs and run through December 9, 2016.  The bill includes $1.1 billion for  … 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

Senate to Consider Judicial Nomination, Zika Funding; House Takes Up NDAA, Appropriations Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, May 16, at 2:00pm.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.  At 4:30pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar … Continue Reading

Senate Continues Debate on Energy-Water Appropriations; House Takes on Fiduciary Rule, Startups, and DC School Scholarships

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, April 25, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, at which time the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2028, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016. Under the previous order, at … Continue Reading

Senate Continues FAA Debate, Then on to Appropriations; House Takes Up Tax Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, April 18, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #55, H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for FAA reauthorization.  At 5:30pm, the Thune amendment #3680 will be agreed to; the substitute amendment #3679, as amended, will be agreed to; and the Senate … Continue Reading

Senate Continues Debate on FAA Reauthorization; House Tackles Financial Services Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, April 11, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm. At 4:00pm, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #55, H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for FAA reauthorization.  The following amendments are presently pending to the bill: … Continue Reading

Senate to Consider Nomination for Education Secretary; House Takes Up Energy and Commerce Bills

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, March 14, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each. At 4:00pm, the Senate will enter into Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar … Continue Reading

Senate to Resume Consideration of Bill on Addiction and Recovery; House Debates Legislation on Medicaid and Emission Standards

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, February 29, at 3:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.524, Comprehensive Addiction … Continue Reading

Senate May Return to Energy Bill; House to Vote on Sportsmen’s Bill

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, February 22, at 3:00pm. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the reading of Washington’s Farewell Address, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:30pm, with Senators permitted to speak up … Continue Reading

As Senate Considers a Judicial Nomination, House Prepares to Take Up Debt Limit Legislation

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene on Monday, February 8, at 2:00pm. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar … Continue Reading

Senate Continues Debate on Energy, as House Set to Move Several Financial Services Bills

Senate Legislative Activity At 3:00pm on Monday, February 1, following any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #218, S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. No roll call votes are expect until Tuesday, February 2 at 2:30pm. Note that there are still several amendments pending to S. 2012, including: Murkowski amendment #2953 (substitute); Cassidy … Continue Reading

Winter Weather Causes Congressional Cancellations

Legislative Calendar in Flux from Winter Storm Jonas Following severe weather in Washington this weekend, this week’s legislative calendar is in flux. As noted below, the Senate has delayed its scheduled by a day (for now) and the House has cancelled session for the week. As such, it is unclear to what extent Committee work … Continue Reading

Congress Tries to Wrap-Up Omnibus, Tax Extenders, and Other Priorities Before Adjourning

Note from Capital Thinking As Congress prepares to wrap up all remaining business in Washington this week, please be advised that Capital Thinking will also be on recess until Congress returns.  Expect our next post on Monday, January 11, 2016. Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will meet on Monday, December 14, at 3:o0pm. Following any Leader remarks, the … Continue Reading

As Lawmakers Near the End of Session, Many Priorities Remain Outstanding

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will meet on Monday, December 7, at 2:o0pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm. At 5:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #214, Travis Randall McDonough, of Tennessee, to be US District Judge for the Eastern … Continue Reading
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