Saturday, November 18, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, November 18, 2017

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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Recent Floor Activity

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

Related Headlines

House passes bill to curb presidential pensions
Senate approves Trump Transportation Department nominee
House votes on US involvement in Yemen
House passes bill renewing flood insurance program, hiking premiums
House backs $700 billion defense policy bill, funding uncertain
National Bible Week celebrated on the House floor
Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for Army secretary
Senate confirms Trump's controversial pick to lead mine safety
House passes GOP tax reform bill: How does the Senate's version compare?
House of Representatives approves tax overhaul, shifts fight to Senate
Senate sends $700 billion defense bill to Trump, funding uncertain

Congress Last Week

National Security

Military can question Donald Trump's order to launch nuclear weapons
Retired US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

Foreign Policy
Senators blast State Department over cuts
Senators not happy with Rex Tillerson's State Department reform effort

Tax Reform
Senate Finance chairman revises tax plan to end Obamacare mandate
Paul Ryan: Individual mandate repeal is up to the Senate
NFIB endorses Senate tax plan
GOP Senator Unhappy With Tax Bill Individual Mandate Repeal
Sparkling wine, jets, the unborn and other wins in the tax bill
Two U.S. Senate Republicans critical of party's tax plan
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: 'I do not support' House, Senate tax plans
Healthcare fight consumes Senate tax debate
Tax reform back at center stage with Trump home from Asia
Moderate Collins back in prominent role in Senate tax drama
Paul Ryan says part of property tax deduction restored in revised tax plan
All eyes on Senate for tax, health care bill
Tax overhaul drama moves to U.S. Senate as House approves its bill
Senators get into heated dispute over GOP tax plan
House passes GOP tax plan, but can Senate?
Tense exchange between Hatch and Brown over tax cuts
McCain bullish on tax bill, but Murkowski skeptical of Obamacare mandate repeal
What's next for the Republican tax plan: All eyes move to the Senate

Federal Spending
Republicans Considering Funding Stopgap, Ryan Says
House speaker: May need a temporary bill to fund government past Dec. 8

Health Care Policy
GOP Plans to Repeal Obamacare Mandate for Health Coverage
Patty Murray stops short of abandoning bipartisan Obamacare deal

Natural Disasters
U.S. Congress to seek new tax incentives for Puerto Rico rebuilding

Senate changes process for vetting sexual harassment claims
Rand Paul returns to Senate after injuries
Training is ' first step' in stopping sexual harassment in the House, lawmakers say
House to mandate sexual harassment training for lawmakers
House to mandate training on harassment, discrimination: Ryan
Rep. Speier details harassment incidents in Congress and steps to prevent them
McConnell calls for ethics probe of Menendez

Pending Activity

Committee Activity

Planned Parenthood docs requested from Senate by FBI, signaling possible criminal probe
House panel: Whitefish contract included 'exorbitant' labor costs
Jeff Sessions calls out lies in House hearing
Senate committee looks at president's authority to use nuclear weapons
Head of Puerto Rico utility says Whitefish contract was best offer but he has regrets
Senate committee questions Trump's nuclear authority
Top takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the House Judiciary Committee
Committee clears Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump's pick to lead DHS
U.S. attorney general to meet with House intelligence panel on November 30
Greenhouse gas plan being worked out by Republicans, Democrats
HHS nominee Azar to get Senate hearing Nov. 29
Senate prepares to hold hearings on HHS nominee Alex Azar
Scott Pruitt slated for series of appearances on Capitol Hill
Chuck Grassley schedules hearings for appeals court nominees slowed by 'blue slip' tradition
Sexual misconduct allegations could keep Senate Ethics Committee busy
Senate Finance Committee advances Republican tax plan
Senate tax reform bill advances out of committee
Senate panel approves GOP tax plan
White House hails Senate panel's OK of tax bill: 'Important step to delivering historic tax cuts'
Senate Ethics Committee could soon be busy with Franken, Menendez: Here's what it does
Senate panel probes Russians' request for meeting with Trump during campaign
Senate's ethics panel could be busy next year
House panel OKs bill aimed at limiting skilled foreign workers in US

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
The Senate meets in pro forma sessions next week on Tuesday and Friday, Lord willing.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule
No committee meetings are scheduled for next week.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule
The House meets in pro forma sessions next week on Tuesday and Friday, Lord willing.

House Committees
House Committee Meetings Schedule
No committee meetings are scheduled for next week.

Administration News

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal.

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