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House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:

10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

H.Res. 229 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1430 – Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (Rep. Smith (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology) (One hour of debate). The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  The Rule allows one motion to recommit and waives all points of order against the legislation.  Members are urged to VOTE NO.

H.Res. 230 – Rule providing for consideration of S.J.Res. 34 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services (Sen. Flake – Energy and Commerce) (One hour of debate). The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The Rule allows one motion to commit and waives all points of order against the legislation.  Members are urged to VOTE NO.

S.J.Res. 34 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services (Sen. Flake – Energy and Commerce) (One hour of debate).  The resolution disapproves of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCCs) “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Service” rule.  The rule ensures the privacy of consumers by requiring customer consent for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to use, share, or sell customer’s personal information, including personal internet browsing histories. 

House Republicans are bringing this Joint Resolution to the Floor under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) in order to bypass the sixty vote threshold in the Senate and block any substantially similar future regulation.  Despite repeated promises of governing through regular order, this Joint Resolution is just another example of the empty promises made by the Republican Majority.  

Bill Text for S.J.Res. 34:
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TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, March 29: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to complete consideration of H.R. 1430 – Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (Rep. Smith (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology).  The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 1431 – EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017 (Rep. Lucas – Science, Space, and Technology) (Subject to a Rule).  

The Daily Quote

“A wounded [House Speaker] Paul Ryan [R-WI] is facing another potential crisis over the next month. The Speaker, who saw his years-long effort to repeal ­ObamaCare collapse last week after a rebellion on the right, must come up with a plan to fund the federal government and avert a shutdown… Funding expires in about a month, on April 28, but the House is taking a two-week recess in mid-April, leaving negotiators just a few legislative work weeks to reach a deal. The stakes are extremely high for the GOP. A government shutdown, similar to the one orchestrated by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his House allies in 2013, would confirm what many… political pundits are already saying: Republicans, despite controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, simply can’t govern.”

     -     The Hill, 3/28/2017