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Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
The Senate reconvenes at 10:45 a.m. and will resume consideration of the bill (S 722) that would impose certain sanctions on Iran and is the expected legislative vehicle for Russian sanctions. The Senate will vote at 2 p.m. on the Crapo, R-Idaho, amendment that would impose and codify certain sanctions against Russia and would require Congressional review of Russian sanctions relief.
Committee Hearings
09:45am: Pending Nominations
10:00am: Techniques of Violent Extremism
10:00am: Self-Driving Vehicle Deployment
10:00am: Lifting E15 Gasoline Summer Ban
10:00am: Pending Nominations
10:30am: Defense Budget
02:00pm: Pending Legislation
02:15pm: Hassett/Patenaude Nominations
02:30pm: Military Caregivers
02:30pm: VA Budget
02:30pm: National Nuclear Security Administration Budget
02:30pm: Protecting Southeast Europe Democracy
03:00pm: Small Business Tax Reform
House Floor Schedule
No votes are expected.
Committee Hearings
10:00am: Ongoing Intelligence Activities/FY2018 Budget Request
10:00am: State Energy Security/Emergency Preparedness/Energy Programs
10:00am: Foreign Affairs Budget
10:15am: Safety Net Health Programs Extension
12:00pm: SBA Restructure
12:00pm: Homeland Security Authorization
12:15pm: Pending Legislation
12:30pm: Treasury International Programs Budget
01:00pm: Pending Business
02:00pm: State Department Budget
02:00pm: Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases
02:15pm: Africa’s Current and Potential Famines
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Rep. Steve Scalise shot at GOP baseball practice
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is in stable condition after being shot early Wednesday at a baseball practice field in a Washington, D.C., suburb, according to multiple reports.

Scalise was one of several people shot at the practice in Alexandria, Va., where it is believed a single gunman fired as many as 50 shots at lawmakers and aides who scrambled for cover.
A police spokesman told The Washington Post that the shooter had been shot and was taken to the hospital.

The Alexandria police chief said it was too early to discuss the suspect’s motive.
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Five takeaways from Jeff Sessions’s testimony
Attorney General Jeff Sessions went before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as reverberations continue from the appearance of former FBI Director James Comey in front of the same panel last week.

So, what were the key takeaways?

Sessions got his side of the story out

Sessions’s testimony diverged from the fired FBI chief’s in important respects.

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Russia-Iran sanctions bill heads toward vote with bipartisan backing
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday teed up a final vote as soon as this week on a bipartisan Iran sanctions bill that is also set to include a bipartisan agreement to boost penalties against the Russian government and make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to lift them.
McConnell moved to wind down debate on the Iran sanctions bill, which counts 58 cosponsors in both parties, with a key procedural vote expected Thursday. The first step in the legislation’s path to passage will come Wednesday, when senators are expected to clear a bipartisan agreement that boosts sanctions against Moscow and requires Trump to seek congressional approval of any future decision to ease or eliminate punitive measures against Russia.
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