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Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
10:00am: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.

Committee Hearings
Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
10:00am – SD-124

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
10:00am – SD-538

Energy and Natural Resources
10:00am – SD-366

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
10:00am – SD-430

Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Energy
2:30pm – SD-366

Foreign Relations
2:30pm – S-116

3:00pm – SH-219

House Floor Schedule
10:00am: House will meet for morning hour.
12:00pm: House will meet for legislative business.

Committee Hearings
2:00pm – H-313 Capitol
House forges ahead with Dec. 22 spending bill

House Republican leadership is forging ahead with a stop-gap bill to keep the government funded through Dec. 22 and avoid a shutdown, despite a Monday night push from the conservative Freedom Caucus to move the date past Christmas.

Lawmakers emerged from a House GOP conference meeting on Tuesday morning indicating that leaders are leaning toward a two-week continuing resolution (CR). Current funding for fiscal 2018 runs out Friday at midnight.

“Leadership is locked in on Dec. 22,” Freedom Caucus Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) told The Hill.

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House conservatives almost topple tax vote

House conservatives threatened to derail a key tax vote on Monday in an attempt to win more influence over the GOP’s spending strategy, just four days before the deadline to fund the government.

In a dramatic political stunt, more than a dozen members of the House Freedom Caucus withheld their support for a crucial procedural vote on the GOP’s tax bill, threatening an embarrassing blow to GOP leadership.

The conservatives eventually relented, approving what had been thought to be a formality — a motion to appoint negotiators to hammer out a final tax bill with the Senate.

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Trump, Democrats restart talks to avert shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday they will meet with President Donald Trump to resume high-stakes negotiations to avoid a government shutdown at week’s end.

The Thursday sit-down at the White House with Trump and GOP leaders would amount to a do-over of the meeting Democrats ditched last week over a fiery Trump tweet that slammed the Democrats and cast doubt on the prospect of reaching a deal. The boycott caused a political spectacle and temporarily halted talks on a broader spending deal congressional leaders have been negotiating behind the scenes.

“We hope the President will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can’t be reached beforehand,” the Democratic leaders wrote in a joint statement.

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