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President Trump Meets with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine
Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
The Senate reconvenes at noon and will resume consideration of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial crimes. The Senate is expected to vote at approximately 6 p.m. on confirmation of the Mandelker nomination, and on the motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the nomination of Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be assistant secretary for terrorist financing, Department of the Treasury.
09:00am: Navy Shipbuilding Programs
09:30am: Interior Budget
09:30am: Russian Interference in U.S. Elections
10:00am: Vought/Rao Nominations
10:00am: Illegal Immigration and Gang Membership
10:00am: Pekoske Nomination
10:00am: State-Federal Watershed/Large Landscape Restoration
10:15am: Trade Policy Agenda Budget
10:30am: Cybersecurity Regulation Harmonization
10:30am: Air Force Budget
11:00am: 2017 Trafficking In Persons Report
02:30pm: Energy Budget
02:30pm: VA Budget
03:00pm: GAO/CBO Budget
House Floor Schedule
The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. The chamber is also expected to consider a bill (HR 1873) that would promote the ability of electric utilities to perform needed vegetative and other maintenance on electricity right-of-ways on federal lands.
10:00am: Environmental Technology Advances
10:00am: Broadband Coverage in America
10:00am: Russian Election Interference
10:00am: Helium Extraction
10:00am: Grading Egyptian/Tunisian Enterprise Funds
10:00am: Pending Legislation
10:00am: Pending Legislation
11:00am: Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee
01:30pm: Ongoing Intelligence Activities/FY2018 Budget
02:00pm: OMB Budget
02:00pm: Indian Health Service Improvement
02:30pm: National Defense Authorization Act
03:00pm: Public Assistance Recipient Employment Programs
03:00pm: FBI Budget
04:00pm: National Defense Authorization Act
Five Takeaways from Georgia’s Special Election
It was a big night for Republicans and a bad one for Democrats, as Georgia’s former Secretary of State Karen Handel held off 30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff by a wider margin than expected in a special election in the state’s 6th District.
Democrats poured money into a race that became the most expensive House contest ever, but to no avail.
The result left President Trump and other Republicans crowing and Democrats shaking their heads.
GOP hits the gas on ObamaCare repeal
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday formally set an ambitious schedule for his conference to repeal and replace ObamaCare, promising his members will get draft legislation on Thursday with a floor vote next week.
McConnell says Republicans, who have held multiple meetings about healthcare reform every week since early May, have debated the issue long enough.
“I expect to have a discussion draft on Thursday and we will go to the bill obviously once we get a CBO score, likely next week,” McConnell told reporters, referring to a cost projection and analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.
Mueller meets with House Russia investigators
The special counsel overseeing the Justice Department’s Russia investigation met with the leaders of the House Russia probe Tuesday evening, as the two sets of investigators figure out how to co-exist while examining into potential connections between the campaign of President Donald Trump and Russian officials.
“We had a productive meeting with Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller this afternoon to deconflict our concurrent investigations, and look forward to continuing our dialogue with him as both investigations progress,” Reps. Michael Conaway and Adam Schiff, the leaders of the House Russia investigation, said in a joint statement following the meeting.
Mueller declined comment as he left the meeting Tuesday.
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