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President Trump Gives Remarks at an Event Highlighting Agricultural Innovation
Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
The Senate reconvenes at 11 a.m. and will resume post-cloture consideration of the nomination of Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be to be assistant secretary for terrorist financing, Department of the Treasury. Following the disposition of the Billingslea nomination, the Senate is expected to vote on the motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
09:30am: Giancarlo Nomination
09:30am: Spencer Nomination
10:00am: NIH Budget
10:15am: Fostering Economic Growth-Regulator Perspective
10:30am: Energy Budget
11:00am: Human Trafficking Bills/Boyd Nomination
02:00pm: Intelligence Matters
House Floor Schedule
The House reconvenes at noon for legislative business and is expected to consider a measure under suspension of the rules. The chamber is also expected to consider a bill (HR 1654) that would create a “one-stop-shop” permitting process to expedite the construction of new or expanded water surface storage facilities on most federal lands.
08:45am: Defense Authorization Act
09:00am: Ongoing Intelligence Activities/Budget Request
09:30am: Interior Budget
10:00am: Farm Bill-University Research
10:00am: Job Corps Program Student Safety
10:00am: Intercity Passenger Rail Service
10:00am: Improving Rural Broadband Deployment
10:00am: U.S. Trade Policy Agenda
10:00am: Juvenile Justice Reform
10:00am: Small Business Innovation/Technology Improvements
10:00am: Pending Legislation
10:30am: National Defense Authorization Act
11:30am: Defense Authorization Act
12:30pm: National Defense Authorization Act
02:00pm: Veterans Health Administration Budget
04:00pm: Pending Buisness
White House shows no sign of reopening Paris talks
Three weeks after President Donald Trump pledged to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement and negotiate a better deal, foreign allies, and U.S. officials alike remain perplexed about the White House’s plans going forward.
Two U.S. officials told POLITICO that senior White House aides, who are prioritizing health care legislation and increasingly preoccupied by the expanding Russia probe, have had very few internal conversations about the administration’s Paris strategy since Trump’s announcement. One official said the administration likely won’t begin mapping out its next moves until after the July G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
Read the Senate Republican health care bill
The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors is finally public on Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Senate GOP unveils its ObamaCare repeal bill
Senate Republicans unveiled their conference’s healthcare bill on Thursday. We’ll be providing live updates on reaction and what’s included in the bill all day.
Security carries protesters away from McConnell’s office
Protestors, some of them in wheelchairs, gathered outside the majority leader’s office shortly after the bill text was released.
Police have been removing them from the hallway.
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