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6/23/17:Weekly Address

Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
The Senate reconvenes at 4 p.m. and will resume consideration of nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Senate will vote on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.
Committee Hearings
03:30pm: Defense Authorization Act
04:00pm: Defense Authorization Act
04:30pm: Defense Authorization Act
05:30pm: Defense Authorization Act
05:40pm: Defense Authorization Act
House Floor Schedule
The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. for legislative business and is expected to consider measures under suspension of the rules. Roll call votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Committee Hearings
07:00pm: Defense Budget
Senate Republicans reluctant to rush vote on healthcare bill
Senate Republicans on Sunday indicated resistance to rushing a vote on the GOP proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare before the July 4 recess.

Lawmakers said they need more time to analyze and amend the bill. Senate Republicans just released a draft last Thursday, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been pushing the upper chamber to vote on the legislation next week.

But the Senate’s healthcare legislation currently does not have enough support to pass, according to The Hill’s Whip List. McConnell has little margin for error, as he can afford just two defections from his conference with all Democrats expected to oppose the bill. Vice President Pence could then be called in to break the tie.
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What Russia’s bold attempt to influence the 2016 election says about U.S. political polarization
Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election is turning into a stark lesson about how America’s political dysfunction is becoming a glaring national security threat.

Debate stirred by new Washington Post reporting that linked interference in last year’s election more directly than ever before to Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed how political considerations for two administrations have allowed Moscow to avoid paying a significant price for an attempt to manipulate the US election on an unprecedented scale.

The Post said the Obama administration felt its hands were tied when Russian hacking first came to light because it did not want, itself, to be accused of interfering in an already turbulent campaign, in which Donald Trump was already claiming the election was rigged against him.
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Scalise moved out of intensive care
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has been moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU), ABC News and NBC News reported Friday.

Scalise has been recovering at the hospital for more than a week after being seriously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a park in Alexandria, Va., where Republican lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game.
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