President Trump and The First Lady Receive a Briefing on Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts
Today’s Hill Action
Senate Floor Schedule
9:30 am: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Eric D. Hargan to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Energy and Natural Resources
9:00am – SD-562
9:15am – SVC-217
10:00am – SD-215
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
10:00am – SD-538
Commerce, Science, and Technology
10:00am – SH-216
Environment and Public Works
10:00am – SD-406
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
10:00am – SD-342
10:00am – SD-226
10:30am – SD-419
2:30pm – SH-216
2:30pm – SD-608
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
2:30pm – SD-226
2:30pm – SR-418
2:30pm – SH-219
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
3:00pm – SD-430
House Floor Schedule
10:00am: House will meet for morning hour.
12:00pm: House will meet for legislative business.
First votes expected: 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Last votes expected 8:45pm to 9:45pm.
Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Oversight
9:00am – Rayburn HOB 2020
9:30am – Longworth HOB 1300
Education and the Workforce
10:00am – Rayburn HOB 2175
Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Environment
10:00am – Rayburn HOB 2123
10:00am – Rayburn HOB 2128
Subcommittee on The Middle East and North Africa
10:00am – Rayburn HOB
10:00am – Rayburn HOB 2141
Science, Space, and Technology
Subcommittee on Space
10:00am – Rayburn HOB 2318
Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
10:00am – Rayburn HOB 2167
Ways and Means
10:30am – Longworth HOB 1100
11:00am – Rayburn HOB 2360
Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
1:00pm – Rayburn HOB 2123
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
2:00pm – Rayburn HOB 2172
Treasury to withdraw proposed estate tax rules
The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday that it is planning to withdraw estate-tax rules proposed by the Obama administration that were widely opposed by GOP lawmakers and business groups.
The department in a report called the rules’ approach “unworkable.”
President Trump ordered the report in April, instructing the Treasury Department to examine tax regulations issued on or after Jan. 1, 2016. In July, Treasury identified eight rules that it found to have an undue burden on taxpayers or add excessive complexity to tax laws.
AARP urges House to reject Medicare budget cuts
The AARP is calling on the House to reject potential cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps in the current budget resolution.
In a letter sent to lawmakers Wednesday, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said the proposals in the budget that could result in cuts to Medicare, or change it to a defined contribution model, should be rejected.
“We urge you not to include attempts to cut Medicare benefits or increase beneficiary costs in the upcoming budget proposal,” the letter said.
EPA to propose ending Obama-era Clean Power Plan: report
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is ready to repeal the centerpiece regulations former President Obama instituted to fight climate change, according to a department document obtained by Reuters.
Reuters reports that the document was distributed to the agency’s Regulatory Steering Committee, and that it proposes to repeal Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
President Trump has already announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, and he launched a review of the Obama plan in March. The Clean Power Plan was the main way Obama had hoped to meet U.S. obligations to reduce climate emissions under the Paris deal.
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