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10:00 a.m. - SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: The Senate resumes Executive Session to resume consideration of the nomination of James Blew, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education, voting on confirmation of the Blew nomination, then voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Randal Quarles, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, when invoked, proceeding to debate on the Quarles nomination, recessing until 2:15 p.m. for weekly caucus meetings, then voting to confirm Quarles, and on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Andrew S. Oldham, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, when invoked, proceeding to debate on the Oldham nomination.

10:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. One Minutes // Suspensions (14): House Amendment to S. 717 - POWER Act, as amended (Sen. Sullivan / Judiciary) // H.Res. 995 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Nation now faces a more complex and grave set of threats than at any time since the end of World War II, and that the lack of full, on-time funding related to defense activities puts servicemen and servicewomen at risk, harms national security, and aids the adversaries of the United States (Rep. Cheney / Armed Services) // H.Res. ___ - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Marine Corps faces significant readiness challenges and that budgetary uncertainty impedes the Corps’ ability to meet ongoing and unexpected national security threats, putting United States national security at risk (Rep. Gallagher / Armed Services) // H.Res. ___ - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Navy’s total readiness remains in a perilous state due to high operational demands, increased deployment lengths, shortened training periods, and deferred maintenance all while the Navy is asked to “do more with less” as financial support for critical areas waned in the era of sequestration and without consistent Congressional funding (Rep. Wittman / Armed Services) // House Amendment to S. 488 - JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018, as amended (Sen. Toomey / Financial Services) // H.R. 4819 - DELTA Act, as amended (Rep. Fortenberry / Foreign Affairs) // H.R. 3030 - Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Wagner / Foreign Affairs) // H.R. 4989 - Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (Rep. Castro / Foreign Affairs) // H.R. 5105 - BUILD Act, as amended (Rep. Yoho / Foreign Affairs) // H.R. 5480 - Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Royce / Foreign Affairs) // H.R. 1037 - To authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Lynch / Natural Resources) // H.R. 3777 - Juab County Conveyance Act of 2018, as amended (Rep. Love / Natural Resources) // H.R. 4032 - Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-of-Way, Easements and Boundary Clarification Act, as amended (Rep. O'Halleran / Natural Resources) // H.R. 4645 - East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Rep. Gianforte / Natural Resources) // H.R. 6147 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Rep. Calvert / Appropriations) // The Rule will provide for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments: A list of the 87 amendments made in order can be found here. // Special Orders

10:15 a.m. - House GOP Weekly Briefing: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and leaders of the House Republican Conference speak with reporters about the economy and a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

2:15 p.m. - Senate GOP Weekly Briefing: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and party leaders speak with reporters about the NATO alliance, Russian meddling and the Kavanaugh nomination process.

2:30 p.m. - Senate Democrats Weekly Briefing: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and party leaders speak with reporters.

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July 18, 2018

Time TBA - SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: Agenda TBD

10:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. One Minutes // H.R. 6147 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Rep. Calvert / Appropriations) //  Special Orders

July 19, 2018

Time TBA - SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: Agenda TBD

9:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. One Minutes // H.Con.Res. 119 - Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (Subject to a Rule) (Rep. Scalise / Ways and Means) // Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2 – Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 / Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees // Special Orders

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