House and Senate Agendas and Resources

1st Session of the 116th U.S. Congress

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The House of Representatives and the Senate make up the two “chambers” of the Legislative Branch of the United States federal government. Their daily agendas of legislative business are determined by their presiding officers.

In the House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House sets the daily agenda, while the Senate’s legislative calendar is set by the Senate majority leader in consultation with the chairmen and ranking members of the various Senate committees.

116th U.S.Congress, 1st Session

Agenda items listed here are those published in the Daily Digest of the Congressional Record. The agendas are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the presiding officers.

House Agenda for December 6, 2019: Consideration of H.R. 4--Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019. Consideration of H. Res. 326--Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding United States efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution.

Note: The rules of suspensions is a shortcut in the legislative process allowing bills with little or no opposition to be grouped together on a "Suspensions Calendar" and passed en-masse by a voice vote without debate. There is no corresponding rule of suspensions in the Senate.

House Roll Call Votes as compiled and reported by the Clerk of the House.

Political Makeup of the House

234 Democrats - 197 Republicans - 1 Independents - 3 Vacancies 

Senate Agenda for December 9, 2019: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Political Makeup of the Senate

53 Republicans - 45 Democrats - 2 Independents

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