House and Senate Agendas and Resources

1st Session of the 115th 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.

Note: 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 of Representatives Agenda

House Agenda for December 13, 2017: Consideration of H.R. 1638--Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act (Subject to a Rule) and H.R. 4324--Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 2396--Privacy Notification Technical Clarification Act (Subject to a Rule) and H.R. 4015--Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule).

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

239 Republicans - 193 Democrats - 0 Independents - 3 vacancies 

Senate Agenda

Senate Agenda for December 13, 2017:  Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Don R. Willett, of Texas, to be a Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Senate Roll Call Votes as compiled and reported by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate.

Political Makeup of the Senate

51 Republicans - 49 Democrats - 0 Independents

Also See:

Quick Study Guide to the US Congress
What is a Pro Forma Session of Congress?
The Supermajority Vote in Congress