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 October 16, 2019: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

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

235 Democrats - 199 Republicans - 0 Independents - 1 Vacancy 

Senate Agenda for October 16, 2019:  Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Barbara McConnell Barrett, of Arizona, to be Secretary of the Air Force, Department of Defense, post-cloture.

At 11 a.m., Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the nominations of Frank William Volk, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charles R. Eskridge III, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, David John Novak, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Rachel P. Kovner, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

At 4:15 p.m., Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Barbara McConnell Barrett, and, if cloture is invoked, on confirmation of the nominations of Frank William Volk, Charles R. Eskridge III, David John Novak, and Rachel P. Kovner.

Political Makeup of the Senate

53 Republicans - 45 Democrats - 2 Independents

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