House and Senate Agendas and Resources

House and Senate Agendas and Resources

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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 23, 2019: Consideration of H.R. 4617--Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act.

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 23, 2019: Senate will continue consideration of S.J. Res. 50, Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits, and vote on passage of the joint resolution at 2:45 p.m. Following disposition of S.J. Res. 50, Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 3055, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

Political Makeup of the Senate

53 Republicans - 45 Democrats - 2 Independents

Also See:

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