Weekly Highlights: September 4-8, 2017

Floor Action:

Appropriations- On September 8, Congress passed H.R. 601, as amended, a bill to fund the government, provide disaster relief, and suspend the debt limit. The measure includes a continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the government funded through December 8 at the same levels as FY2017.

Mark-Ups:

Appropriations- On September 7, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education (S. 1771) and the FY2018 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (S. 1780) spending bills.

The Senate Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs approved their respective measures on September 6.

Child Protection- On September 7, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, S. 705, the Child Protection Improvements Act, as amended.