The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired on Saturday. Congress will act this week to reauthorize the program that provides health care for 9 million children.
This week: Congress will start work on the FY2018 Budget resolution, setting up the process for tax reform via reconciliation.
In the Senate
The Senate will vote Monday on the confirmation of FCC chairman Ajit Pai.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the Senate Budget Committee will mark up the FY18 Budget resolution
In the House:
The House will vote Tuesday on a bill to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks:
H.R. 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Sponsor: Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-8]
Makes it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. The bill contains exceptions to save the life of the mother or in the case of rape or incest.
The House will also vote on a budget resolution for FY19, including language setting up the process for tax reform via reconciliation.
H.Con.Res. 71 – Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027
Sponsor: Rep. Diane Black [R, TN-6]
Also in the House:
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