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What to Watch This Week:
On Monday, the House will vote on legislation under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 3832 – Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Prevention Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Renacci / Ways and Means Committee).
On Tuesday and the balance of the week, the House will vote on H.R. 897 – Zika Vector Control Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Gibbs / Agriculture Committee) under suspension of the rules. The House will also consider the following:
- Democrat Motion to Instruct Conferees on 524 – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
- R. 4909 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry / Armed Services Committee)
- R. 4974 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Dent / Appropriations Committee)
- R. ____ – Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016 (Subject to a Rule)
The Senate will vote on Monday evening on a judicial nomination. On Tuesday, the Senate resume consideration of a joint Transportation-Housing and Urban Development and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs (THUD/Milcon-VA) spending bill. The Chamber is scheduled to vote on three Zika-related funding proposals.
On Monday, the president will host a Medal of Valor ceremony at the White House. The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.
On Tuesday, President Obama will attend meetings at the White House.
On Wednesday, the president will participate in a DNC roundtable.
On Thursday, President Obama will award National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation to 17 scientists, engineers, mathematicians and innovators. The Medal of Science recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science, engineering and mathematics. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the Nation’s technological workforce.
On Friday, the president will attend meetings at the White House.
On Saturday, President Obama will depart Washington en route Hanoi, Vietnam. This trip will highlight the President’s ongoing commitment to the U.S. Rebalance to Asia and the Pacific, designed to increase U.S. diplomatic, economic, and security engagement with the countries and peoples of the region.