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Today In Washington
May 17, 2018
Source: Jennifer White – Director, Government Relations

Senate Passes Net Neutrality Resolution – Yesterday, the Senate passed S.J. Res. 52, a resolution to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules, by a margin of 52-47, with Republicans Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AR), and John Kennedy (LA) joining the Democrats in voting “yes.” The FCC’s repeal is scheduled to become effective June 11. The resolution now goes to the House, though it is unlikely they will vote on it.

Paul Forcing Balanced Budget Vote – The Senate plans to vote on a motion to proceed to S. Con. Res 36, a measure calling for a balanced budget in five years. The resolution, sponsored by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) would rescind the Bipartisan Budget Agreement that raised spending caps. Senator Paul forced a vote on this resolution under a rule allowing an individual member to demand a budget vote if the Budget Committee hasn’t produced a resolution by April 1. The resolution has not chance of adoption.

Hearings
• Today @ 10 AM: House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, Hotline Truths II: Audit Reveals Inconsistencies in Defense Subcontracting, 2360 Rayburn House Office Building.

Legislation:
• S. 2858 (Sen. Chris Coons, D-DE): To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the establishment of a small business voucher program.