This Week’s Update

Last week the House passed a bipartisan two-year budget package (H.Con.Res. 25), sending it to the Senate. Also last week, federal financial regulators released the Volker Rule.

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal (H.Con.Res. 25) by a vote of 332-94; and the “2014 National Defense Authorization Act” (H.R. 3304) by a vote of 350-69.

 

  • Senate – The Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Mel Watt to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency by a vote of 57-41; and the following nominations:
    • Cornelia Pillard to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit;
    • Chai Rachel Feldblum, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
    • Elizabeth Wolford to be a U.S. District Judge;
    • Landya McCafferty to be a U.S. District Judge;
    • Brian Morris to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Montana;
    • Susan Watters to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Montana; and
    • Deborah Lee James to be Secretary of the Air Force.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is in recess until 2014.

 

  • Senate – The Senate will convene at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2013 for legislative business. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is expected to file cloture on H.J.Res. 59, the bipartisan budget agreement and the “Defense Authorization Bill” (H.R. 3304). The Senate is expected to continue considering nominations.

 

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