This Week’s Update

Last week the House passed the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015” (H.R. 4435), and the Senate adopted the conference report to accompany the “Water Resources Reform and Development Act” (WRRDA) (H.R. 3080).



This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015” (H.R. 4435); and the “USA Freedom Act” (H.R. 3361), to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes. The House also adopted the conference report to accompany the “Water Resources Reform and Development Act” (WRRDA) (H.R. 3080) by a 412-4 vote.

 

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2006, by a vote of 68–27. The Senate adopted the conference report to accompany the “Water Resources Reform and Development Act” (WRRDA) (H.R. 3080) by a vote of 91-7. Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Sharon Bowen to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is expected to consider the “Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act” (H.R. 4660) and the “Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 Intelligence Authorization Act” (H.R. 4681).

 

  • Senate – §  The Senate is in recess until June 2, 2014.

 

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