This Week’s Update

The House passed S. J. Res 7,  a joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The White House has indicated that President Trump will veto the resolution. The House also passed H.R. 1585, “The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.” 

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed S. J. Res 7,  a joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The White House has indicated that President Trump will veto the resolution. The House also passed H.R. 1585, “The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.” 

 

  • Senate – The Senate adopted S. Res. 50, which limits post-cloture consideration for certain nominees to two hours. The Senate failed to invoke cloture on H.R. 268, which would make supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. The Senate confirmed Jeffrey Kessler to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce, and Mark Calabria to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

   

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is expected to consider H.R. 1644, “The Save the Internet Act.” The House may also take up H.R. 2021, which would raise the spending caps for defense and domestic funds in Fiscal Years (FY) 2020 and 2021.

 

  • Senate -The Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Cheryl Stanton to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor.

 

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