This Week’s Update

The House passed H.R. 582, “The Raise the Wage Act,” H.R 748, which would repeal the “Cadillac tax” on employer-provided health care coverage, and H.R. 3494, the “The  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.” The House approved a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress, as well as resolutions blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The House failed to pass a resolution to impeach President Trump.

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House passed H.R. 582, “The Raise the Wage Act,” H.R 748, which would repeal the “Cadillac tax” on employer-provided health care coverage, and H.R. 3494, the “The  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.” The House approved a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress, as well as resolutions blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The House failed to pass a resolution to impeach President Trump.

 

  • Senate – The Senate passed tax treaty protocols with Spain, Japan, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. The Senate also confirmed several judicial and ambassadorial nominations.

   

Next Week in Congress

  • House – Congress may vote on legislation to raise the budget caps and the debt limit, if an agreement can be reached. The House is expected to consider H.R. 397, “The Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, and H.R. 2203, “The Homeland Security Improvement Act.”

 

  • Senate – The Senate is expected to consider the nominations of Mark Esper to be Secretary of Defense and Stephen Dickson to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. The Senate may also take up H.R. 1327, which would extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through Fiscal Year 2090.

 

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