This Week’s Update

The House approved H.J. Res. 77, a resolution opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria. The House also passed H.R. 3289, “The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,”  H.R. 1815, “The SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act,” and H.R. 3624, “The Outsourcing Accountability Act.”

This Week in Congress

  • House – The House approved H.J. Res. 77, a resolution opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria. The House also passed H.R. 3289, “The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,”  H.R. 1815, “The SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act,” and H.R. 3624, “The Outsourcing Accountability Act.”
  • Senate – The Senate confirmed several judicial nominations, as well as the nomination of Barbara Barrett to be Secretary of the Air Force. The Senate failed to pass S.J.Res.53, a Congressional Review Act resolution to repeal the EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy rule, which replaced the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. The Senate also failed to override the President’s veto of S.J. Res. 54, a resolution to terminate the national emergency declaration at the southern border.

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House may consider H.R. 2513, “The Corporate Transparency Act,” and H.R. 4617, “The Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act.”
  • Senate – The Senate is expected to consider a package of domestic appropriations bills, which may include Agriculture-FDA and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) spending. The Senate may begin consideration of S. 2644, a bill to impose sanctions with respect to Turkey, as well as legislation to support protestors in Hong Kong.

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