This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed the nominations of Robert Feitel to be Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and William Evanina to be Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. The Senate failed to override the President’s veto of S.J. Res. 68, a resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed the nominations of Robert Feitel to be Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and William Evanina to be Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. The Senate failed to override the President’s veto of S.J. Res. 68, a resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • House – The House met in pro forma session.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is expected to vote on amendments and passage of the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act (H.R. 6172), which passed the House in March. H.R. 6172 would extend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act through the end of 2023. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Brian Montgomery to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and may also consider other nominations.
  • House – The House may reconvene the week of May 11. House Democratic leadership has suggested that the House could vote on a Phase 4 coronavirus response package as soon as next week. If the House reconvenes it may vote on a resolution to allow for remote voting via proxy during the pandemic.

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