This Week’s Update

The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2021 (S. 4049) and confirmed the nomination of Russell Vought to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2021 (S. 4049) and confirmed the nomination of Russell Vought to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
  • House – The House passed its version of the NDAA for FY2021 (H.R. 6395), as well as  the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957), the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (H.R. 2214), and a “minibus” package of State & Foreign Operations, Military Construction & Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, and Interior & Environment appropriations bills (H.R. 7608).

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that Senate Republicans will release their COVID-19 response proposal on Monday. Negotiations on the bill are expected to begin shortly thereafter. The Senate will continue its consideration of judicial and federal agency nominations.
  • House – The House is expected to consider a “minibus” package of Defense, Commerce, Justice, and Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriations bills (H.R. 7617). The House may also vote on the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (H.R. 7575), the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act (H.R.7327), and the Child Care Is Essential Act (H.R. 7027).

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