This Week’s Update

Congress and the White House continued negotiations on an additional coronavirus response package. The White House has threatened to issue executive orders to implement a payroll tax holiday, reinstate an eviction moratorium, and extend enhanced unemployment benefits, if an agreement is not reached shortly. The Senate passed the No TikTok on Government Devices Act (S. 3455) and an amended version of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act (S. 2299). The Senate confirmed Mark Menezes to be Deputy Secretary of Energy, Hester Peirce and Caroline Crenshaw to be members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and several other judicial and foreign service nominees 

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – Congress and the White House continued negotiations on an additional coronavirus response package. The White House has threatened to issue executive orders to implement a payroll tax holiday, reinstate an eviction moratorium, and extend enhanced unemployment benefits, if an agreement is not reached shortly. The Senate passed the No TikTok on Government Devices Act (S. 3455) and an amended version of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act (S. 2299). The Senate confirmed Mark Menezes to be Deputy Secretary of Energy, Hester Peirce and Caroline Crenshaw to be members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and several other judicial and foreign service nominees 
  • House – The House met in pro forma session. 

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate and the House are expected to continue negotiations on a coronavirus response package. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated that the Senate will remain in session and members will be given 24-hours’ notice before a vote occurs, if an agreement is reached on a response package. 
  • House – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced that the House is expected to meet during the month of August to consider additional coronavirus response legislation. Members will be given at least 24-hours’ notice before the House will be called back into session.  

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