This Week’s Update

The Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 11, 2020 (H.R. 8337), which was signed into law by the President. The CR includes extensions of the surface transportation program, the National Flood Insurance Program, and multiple health programs. The Senate also voted to reject a procedural motion by Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) to begin debate on legislation to prohibit the Department of Justice from advocating in court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (S. 4653).  

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 11, 2020 (H.R. 8337), which was signed into law by the President. The CR includes extensions of the surface transportation program, the National Flood Insurance Program, and multiple health programs. The Senate also voted to reject a procedural motion by Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) to begin debate on legislation to prohibit the Department of Justice from advocating in court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (S. 4653). 
  • House – The House passed a revised version of the HEROES Act introduced by Democrats that would provide $2.2 trillion in additional coronavirus response. Additionally, the House passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act (H.R. 6270), as well as resolutions condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent (H. Res. 1153) and condemning QAnon (H. Res. 1154). 

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is expected to continue its consideration of judicial nominations. 
  • House – The House will be in recess but will meet in pro forma session. The House could be called back into session if an agreement is reached on a coronavirus response bill. 

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