This Week’s Update

The Senate and the House continued negotiations on an omnibus appropriations package and coronavirus response legislation. House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement on a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee report. The Senate confirmed Allison Clements and Mark Christie to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Christopher Waller to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Kyle Hauptman to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, as well as several judicial nominations. Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) was sworn in, replacing Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ).

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate and the House continued negotiations on an omnibus appropriations package and coronavirus response legislation. House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement on a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference committee report. The Senate confirmed Allison Clements and Mark Christie to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Christopher Waller to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Kyle Hauptman to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, as well as several judicial nominations. Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) was sworn in, replacing Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ).
  • House – The House passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (H.R. 3884), and the  Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (S. 945). The Democratic Caucus and Republican Conference voted to select their committee leaders for the 117th Congress.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate and the House will continue negotiations on legislation to fund the government beyond the current December 11, 2020 expiration date. Coronavirus response package negotiations are also expected to continue, likely building on a proposal released by a bipartisan group of senators earlier this week.
  • House – The House will vote on the conference committee agreement on the National Defense Authorization Act, with the Senate expected to vote on it after it passes the House.

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