This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury and Antony Blinken to be Secretary of State. Senators were sworn in as jurors in the impeachment trial for President Trump.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury and Antony Blinken to be Secretary of State. Senators were sworn in as jurors in the impeachment trial for President Trump.
  • House – The House held a committee work week and met in pro forma session.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is scheduled to vote on the nominations of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security, and Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation. The Senate is expected to vote on a budget resolution, which would set up the reconciliation process for taking up a coronavirus response package. The impeachment trial for President Trump is scheduled to begin the week of February 8.
  • House – The House is also expected to vote on a budget resolution to begin the reconciliation process. The House may also vote on the National Apprenticeship Act (H.R. 447).

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