This Week’s Update

The Senate began consideration of an amended version of the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319), a $1.9 trillion coronavirus response package. The Senate is expected to vote on passage of the bill this weekend, following a lengthy series of amendment votes. The Senate confirmed the nominations of Miguel Cardona to be Secretary of Education, Cecilia Rouse to be Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of Commerce.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate began consideration of an amended version of the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319), a $1.9 trillion coronavirus response package. The Senate is expected to vote on passage of the bill this weekend, following a lengthy series of amendment votes. The Senate confirmed the nominations of Miguel Cardona to be Secretary of Education, Cecilia Rouse to be Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of Commerce.
  • House – The House passed the For the People Act (H.R. 1), and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280).

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is expected to continue its consideration of pending nominations. 
  • House – The House is expected to vote on the Senate-passed version of the American Rescue Plan Act. The House is also scheduled to take up the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446), and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 842).

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