This Week’s Update

The House passed the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319), as amended by the Senate. The bill was signed into law by President Biden on Thursday. The House also passed 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).  

This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319), as amended by the Senate. The bill was signed into law by President Biden on Thursday. The House also passed 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).
  • Senate – The Senate confirmed the nominations of Marcia Fudge to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Merrick Garland to be Attorney General, and Michael Regan to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is expected to vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1620), legislation to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline to May 31, 2021, and a resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (H.J.Res. 17). 
  • Senate – The Senate is expected to continue its consideration of pending nominations, including Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior, Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative, and Isabella Casillas Guzman to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration. 

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