This Week’s Update

The House passed 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), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act (H.R. 1799), a resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (H.J.Res. 17), and legislation to prevent automatic spending cuts as a result of the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act through reconciliation (H.R. 1868).

This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed 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), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act (H.R. 1799), a resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (H.J.Res. 17), and legislation to prevent automatic spending cuts as a result of the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act through reconciliation (H.R. 1868).
  • Senate – The Senate confirmed the nominations of Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior, Isabella Casillas Guzman to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative, Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, William Burns to be Director of the CIA, and Brian McKeon to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House will hold a committee work week and meet in pro forma session.
  • Senate – The Senate is expected to continue its consideration of pending nominations, including Marty Walsh to be Secretary of Labor, Shalanda Young to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Adewale Adeyemo to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, David Turk to be Deputy Secretary of Energy, Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General, and Rachel Levine to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services.  The Senate is also expected to vote on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act.

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