This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed the nominations of 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 also passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act (H.R. 1799), an amended version of the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act (H.R. 1651), and amended legislation to extend the temporary suspension of Medicare sequestration (H.R. 1868).

This Week in Congress

  • Senate –The Senate confirmed the nominations of 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 also passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act (H.R. 1799), an amended version of the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act (H.R. 1651), and amended legislation to extend the temporary suspension of Medicare sequestration (H.R. 1868).
  • House – The House held a committee work week and met in pro forma session.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will be in recess and will meet in pro forma session. The Senate is scheduled to reconvene on April 12. Upon reconvening, the Senate is expected to continue its consideration of pending nominations, including Polly Trottenberg to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Gary Gensler to Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Wendy Sherman to be Deputy Secretary of State, and Brenda Mallory to be Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. 
  • House – The House will be in recess and will meet in pro forma session. The House is scheduled to reconvene on April 13. 

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