This Week’s Update

The Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act (S. 937). The Senate confirmed the nominations of Lisa Monaco to be Deputy Attorney General, Vanita Gupta to be Associate Attorney General, Deanne Criswell to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Gary Genser for an additional five-year term as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act (S. 937). The Senate confirmed the nominations of Lisa Monaco to be Deputy Attorney General, Vanita Gupta to be Associate Attorney General, Deanne Criswell to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Gary Genser for an additional five-year term as a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  • House – The House passed legislation to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state (H.R. 51), the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act (H.R. 1333), the Access to Counsel Act (H.R. 1573), the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1996), and the Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act (H.R. 1602).

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is expected to continue its consideration of pending nominations, including Colin Kahl to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Jason Miller to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Janet McCabe to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Senate may also vote on the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (S. 914), and a Congressional Review Act resolution (S.J. Res 14) to disapprove an Environmental Protection Act regulation regarding methane emissions.
  • House – The House will hold a committee work week and will meet in pro forma session. The House will host President Biden for his first joint address to Congress on April 28.

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