This Week’s Update

The Senate passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), a package of bills focused on China, including the Endless Frontier Act and the Strategic Competition Act (S. 1169). The Senate confirmed Julien Neals and Regina Rodriguez to be to be U.S. District Court Judges, Zahid Quraishi to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge, Leslie Kiernan to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce, Adrianne Todman to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Nuria Fernandez to be Federal Transit Administrator. The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7).

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), a package of bills focused on China, including the Endless Frontier Act and the Strategic Competition Act (S. 1169). The Senate confirmed Julien Neals and Regina Rodriguez to be to be U.S. District Court Judges, Zahid Quraishi to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge, Leslie Kiernan to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce, Adrianne Todman to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Nuria Fernandez to be Federal Transit Administrator. The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7).
  • House – The House was in a committee work week and met in pro forma session. 

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will continue its consideration of pending nominations, including Lina Khan to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission, Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge, and Kiran Arjandas Ahuja to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
  • House – The House is expected to vote on the Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Act (H.R. 1187), a package of financial services bills focused on enhancing disclosure around climate risk, sustainable finance, political activity, executive compensation, and international taxation. The House is also expected to vote on legislation to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (H.R. 256).

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