This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed the nominations of Lina Khan to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission, Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge, Michal Freedhoff and Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency, Tommy Beaudreau to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, Tanya Marie Trujillo to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Matthew Quinn to be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Richard Spinrad to be Under Secretary of Commerce, Chris Inglis to be National Cyber Director, Pamela Melroy to be Deputy Administrator of NASA, and John Tien to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. The Senate passed legislation to designate Juneteenth National Independence Day as a federal holiday (S. 475), which subsequently passed in the House and was signed into law.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed the nominations of Lina Khan to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission, Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge, Michal Freedhoff and Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency, Tommy Beaudreau to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, Tanya Marie Trujillo to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Matthew Quinn to be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Richard Spinrad to be Under Secretary of Commerce, Chris Inglis to be National Cyber Director, Pamela Melroy to be Deputy Administrator of NASA, and John Tien to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. The Senate passed legislation to designate Juneteenth National Independence Day as a federal holiday (S. 475), which subsequently passed in the House and was signed into law.
  • House – The House passed 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 also passed legislation to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (H.R. 256).

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is expected to consider the For the People Act (S. 1), a package of election reform measures. The Senate will also continue its consideration of pending nominations, including of Christopher Fonzone to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
  • House – The House is expected to vote on the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (H.R. 2062), the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (H.R. 239), and the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act (H.R. 1443). The House is also scheduled to vote on Congressional Review Act resolutions to overturn an Environmental Protection Agency regulation regarding methane emissions (S.J.Res. 14), an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulation regarding conciliation procedures (S.J. Res 13), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s “True Lender” rule (S.J.Res 15).

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