This Week’s Update

The Senate failed to adopt a motion to proceed to the For the People Act (S. 2093), a package of election reform measures. The Senate passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act (S. 1251) and a bill to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to institute a trading prohibition for certain issuers that retain public accounting firms that have not been subject to inspection by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (S. 2184). The Senate confirmed the nominations of Christopher Fonzone to be General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Robin Carnahan to be Administrator of General Services, Ali Nouri to be Assistant Secretary of Energy, Kiran Ahuja to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, Anne Milgram to be Administrator of Drug Enforcement, Dawn Myers O’Connell and Miriam Delphin-Rittmon to be Assistant Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Carlos Monje to be Under Secretary of Transportation, Maryanne Donaghy and Patricia Ross to be Assistant Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, and several judicial nominees.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate failed to adopt a motion to proceed to the For the People Act (S. 2093), a package of election reform measures. The Senate passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act (S. 1251) and a bill to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to institute a trading prohibition for certain issuers that retain public accounting firms that have not been subject to inspection by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (S. 2184). The Senate confirmed the nominations of Christopher Fonzone to be General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Robin Carnahan to be Administrator of General Services, Ali Nouri to be Assistant Secretary of Energy, Kiran Ahuja to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, Anne Milgram to be Administrator of Drug Enforcement, Dawn Myers O’Connell and Miriam Delphin-Rittmon to be Assistant Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Carlos Monje to be Under Secretary of Transportation, Maryanne Donaghy and Patricia Ross to be Assistant Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, and several judicial nominees.
  • House – The House passed 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 also passed 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).

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will be in recess and meet in pro forma session. The Senate is scheduled to reconvene on July 12.
  • House – The House is expected to vote on the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), a package of surface transportation, wastewater, and drinking water infrastructure measures. The House is also expected to vote on the Inspector General Independence and Empowerment Act (H.R. 2662).

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