This Week’s Update

The Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), a bipartisan infrastructure package, by a vote of 69-30. Following a lengthy series of amendment votes, the Senate adopted a budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 14), which begins the process of moving forward with Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. The Senate confirmed Gil Cisneros to be Under Secretary of Defense, Damon Smith to be General Counsel at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kenneth Salazar to be Ambassador to Mexico, Jennifer Moffitt to be Under Secretary of Agriculture, Andrew Light to be Assistant Secretary of Energy, Alejandra Castillo to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Jennifer Homendy to be Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Taryn Mackenzie Williams to be Assistant Secretary of Labor.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), a bipartisan infrastructure package, by a vote of 69-30. Following a lengthy series of amendment votes, the Senate adopted a budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 14), which begins the process of moving forward with Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. The Senate confirmed Gil Cisneros to be Under Secretary of Defense, Damon Smith to be General Counsel at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Kenneth Salazar to be Ambassador to Mexico, Jennifer Moffitt to be Under Secretary of Agriculture, Andrew Light to be Assistant Secretary of Energy, Alejandra Castillo to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Jennifer Homendy to be Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Taryn Mackenzie Williams to be Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  • House – The House was in recess and met in pro forma session.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will be in recess and meet in pro forma session. The Senate is scheduled to reconvene on September 13.
  • House – The House is scheduled to be in recess and meet in pro forma session. Majority Leader Hoyer (D-MD) announced that the House will be in session the week of August 23 to vote on the Senate-passed budget resolution and possibly the John Lewis Voting Rights Act (H.R. 4).

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