This Week’s Update

The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747). The Senate confirmed Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary of Education, as well as several judicial nominees.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747). The Senate confirmed Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary of Education, as well as several judicial nominees.
  • House – The House passed the DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act (H.R. 4611), the Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act (H.R. 3635), the Secure Equipment Act (H.R. 3919), the Open RAN Outreach Act (H.R. 4032), the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council Act (H.R. 4067), the Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act (H.R. 4028), and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (H.R. 3110). The House also passed a resolution to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate may consider the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4). The Senate will also continue its consideration of pending nominations, including Douglas Parker to be Assistant Secretary of Labor
  • House – The House could potentially vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), and the reconciliation package, the Build Back Better Act, but no agreement has been reached as of yet and further delays could occur. The House may consider an additional short-term extension of expiring surface transportation programs.

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