This Week’s Update

The House passed the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act (S. 610), which was subsequently passed by the Senate. S. 610 included expedited procedures to allow the debt limit to be raised with only a 51-vote threshold. The House passed a revised version of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1605), the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act (H.R. 4616), the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 1155), the Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy Act (H.R. 1193), and the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 5314).

This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act (S. 610), which was subsequently passed by the Senate. S. 610 included expedited procedures to allow the debt limit to be raised with only a 51-vote threshold. The House passed a revised version of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1605), the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act (H.R. 4616), the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 1155), the Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy Act (H.R. 1193), and the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 5314).
  • Senate – The Senate passed a Congressional Review Act resolution to repeal the Department of Labor’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (S.J.Res. 29). The Senate confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel for an additional term as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Erik Hooks to be Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Chris Magnus to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and several U.S. Attorney nominees.

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House and Senate will consider legislation to raise the debt limit. The House is expected to vote on holding Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress for failure to comply with a subpoena from the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The House may also vote on the Combating International Islamophobia Act (H.R. 5665).
  • Senate – The Senate is expected to vote on the National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate will also continue its consideration of pending nominations.

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