This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed Douglas Bush to be Assistant Secretary of the Army, John Patrick Coffey to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy, Scott Nathan to be CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, Homer Wilkes to be Under Secretary of Agriculture, Chantale Yokmin Wong to be U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank, Alexandra Baker to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Reta Jo Lewis to be President of the Export-Import Bank, and Neil Harvey MacBride to be General Counsel of the Treasury Department.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate –The Senate confirmed Douglas Bush to be Assistant Secretary of the Army, John Patrick Coffey to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy, Scott Nathan to be CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, Homer Wilkes to be Under Secretary of Agriculture, Chantale Yokmin Wong to be U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank, Alexandra Baker to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Reta Jo Lewis to be President of the Export-Import Bank, and Neil Harvey MacBride to be General Counsel of the Treasury Department.
  • House – The House passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through March 11, 2022 (H.R. 6617). The House passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (H.R. 4445), which was subsequently passed by the Senate. The House also passed the Global Respect Act (H.R. 3485) and the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076).

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is expected to consider the continuing resolution passed by the House and the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076). The Senate is expected to continue its consideration of pending judicial, ambassadorial, and federal agency nominees, including Robert Califf to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. 
  • House – The House is scheduled to hold a committee work week and meet in pro forma session.

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