This Week’s Update

The Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through March 11, 2022 (H.R. 6617), which is expected to be signed into law today. The continuing resolution passed the House last week. The Senate also passed the Health Care for Burn Pit Victims Act (S. 3541), the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 1667), the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act (S. 3059), and the John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act (H.R. 189). The Senate confirmed Robert Califf to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Celeste Ann Wallander to be Assistant Secretary of Defense, David Honey to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Martha Williams to be Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Brian Michael Tomney to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Parisa Salehi to be Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank, Cristi Grimm to be Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Michele Taylor to be the U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council. The Senate adopted a resolution supporting Ukraine against any further Russian military invasion. (S. Res. 519).

This Week in Congress

  • Senate –The Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through March 11, 2022 (H.R. 6617), which is expected to be signed into law today. The continuing resolution passed the House last week. The Senate also passed the Health Care for Burn Pit Victims Act (S. 3541), the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 1667), the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act (S. 3059), and the John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act (H.R. 189). The Senate confirmed Robert Califf to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Celeste Ann Wallander to be Assistant Secretary of Defense, David Honey to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Martha Williams to be Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Brian Michael Tomney to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Parisa Salehi to be Inspector General of the Export-Import Bank, Cristi Grimm to be Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Michele Taylor to be the U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Council. The Senate adopted a resolution supporting Ukraine against any further Russian military invasion. (S. Res. 519).
  • House – The House held a committee work week and met in pro forma session.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is scheduled to be in recess and meet in pro forma session. The Senate is scheduled to reconvene on February 28.
  • House – The House is scheduled to be in recess and meet in pro forma session. The House is scheduled to reconvene on February 28.

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