This Week’s Update

The House and Senate passed an omnibus appropriations package for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 (H.R. 2471). The package includes $13.5 billion in aid to Ukraine and reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act. The House and Senate also passed a continuing resolution through March 15 (H.J. Res. 75), in order to avoid a government shutdown and allow time for enrollment and for the President to sign the omnibus.

This Week in Congress

  • Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill– The House and Senate passed an omnibus appropriations package for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 (H.R. 2471). The package includes $13.5 billion in aid to Ukraine and reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act. The House and Senate also passed a continuing resolution through March 15 (H.J. Res. 75), in order to avoid a government shutdown and allow time for enrollment and for the President to sign the omnibus.
  • House –In addition to passing the FY22 appropriations bill and continuing resolution, the House passed the Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act (H.R. 6968). 
  • Senate – The Senate passed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act (H.R. 55) and the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076). The Senate confirmed Maria Pagan to be Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.

Next Week in Congress

  • House – The House is expected to consider a $15.6 billion supplemental appropriations package to support the COVID-19 response (H.R. 7007), the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 963), and legislation to revoke permanent normal trade relations from Russia.
  • Senate – The Senate will continue its consideration of pending judicial, ambassadorial, and federal agency nominees, including Shalanda Young to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The Senate may take up legislation to revoke permanent normal trade relations from Russia, pending action by the House.

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