This Week’s Update

The Senate passed a $40 billion supplemental appropriations package to support Ukraine (H.R. 7691), which will now go to President Biden for his signature. The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to the Small Business COVID Relief Act (S. 4008). The Senate confirmed the nominations of Bridget Brink to be Ambassador to Ukraine, Barbara Leaf to be Assistant Secretary of State, Elizabeth Watson to be Assistant Secretary of Labor, Carol Petsonk to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Christopher Joseph Lowman to be Assistant Secretary of Defense, Chester Culver to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, and William Brodsky to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed a $40 billion supplemental appropriations package to support Ukraine (H.R. 7691), which will now go to President Biden for his signature. The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to the Small Business COVID Relief Act (S. 4008). The Senate confirmed the nominations of Bridget Brink to be Ambassador to Ukraine, Barbara Leaf to be Assistant Secretary of State, Elizabeth Watson to be Assistant Secretary of Labor, Carol Petsonk to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Christopher Joseph Lowman to be Assistant Secretary of Defense, Chester Culver to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, and William Brodsky to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.
  • House – The House passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 7309), the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act (H.R. 7688), the Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act (H.R. 6531), the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (H.R. 350), and a $28 million supplemental appropriations package to address the shortage of infant formula (H.R. 7790). The House also passed the Access to Baby Formula Act (H.R. 7791), which subsequently passed the Senate.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate may  vote on the House-passed $28 million supplemental appropriations package to address the shortage of infant formula (H.R. 7790) and the Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes Prevention Act  (S. 963). The Senate will continue its consideration of pending nominations, including Shalanda Baker to be Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Minority Economic Impact, Samuel Bagenstos to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services, Todd Harper for an additional term as a Member of the National Credit Union Administration, Kenneth Wainstein to be Under Secretary of Homeland Security, Amy Loyd to be Assistant Secretary of Education, Chavonda Jacobs-Young to be Under Secretary of Agriculture, Lisa Gomez to be Assistant Secretary of Labor, Henry Frey to be Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,  Sandra Thompson to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and Dara Lindenbaum to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission
  • House – The House will hold a committee work week and meet in pro forma session.

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