This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed Steven Dettelbach to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Michael Barr to be a Federal Reserve Board Governor and Vice Chairman for Supervision,  Ashish Vazirani to Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Kate Heinzelman to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency, Owen Herrnstadt to be a Member of the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors, and Michael Cottman Morgan to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed Steven Dettelbach to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Michael Barr to be a Federal Reserve Board Governor and Vice Chairman for Supervision,  Ashish Vazirani to Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Kate Heinzelman to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency, Owen Herrnstadt to be a Member of the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors, and Michael Cottman Morgan to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
  • House – The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (H.R. 7900), the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 8296), the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act (H.R. 8297), the Active Shooter Alert Act (H.R. 6538), and legislation to temporarily suspend tariffs on infant formula (H.R. 8351). The House also passed the Honoring Our PACT Act (S. 3373), sending the bill back to the Senate.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate may consider a scaled-back package of legislation to enhance economic competition with China, including by providing $52 billion to boost domestic semiconductor production and creating a tax credit for semiconductor manufacturing. The Senate will continue its consideration of pending nominations.
  • House – The House is expected to consider a package of six appropriations bills: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, Financial Services and General Government; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (H.R. 8294). The House is also expected to vote on the Right to Contraception Act (H.R. 8373). 

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