This Week’s Update

The Senate passed the CHIPS and Science Act (H.R. 4346), which includes $52 billion to boost domestic semiconductor production, creates a tax credit for semiconductor manufacturing, and authorizes nearly $200 billion in funding for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Senate also passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (H.R. 7666), as amended, sending the bill back to the House. The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Honoring Our PACT Act (S. 3373).

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed the CHIPS and Science Act (H.R. 4346), which includes $52 billion to boost domestic semiconductor production, creates a tax credit for semiconductor manufacturing, and authorizes nearly $200 billion in funding for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Senate also passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (H.R. 7666), as amended, sending the bill back to the House. The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Honoring Our PACT Act (S. 3373).
  • House – Following its passage in the Senate, the House passed the CHIPS and Science Act (H.R. 4346), sending it to the President for his signature. The House passed the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act (H.R. 3771), legislation to restore pension benefits for Delphi retirees (H.R. 6929), and the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act (H.R. 4040). The House may vote Friday evening on  the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act (H.R. 5118), the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263), and the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 (H.R. 1808).

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate may consider a reconciliation package to address climate change, promote energy security, reduce the deficit, reduce prescription drug prices, and extend Affordable Care Act subsidies. The Senate may vote on the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404), the Honoring Our PACT Act (S. 3373), and Protocols for the Accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO membership (Treaty Document 117-3). The Senate will continue its consideration of pending nominations.
  • House – The House is scheduled to be in recess and meet in pro forma session. The House is scheduled to reconvene on September 13 but could return sooner to vote on a reconciliation package if it passes the Senate.

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