This Week’s Update

The Senate passed the Honoring Our PACT Act (S. 3373), sending the bill to the President for his signature. The Senate also passed a Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of Protocols for the Accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO membership (Treaty Document 117-3), and a resolution to disapprove a Council on Environmental Quality rule on “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions” (S.J. Res. 55). The Senate confirmed Annie Caputo and Bradley Crowell to be members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Carlos Felipe Uriarte to be Assistant Attorney General, Donald Cravins to be Under Secretary of Commerce, Susie Feliz to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce, David Applegate to be Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, and Nasser Paydar to be Assistant Secretary of Education.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed the Honoring Our PACT Act (S. 3373), sending the bill to the President for his signature. The Senate also passed a Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of Protocols for the Accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO membership (Treaty Document 117-3), and a resolution to disapprove a Council on Environmental Quality rule on “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions” (S.J. Res. 55). The Senate confirmed Annie Caputo and Bradley Crowell to be members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Carlos Felipe Uriarte to be Assistant Attorney General, Donald Cravins to be Under Secretary of Commerce, Susie Feliz to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce, David Applegate to be Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, and Nasser Paydar to be Assistant Secretary of Education.
  • House – The House was in recess and met in pro forma session.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – This weekend, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of a reconciliation package to address climate change, promote energy security, reduce the deficit, reduce prescription drug prices, and extend Affordable Care Act subsidies (H.R. 5376). The Senate is set to go through a lengthy “vote-a-rama” process, during which senators can offer an unlimited number of amendments to the reconciliation bill.
  • 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 the reconciliation package if it passes the Senate.

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