This Week’s Update

The Senate passed two Congressional Review Act (CRA) measures: one to overturn a rule issued by the Department of the Interior’s Lesser Prairie-Chicken rule (S.J.Res. 9) by a vote of 50-48, and one to overturn the Commerce Department’s 2-year pause for solar panel tariffs (H.J.Res. 39) by a vote of 56-41, short of the two-thirds threshold needed to override an expected veto by President Biden. The Senate also confirmed nominations.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed two Congressional Review Act (CRA) measures: one to overturn a rule issued by the Department of the Interior’s Lesser Prairie-Chicken rule (S.J.Res. 9) by a vote of 50-48, and one to overturn the Commerce Department’s 2-year pause for solar panel tariffs (H.J.Res. 39) by a vote of 56-41, short of the two-thirds threshold needed to override an expected veto by President Biden. The Senate also confirmed nominations.
  • House – The House was in recess.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate will reconvene at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 9, and will resume consideration of nominations. The Senate may also consider two CRA measures: one to overturn the United States Fish and Wildlife Service rule reclassifying the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (S.J.Res. 24), and one to overturn the National Marine Fisheries Service rule that rescinded a final rule establishing a regulatory definition for the term “habitat” under the ESA (S.J.Res. 23).
  • House – The House will reconvene on Tuesday, May 9. While it has not been formally announced, the House may consider the Secure the Border Act of 2023 (H.R. 2).

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