This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed several nominations.

This Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed several nominations.
  • House – The House passed the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act (H.R. 7521), the Utilizing Space Efficiently and Improving Technologies (USE IT) Act (H.R. 6276), and H. Res. 105, “Denouncing the Biden administration’s immigration policies.”
  • Biden Administration – President Biden issued a statement raising concern about Nippon Steel’s bid to buy U.S. Steel, saying “It is important that we maintain strong American steel companies powered by American steel workers. I told our steel workers I have their backs, and I meant it. U.S. Steel has been an iconic American steel company for more than a century, and it is vital for it to remain an American steel company that is domestically owned and operated.”

Next Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, March 19, is expected to continue processing nominees, and may consider the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act (H.R. 7521) and legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown on March 22.
  • House – The House will reconvene on Tuesday, March 19, is expected to consider legislation and resolutions related to energy, including the Cutting Green Corruption and Taxes Act (H.R. 1023), the Protecting American Energy Production Act (H.R. 1121), the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act (H.R. 6009), the Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act (H.R. 7023), H. Con. Res. 86, “Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy,” H. Res. 987, “Denouncing the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration, and for other purposes,” and may consider the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024 (H.R. 7520) and legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown on March 22.

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