This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed several nominations and is considering and expected to pass a package of six full-year appropriations bills (Defense, Financial Services-General Government, Homeland Security, Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Legislative Branch, and State-Foreign Operations) sometime this weekend. Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY) undertook a process to place the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (H.R. 7024) on the Senate floor calendar, which could allow the Senate to proceed directly to a floor vote sometime in the future, bypassing Finance Committee consideration.

This Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed several nominations and is considering and expected to pass a package of six full-year appropriations bills (Defense, Financial Services-General Government, Homeland Security, Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Legislative Branch, and State-Foreign Operations) sometime this weekend. Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY) undertook a process to place the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (H.R. 7024) on the Senate floor calendar, which could allow the Senate to proceed directly to a floor vote sometime in the future, bypassing Finance Committee consideration.
  • House – The House passed a package of six full-year appropriations bills (Defense, Financial Services-General Government, Homeland Security, Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Legislative Branch, and State-Foreign Operations), 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), the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024 (H.R. 7520), and agreed to H. Con. Res. 86, “Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy,” and H. Res. 987, “Denouncing the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration, and for other purposes.”
  • Biden Administration – President Biden announced that the Department of Commerce has reached a preliminary agreement with Intel to provide up to $8.5 billion in direct funding along with $11 billion in loans under the CHIPS and Science Act to expand semiconductor facilities in Arizona, Ohio, New Mexico, and Oregon.

Next Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate will reconvene on Monday, April 8, and is expected to continue processing nominees.
  • House – The House will reconvene on Tuesday, April 9.

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