This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed several nominations, passed S.J. Res. 61, “providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure,” and passed H.J. Res. 98, “providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status.”

This Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed several nominations, passed S.J. Res. 61, “providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure,” and passed H.J. Res. 98, “providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status.”
  • House – The House passed the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (H.R. 7888).
  • Biden Administration – On April 11, the White House announced that the Department of Justice will issue a final rule to implement the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (P.L. 117-159) that clarifies when a person needs to become a licensed dealer and run background checks and gives the Department of Justice additional tools to go after individuals illegally selling guns without background checks.

Next Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate will reconvene on Monday, April 15, is expected to continue processing nominees, and may consider S. 4072, “to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce certain rules of the Environmental Protection Agency.”
  • House – The House will reconvene on Monday, April 15, and may consider the Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act (H.R. 6192), the Liberty in Laundry Act (H.R. 7673), the Clothes Dryers Reliability Act (H.R. 7645), the Refrigerator Freedom Act (H.R. 7637), the Affordable Air Conditioning Act (H.R. 7626), and the Stop Unaffordable Dishwasher Standards Act (H.R. 7700).

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