This Week’s Update

The Senate confirmed several nominations and dismissed articles of impeachment for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (H.R. 7888) before the end of the weekend and may vote on the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8034), the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8035), the Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8036), and the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act (H.R. 8038) over the weekend.

This Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate confirmed several nominations and dismissed articles of impeachment for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act (H.R. 7888) before the end of the weekend and may vote on the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8034), the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8035), the Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8036), and the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act (H.R. 8038) over the weekend.
  • House – The House passed the No U.S. Financing for Iran Act of 2023 (H.R. 5921), the Iran-China Energy Sanctions Act of 2023 (H.R. 5923), the Iran Sanctions Accountability Act of 2023 (H.R. 6015), the Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act of 2023 (H.R. 6245), the Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act (H.R. 6046), the Iran Counterterrorism Act of 2023 (H.R. 6323), the Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act of 2023 (H.R. 4691), H.R.5947, “to provide for the rescission of certain waivers and licenses relating to Iran, and for other purposes,” and the Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act (H.R. 4639). The House is scheduled to vote on the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8034), the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8035), the Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 8036), and the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act (H.R. 8038) on April 20.
  • Biden Administration – On April 17, President Biden called on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to triple the existing Section 301 tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum imports in part because “Chinese policies and subsidies for their domestic steel and aluminum industries means high-quality U.S. products are undercut by artificially low-priced Chinese alternatives produced with higher emissions.”

Next Week In Washington 

  • Senate – The Senate will reconvene on Monday, April 29, and is expected to continue processing nominees.
  • House – The House will reconvene on Monday, April 29.

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