May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

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Congress Searches for Funding Solution; Senate to Vote on Perdue Nomination

Senate Legislative Activity

The Senate will convene at 3:00pm today, April 24. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for consideration of Calendar #31, the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture. The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided.  At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Perdue nomination.  Following disposition of the Perdue nomination, the Senate will immediately vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #34, the nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General.

Monday, April 24 at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes

  1. Confirmation of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture

  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Rod J. Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General

House Legislative Activity

The House will meet today, April 24 at 12:00pm in pro forma session. No votes are expected.

On Tuesday, April 25, the House will meet at 12:00pm for morning hour and 2:00pm for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30pm.

The following legislation will be considered under suspension of the rules:

  1. H.Con.Res. 35 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  2. H.Con.Res. 36 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  3. H.R. 455 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 501 East Court Street in Jackson, Mississippi, as the “R. Jess Brown United States Courthouse” (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  4. H.R. 496– To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform” (Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

  5. H.R. 876 – Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)

  6. H.R. 1372 – Homeland Security for Children Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Homeland Security Committee)

  7. H.R. 534 – U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Foreign Affairs Committee)

  8. H.Res. 187 – Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Foreign Affairs Committee)

On Wednesday, April 26, the House will meet at 10:00am for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business.

  1. H.R. 1695 – Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)

On Thursday, April 27 the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00pm for legislative business.

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00am for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00pm.

  1. H.R. 1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

Consideration of Legislation Making Further Appropriations for FY 2017.

Additional legislative items are possible.

Sources:  www.democrats.senate.gov

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Rory Murphy is a member of our Public Policy Practice, where he focuses on providing US public policy guidance, global cultural and business diplomacy advice that helps US and foreign governments and entities with doing business around the globe.

Rory joins the firm after spending two years as a Policy Analyst at the US Export-Import Bank (EXIM), where he represented the agency at international negotiations on export finance at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and at the International Working Group on Export...