Senate Joins House on Recess, Lawmakers to Return Next Week
How do you feel about this week’s congressional schedule (or lack thereof)?
What’s happening in Congress?
- The Senate departed the Capitol last Thursday out of session this week, joining the House lawmakers who started their break a week earlier. Both chambers are expected to return for floor business next week. While both chambers will hold a pair of brief pro forma sessions this week for the purpose of avoiding a formal recess that would allow for recess appointments to be made, neither will hold any votes.
- There are several looming priorities that the Democratic majorities in both chambers will look to start working on in the upcoming work period while negotiators discuss whether a bipartisan compromise on some aspects of an infrastructure package is possible.
- Lawmakers in both chambers are set to resume negotiations over police reform in the hope of reaching a deal that can clear the House and Senate by the end of May. Additionally, initial votes on an infrastructure package may occur and the Senate may consider the first judicial nominees put forward by President Joe Biden.
- The Senate will return from an 11-day recess for its next day of floor business on Monday, May 10th.
- It will start the next work period with a procedural vote on the nomination of Andrea Palm to be deputy secretary of health and human services, followed by the consideration of Cynthia Marten’s nomination to be deputy secretary of education.
- No committees will hold hearings this week.
- The House will return from an 18-day recess for its next day of floor business on Tuesday, May 11th.
- Its schedule for the beginning of the next work period is yet to be announced.
- Committees will hold remote hearings on improving government oversight, the crisis in Burma; and the atrocities against Uyghurs and Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, China.
Check below throughout the week to see the vote results and updates to the schedule.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
- No votes are expected until Tuesday, May 11th.
- No votes are expected until Monday, May 10th.
Tell your reps how to vote on this week's bills and share your thoughts below!
— Eric Revell
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Please, oh, please, when will Congress ever grow the hell up and do the jobs we (your constituents) sent you to Washington DC to do? I am sick to death of hearing 'stop gap measures to fund the government to limp along". Get over yourselves!
The Congress is the most ineffective group in Washington DC. I resent them taking vacation with my tax dollars when they don’t even try to work together when in session. Time for term limits and redistribution of power so one person in each of the chambers can’t stop bills from being introduced and reviewed. And I am very certain corrupt lobbying and campaign finance are behind much of it.
One hundred percent of my focus is on stopping this new administration," McConnell Dumbkopf’s party of spoilers willing to go to any length to destroy democracy
Can Congress please stop taking freaking vacations during a pandemic? At least keep the Senate working so they can confirm the +160 executive and judicial nominees Biden has nominated already out of the +800 vacancies in the executive and judicial branches of government! Speed is of the essence here!
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Nether deserves a vacation.
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Cheney calls out Trump's latest attempt to promote 'BIG LIE' amid criticism from within her own party Hey gop you should salute ms cheney and respect her stand for truth The big lie is a LIE any way you look at it All you are doing is playing to Dumbkopf who does not give a turd about anyone but himself. How stupid can you be?
Do you really deserve a vacation ? A 3 or 4 day break would be more practical. I really feel we should be looking at term limits, a more affordable health care for those in office
Another recess? Do they ever work???? And most, especially republicans, deny many Americans paid leave. Hypocrites!
Both house need to be in session 😡🤮🤬
I am so disgusted by McCarthy and the rest of his buddies concerning Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney. The Republican Party has gone so far down the tube. Cheney and Romney are strong and have spoken the truth about the election. Most of the rest in Congress are weak and I have no respect for them. Johnson, Cruz, Hawley, KKK Paul, and most elected in Texas. Horribly disgusting to have such insecure weaklings representing our state and our country. Stand up and do the right thing and quit being such hypocrites.
There are too many issues to be resolved for them to be taking a recess. Two of them being the George Floyd bill and the other the Anti- lynching bill. There was no problem passing the bill involving the the Asian bill and I have no problem with it being passed because of the attacks on the Asian population. But the Anti-Lynching and the George Floyd bills have been awaiting a vote in the senate for at least a year with no action because of moscow mitch. He had no problem with the Asian bill...I wonder why!!
There on recess every day they do nothing.
GQP doesn’t work whether in DC or on recess. Where are the town hall meetings??? Mr Toomey??? MIA on recess Just look at their expense accounts and golfing dates that the sucker taxpayers have to pick up. We also paid for their expenses to travel and to riot in the January 6 treasonous resurrection. It’s going to take a lot to convince me these parasites deserve their salaries
Since I retired I have had more time to watch how my representatives work. I keep up as to what they support and what they vote against. I live in Nevada, major Republican state but lately swinging towards Democratic. I listen to my neighbors and friends concerning political issues. Boy most don’t have a clue of reality. So sad. For the life of me I do not understand why our Congress needs to be in DC everyday of the year. But I also do not understand the paid time off. When you have representation that will not vote or even look at a proposal just because it came from another party, they should be removed. When proposals put tons of money in a donators pockets, that sponsor should be removed. We have plenty of government workers who keep our country safe and moving, who work all year. So why should our Congress get paid for all year and really only accomplish ninety days worth of real work? We already have a President and staff that keep out country moving. Real government workers who keep our country solid. A Congress that accomplishes very little and just hangs out dialing for dollars for their campaign funds. Just to bad voters don’t take time to know more about their representatives other than just what party they represent.
Re: Senator Toomey Sen. Pat Toomey tapped campaign funds to travel and eat - but it's legal - pennlive.com https://www.pennlive.com/midstate/2014/11/pat_toomey_campaign_funds_crew.html This is old news. What became of it? He’s still looking very slimy: Pat Toomey is Trolling Us All on State and Local Aid https://www.phila3-0.org/toomey_trolling_state_aid Thought Pennsylvania’s Republicans were socially liberal. Another misconception burst. #VoteBoldBlueIn22
I have no representation!