Senate to Consider Democrats’ Election Reform Bill, House to Roll Back Trump Era Regulations
How do you feel about this week’s congressional schedule?
by This Week in Congress | 6.18.21
What’s happening in Congress?
- The Senate is expected to take a highly-anticipated vote on Democrats’ signature election reform package this week, while the House’s schedule includes a series of votes to reverse regulations implemented under the Trump administration.
- The Senate starts its week on Monday with a procedural vote on the nomination of Christopher Fonzone to be the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. If it succeeds, a confirmation vote will likely occur Tuesday.
- Also on Tuesday, the Senate is expected to take a procedural vote to start initial debate on Democrats’ For the People Act, which seeks to overhaul election laws and centralize that authority with the federal government. The procedural vote is likely to fall short of the 60 votes needed for the debate to continue.
- The Senate’s schedule for the rest of the week is yet to be announced, although it may include the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to be director of the Office of Personnel Management.
- Committees will hold hearings on COVID-19 vaccines; statehood for the District of Columbia; and repealing the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Iraq.
- The House will start its week on Tuesday with votes on a number of bills under the fast-track suspension of the rules process, which requires a two-thirds majority for passage. The docket is expected to include bills aimed at preventing fraud against veterans and improving health outcomes and safety for newborns and toddlers.
- The rest of the House’s week will feature a bill to strengthen protections against age discrimination in the workforce, along with a pair of bills that would expand access to contraception for veterans and ensure LGBTQ businesses have equal access to credit.
- Additionally, the House is expected to vote on three bills that would use the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations advanced by the Trump administration, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s “conciliation rule”; the Environmental Protection Agency’s methane emissions rule; and the Comptroller of the Currency’s “true lender rule.”
- Committees will hold hearings on the lessons learned from the Federal Reserve’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the youth vaping epidemic; and various agencies’ budget proposals.
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.
Tuesday after 6:30pm (under suspension of the rules)
- H.R. 983: Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2021
- H.R. 482: Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2021
- H.R. 3182: Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021
- H.R. 1314: STURDY Act
- H.R. 2571: AMIGOS Act
- H.R. 3572: Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act
- H.R. 3723: Consumer Safety Technology Act
- H.R. 1374: Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2021
- H.R. 3841: Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2021
- H.R. 2694: Criminal Judicial Administration Act of 2021
- H.R. 2922: Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021, as amended
- H.R. 961: Justice for Juveniles Act
- H.R. 3239: To make improvements in the enactment of title 41, United States Code, into a positive law title and to improve the Code
- H.R. 3241: To make improvements in the enactment of title 54, United States Code, into a positive law title and to improve the Code
- H.R. 704: ARTS Act
- S. 1340: A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to redefine the eastern and middle judicial districts of North Carolina
- H.R. 2679: Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2021
- S. 409: To provide for the availability of amounts for customer education initiatives and non-awards expenses of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, and for other purposes
Wednesday or Thursday after 12pm, Friday between 9am and 3pm
- S.J.Res. 13: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ‘Conciliation Rule’ CRA
- S.J.Res. 14: Environmental Protection Agency ‘Methane Rule’ CRA
- S.J.Res. 15: Comptroller of Currency ‘True Lender Rule’ CRA
- H.R. 2062: Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act
- H.R. 1443: LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act
- H.R. 239: Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act
Monday after 5:30pm
- Cloture motion on the nomination of Christopher Fonzone to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- (If cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Christopher Fonzone as General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to S. 2093: Legislative Vehicle for the For the People Act
Rest of the Week / TBA
- Cloture motion on the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management
- (If cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Kiran Ahuja as Director of the Office of Personnel Management
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