Our latest report on Congress from Williams & Jensen, PLLC
Senate – The Senate passed H.R. 1957
, which is the legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422
), which funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund to address maintenance and capital backlogs at parks and other public lands. The Senate confirmed Justin Reed Walker to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the District of Columbia.
The Senate is expected to consider the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act (S. 3985
), which is a policing reform bill. The Senate may continue its consideration of pending nominations.
House – The House met in pro-forma session, with committees holding hearings and markups. The House Judiciary Committee favorably reported the Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120
), which deals with policing reform. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee favorably reported the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 2
), a $494 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill.
The House is expected to consider the Justice in Policing Act, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51
), and a resolution to disapprove the Department of Education’s 2019 student loan forgiveness rule (H.J. Res. 76
The House has pending legislation. Below is a sample.
- “The Captive Primate Safety Act” HR 1776
- “The Bear Protection Act” HR 2264
- “The St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act” HR 2492
- “The Aquifer Recharge Flexibility Act” HR 2871
If you would like more information on pending legislation we recommend that you explore the following websites www.congress.gov
. They provide information on pending bills and locating your Senators and Representatives.You can also watch live Senate and House Floor proceedings.
Another way to watch Congressional proceedings is through C Span. The link is www.c-span.org
. You will have your choice of choosing from “Live Online Today”, Recent Briefings, and U.S. House and Senate proceedings. “This Week’s Hearings” is a favorite of mine.