​This Week in Congress

Date: June 3, 2019
The House and Senate return from congressional recess this week, but it will be a short week. The Senate will consider more nominations and the House is expected to work on disaster aid and maybe immigration. Specifically, the House could take up H.R. 6, the DREAM Act, which grants conditional status to young, undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers,” who then could apply to become permanent residents and eventually U.S. citizens.

Both chambers will finish up work on Wednesday ahead of D-Day memorial events on Thursday.

House appropriators will release the last of the fiscal 2020 bills this week. The full House Appropriations Committee meets today to mark up the fiscal 2020 Transportation-HUD legislation, which includes a rider that prohibits DOT and EPA from using FY2020 funding to implement or enforce the SAFE Rule, which will set future fuel efficiency and emissions standards.

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing today on the nominations of Nazak Nikakhtar to be undersecretary of industry and security for the Commerce Department, Ian Paul Steff to be director general of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, and Paul Shmotolokha to be vice president of the Export-Import Bank.

Also today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hear testimony on reforming the chemical facility anti-terrorism standards program.
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