This Week in Congress

Date: September 24, 2019

Both the House and Senate are in session this week. The House passed a continuing resolution on Sept. 19 to extend government funding through Nov. 21. The resolution will go to the Senate for approval this week.

The Senate convened on Sept. 23 to resume consideration of the nomination of Brian McGuire for the role of deputy undersecretary of the Treasury. Today, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will meet to consider the nomination of Eugene Scalia to serve as the Secretary of Labor. On Sept. 26, the Senate Committee on Appropriations will do markups of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act as well as the Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the House Committee on the Budget will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. on how the federal government can restore the nation’s infrastructure to support economic growth. At the same time, the Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government will hold a hearing titled “Federal Trade Commission: Protecting Consumers and Fostering Competition in the 21st Century.” At 2:30 p.m., the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety will hold a hearing entitled “Reducing Emissions While Driving Economic Growth: Industry-led Initiatives.” On Thursday, Sept. 26, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing focused on creating and imputing domestic technologies designed to reduce industrial emissions.

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