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This Week in Congress

Date: June 30, 2020

The House and Senate are both in session this week.

The House is expected to vote on H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. More than 350 amendments were filed. The House Rules Committee met Monday afternoon to narrow down the amendments that the House would consider on the floor. Leadership will attempt to keep votes to a minimum because votes currently take up to an hour due to COVID safety measures.

The Senate will be deliberating the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which has attracted more than 500 amendments.

Today at12:30, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Fed Chairman Powell will testify before the House Financial Services Committee during an oversight hearing of their agencies’ response to the COVID pandemic.

Today at 2:30, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety will hear testimony on traffic safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant programs. Witnesses include Chris Peterson with the Lincoln Nebraska Police Department; John Saunders on behalf of the Governors Highway Safety Association; and Jane Terry with the National Safety Council.

Tomorrow, the House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing on “The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: Status Update from the Administration.” 

On Thursday, the House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing on supply chain resiliency and the economic crisis challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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