Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress are in session.
- Gun violence now dominates attention on Capitol Hill, amid a wave of shootings including the horrors in Uvalde, Texas, and in Buffalo.
- The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol will begin its public hearings.
- President Joe Biden will travel to the West Coast for the Summit of the Americas.
- The House will hold votes Tuesday through Thursday, planning to take up legislation to address gun violence. The House will also vote on a bipartisan reauthorization of federal water infrastructure programs, and on the Food and Drug Administration’s user-fee programs for medical devices and drugs.
- The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol will hold a hearing in primetime on Thursday.
- The House and Senate Armed Services Committee will begin marking up the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.
- The full hearing schedule can be found here.
- The Senate will reconvene to consider more of President Biden’s nominees, and may also take up House-passed legislation to address the health of veterans exposed to burn pits.
- The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will take up its version of legislation to reauthorize FDA user-fee programs.
- The Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on addressing extreme drought in the western United States.
- The current list of committee meetings can be found here.
- Biden will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday.
- Thursday and Friday, Biden will attend the ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles with other leaders from the region.
- Saturday, Biden will visit Santa Fe to receive a briefing on wildfires in New Mexico.