The Weekly Hill Update - June 2022 #3

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BakerHostetlerBelow 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.

HEADLINES

  • Senate negotiators on gun control legislation hope to continue to surpass expectations and finalize a bill for votes in both chambers of Congress this week.
  • Supreme Court watchers are on high alert, as the court is in the final two weeks of its term with several high-profile decisions remaining on its docket, including regarding abortion.
  • Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell will appear before committees in both chambers, following aggressive Fed action aiming to counter inflation.

HOUSE

  • The House is in session tonight through Friday. The agenda includes final approval of Senate-passed legislation to ensure treatment for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • The House Oversight Committee tomorrow will hold a hearing with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the workplace culture of the Washington Commanders.
  • Powell will testify Thursday before the Financial Services Committee, after the Fed last week increased its benchmark interest rate by 0.75 percent, the largest increase since 1994.
  • The full hearing schedule can be found here.

SENATE

  • Senators negotiating on significant gun control compromise legislation hope to have a bill ready for a vote this week, before a two-week congressional recess. Steve Dettelbach’s nomination to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is also on the floor agenda.
  • The Senate Banking Committee will host Powell tomorrow.
  • The Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on the proposed accession to NATO of Sweden and Finland.
  • The current list of committee meetings can be found here.

WHITE HOUSE

  • President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden today will visit a Washington, D.C., clinic to highlight availability of COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5 years old.
  • Biden plans to decide this week whether to seek a federal gasoline tax holiday.
  • This weekend, Biden will depart on a trip to Germany and Spain.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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