Federal Relations

This Week on Capitol Hill, June 7-11

FLOOR ACTION

The Senate will consider a number of judicial nominations on Monday, June 7.  Later in the week, senators may consider a bill to extend expired tax provisions and social safety-net programs.  On Thursday, the Senate is expected to debate whether to proceed to a resolution disapproving of the EPA’s endangerment finding on greenhouse gases.

The House returns Tuesday to vote on a number of lands and hydropower bills.  Later in the week, the House schedule includes bills to boost electricity grid security and to allow the Federal Housing Administration to raise mortgage insurance rates.  The House may also vote on a bill to create a small business lending fund.

HEARINGS AND MARKUPS

Hearings being held this week in Congress focus mainly on the Gulf Coast oil disaster.

Source:  CQ Today