Weekly Legislative Update
 Week of August 3, 2020  
  
Congressional Outlook

The Senate is in session this week. The House will not be in session this week but House leaders have delayed the official start of the August recess to continue negotiations on the next coronavirus relief package. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Members will be given at least 24-hours' notice before the House will be called back to session if a deal is reached on a relief package.
 
Today, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Mark Wesley Menezes to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy, with a final vote on the nomination expected later in the week.
 
Negotiations continue between Congressional leaders and the White House on the next coronavirus relief package, but an agreement has yet to be reached. We expect the negotiations to extend through the week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reported to House Members that the most recent meeting held on Saturday "was more productive than our previous discussions, but no agreement can be reached yet. Work will continue on a staff level [Sunday]. Leader Schumer and I will meet again with Secretary Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Meadows on Monday."  
 
Voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Washington, Tennessee, and Hawaii will head to the polls this week for congressional primaries.
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