Weekly Legislative Update
 Week of February 10, 2020  
  
Congressional Outlook

The House and Senate are in session this week. The House will consider 9 bills under suspension of the rules, including the Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act (H.R. 4432), which would require the Department of Homeland Security to develop and disseminate a terrorism threat assessment on unmanned aircraft systems and associated emerging threats based on information requested from federal, state, local, and private sector stakeholders, as well as establish a secure communications infrastructure that would create a voluntary channel for critical infrastructure owners and operators to report information on emerging terrorist threats. For the remainder of the week, the House will vote on the Protecting America's Wilderness Act of 2019 (H.R. 2546), a package of natural resource committee wilderness and conservation bills; the Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act (H.R. 1980), which would establish a Smithsonian museum on American women's history; and a resolution (H.J. Res. 79) to remove the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.  
 
The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Andrew Lynn Brasher to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Majority Leader McConnell has also filed cloture on the nominations of four U.S. District judges.    
 
Other noteworthy events this week include the release of President Trump's $4.8 trillion FY 2021 budget proposal, which will be released today, and the New Hampshire primary (the first primary election following the Iowa Caucuses), which is set for Tuesday.
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