Weekly Legislative Update
 Week of June 22, 2020  
Congressional Outlook

The House is in session on Thursday and Friday (with "Committee Work Days" scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday), while the Senate is in session the entire week. Numerous committee hearings related to COVID-19 are scheduled for this week in both chambers, in addition to non-coronavirus related hearings and markups, such as the House Appropriations Committee's Member Day Testimony on Tuesday morning for FY2021 Appropriations and the House Armed Services Subcommittee markup of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 6395).   
On Thursday, the House will vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (H.R. 7120), a broad policing overhaul package which curtails the transfer of military equipment to police departments, makes it easier for an individual to sue police officers for alleged rights violations, criminalizes chokeholds by police, and makes lynching a federal crime, among other issues. On Friday, the chamber will vote on the Washington, D.C. Admission Act (H.R. 51), which admits the residential portions of the District of Columbia as the 51st state and provides DC's 706,000 residents with full Congressional representation in the House and Senate; a veto override vote of President Trump's May 29 veto of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution (H.J. Res. 76) which overturns the Education Department's 2019 student loan forgiveness rule; and a CRA disapproval resolution (H.J. Res. 90), which overturns a final rule from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) that reassesses how banks comply with an anti-redlining law-the rule sets new criteria for determining whether banks are meeting the credit needs of low- and moderate-income borrowers in their communities under the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act. The House will also begin consideration of the Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019 (H.R. 5332), which gives consumers additional tools to obtain their credit reports and challenge inaccurate information.    
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Cory Wilson to be a judge for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Wilson's approval would give President Trump his 200th judicial confirmation since January 2017. The Senate will also hold a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act of 2020 (S. 3985), which " provides long-term solutions focused on police reform, accountability and transparency, while also promoting efforts to find solutions to systemic issues affecting people of color such as education and health disparities." 60 votes are required to advance consideration of the JUSTICE Act, which means that at least 7 Senate Democrats will need to join all 53 Senate Republicans to advance the legislation in the chamber.
Voters in Kentucky, New York, and Virginia head to the polls on Tuesday to participate in presidential and/or congressional primary elections, while Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina hold congressional primary runoff elections. Additionally, the special House election in New York's 27th Congressional district will take place to choose the successor to former Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), who resigned in September 2019 over charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI. Republican state senator Chris Jacobs is expected to win the special election over Democrat Nate McMurray, in a district that President Trump won by 25 points in 2016.
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