Weekly Legislative Update
 Week of June 29, 2020  
Congressional Outlook

The House and Senate are in session this week. On Monday, the House will vote on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 1425), which expands the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies, encourages states to increase Medicaid, and directs the government to negotiate prices for expensive drugs; the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020 (H.R. 7301), which provides additional assistance to renters, homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness during the Covid-19 pandemic, authorizing about $194 billion in housing aid, expanding moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions, authorizing federal loans for rental property owners and mortgage servicers, and offering bankruptcy relief, among other provisions; the Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2019 (H.R. 5332), which makes improvements to the credit reporting system and installs new guidelines that the credit reporting agencies must follow; and a Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution (H.J. Res. 90) to overturn a final rule from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to reassess how banks comply with an anti-redlining law, the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act.
For the remainder of the week, the House will vote on the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package which includes the $500 billion five-year surface transportation reauthorization, the INVEST in America Act, and numerous provisions related to education, housing, water, broadband, health, energy, the Postal Service, and financing. On Monday, the House Rules Committee will consider which of the more than 375 amendments filed for consideration to H.R. 2 will be voted on by the full House when debate begins on the bill Tuesday.  
The Senate will continue its consideration of the $740.5 billion FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 4049). The measure has already attracted more than 500 amendments, many of which won't be debated. However, the managers of the bill, Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Jack Reed (D-RI), are likely to agree on scores of amendments they would roll into packages the majority of senators could support. The debate over renaming military bases honoring Confederate generals, efforts to restrict a Pentagon program that transfers excess equipment to police departments, and provisions addressing racial inequities within the military services will likely grab headlines during the Senate floor debate. The House Armed Services Committee is also gearing up for its marathon markup of its own version of the FY21 NDAA (H.R. 6395) on Wednesday.
Voters in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Utah head to the polls on Tuesday to participate in congressional primary elections.
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