Weekly Legislative Update
 Week of June 3, 2019  
Congressional Outlook

The House and Senate are both in session this week. The House will consider 10 bills under suspension of the rules, including the Senate-passed $19.1 billion disaster relief package (H.R. 2157) which provides aid for states affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, as well as ongoing relief for disasters that occurred in 2017, and also includes a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), through September 30, 2019 . The House will also vote on the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), which provides more than two million individuals in the U.S. without legal status to receive a path to citizenship. The bill provides conditional green cards and work authorizations to immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children if they meet criteria similar to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program-the conditional status could be converted to full permanent residency through education, military service, or work experience; the measure would also provide green cards and work authorizations to current recipients of temporary protected status (TPS) and deferred enforced departure (DED) - immigration programs for foreign nationals whose home countries are unsafe because of an armed conflict or natural disaster.
The Senate will consider the motion to proceed to a bill (S. 1332) which sets forth congressional budget levels for FY 2020, in addition to FYs 2021-2029. Additionally, the Senate will vote on seven executive and judicial nominations, including: Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2025; David Schenker to be Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; Heath Tarbert to be Chairman and Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 2024; Susan Combs to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget; Ryan Holte to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years; Rossie Alston, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; Richard Hertling to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
The full House Appropriations Committee will markup the FY 2020 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development and Agriculture-Rural Development Appropriations bills on Tuesday. Additionally, the Subcommittees on Financial Services-General Government and Homeland Security will markup their FY 2020 Appropriations bills on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. During the week of June 10, the House will vote on the first minibus package of FY 2020 Appropriations bills, including: Energy-Water Development; Labor-Health and Human Services-Education; Defense; State-Foreign Operations; and Legislative Branch.
From Monday through Wednesday, President Trump and the First Lady will be on a state visit to England to " reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom." In addition to a private lunch and a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, the President and First Lady will also attend cultural engagements with other members of the royal family, including events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. After his three-day visit to Britain, Trump will fly to Shannon, Ireland, for a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. On June 6, Trump will head to France where he will observe the D-Day anniversary in Normandy, alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.
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