Next Week on the Hill: Senate Closes Out July With Budget Deal, Nominations

House lawmakers cleared (284-149) the sweeping budget package (textsummary) yesterday, addressing both the federal borrowing limit and budgetary spending caps prior to leaving for the six-week August recess. The Senate is scheduled to follow suit early next week, as the upper chamber will need to hit the ground running in September on the 2020 appropriations process. In addition to a vote on the budget deal, Senators are expected to consider a significant amount of presidential nominees. A full list of nominations up for consideration next week can be accessed here