Today on the Hill: House Democrats Line Up Measure Addressing DACA Recipients

House Democrats will look to take action on addressing the immigration status of millions of young adult immigrants. The lower chamber will begin consideration of the so-called DREAM Act (H.R. 6) that would provide permanent status and a pathway to citizenship for eligible young adult immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as for temporary U.S. residents protected under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) programs. While the bill is expected to pass the House, a vote on final passage could be delayed until next week as lawmakers leave town early for a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Normandy.

Prior to consideration of the DREAM Act, the House will consider two bills under suspension of the rules. This includes a Senate-passed measure (S. 1379) that would reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security, all-hazards preparedness, and response. Lawmakers will also consider a resolution out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (H.Res. 393) remembering the victims of the Tianamen Square protests.

In the upper chamber, Senators will resume consideration of the nomination of Andrew Saul to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration. The Senate is expected to hold a final confirmation vote on Saul’s nomination later today, as well as a resolution marking the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage.