House lawmakers will begin their legislative work week later this afternoon, kicking off the week with a full slate of suspension bills. Among the 13 bills up for consideration, lawmakers will likely pass a Financial Services measure (H.R. 2578) that would extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Sept. 30. The short-term reauthorization for NFIP is expected to be swiftly taken up by the Senate, as funding for the program is set to expire at the end of the month.
In addition to the short-term NFIP reauthorization measure, three bills out of the House Financial Services Committee will be up for consideration under suspension of the rules today. This includes: (1) a measure (H.R. 1060) that seeks to provide regulatory relief to charitable organizations that provide housing assistance; (2) a bill (H.R. 389) that would establish a reward program for whistleblowers who help identify people who receive and retain stolen assets linked to foreign government corruption; and (3) an act (H.R. 1037) that aims to increase transparency with respect to financial services benefitting state sponsors of terrorism, human rights abusers, and corrupt officials.
Meanwhile, the Senate will resume consideration of pending presidential nominations with a confirmation vote on Michael Truncale’s nomination to be a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. Following the vote on the Truncale nomination, Senators will take up the nomination of Kenneth Kiyul Lee to be a Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court.